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ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE OFFICE

ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE OFFICE

From the office of the corporation of the Royal Exchange Assurance , established by charter and confirmed by act of parliament, for the assurance of lives, granting and purchasing annuities ... Rates of assurances on lives

London: no imprint or date, 1790s
Half-sheet broadside, print area 451 x 263mm, leaf 495 x 320mm, deckle edges on upper, right and lower margins; Strasbourg bend watermark above ‘GR’; ‘G’ of countermark visible in left hand margin. Horizontal and vertical folds, a little dustsoiled.
Bibliography: Not clearly identified but possibly ESTC N44796, a single copy in the National Archives among Pitt the Younger’s papers, with other material dated from the 1780s and 1790s.
£650

An application form for life insurance which, once filled in and accompanied by two references from ‘persons of repute,’ can be taken to the Royal Exchange offices in Pall Mall, open daily until 4pm on weekdays and until 2pm on Saturdays. The applicant must declare if they have had smallpox or gout and whether serving in the army or navy. In the latter case the printed rates do not apply but insurance can be arranged ‘by special agreement’.
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