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Mail Coaches and Carts on

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such Post Letter Bags and Officers of the Post Office as the Postmaster General shall reasonably require; and shall deliver and leave any Post Letter Bags and Officers of the Post Office, at such Places on the Line of the Railway as the Postmaster General shall in that Behalf

from Time to Time reasonably order and direct. Post Office 4.... In case the Postmaster General shall at any Time their own be desirous of sending by any such Railway any of Her

. Majesty's Mail Coaches or Mail Carts, with the Mails or Railway in- Post Letter Bags and Guards thereof, and Carriages for stead of Company's Car- sorting Letters, with any Officers of the Post Office

therein, instead of sending the said Mails or Post Letter Bags, Guards, and Officers of the Post Office by Carriages to be provided by such Railway Company as aforesaid, then and in any such Case such Railway Company shall, at the Request of the Postmaster General, signified by such Notice as aforesaide, cause such Mail Coaches or Mail Carts, with the Mails or Post Letter Bags and Guards thereof, and Carriages for

sorting Letters, with any Officers of the Post Office Company to therein, to be conveyed by the usual or proper Trucks Trucks, &c., or Frames on their said Railway, subject to such Regufor same. lations and Restrictions of the Postmaster General as

herein-before mentioned”. Post Ofice 5....For the greater Security of the Mails or Post Railwaysand Letter Bags so to be carried or conveyed by Railways, officers, the Company of Proprietors of such respective Rail

ways along which such Mails or Post Letter Bags, Mail Coaches, or Carts and Carriages for sorting Letters

shall be so required by the Postmaster General to be and Com- conveyed, and their respective Officers, Servants, and their sur Agents, shall obey, observe, and perform all such rea wants to obey sonable Regulations respecting the Conveyance, deliver regulations; ing, and leaving of such Mails and Post Letter Bags

Guards, and Officers of the Post Office, Mail Coaches or Carts and Carriages, on any such Railways, or on th

for same.

for Convey. ance of Mails :

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Line thereof, as the Postmaster General, or such Officer of the Post Office as he shall nominate in that Behalf, shall in his Discretion from Time to Time give or make: Provided always, that it shall not be lawful for any except EnOfficer or Servant of the Post Office to interfere with sine or give Orders to the Engineer or other Person having the Charge of any Engine upon any Railway along which Mails or Post Letter Bags shall be conveyed; but but may comif any Cause of Complaint shall arise, the same shall be Guardor Stastated to the Conductor or other Officer of the Railway tion-Master. Company having the Charge of the Train, or to the chief Officer at any Station upon the Railway; and in Company case of any Default or Neglect on the Part of any Offi- en cers or Servants of the Railway Company to comply pliance with with any of the Regulations of the Postmaster General, regulations. or other Officer of the Post Office so to be nominated as aforesaid, the Railway Company shall be wholly responsible for the same.

6....Every Company of Proprietors of any Railway Remunera: along which such Mails or Post Letter Bags, Mail way ComCoaches, Carts, or Carriages shall be so required by the postal se Postmaster General to be conveyed, shall be entitled to vice, to be such reasonable Remuneration to be paid by the Post- by them with master General to any such Company of Proprietors, for General; the Conveyance of such Mails, Post Letter Bags, Mail Guards, and other Officers of the Post Office, Mail Coaches, Carts, and Carriages, in manner required by such Postmaster General, or by such Officer of the Post Office as he shall in that Behalf nominate as aforesaid, as shall (either prior to or after the Commencement of such Service) be fixed and agreed on between the Postmaster General and such Company of Proprietors, or in or bo settled case of Difference of Opinion between them then as tion; shall be determined by Arbitration as herein-after provided"; but so that the Services which may be required but service to by the Postmaster General, or by such Officer of the although ro

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muneration not settled.

• 16-18, as to Arbitration, (p. 11–13.)

services be

ments ontered into;

Notice.

Post Office as he in that behalf shall nominate as aforesaid, to be performed by any such Company of Proprietors, be not suspended, postponed, or deferred by reason of such Remuneration not having been then fixed or agreed on between the said Postmaster General and such Company of Proprietors, or by reason of the Award on any Reference to Arbitration to determine

the Remuneration not having been then made. Post Office 7....Notwithstanding any Agreement entered into may require additional between the Postmaster General and any such Comyond agree

pany, or any Award to be made on any such Reference as aforesaid, fixing the Amount of Remuneration to be paid to such Company for any Services to be rendered by them as aforesaid, it shall be lawful and competent to and for the Postmaster General, by Notice in writing, to require, from and after the Day to be named in any such Notice, not being less than Twenty-eight Days from the Delivery thereof, any Addition to be made to

the Services in respect of which such Agreement shall and fresh be entered into or Award made; and in any such Case, may be en- and also in case of a Discontinuance of any part of such

