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Post-Offi.ce Begulations.
Stamps may be procured at the General Office, Glassford Street, the Stamp-
Office, and the several Receiving-Houses.
The Penny Labels, at Id. each.
The Twopenny Labels, at 2d. each.
The Penny Envelopes, 24 for 2s. 3d., or 2 for 2\A.
The Twopenny Envelopes, 12 for 2s. 2d., or 3 for 6^d.
Stamped half-sheets of Paper, l|d. each, or 24 for 2s. 3d.
When the Value of Stamps on the Letter is less than the amount of the Postage
to which it is liable, the Letter will be charged double the Amount of such ditter-
ence on delivery.
Stamps may be used for Printed Votes, and Proceedings in Parliament, and on
Foreign, Colonial, and Ship Letters, &c., outiuards. If any letter, however, ad-
dressed to places beyond sea, bear an insufficient number of Stamps, it will be sent
to the Dead Letter Office, to be returned, in all practicable cases, to the writer.
Stamps are not permitted to be used on Letters arriving in the United Kingdom
from the Colonies or Foreign Countries.
These Regulations are applicable to Newspapers, in those cases where they arc
liable to Postage.
If the Stamps affixed to letters are mutilated or defaced, the letters will be liable
to the unpaid rate.
A Stamp which has been cut from an envelope and affixed to a letter, entitles it
to pass free of charge.
Redirected Letters are charged an additional postage for each redirection, accord-
ing to the Prepaid Scale.
Adhesive Stawps should be placed on the right-hand corner of the ujjper side of
the letters, above the superscription. The most effectual plan is to dip the label
â– wholly in water — to shake oiF the -water immediately — and to press the label
upon the letter with a piece of clean blotting paper. When the gum is dull in ap-
pearance, it will require rather more time and moisture to make it stick firmly, than ichen
it is glossy. The purpose of wetting the label wholly, is to counteract the tendency
it has to curl up from the letter, when one side only is wetted, a tendency caused
by the expansion of that side as it imbibes the moisture.
Prepaid. Unpaid.
Not exceeding ^ Oz 1
1 —
2 —
3 —
4 —
5 —
6 —
7 —
.0 2
.0 4
.0 6
.0 8
.0 10
.1 2
.1 4
Prepaid. Uiijiiiiil.
Not exceeding 9 Oz 1 6
Do. 10 — 1 8
11 — 1 10
s. d.
12 — 2
13 — 2
14 — 2
15 — 2
16 — 2
5 4
Members of either House of Parliament are entitled to receive, free of cliarge,
Petitions addressed to either House, provided they are sent in covers open at the
!rides, and do not exceed the weight of thirty- two ounces. Addresses to Her Majesty
>^o free of postage.
Printed Votes and proceedings in Parliament are charged at the following rate,
between places in the United Kingdom, and between the United Kingdom and the
Colonies, when conveyed by packet : —
Not exceeding 4 ounces, . . . . . . . . "id.
Exceeding 4 ounces, and not exceeding 8 ounces, . . . 2d.
Exceeding 8 ounces, and not exceeding 12 ounces, . . , 3d.
and so on in proportion. Prepayment optional.
Letters of Soldiers and Sailors remain unaltered, their privilege being restricted
to half an ounce in weight.
Letters and packets exceeding sixteen ounces in weight, with the exception of
!i:ose classes mentioned below, are sent to the Dead Letter Office, to be returned
ti- tlie seniler.

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