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AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT

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AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT When t he duty of 3s. per cent. was charged upon policies, persons did not insure to the full value of their stock in trade, furniture, &L, therefore, when a fire did occur they were only partially com- pensated for their loss; but it is confidently expected, now that insurance policies are reduced one- half, that the public will insure to the full amount of their property. The insurance companies afford. to the public every facility for effecting an insurance from the .£50 of a working man to the < £ 100,000 of the wealthy trader; and one need only walk over the Royal Insurance Buildings, Lombard-street, London, or a branch office of the same company in Liverpool, Manchester. Bir- mingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Halifax, Letds. Shef- field, Bristol, Southampton, Dublin, &c. &c ,or any of the other numerous agencies of the company throughout the country, to see that the public have not been slow to avail themselves of the facilities offered. At th e princely establishment in London, the visitor would be shown into apartments peculiarly adapted for business, and would have prospectuses given him which apply to every calling in life. He could be instructed in the easiest mode of insuriBg his property, and all the necessary arrangements could be carried out without trouble to himself. The subject of the reduction of the tax on fire in- surance policies cannot be too frequently brought before the notice of the public. Let it be remembered that from the 25th of June, 1865, the Government duty was reduoed from 3s. to Is. 6d. per cent., and in- sura-nee companies, with a liberality peculiar to that branch of trade, have in many instances given the public the whole benefit of such redaction. Those, therefore, who now neglect to insure to the full value of their property deserve the loss they suffer when a fire occurs. The total annual charge for insuring furniture generally, including china, glass, pottery, pictures, jewellery, books, linen, clothing, & in an ordinary dwelling house, according to the new and. greatly reduced tables of the Royal Insurance Company, is 7s. for £ 200, 10s. 6d. for £ 300, 14s. for £ 400. 17s. 6d. for £ 500, £ 1 las. for XION, &e. &c. The responsibility will now rest on the head of leveiry master of a family who neglects to use the means offered to him, by the present reduced chargs, to make himself entirely secure; and if, in consequence of this neglect, a loss of property ensues from any accidental fire, and he is uninsured, at the time, he will have cause to regret his folly and impro- vidence. Those who have hitherto insnrscL but not to the full value of their property, because of the enormous charge for duty, will now be able to apply the amount of daty they save by the Government re- duction to increase their insurances, so as fully to cover the value of their buildings or goods, It is a well-known fact within the experience of the insurance offices that buildings and furniture espe- cially.are at present so insufficiently insured as to pro- duce serious loss and inconvenience in case of a fire occurring. The present is, therefore, an excellent op- portunity of increasing the amount insured, without any additional payment. Now, if the owner of a house, which it would cost him fally.21,500 to rebuild, has hitherto only insured for < £ 1,000, in consequence of the heavy Government tax, but has naturliiilly felt uncomfortable in his mind from the continued remembrance that, if a fire con- sumeil his property, he would only receive two-thirds ef the loss he woald then have sustained- He has paid for his insurance as nnder < £ 1,000—Premium, Is. 6d. percent £ 0 15 0 •Duty, 3s 1 10 0 £ ?, 5 0 He will now wisely determine to insure for the full value of his house, and he will have to pay £ 1,500—Premium, Is. 6d. per cent. XI 2 6 Duty, Is. 6d. 1 2 6 £ 2 5 0 I Precisely the same amount as before, and his mind from that moment will be at ease. Every prudent person may apply this to his own case, whatever it may be. It applies as much to a case where Y,100 only is the value insured, as if it were £ 10,000. Whatever the property may be, few or noil, of those who seriously consider the subject will pause for a single day in acting on the lesson which it, teaches. «-

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