Services as herein-after provided", a fresh Agreement shall be entered into between the Postmaster General and such Company, regulating the future Amount of Remuneration to be paid by the Postmaster General to

such Company for such increased or diminished Seror recourse vices, as the Case may be; or if the Parties cannot agree

on such Amount the same shall be referred to Arbitration in like Manner as herein-before is mentioned and herein-after provided as to any original Agreement; and such Arbitrators shall have Power to award any Compensation they may consider reasonable, to be paid to any Railway Company for any Loss that may have been occasioned to them by the Discontinuance or Alteration of the Services previously agreed to be performed by them by any Train or Carriage specially required by the Postmaster General to be forwarded for •$ 8, 9.

og 6 and § 16-18, as to Arbitration,

agreements

tered into;

may bo had to arbitration;

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Service of

tice;

the Conveyance of the Mails; but so that nevertheless but service such increased or diminished Services shall not be sus- pended while pended, postponed, or deferred by reason of the Amount agreement or of such increased or diminished Remuneration not having award pendbeen then fixed or agreed on between the Postmaster General and such Company of Proprietors, or by reason of the Award on any Reference to Arbitration to determine the Amount of such increased or diminished Remuneration not having been then made. 8.... It shall be lawful for the Postmaster General, and Post Office

may termihe is hereby authorized, at any Time during the Con- nate Mail tinuance of the Services of any Company of Proprietors Railway as aforesaid, to give to such Company, by Writing Companies ander his Hand, Six Calendar Months previous Notice Months Nothat such Services or any Part thereof shall cease and determine; and thereupon, at the Expiration of such Six Calendar Months Notice, the said Services, or such Part thereof as aforesaid, and the Remuneration for the same, shall cease and determine

9.... It shall be lawful for the Postmaster General, at or on less any Time during the Continuance of the Services of Months Noany Company of Proprietors as aforesaid, by Notice in our Writing under his Hand, absolutely to determine and but with put an End to the same or any Part thereof, without tion, where giving any previous Notice, or on giving any Notice in default. less than Six Calendar Months in respect thereof, and thereupon the said Services shall cease and determine accordingly: Provided nevertheless, that in case the Postmaster General shall, without giving Six Calendar Months Notice as aforesaid, at any Time determine the Services to be required by the Postmaster General of any Company of Proprietors, or any Part of such Services, without any Cause whatever, or for any Cause other than the Default by such Company of Proprietors in the Performance of any of the Services to be required of them by the Postmaster General, or the Breach by such Company of Proprietors of any of their Engagements with the Postmaster General, then and in any

than Six

tice, or without Notice; but with

Company not in default.

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Carriages;

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such Case the Postmaster General shall make to such

Company a full and fair Compensation for all Loss Arbitration thereby occasioned, the Amount whereof in case the disputo. Parties differ about the same shall be ascertained by

Arbitration as herein-after mentioned“. Royal Arms 10.... On all Carriages to be provided for the Service on Mail of the Post Office on any such Railway, there shall on

the Outside be painted the Royal Arms, in lieu of the Name of the Owner and of the Number of the Carriage, and of all other Requisites, if any, prescribed by Law

in respect of Carriages passing on any such Railways; which how. but the Want of such Royal Arms on any Carriage bewithout longing to or used by the Post Office shall not form an

Objection to such Carriage running on any Railway,

anything to the contrary notwithstanding. Bye Laws of 11.... It shall not be competent or lawful to or for the

Company of Proprietors of any Railway to make any repugnant Bye Laws, Orders, Rules, or Regulations which shall to this Act: militate against or be contrary or repugnant to any of

the Enactments herein contained; and if any Company of Proprietors shall make or shall have made any such Bye Laws, Orders, Rules, or Regulations, either prior or subsequently to the Postmaster General signifying to the said Company his Intention that the Mails or Post Letter Bags, Mail Coaches, Carts, or Carriages shall be conveyed by such Railway, all such Bye Laws, Orders, Rules, and Regulations, so far as they shall militate against or be contrary or repugnant to any of the Enactments herein contained, shall be and be deemed absolutely void and of no Effect, in like Manner as if such Bye Laws, Orders, Rules, or Regulations had never been made or passed, anything to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding.

Railway Companies

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a $ 16-18, as to Arbitration, (p. 11-13.)

o See § 120 of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, under which the name and residence of owner, number, weight, and guage, of carriages using a Railway, are to be entered with the Company whose line is used by them; and, if required by the Company, are to be painted on the outside of the carriages: (VII. 120.)

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