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And that on every letter not exceeding half am ounce in weight, conveyed by the post by way of France, and the Mediterranean direct, without passing through England, between any part of the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, or Alderney, and any of the ports, countries, or places last aforesaid, when forwarded by the French Mediterranean packet boats, there shall be paid a rate of British postage of three pence.

And that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, conveyed by the post by way of France between any part of the United Kingdom and the island of Malta (excepting letters sent direct, without passing through England, between the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, or Alderney, and Malta, by way of France), when forwarded by British packet boat viâ Marseilles, there shall be paid, in addition to any transit rate payable for the transmission of such letters through France, a rate of British postage of ten pence. · And that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, conveyed by the post by way of France direct between any part of the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, or Alderney, and the island of Malta, without passing through England, when forwarded by British packet boat viâ Marseilles, there shall be paid, in addition to any transit rate payable for the transmission of sůch letters through France, a rate of British postage of eight pence.

And we direct, that it shall be optional with the senders of any such letters as are lastly hereinbefore mentioned to prepay the postage thereof, as well British as Foreign, at the time of posting the same, or not as they shall think fit.

And we further direct, that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, conveyed by the post between any part of the United Kingdom

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and any port or place in Egypt or Syria, Turkey, Italy, Greece, the Levant, the Adriatic, the Archipelago, the Black Sea, or any port or place in the Mediterranean, situate to the eastward of Malta (letters sent direct, and without passing through England, between the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, or Alderney, and any such ports or places excepted), when forwarded by British packet boat vià Marseilles and the Mediterranean, there shall be paid, in addition to any transit rate payable for the transmission of such letters through France, a rate of British postage of one shilling and three pence.

And that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, conveyed by the post direct between any part of the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, or Alderney, and any of the last-mentioned ports or places, without passing through England, when forwarded by British packet boat viâ Marseilles and the Mediterranean, there shall be paid, in addition to any transit rate payable for the transmission of such letters through France, a rate of British postage of one shilling and one penny.

And that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, transmitted by packet boat (without passing through France) between any port in the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands) and any port in Turkey, Italy, Greece, Syria or Egypt, or any port in the Adriatic, the Levant, the Archipelago, the Black Sea, or any port or place in the Mediterranean, situate to the eastward of Malta (Her Majesty's colonies and the East Indies excepted), there shall be paid a rate of British postage, at whatever place within the United Kingdom such letter shall be posted or delivered, of one shilling and six pence.

And we direct, that it shall be lawful for the Postmaster-General to require the whole British

and Foreign postage, from time to time payable for the letters lastly hereinbefore mentioned, to be paid by the sender on the tender or delivery of such letters to the post office.

And we further direct, that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight (not being letters transmitted to or from the United Kingdom, or letters on which the rate of ten pence hereinafter mentioned will be chargeable), conveyed by the post between the island of Malta and any port or place situate in or upon the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic, the Archipelago, the Black Sea, or in Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Spain, Portugal, or Italy, or in France, in the Mediterranean, or any port upon the northern coast of Africa, there shall be paid one uniform rate of British postage of five pence.

And that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight (not being letters transmitted to or from the United Kingdom, or letters on which the rate of ten pence hereinafter mentioned will be chargeable), conveyed by the post between any ports or places in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France (in the Mediterranean), Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, the Black Sea, the Archipelago, the Adriatic, or the Mediterranean, or between one port or place in any such country or sea, and any other port or place in any other such country or sea, all being to the east, or all being to the west, of the island of Malta, without passing through Malta, there shall be paid a rate of British postage of five pence.

And that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, conveyed by the post between any of the last-mentioned ports or places, passing through Malta, there shall be paid a rate of British postage of ten pence.

And that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, conveyed by the post between any ports or places in Spain or Portugal, or Italy or France (in the Mediterranean), and any port or place in Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, the Black Sea, the Archipelago, the Adriatic (whether passing through Malta or not), and between any port or place in the Mediterranean, situate to the westward of Malta, and any other port or place in the Mediterranean, situate to the eastward of Malta (whether passing through Malta or not), there shall be paid a rate of British postage of ten pence.

And we further direct, that, for the purposes of this warrant, the port of Venice, and all other ports and places in or upon the Adriatic Sea, shall be deemed and considered to be situate to the eastward of Malta.

And we further direct, that on every letter conveyed by the post (not being letters transmitted to or from the United Kingdom) between any port or place in the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic, the Archipelago, the Black Sea, or in Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France (in the Mediterranean), or upon the northern coast of Africa, and any port or place in the East Indies, viâ Syria or Egypt, there shall be paid the like rate of postage as would, under this warrant, be payable on such letters if posted or delivered in Syria or Egypt, respectively, in addition to the Red Sea or Persian Gulf packet rate payable under the said Act.

And we further direct, that the PostmasterGeneral may cause the postage on all such lastmentioned letters to be paid on the same being put into the post office.

And we further direct, that on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, passing through the United Kingdom, between any of the countries or places hereinafter mentioned, there shall be charged and taken, in addition to any Foreign rates to which such letters may be liable, the several and respective rates of postage following (that is to say):

On every such letter passing between France, or foreign countries via France, and any part of Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward's Ísland, or Newfoundland, a rate of British postage of two shillings.

And on every such letter passing between France or foreign countries, viâ France, and any port in Her Majesty's colonies (the above-mentioned places in North America, and places in Her Majesty's dominions in the East Indies, and the Mediterranean, excepted), or any foreign countries, a rate of British postage of one shilling and eight pence.

And on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, passing between any of Her Majesty's colonies, through the United Kingdom, or between any place in Her Majesty's dominions in the East Indies, or the Mediterranean, and any foreign country, through the United Kingdom, there shall be paid the rate of postage payable by law on the transmission of such letters to the United Kingdom, and also the rate payable for the conveyance of such letters from the United Kingdom to the place to which the same shall be addressed; and, if passing through any foreign country, the Postmaster-General may charge the foreign rates of postage on such letters, in addition to the British rates payable on the same.

And we further direct, that the PostmasterGeneral may cause the postage, as well British as Foreign on such last-mentioned letters, to be paid on the same being put into the post office.

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