From Samuel Greenhow
Richmond 25th Octr 1809.
You executed two declarations for assurance some time past, which were delivered at this Office by the S. Agent Mr Dawson; with verbal Instructions, that, they should not be recorded until you directed it.—As there were no written Instructions to hold them up, I did not wish to take them into my Keeping, since it is my duty to record every declaration on receipt of it, & to address a letter to the proprietor of the houses intended to be Assured informing of the præmium, unless I have written Orders, as to any delay—After recording the declaration, the præmium accruse & must be charged on the books.
Will you Sir, be good enough to direct, whether, I shall immediately record these declarations—whether I shall return them—or whether I shall continue to hold them subject to your future Orders.—
The præmiums of Assurance will be, as on the other side.—
P.S. I should have called on you while you were in this City; but being much engaged, I delayed it until you had set off on your Return—which I had been informed would not be so soon; hence I am obliged to trouble you with this Letter.
|Value||⅕||Insurable||amount of premm|
|Dwellg house||1 600||120||480||〃||1½||〃||7.20|
|Sum to be Insured||$||Total præmium||$|
equal to an Average of $2⁴³⁄₁₀₀ pr hundred dollars, to be paid as the price of a right to future Assurance at the rate of about 35 Cents per annum on each $100.—
|Rate of Præmiums—|
|merchant mill.||Stone, wooden cover||$2.||prCt|
|over $5000. value||.50||〃 〃|
|Dwellg house||Stone, Wooden cover|
|Ditto||Stone, Wooden cover|
|Grist-mill||Body Stone, wooden cover|
|Wing all wood.|
RC (DLC); addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson. Albermarle”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Nov. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Remainder on verso of address cover.
- building materials; stone search
- Dawson, William; and Mutual Assurance Society search
- Greenhow, Samuel; and Mutual Assurance Society search
- Greenhow, Samuel; letters from search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Richmond search
- Mutual Assurance Society; and TJ’s insurance search
- Shadwell mills; and toll mill search
- Shadwell mills; TJ’s insurance for search