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US Rates on Mail Leaving British Columbia &
Vancouver Island,
1858-70
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Table II - US Rates on Mail Leaving British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1858-70
Rates Shown are the US Postage to the Destinations Listed
Rate Start
Date
Rate
Basis
Adopted in
BC & VI
to US
<3K mi.
to US
>3K mi.
Canada
West
to Great
Britain
to Nova
Scotia
to New
Brunswick
1-Apr-55 US Act Jun-58 3 10 15 29 15 15
1-Jul-63 US Act Aug-63 3 3 15 24 15 15
1-Jul-64 US Act Jul-64 10 10 10(1) 24 15 10(2)
1-Jan-68 US-GB
Treaty
Feb-68 10 10 6(3) 25 6(3) 6(3)
1-Jul-70 US-BC
Treaty
Jul-70 6 6 6(3) 25 6 6

All rates are per ounce.
(1) This rate became effective on February 17, 1864, but was not adopted in BC and VI until July 1864.
(2) This rate became effective on August 1, 1864.
(3) This rate became effective on April 1, 1868, but was not adopted in BC until July 1868.

Table II includes a column labeled "Adopted in BC & VI," which indicates the date that a given US rate was implemented in BC or VI. This reflects the time lag between the issuance of new rates in the US, and the receipt of notification of the new rates in BC and VI. These adoption dates have been derived from the BC and VI cover census.









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