[Letters for British Columbia, Vancouver Island, and the Sandwich Islands]The Illustrated London News, vol. 43, no. 1227, p. 422.
October 24, 1863
Letters for British Columbia, Vancouver Island, and the Sandwich Islands, forwarded by British or United States' packet to the United States, will in future be chargeable with the following reduced rates of postage, viz.:--Not exceeding ½ oz., 1 s.; above ½ oz., and not exceeding 1 oz., 2 s.; above 1 oz. and not exceeding 2 oz., 4 s.; every additional ounce, 2 s. This postage must be paid in advance, or the letters cannot be forwarded.