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and Holland direct by packet boat or private ship), there shall be charged and taken, in lieu of any rates of British postage now payable by law on such letters, an uniform rate of British postage of eight pence.

And we direct, that it shall be optional for the sender of any such letter as hereinbefore is mentioned, posted in the United Kingdom, addressed to Holland (registered letters excepted), to allow the whole of the postage thereof, British and foreign, to be charged to the receiver of the letter in Holland, or to prepay all such postage at the time of posting the letter; but such sender shall not have the option of paying the British postage thereof only, and leaving the foreign postage to be paid in Holland. '

And we direct, that on every letter, not exceeding half an ounce in weight, transmitted between any part of the United Kingdom and Her Majesty's colonies, or foreign countries, through Holland (conveyed between the United Kingdom and Holland direct by packet boat or private ship), there shall be charged and taken, in lieu of any rates of British postage now payable by law on such letters for the conveyance thereof between Holland and the United Kingdom, an uniform rate of British postage of eight pence for such conveyance.

And we direct, that the Postmaster-General may require the British postage, and also (if he shall so think fit) the foreign postage, from time to time payable on the letters lastly hereinbefore mentioned, to be paid on the same being put into the post-office.

: And we direct, that' on every letter, not exceeding half an ounce in weight, transmitted by the post between Holland or any of Her Majesty's colonies, or any foreign country viâ Holland, and any of Her Majesty's colonies, or any foreign

country, through the United Kingdom (conveyed direct by packet boat or private ship between the United Kingdom and Holland), there shall be charged and taken, in lieu of any rates of British postage now payable by law on such letters, an uniform rate of British postage of eight pence for the conveyance of every such letter between Holland and any part of the United Kingdom; and also such a further or additional rate of British postage for the conveyance of every such letter between the port, in the United Kingdom, of the departure or arrival of the packet or ship convey. ing the same, and the colony or foreign country to or from which the same shall be forwarded, as shall, from time to time, be charged and payable for British postage on letters, not exceeding half an ounce in weight, posted or delivered at the port, in the United Kingdom, of the departure or arrival of the packet or ship conveying the same, and transmitted direct between such port and such colony or foreign country.

And we further direct, that on every letter transmitted as is mentioned in this warrant, exceeding half an ounce in weight, there shall be charged and taken progressive and additional rates of postage, according to the scale of weight and number of rates in the said Act contained as to letters, estimating and charging each additional rate at the sum which any such letter would be charged with under this warrant if not exceeding half an ounce in weight.

And we further direct, that such printed news. papers, as are hereinafter mentioned, may be sent by the post at the rates hereinafter - set forth (that is to say, *:* British newspapers sent direct from the United * Kingdom to Holland, or to Her Majesty's colonies, or foreign countries, through Holland, one penny each.

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Newspapers published in Holland, and sent from thence direct to any part of the United Kingdom, or to Her Majesty's colonies, or foreign countries, through the United Kingdom, one penny each.

Foreign newspapers sent between foreign countries and Holland, through the United Kingdom, one penny each.

Foreign newspapers sent from foreign countries to the United Kingdom, through Holland, one penny each.

Colonial newspapers sent from the British colonies to the United Kingdom, through Holland, or from the British colonies to Holland, through the United Kingdom, one penny each.

And we further direct, that printed periodical publications (not being strictly newspapers) published in Holland or the United Kingdom, and printed proceedings of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be sent by the post direct between any part of the United Kingdom and Holland, according to the regulations and rates hereinafter mentioned (that is to say),

For every such publication or Parliamentary proceeding, not exceeding two ounces in weight, one penny each.

"Above two ounces, and not exceeding three ounces, six pence each.

Above three ounces, and not exceeding four ounces, eight pence each.

And for every additional ounce in weight, above the weight of four ounces, there shall be charged and paid an additional rate of two pence.

And every fraction of such additional ounce shall be charged as a full ounce; but any such periodical publication, if printed in Holland, shall, in order to be intitled to pass by the post at the reduced rates aforesaid, be posted within Holland, and any such Parliamentary proceeding shall be

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posted in the United Kingdom; and, if not so posted, the same shall, respectively, be liable to the like rates of postage as would have been chargeable on such periodical publication or Par. liamentary proceeding, if the same had been a letter so conveyed by the post.

And we direct, that no such printed periodical publications, as shall exceed sixteen ounces in weight, shall be forwarded by the post under this warrant.

And we declare, that the rates herein mentioned on printed newspapers, printed periodical publications, and printed Parliamentary proceedings shall be payable, whether the sea conveyance be by packet boat or private ship, provided the conveyance of such newspapers, publications, and proceedings between the United Kingdom and Holland be direct, and not through any foreign conntry.

And we further direct, that the PostmasterGeneral may cause the postage on any such printed newspapers, printed periodical publications, and printed Parliamentary proceedings, to be paid on the same being put into the postoffice.

And we further direct, that all such printed newspapers, printed periodical publications, and Parliamentary proceedings, as shall be sent by the post under this warrant, shall be forwarded under and subject to all such conditions, regulations, restrictions, examinations, and penalties as by the said recited Act are directed in respect of printed newspapers, and other printed papers, sent by the post.

And we further direct, that nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed to annul, prejudice, or affect any of the exemptions and privileges granted by the said recited Act, or by an Act made and passed in the first year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “An Act for the management of the Post-office;" and that all such exemptions and privileges shall remain in full force.

And we further direct, that the term “periodical publications,” used in this present warrant, shall include all such printed prices current, and printed commercial lists, as are not entitled to the newspaper privilege; and that all the other terms and expressions, used in this warrant, shall be construed to have the like meaning in all respects as they would have had if inserted in the said Act of the third and fourth years of the reign of Her present Majesty.

And we further direct, that this warrant shall come into operation on the first day of January 1844.

Provided lastly, and we hereby declare and direct, that it shall be lawful for the Commissioners, for the time being, of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any three of them, by warrant under their hands, at any time hereafter to alter or repeal any of the rates hereby altered, or the regulations hereby made, and to make and establish any new or other ratas cr regulations in lieu thereof, and, from time to time, to appoint at what time the rates that may be payable are to be paid.

Whitehall, Treasury-chambers, the 2d day
of December 1843.

HENRY GOULBURN.
J. MILNES GASKELL.
JOHN YOUNG.

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