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London:
PRINTED FOR RICHARD PHILLIPS, No. 6, BRIDGE-STREET;

By whom Communications (Post-paid) are thankfully received.

(Price Twelve Shillings half-bound.)

Printed by J. LULARD, Dulie-street, West-Smithfield.

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THE

MONTHLY MAGAZINE No. 100.]

AUGUST 1, 1807. [1 of Vol: 24.

6 AS lag as those who write are ambitious of making Converts, and of giving to their Opinions a Maximum of

** Iofuence and Celebrity, the mof extensively circulated Miscellany will repay, with the greated Effect the * Carisáty of those who read either for Amusement or Infruction." JOHNSON.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.
An account of the PROGRESS of in- 30,400,4871. ufficial value. The amount

SURAXcE in GREAT BRITAIN. of the Marine Insurance duty in England
A

BOUT eighty or an hundred years and Scotland for the year ending Janu

ago the business of Marine Insu- ary 5, 1806 was 215,4851. which, if dirance in this country was inconsiderable. vided into one hundred parts, above nineBefore that time, Antwerp, and after the ty seven would be found to be contridecline of Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotter- buted by private underwriters, little more dam, Venice, and Hamburgh, were thic than two parts by the Royal Exchange principal places where Insurances were Assurance, and considerably less than made. This circumstance was one cause one part by the London Assurance, of the establishment in 1719 of the two In the year 1809, the gross produce of Chartered Companies, the Royal. Ex- the marine, insurance duty in England change Assurance, and the London As- was 113,4641. and the aggregate amount surance. The risk in marine insurance of property insured from sea risk, in Great may be estimated by the value of the im- Britain in that year inay.be estimated at ports into, and exports from, Great Bri- about 100,000,0001. tal, which on an average

of five years, The property insurable from fire in euding January 5, 1805, were,.imporis,, Great Britain inay be comprized under 18,861,660). official value, and exports the following heads, viz.. Houses

£.270,000,000 Furniture.

135,000,000 Household Stuff, viz. Clothes

15,550,000 (Plate.

10,000,000 Jewels and Trinkets

5,000,000 Clocks and Watches

2,000,000 Books.

*5,00,000 Wine

2,00,0000, House and Table Linen

3,000,000 Horses and Carriages

2,000,000 Other Articles

5,450,000

50,000,000 Add for Scotland, one-tenth

5,000,000

55,000,000 Agricultural Stock, i. c. Wheat, Oats, Beans, &c. .

3200,000 British Manufactures for Home Consumption, viz. Woollens

11,000,000 Cotton

6,000,000 Leather

12,000,000 Linen

2,000,000 Hemp

2,000,000 Glass

2,000,000 Paper

1,000,000 Porcelain and Pottery

2,000,000 Silk

3,000,000 Hardware

6,000,000 Beer

10,000,000 Spirits

4,000,000 boap

1,500,000 Salt

1,000,000 Candles

2,000,000

Carry over 6.65,500,000 492,500,000 MONTHLY Mac, No. 160.

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