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DIRECTIONS - continued.
It may be useful to remark that Personal Property left WITHOUT A WILL is divisable under.
If the Deceased leave children and no Widow, the whole Property is to be divided equally amongst the Children.
If he leave a Widow and Child or Children, the former is entitled to one-third,+ and the latter to the remaining two-thirds.
If he leave a Widow and no Child, the former is entitled to half, and the next of Kin to the remainder, as under:-
A Father, the whole amount. If no Father, a Mother, Brothers and Sisters, or their issue, equal portions.
If none, Uncles, Aunts, Nephews, Nieces, equal portions, &o.
RATES OF DUTY.
Payable on Legacies, Successions, Annuities and Residues, of the amount of $20 and upwards. No duty under that amount.
Husband or Wife of Deceased, no duty.
Children of Deceased and their Descendants, or Father or Mother, or any lineal Ancestor of Deceased $1 per cent.
Brother or Sister of Deceased, or their Descendants, $3 per cent.
Brother or Sister of the Father or Mother of Deceased, and their Descendants, $5 per cent.
Brother or Sister of Grandfather or Grandmother of Deceased, and their Descendants, $6 per cent.
To any other degree of relationship, or any stranger in Blood to Deceased, $10 per cent.
(a) FORMS OF WILL, published at 6d. each.
1. Devise of Property to one or more persons absolutely.
2. Devise of Property to Executors in trust, to be sold, and to pay proceeds to any number of persons.
3. Devise of Property to Executors in trust, to be sold, and to pay proceeds to Testator's children with provision for maintenance during minority of Children, and with clauses for appointment of other trustees.
4. Devise of Property to Wife for life, and after her death to Children absolutely.
5. Devise of Property to Wife absolutely.
6. Devise of Property for a Married Woman to bequeath her separate Estate, independently of her Husband.
7. Devise of Property in trust for Testator's children, and the portions of Daughters settled for their separate use.
8. Special Legacies and Bequests.
9. Seamans' forms of Wills.
(In ordering any of the foregoing, the No. 1, 2, 3, or otherwise ought to be specified.)
(b) These must be parties not interested in the Will, or their claim to such interest becomes forfeited.
(c) In all cases where a name is given, it is essential to describe fully and clearly the Christian name, the Surname, residence, and trade of profession.
(d) The Residue becomes the property of the next of Kin, unless otherwise provided for.
These rules do not apply to Real Estates.
+ There are a few local and trifling departures from this rule,
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POST OFFICE REGULATIONS, RATES OF POSTAGE.
From "Letts's Monthly Post Office Director," published every Month. See Advertisements.
LETTERS,- The rates of Postage throughout the Kingdom, are:- Not exceeding 1/2 oz.; 1d.; 1oz., 2d.; 2oz., 4d.; 3oz.; 6d.; and 2d. additional for every oz.; or fraction of same, and double such amounts if not pre-paid.
All Inland Letters must be pre-paid in Stamps, or sent unpaid, except those posted at St. Martin's le-Grand, which may (if the amount be not less than $2) be paid with money daily from 10a.m. to 5 p.m.
No person, except the Postmaster-General and the Secretary, may send or receive, free of charge, Petitions addressed to them provided they be sent in Covers open at the sides, and not exceeding the weight of 32oz. Addresses to Her Majesty are free of Postage.
Printed Votes and Proceedings in Parliament, if the same be written on the cover, are charged at Book rates, and in the United Kingdom need not be paid in advance, but to British Colonies they are subject, in all respects, to the same rates and regulations as Books.
The postage of Letters to and from Soldiers and Sailors not above half an oz. in weight, prepaid, 1d. in addition to Foreign Country, and no further charge upon re-direction.
All letters for foreign places ought to have their round written on the cover; but if insufficiently paid, they will be forwarded by such route as the payment covers.
The average rate, ;payable as a rule in advance, on letters between the United Kingdom and any place beyond Sea, when conveyed by Private Ship, will be 6d.; but the letter must have the words "by Private Ship" written on the cover. Newspapers are charged at 1d. each.
NEWSPAPERS, Stamped, must be made up in covers open at the sides, have the stamp exposed to view, and be posted within fifteen days of publications ; have no marks or writing, other than the address, which may be written on the paper as well as cover, thereon, or they will be charged 2d. extra. They are forwarded from one part of the Kingdom to another free, except those delivered within three miles of the place where posted, which are charged 1d. Unstamped Newspapers are treated as books, and for places abroad must be registered for circulation at the G.P.O., and paid for when posted.
POST OFFICE REGULATIONS.
BOOK PACKETS may be forwarded by Post within the United Kingdom if the ends be left open, and they be prepaid in stamps at the following rates:- Not exceeding 4oz., 1d.; 8oz. 2d.; 16oz., 4d.; and 2d. additional for every 8oz.. or fractions of same. If unpaid, double letter rates will be charged upon them, but if insufficiently paid, the deficiency and an additional book rate. For places abroad see following Table. A Book Packet may consist of any number of separate books, magazines, circulars, invoices, maps, photographs, or prints, and any quantity of paper, vellum, or parchment, or any mixture of the three, or any legitimate binding, covering or mounting of the same, fixed or detached ,necessary either to their safe transit or pertaining to the (to the exclusion of letters, or any communication of the nature of a letter) and the books, paper and &c., may be printed, written, or plain. No packet must exceed 2 feet in length, width or depth; and to India, Queensland, N.S.Wales and the Continent of Europe, via Belgium,no packet may exceed 3lbs.
Book parcels to foreign countries (mot being our own Colonies) may not have writing in or upon them beyond the address; and for countries through France, may not include any detached mounting, &c., as detailed.