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Table showing the countries to which, and the terms and conditions on which, Japan may forward letters, newspapers, and prints of all kinds through the ordinary mails of the United States.

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The asterisk (*) indieates that the postage on prints other than newspapers is 2 cents per 2 ounces or fraction thereof. The lettur Pin the last column indicates that patterns and samples may be sent at the ratos given for prints of all other descriptions

Postal convention between the United States of America and the colonial government of New South Wales.

The undersigned, being thereunto duly authorized by their respective governments, have agreed upon the following articles establishing and regulating the exchange of correspondence between the United States of America and the colony of New South Wales:

ARTICLE 1.

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Correspondence

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There shall be an exchange of correspondence between the United States of America and New South Wales by means of the direct line to be exchanged, of colonial mail-packets plying between San Francisco and said colony, as well as by such other means of direct mail-steamship transportation between the United States and New South Wales as shall hereafter be established, with the approval of the respective post departments of the two countries, comprising letters, newspapers, printed matter of every kind, and patterns and samples of merchandise, originating in either country, and addressed to and deliverable in the other country, as well as correspondence in closed mails originating in New South Wales and destined for foreign countries by way of the United States.

ARTICLE 2.

Offices of ex

The post-office of San Francisco shall be the United States office of exchange, and Sydney the office of exchange of the colony of New South change. Wales, for all mails transmitted under this arrangement.

ARTICLE 3.

No accounts shall be kept between the Post Departments of the two countries upon the international correspondence, written or printed, exchanged between them, but each country shall retain to its own use the postages which it collects.

No accounts to be kept.

Rates of postage.

The single rate of international letter-postage shall be twelve cents in the United States, and sixpence in New South Wales, on each letter weighing half an ounce or less, and an additional rate of twelve cents (sixpence) for each single weight of half an ounce or fraction thereof, which shall, in all cases, be prepaid at least one single rate, by means of postage-stamps, at the office of the mailing in either country. Letters Unpaid letters unpaid, or prepaid less than one full rate of postage shall not be for- not to be forwarded, but insufficiently paid letters on which a single rate or more warded. has been prepaid shall be forwarded, charged with the deficient postage, to be collected and retained by the Post Department of the country of destination. Letters fully prepaid, received in either country from the other, shall be delivered free of all charge whatsoever.

United States

The United States Post Office shall levy and collect to its own use, on newspapers addressed to or received from New South Wales, a postage postage on newspacharge of two cents; and on all other articles of printed matter, patterns pers, printed matand samples of merchandise addressed to or received from New South Wales, a postage charge of four cents per each weight of four ounces or fraction of four ounces.

ter, &c.

The post office of New South Wales shall levy and collect to its own New South Wales use, on newspapers and other articles of printed matter, patterns and postage on newspasamples of merchandise addressed to or received from the United States, pers, printed matthe regular rates of domestic postage chargeable thereon by the laws and regulations of the colony of New South Wales.

ter, &c.

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Regulations as to newspapers, &c.

Transit for closed mails granted.

Rates for territorial transit.

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Rates for terri

Newspapers and all other kinds of printed matter and patterns and samples of merchandise, are to be subject to the laws and regulations of each country respectively, in regard to their liability to be rated with letter-postage when containing written matter, or for any other cause specified in said laws and regulations, as well as in regard to their liability to customs duty under the revenue laws.

ARTICLE 4.

The United States office engages to grant the transit through the United States, as well as the conveyance by United States mail packets, of the correspondence in closed mails which the New South Wales postoffice may desire to transmit via the United States to British Columbia, the British North American Provinces, the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America, and at the following rates of United States transit-postage, viz:

For the United States territorial transit of closed mails from New South Wales for Mexico, British Columbia, Canada, or other British North American Provinces, when transmitted entirely by land routes, six cents per ounce for letter mails and sixteen cents per pound for all kinds of printed matter.

For the United States territorial and sea transit of closed mails from torial and sea tran- New South Wales for British Columbia or other British North American Provinces, Mexico, Central and South America, or the West India Islands, when transmitted from the United States by sea, twenty-five cents per ounce for letter mails and twenty cents per pound for all kinds of printed matter.

Account of

weight of letters,
&c., to be rendered.

Prepaid foreign letters.

Letters, &c., to and from certain colonies not to be

forwarded.

The New South Wales post office shall render an account to the United States post office, upon letter bills to accompany each mail, of the weight of the letters, and also of the printed and other matter contained in such closed mails forwarded to the United States for transmission to either of the above-named countries and colonies; and the accounts arising between the two offices on this class of correspondence shall be stated, adjusted, and settled quarterly, and the amounts of the United States transit charges found due on such closed mails shall be promptly paid over by the New South Wales post office to the United States post office, in such manner as the Postmaster-General of the United States shall prescribe.

ARTICLE 5.

Prepaid letters from foreign countries received in and forwarded from the United States to New South Wales, shall be delivered in said colony free of all charges whatsoever, and letters received in New South Wales from the United States addressed to other colonies of Australia, will be forwarded to destination, subject to the same conditions as are applicable to correspondence originating in New South Wales and addressed to those countries.

