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For a
Fine on letters
Country. *
not wholly-
Per I oz
* Ascension, .
• ••
Biitish W. Indies, except 1
British Guiana, Biitish (
Honduras, Jamaica . f
and Trinidnd, . .)
3d. each.
Cape of Good Hope, .~~]
Falkland Islands, . . j
Gambia, . , . )>
6d. each.
Gold Coast, . . |
Lagos, . . . .J
Ceylon, . . . >
Hong Kong, .
3d. per J oz.
India, . . . .)
Natal, ....
6d. each.
St. Helena,.
4d. each.
Sierra Leone,
6d. each.
Countries comprised in the"]
Same as]
General Postal Union !
(other than those enu- \:
merated in this list), .J
by Mail }
Packet, j
• ••
* All other Countries,
2. Letters cannot be sent unpaid to the Countries
marked thus (*). The postage for letters weigh-
ing more than J 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 must be prepaid
Id. each per 4 ozs.
(21.J 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.
* Countries comprised in the General Postal Union,
see Table of Foreign Postages.
(22._) Parliamentary Proceedings.
1. Printed Votes or Proceedings of the Imperial 1
Parliament, sent without covers or in covers open at t
the ends, may circulate within the United Kingdom i
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 Proceedings may be sent, under :
the Book Post privilege, to all the Colonies, and to I
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" miast be
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 Office
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 15th December must be posted not
later than the 12th December, unless the 12th fall
on a Sunday, when they must be posted not later
than the 11th; and those notices which by the
same orders may be served after the 15th, must be
posted not later than the 18th of December, unless
the 18th falls on a Sunday, when they must be
posted not later than the 17th.
4. The postage chargeable on these notices, and
the registration fee of sixpence on each, must be
prepaid by stamps.
5. The notices must be posted at the Post Office
window, accompanied with duplicate lists of the
addresses, the notices being arranged, for the con-
venience of comparison, in the order of the list.
These lists will be examined by the officer in attend-
ance at the window; and if they correspond with
the addresses he will sign and stamp every sheet of
each list. One of the duplicate lists will then be
returned to the person who brought the letters, and
the other forwarded to the Secretary, General Post
Office, London.
6. The hours for receiving such notices are the
same as those for the registration of ordinary letters,
unless they be presented at such a time as to inter-
fere with the other duties of the office; in which
ca«e the Postmaster may appoint any other time
within the next twenty-four hours for receiving the
same, provided that, when the notices are to be
served on or before the 15th December, such arrange-
ment do not delay the posting beyond the 12th.

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