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Each mail exchanged between the United States postal agency at Shanghai and the Japanese post-offices of Yokohama, Hiogo and Naga- tween Shanghai saki, respectively, shall be accompanied by a letter-bill following the agency and Japan. Form C, hereto annexed; its receipt shall be acknowledged by the next dispatch, in accordance with the Form D, hereto annexed.

ARTICLE II.

The correspondence dispatched from each exchange-office shall be made up in separate packages corresponding with the entries on the letter bill. Each of these packages shall be wrapped in strong paper, tied with twine, and shall bear a label indicating the nature of the correspondence in English characters.

ARTICLE III.

Making up mail

Registered let

The registered letters dispatched shall be described in a registeredletter list, following the model E, hereto annexed, and the total number ters. of registered letters sent shall be entered in the corresponding blank on the letter-bill.

In case no registered articles are sent, the proper blank of the letterbill shall be filled with the word "Nihil" or "Nil."

The package of registered letters sent in the mail shall be plainly inscribed with the word "Registered."

ARTICLE IV.

All letters exchanged in the mail shall bear the stamp of the office of Marking-stamps. origin and the date of mailing, and also the stamp of the exchange office dispatching them.

Insufficiently prepaid letters shall bear the stamp "Insufficiently prepaid," and registered letters shall bear the stamp "Registered."

ARTICLE V.

Exchanges of for

In conformity with the requirements of Article VII of the Convention, a table, F, is hereto annexed, showing the countries with which, and eign mails. specifying the terms and conditions on which, Japan may exchange correspondence in the open mail through the United States.

ARTICLE VI.

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The United States exchange office shall mark in black ink in the Postage due on upper left corner of the address of unpaid letters passing in transit unpaid letters, how through the United States, the amount of postage for exterior service due the United States on such letters, and, in like manner, but in red ink, shall mark on letters passing in transit through the United States prepaid to Japan, the amount due the Japanese office on such letters.

ARTICLE VII.

The accounts arising from the extranational correspondence shall be Accounts. prepared quarterly by the United States Administration, shall be based upon the Acknowledgments of receipt, and shall be promptly forwarded to the Japanese Office for examination.

The amount found due shall be paid by the debtor to the creditor office in the money of the country of the creditor office.

Missent, etc., correspondence.

ARTICLE VIII.

All correspondence wrongly addressed or missent shall be returned without delay by the receiving office to the exchange office which des patched it.

ARTICLE IX.

Contents of letter-bills.

The despatching exchange office shall state on the letter-bills to the intermediate exchange offices the exact number of single rates of letters, or weight, if required, and the total weight of the other correspondence which shall be despatched in closed mails.

Done in duplicate and signed in Washington on the 15th day of July, 1874. J. W. MARSHALL,

[SEAL.]

[SEAL.]

Postmaster-General. GIRO YANO,

His Imperial Japanese Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

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