1799.022: Constitution of Mutual Insurance Company Against Fire on Goods.
Full Title: Constitution, rules and regulations, of the Mutual Insurance Company Against Fire on Goods and Furniture in the State of Virginia: : established agreeable to the act of the General Assembly of the state of Virginia, passed the eighth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, as is hereby agreed upon, by the subscribers present in person, or by deputy, at a meeting held at Richmond, the twenty-sixth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight; and as amended at the general meeting held on the 9th, 12th and 14th of January, 1799, viz: ...
Author: Mutual Insurance Company Against Fire on Goods and Furniture in the State of Virginia.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Uncertain
Description: [4 pgs.]; 38 cm. (fol.).
This company was a follow-on project of William Frederick Ast (d. 1807), founder of the Mutual Assurance Society Against Fire on Buildings of the State of Virginia; the company was incorporated under Chap. LVII of the Acts of the November 1795 Assembly, enacted just two weeks before the first annual meeting of the antecedent society, and was evidently expected to offer coverage for the contents of the various structures insured by that society. Only recorded copy is held by the Virginia Historical Society as part of their collection of the papers of the Mutual Assurance Society Against Fire on Buildings; their catalogue reports the older group as author of this 1799 text despite the legal distinction between the two entities. As with most imprints issued by the Mutual Assurance Society Against Fire on Buildings, this title lacks printer credit, echoing the society's practice of employing unnamed job printers.