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and, if found correct, impressed with the dated stamp of that Office, and be dispatched to the Office of Exchange at New York, by the next mail, accompanied by a list thereof, in duplicate, which is to be drawn up in conformity with the model of Form (B).

The advices on their receipt at New York shall be compared with the entries in the list, and promptly dispatched to the respective paying Offices.

The adrices of money orders issued in the United States in the month of December which may arrive at the Office of Exchange at New York in the earlier days of the following month shall be entered on lists supplementary to that of the last day of the month of December, and, in like manner, the advices of money orders issued in the Bahamas in the month of December which may arrive at the Exchange Office at Nassau in the earlier days of the following month shall be entered on lists supplementary to that of the last day of the month of December.

Each Exchange Office shall certify its money orders to the other on the lists, in amounts designated in the denominations of the money both of the dispatching and of the receiving country, at the rate of conversion established by Article XIII of this Convention. The amount so converted shall be checked at the receiving Office of Exchange.

VII. The lists dispatched from each Office of Exchange shall bear consecutive numbers commencing with No. 1 at the beginning of the month of January in each year ; and the entries in these lists shall also have consecutive numbers.

Of each list dispatched a duplicate shall be sent, which duplicate, after being verified by the receiving Office of Exchange, shall be returned to the dispatching Office of Exchange.

Each Office of Exchange shall promptly communicate to the other the correction of any simple error which it may discover in tbe verification of the lists.

When the lists show irregularities which the receiving Exchange Office is not able to rectify, that Office shall apply for an explanation to the dispatching Exchange Office, and such explanation shall be afforded without delay.

Should any list fail to be received in due course, the dispatching Prchange Office, on receipt of information to that effect, shall transmit, without delay, a duplicate of the list, duly certified as such.

VIII. Duplicate money orders shall be issued only by the Postal Adininistration of the country on which the original orders Tere drawn, and in conformity with the regulations established or to be established in that country. IX. Money orders issued in the United States on Post Offices in the Bahamas, and money orders issued in the Bahamas on Post Offices in the United States, shall be subject, as regards payment, to the regulations which govern the payment of money orders in the country on which they are drawn.

The paid inoney orders shall remain in the possession of the country of payment.

X. Repayment of money orders to the remitters shall not be made until an authorization for such repayment shall first have been obtained by the country of issue from the country where such orders are payable, and the amounts of the repaid money orders shall be duly credited to the former country in the quarterly account (Article XII). It is the province of each Postal Administration to determine the manner in which repayment to remitters is to be made.

XI. Money orders which shall not have been paid within 12 calendar months from the month of their issue shall become void, and the sums received therefor shall accrue to and be at the disposal of the country of origin.

The Postal Administration of the Bahamas shall, therefore, enter to the credit of the United States' Post Office Department, in the quarterly account, all those money orders entered in the lists received from the United States which remain unpaid at the end of the period specified (Article XII).

On the other hand, the Post Office Department of the United States shall, at the close of each month, transmit to the Postal Administration of the Bahamas, for entry in the quarterly account, a detailed statement of all money orders that are included in the lists dispatched from the latter country which under this Article become void.

XII. At the close of each quarter an account shall be prepared by the Postal Administration of the Bahamas showing, in detail, the totals of the lists containing the particulars of money orders issued in both countries during the quarter, and the balance resulting from such transactions.

Three copies of this account shall be transmitted to the Post Office Department of the United States at Washington, and the balance, after proper verification, sball, if due by the United States' Post Office Department, be paid at Nassau, but if due by the Postal Administration of the Bahamas, the balance shall be paid at New York, and in either case in the money of the country to which the payment is inade. By mutual agreement, however, between the Post Office Department of the United States and the Postal Administration of the Babamas, payments of balances may be made in money, or by drafts or bills of exchange on London, or other cities, instead of on Nassau and New York, at the rate of conversion fixed by Article XIII of this Convention.

If, pending the settlement of an account, either the United States' Post Office Department on the one hand, or the Postal Administration of the Bahamas on the other, shall ascertain that the one owes the other a balance exceeding 5,000 dollars, the indebted Administration shall promptly remit an approximate amount of such balance to the credit of the other; but, when the indebtedness is less than 5,000 dollars, nothing herein contained shall prevent the debtor Administration from remittiug any part of such indebtedness at discretion.

The quarterly account, and the letters which accompany the remittances of approximate balances, shall be drawn up in accordance with the Forms (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), and (H), annexed to this Convention.

XIII. Until the Postal Administrations of the United States and the Bahamas corisent to an alteration, it is agreed that in all matters of account, relative to money orders, which shall result from the execution of the present Convention, the pound sterling of Great Britain shall be considered as equivalent to 4 dol. 87 c. of the money of the United States.

XIV. The Postal Administration in each of the two countries is authorized to adopt any additional rules (if not repugnant to the foregoing) for greater security against fraud, or for the better working of the system generally.

All such additional rules, however, adopted by the Postal Administration of either country, must be promptly communicated to the Postal Administration of the other.

XV. This Convention shall take effect on the 1st day of July, 1891, and shall continue in force until the expiration of a period of Que year after the date upon which either of the Contracting Parties shall bave notified the other of its intention to terminate the same.

Done in duplicate, and signed in Washington on the 8th day of April, in the year of our Lord 1891 ; and in Nassau on the 28th day of March, in the year of our Lord 1891.

(L.S.) JOHN WANAMAKER, Postmaster

General of the United States. (L.S.) A. SHEA, Governor of the Bahamas.

CONVENTION between the Post Office Department of the

United States and the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago, for the Exchange of Money Orders.--Signed at Port of Spain, September 18, 1891 ; and at Washington, October 23, 1891.

The Post Office Department of the United States of America and the Governor of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago, being desirous of establishing a system of exchange of money orders between the two countries, the Undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose, have agreed upon the following Articles :

Art. I. There shall be a regular exchange of money orders between the United States and the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago.

The maximum amount of each order is fixed at 201. when issued in the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago, and when issued in the United States at 100 dollars in the money of the latter country.

No money order shall include a fractional part of a penny or of a cent.

The amount of each order must be expressed in letters in the money of the country in which the payment is to be made, and the equivalent of this amount in the money of the issuing country must also be shown in figures at the rate of conversion fixed by Article XIII of the present Convention.

II. The Governor of the Executive Council of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago shall have power to fix the rates of commission on all money orders issued in the said Colony, and the Post Office Department of the United States shall have the same power in regard to all money orders issued in the Uuited States.

The Postal Administration of the United States shall communicate to the Postal Administration of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago its tarifi' of charges or rates of commission which shall be established from time to time under this Convention, and the Postal Administration of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago shall make kuown to the Postal Admiuistration of the United States the tariff of charges or rates of commission which shall be established in that Colony from time to time under this Convention; and these rates shall in all cases be payable in advance by the remitters and shall not be repayable.

It is understood, moreover, that the Postal Administration of the United States and that of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago are each authorized to suspend temporarily the exchange of money orders in case the course of exchange or any other circumstance should give rise to abuses or cause detriment to the postal revenue.

111. Each of the two countries shall keep the commission charged on all money orders issued within its jurisdiction, but shall pay to the country to which such money orders are sent one-half of 1 per cent. on the amount of the said orders.

IV. The service of the postal money-order system between the United States on the one part, and the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago on the other part, shall be performed exclusively by the agency of two Offices of Exchange. On the part of the United States the Office of Exchange shall be New York, and on the part of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago the Office of Exchange shall be Port of Spain.

Orders shall be drawn only on the money-order Offices authorized to transact international money-order business for the two countries, and the Postal Administration of the United States shall furnish to the Postal Administration of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago a list of such offices in the United States, and shall from time to time give notice of any addition to or change in said list; and the Postal Administration of the Colour of Trinidad and Tobago shall furnish the Postal Administration of the United States with a list of Offices authorized to transact international money-order business for that Colony, and shall from time to time give notice of any addition to or change in such list.

Every order and advice must contain the name of the Office and of the country of destination, and if relating to an order payable in the United States, the name of the State or Territory in which such Office is situated.

V. No money order shall be issued unless the applicant furnish the name and address of the person to whom the amount is to be paid, aud bis own pame and address, or the name of the firm or Company who are the remitters or the payees, together with the addresses of each.

The money orders issued in either the Colony or the United States shall be forwarded by the remitters at their own expense to

the payees.

VI. The advices of all money orders issued by Post Offices in the United States for payment in the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago shall be sent to the Office of Exchange at New York, where they shall be examined, and if found correct, impressed with the dated stamp of that Office and transmitted by the next mail to the Exchange Ollice at Port of Spain, accompanied by a list, in duplicate, drawn upon the model of Form (A).

These advices on their arrival at Port of Spain shall be compared with the entries on the list and afterwards dispatched to the paying Offices.

Iu like manner the advices of money orders issued by Post

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