‹‹‹ prev (972)

(974) next ›››

added. The postage of a letter by a Private Ship is
i as follows: —
For a
Fine on letters
Country. *
not wholly
Per ^ oz.
* Ascension, .
British West Indies,
3d. each.
Cape de Verde,
2d. per ^ oz.
Cape of Good Hope,
4d. each.
Falkland Islands, .
Gold Coast, .
Hong Kong, .
6d. each.
India, ....
Lagos, ....
Natal, ....
4d. eich.
New Brunswick,
2Jd. per^oz.
8d. each.
Nova Scotia,
25d. per^oz.
Prince Edward Island, .
2|d. per^oz.
St. Helena,.
4d. each.
Sierra Leone,
6d. each.
* All other Countries,
2. Letters cannot be sent unpaid to the Countries
marked thus (*). The postage for letters weigh-
ing more than ^ oz. advances in the same manner
as that for letters sent by mail packets. Unpaid
letters coming into this country are charged the
same rates as unpaid letters going out of it.
3. Book Packets and Packets of Patterns may be
sent by Private Ship for the same postage as by
Mail Packets, to all places to which there are Mail
4. Newspapers by Private Ships to the Cape de
Verd Islands must be prepaid 2d. each per 4 oz.;
and to all other places Id. each per 4 oz.
(20.) Letters for Passengers on Board Mail Pachets.
1. Letters for passengers onboard theCunard and
Inman packets for America touching at Queenstown,
or on board of the Mediterranean packets about to
sail from Southampton with the mails for India,
Australia, China, &c., may be posted in any part of
the United Kingdom up to the time at which ordi-
nary registered letters to go by the same packets are
received. They must be registered, and the postage
and registration fee must be fully prepaid, and they
must be addressed to the care of the commander of
the packet.
2. Letters for passengers on board the Canadian
packets touching at Londonderry, may, under simi-
lar conditions, be posted up to the same time as
ordinary registered letters for Canada. These must
be addressed to the care of the officer in charge of
the mails.
3. The letters should be addressed thus: "Mr.
, on board the mail packet for , at
Queenstown [Londonderry, Brindisi, or Southamp-
ton]. Care of the Officer in charge of the mails,"
* Countries comprised in the General Postal Union
see Table of Foreign Postages.
or "care of the Commander of the packet," as the
case may be.
4. Letters directed to the care of the Packet
Agent at Suez, and despatched by the mail via
Brindisi, will probably reach passengers for India,
&c., who have sailed in the packet which left
Southampton the previous week.
(21._) Addresses to the Queen and Petitions to
1. Petitions and addresses to Her Majesty, for-
warded direct, are exempt from Postage ; and such
petitions and addresses, as also petitions to either
House of Parliament, if sent to a member of either
House, are likewise exempt, provided they do not
weigh more than two pounds, and are either without
covers or are in covers open at the ends. No letter
or other inclosure, however, must be inserted ; and
if one be found, such inclosure, unless it bear the
proper number of postage stamps, will be charged as
an unpaid letter.
2. The restriction laid down as to the size of
letters does not apply to petitions or addresses to the
Queen, whether directed to Her Majesty, or for-
warded to any Member of either House of Parlia-
ment; nor to Petitions to either House of Parliament
forwarded to any Member of either House.
(22.^ Parliamentary Proceedings.
1. Printed Votes or Proceedings of the Imperial
Parliament, sent without covers or in covers open at
the ends, may circulate within the United Kingdom
at the rate of one halfpenny for every 2 oz. or part
of that weight.
2. The words " Parliamentary Proceedings" must
be written or printed on the cover of the packet;
otherwise it will be treated as an ordinary book
3. Prepayment, when the circulation is within
the United Kingdom, is optional ; and if it be made
in part the simple difference only will be charged.
4. Parliamentary Proceediugs may be sent, under
the Book Post privilege, to all the Colonies, and to
those Foreign States between which and this country
there is a book post.
5. The limit of size prescribed for ordinary book
packets does not apply to printed Parliamentary
(23.) Parliamentary Notices.
Parliamentary Notices may be forwarded through
the post under the following regulations: —
1. The words "Parliamentary Notice" must le
legibly printed on the face of the letter ; and in
order to secure the speedy return of any notices
which may be undelivered, the name and address of
the solicitor issuing such parliamentary notice should
also be legibly printed or written on the face of the
letter ; though this is not imperative.
2. These notices may be posted at any Post OfHce
in the United Kingdom at which Money Order busi-
ness is transacted.
3. All notices which by the standing orders of
either house of Parliament are required to be served
on or before the 1 5th December must be posted not
later than the 12th December, unless the 12th fall

Images and transcriptions on this page, including medium image downloads, may be used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence unless otherwise stated. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence