The Eagle Fire Company of New York: a history of its first century with portraits and illustrations

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Printed for the Company, 1906 - 119 pages
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Page 37 - All persons insured by this Company, sustaining any loss or damage by fire, are forthwith to give notice to the company, and as soon after as possible, to deliver in as particular an account of their loss or damage, signed with their own Hands, as the nature of the case will admit of, and make proof of the same by their Oath or Affirmation...
Page 76 - How shall I record the events of last night, or how attempt to describe the most awful calamity which has ever visited these United States? The greatest loss by fire that has ever been known, with the exception, perhaps, of the conflagration of Moscow, and that was an incidental concomitant of war. I am fatigued in body, disturbed in mind, and my fancy filled with images of horror which my pen is inadequate to describe.
Page 37 - London, or to the known agents of the corporation, and within fifteen days after such fire deliver in as particular an account of their loss or damage as the nature of the case may admit, and make proof of the same by their oath or affirmation, and...
Page 37 - In case any difference shall arise, touching any Loss or Damage, it may be submitted to the Judgment of Arbitrators, indifferently chosen, whose award in writing shall be binding on the parties.
Page 37 - ... and knows or verily believes, that he, she, or they, really and by misfortune, and without fraud or evil practice, hath or have sustained by such fire loss and damage to the amount therein mentioned...
Page 36 - Goods held in Trust, or on Commission, are to be declared as such; otherwise the Policy will not extend to cover such Property.
Page 36 - Goods, and shall cause them to be described in the Policy otherwise than they really are, so as the same be charged at a lower Premium than is herein proposed, or if such Description be false, or fraudulent, such Insurance will be void and of no effect.
Page 36 - In the insurance of goods, wares or merchandise,' the building or place in •which the same are deposited is to be described, the quality and description of such goods, also whether any hazardous trade Is carried on, or any hazardous articles deposited therein; and if any person or persons shall insure his or their buildings or goods...
Page 34 - Guard against Calamities of this Nature, has been the primary Motive of this Institution, and the Directors engage to conduct its Concerns with a Fairness, Candour and liberality, which will justly entitle it to the Confidence and Patronage of the Public. No Insured Person will be liable to make good the losses of others; but in case of Fire, the Sufferer will be duly indemnified.
Page 76 - ... per cent, of the losses. The unfortunate stockholders lose all. In this way I suffer directly, and in others indirectly, to a large amount. The Mayor, who has exerted himself greatly in this fearful emergency, called the Common Council together this afternoon for the purpose of establishing private...

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