Life Assurance at the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century as Shown in Documents Relating to the Origin, Constitution and Early History of the Scottish Widows' Fund and Life Assurance Society

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Page 63 - But the book is well liked here, and has reeled off in great style. I have two stories on the anvil, far superior to Rob Roy in point of interest. Ever yours, WALTER SCOTT.
Page 6 - That they nave agreed upon and entered into a voluntary Society, for the mutual benefit and interest of every person that shall at any time be a Member thereof, in order to provide for their Wives, Children and other relations, after a more easy, certain and advantageous method than any that hath hitherto been thought of, by an Amicable Contribution, according to certain Articles or Agreements entered...
Page 6 - Wives, Children and other relations, after a more easy, certain and advantageous method than any that hath hitherto been thought of, by an Amicable Contribution, according to certain Articles or Agreements entered into by the said Petitioners for the purposes aforesaid. And it has been humbly certified...
Page 7 - healthful ' man, at any age between 20 and 40, was...
Page 43 - Leith, (who presided,) in a manner beautifully consistent with the exalted piety of his own character and the benevolent design of the Institution, opened and consecrated the business by the utterance of solemn prayer, our first and strongest feeling must be that of humble gratitude to the Supreme Disposer of Events, under whose divine blessing it has been conducted through many early and arduous difficulties to its present secure * D and prosperous situation.
Page 6 - And it has been humbly certified unto us, that their design will be of singular Use and Relief to many Families, by providing for great numbers of Widows and Orphans, who might probably be otherwise left wholly destitute of a maintenance by the sudden death of those on whom they depend.
Page v - Its original prospectus issued in the year 1811 stated that it was a plan to establish a general fund for securing provision to widows, sisters, and other females.
Page 11 - I have seen its members gradually increas" ing from 730 to more than ten times that number ; " the amount of its assurances from L.230,000 to " more than eight millions ; and its capital, which " consisted of L.34,000 stock in the three per cents., •' accumulating to a sum which, if converted into the " same stock, would amount to nearly four millions " and a half. But, what is of much greater conse...
Page xi - No person shall be admitted a member of this Society who is...

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