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PRINTED FOR RICHARD PHILLIPS, No. 6, BRIDGE-STREET;
By whom Communications (Post-paid) are thankfully received,

(Price Twelve Shillings half-bound.)

Printed by J. ADLARD, Duke-street, West-Smithfield.

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No. 160.]

AUGUST 1, 1807.

[1 of VOL: 24.

As long as thofe who write are ambitious of making Converts, and of giving to their Opinions a Maximum of "Influence and Celebrity, the most extenfively circulated Miscellany will repay with the greatest Effect the "Curiosity of those who read either for Amusement or Iaftruction." JOHNSON.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

An ACCOUNT of the PROGRESS of IN- 30,400,4871. official value. The amount SURANCE in GREAT BRITAIN. of the Marine Insurance duty in England

ABOUT eighty or an hundred

ago the business of Marine Insurance in this country was inconsiderable. Before that time, Antwerp, and after the decline of Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Venice, and Hamburgh, were the principal places where Insurances were made. This circumstance was one cause of the establishment in 1719 of the two Chartered Companies, the Royal Exchange Assurance, and the London Assurance. The risk in marine insurance may be estimated by the value of the imports into, and exports from, Great Britain, which on an average of five years, ending January 5, 1805, were, imports, 18,861,660l. official value, and exports Houses

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In the year 1803, the gross produce of the marine insurance duty in England was 113,4641. and the aggregate amount of property insured from sea risk, in Great Britain in that year may be estimated at about 100,000,000l.

The property insurable from fire in Great Britain may be comprized under the following heads, viz.

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