Report from the Select Committee on Steam-Communication with India; Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index

Report from the Select Committee on Steam-Communication with India; Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...is a very fair rate. I have made a memorandum of that rate from the order which came out at the time I was there. The Court's order of the 23d of February 1835, directed that letters weighing a quarter of an ounce were to be charged at half a rupee; that is the steam postage on the Bengal side, not of course the whole way to England. Letters weighing a quarter of an ounce, which are termed single letters, halfa rupee; above a quarter, and not exceeding half an ounce, one rupee; half an ounce, and not exceeding three quarters, one rupee and a half; and three quarters of an ounce, and not exceeding an ounce, two rupees, and so on, a rupee being charged for every additional half ounce. Single newspapers, in covers open at the ends, to be charged the lowest rate, namely, half a rupee. The only objection to this arrangement was that it was made in ounces, which was a weight not known in the country; it was impossible to put it in force in the form in which it came, it was therefore converted into sicca weights as nearly that rate as possible. 1502. What proportion would you say of the whole correspondence would go by this route from Bengal, supposing it were secure for two months P----I should think more than half in number of letters, much more than half, but in point of weight, I should not think there would be perhaps quite half, because the heavy letters would be comparatively so heavily charged, that I do not think they would go by that route, and there must be always a number of letters go by sea, because they are connected either with persons or things going in the ships. 1503. Can you give any estimate of the probable return of the number of letters so sent P--I can give no account of the number; I have no recollection of it, and have...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842871
  • 9781236842879