ARTICLE 6.

In the event of any of the Australian colonies not agreeing with New South Wales and New Zealand to contribute to the maintenance of any line of mail packets plying between New South Wales and New Zealand and the United States of America, and subsidized by New South Wales and New Zealand, the New South Wales post office may require the United States post office not to forward by such subsidized packets any mails, letters, newspapers, or other articles addressed to such colony, and the New South Wales post office may refuse to transmit to their destination all mails, letters, newspapers, or other printed matter addressed to such colony, and received in New South Wales from the

United States by such subsidized packets, and may refuse to forward to their destination by such subsidized packets, all mails, letters, newspapers, or other printed matter received in New South Wales from such colony and addressed to the United States of America, or elsewhere.

ARTICLE 7.

Registered arti

The two Post Departments may by mutual agreement provide for the transmission of registered articles in the mails exchanged between cles.

the two countries.

The register fee for each article shall be ten cents in the United States and fourpence in New South Wales.

Fee.

ARTICLE 8.

The two Post Departments shall settle by agreement between them, all measures of detail and arrangement required to carry this convention into execution, and may modify the same in like manner from time to time, as the exigencies of the service may require.

ARTICLE 9.

Every fully prepaid letter dispatched from one country to the other shall be plainly stamped with the words "Paid all," in red ink, on the right-hand upper corner of the address, in addition to the date stamp of the office at which it was posted; and on insufficiently paid letters the amount of the deficient postage shall be inscribed in black ink.

ARTICLE 10.

Dead letters, which cannot be delivered from whatever cause, shall be mutually returned without charge, monthly, or as frequently as the regulations of the respective offices will permit.

ARTICLE 11.

Details to be settled by agreement.

Marks on letters.

Dead letters.

Commencement

This convention shall come into operation on the first day of Febru ary, 1874, and shall be terminable at any time, on a notice by either and duration.

office of six months.

Done in duplicate and signed in Washington the fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sev

enty-four.

[SEAL.]

[SEAL.]

JNO. A. J. CRESWELL,

Postmaster General of the United States.
SAUL SAMUEL,

Postmaster General of New South Wales.

I hereby approve the aforegoing convention, and in testimony thereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

[SEAL.]

By the President:

HAMILTON FISH,

Secretary of State.

WASHINGTON, January 15, 1874.

U. S. GRANT.

Approval.

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Convention between the United States of America and the Ottoman Em pire. Extradition. Concluded August 11, 1874; Ratification advised by Senate January 20, 1875; Ratified by President January 22, 1875; Ratified by the Sultan September 22, 1874; Ratifications exchanged at Constantinople April 22, 1875; Proclaimed May 26, 1875.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas a convention relative to the extradition of criminals, fugitives from justice, between the United States of America and the Ottoman Empire was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Constantinople on the eleventh day of August, 1874, the original of which convention, being in the English and French languages, is word for word as follows:

The United States of America and His Imperial Majesty the Sultan, having judged it expedient, with a view to the better administration of justice and to the prevention of crimes within their respective territories and jurisdiction, that persons convicted of or charged with the crimes hereinafter specified, and being fugitives from justice, should, under certain circumstances, be reciprocally delivered up, have resolved to conclude a convention for that purpose, and have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries: the President of the United States, Geo: H. Boker, Minister Resident of the United States of America near the Sublime Porte; and His Imperial Majesty the Sultan, His Excellency A. Aarifi Pasha, his minister for Foreign Affairs; who, after reciprocal communication of their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles, to wit:

ART. I.

The Government of the United States and the Ottoman Government mutually agree to deliver up persons who, having been convicted of or charged with the crimes specified in the following article, committed within the jurisdiction of one of the contracting parties, shall seek an asylum or be found within the territories of the other: Pro

Les Etats-Unis d'Amérique et Sa Majesté Impériale le Sultan, ayant jugé convenable, afin d'as

surer une meilleure administration de la justice et prévenir les délits dans leurs territoires et juridictions. respectifs, de se livrer réciproquement, dans certaines circonstances déterminées, les personnes condamnées ou accusées des crimes indiqués ci-après, qui se seraient soustraites à la poursuite de la justice, ont résolu de conclure une convention d'extradition, et ont nommé à cet effet pour leurs Plénipotentiaires: le Président des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, George H. Boker, Ministre Résident des Etats-Unis d'Amérique près la Sublime Porte, et Sa Majesté Impériale le Sultan, Son Excellence Aarifi Pacha, son Ministre des Affaires Etrangères; lesquels, après s'être réciproquement communiqué leurs pleins pouvoirs, qui ont été trouvés en bonne et dûe forme, ont arrêté et signé les articles suivants, savoir:

ART. I.

Le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis et le Gouvernement Ottoman conviennent mutuellement de se livrer les personnes qui, ayant été condamnées ou ayant été accusées des crimes spécifiés dans l'article suivant, commis dans la juridiction de l'une des parties contractantes se réfugieraient ou seraient retrouvées dans le territoire de l'autre. Néan

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