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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

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    BE IT KNOWN THAT ..... John Smith... as well in their own name, as for and in the Name and Names of all every other Person or Persons to whom the same doth, may or, shall appertain, in part or in all, doth make Assurance, cause themselves and them and every of them, to be insured lost or not lost at and from ....London...upon any kind of Goods and merchandises, and also upon the body, Tackle, Apparel,Ordnance, Munition, Artillery, Boat and other Furniture, of and in the good Ship or Vessel called the ... Saucy Sue...whereof ...Peter Master, under God, for this present Voyage,or whosoever else shall go for master in the said Ship, or by whatsoever other Name or Names the same Ship, or the Master thereof, is or shall be named or called, beginning the Adventure upon the said Goods and Merchandises, from the loading thereof aboard the said Ship as above upon the said Ship, &c, as above,and shall so continue and endure, during her Abode there, upon the said Ship, &c ; and further until the said Ship, with all her Ordnance, Tackle, Apparel, &c, and Goods and Merchandises whatsoever, shall be arrived at as above,upon the said Ship, &c, until she hath moored at Anchor Twenty-four Hours in good Safety,and upon the Goods and Merchandises until the same be there discharged and safety landed ;and it shall be lawful for the said Ship, &c, in this voyage to proceed and sail to and touch and stay at any Ports or Places whatsoever and wheresoever for all purposes without Prejudice to this insurance. The said Ship, &c, Goods Merchandises, &c, for so much as concerns the Assured, by agreement between the Assured and Assurers in this policy are and shall be valued at Five Hundred Pounds

    TOUCHING the adventures and Perils which we the Assurers are consented to bear and to take upon us in this Voyage, they are of the Seas, Men-of-War, Fire, Enemies, Pirates,Rovers, Thieves, Jettisons, Letters of Mart and Countermart, Surprisals, Takings at Sea,Arrests, Restraints and Detainments of all Kings, Princes and People, of what Nation,Condition, or Quality soever, Barratry of the Master and Mariners, and all other Perils, Losses and Misfortunes that have or shall come to the Hurt, Detriment, or Damage of the said Goods and Merchandises and Ship, &c, or any Part thereof ; and in case of any Loss or Misfortune, it shall be lawful to the Assured, their Factors, Servants and Assigns, to sue, labour, and travel for, in and about the Defence, Safeguard and Recovery of the said Goods and Merchandises and Ship, &c, or any part thereof, without Prejudice to this Insurance ; to the Charges whereof we, the Assurers, will contribute, each one according to the Rate and Quantity of his sum herein assured. And it is especially declared and agreed that no acts of the of the Insurer or Insured in recovering, saving, or preserving the property insured, shall be considered as a waiver of acceptance of abandonment. And it is agreed by us, the Insurers, that this Writing or Policy of Assurance shall be of as much Force and Effect as the surest Writing or Policy of Assurance heretofore made in Lombard Street, or in the Royal Exchange, or elsewhere in London.And so we, the Assurers, are contented, and do hereby promise and bind ourselves each onefor this own part, our Heirs Executors and Goods, to the Assured, their Executors,Administrators and Assigns, for the true Performance of the Premises, confessing ourselves paid the Consideration due unto us for this Assurance by the and after the Rate of One Per Cent

    IN WITNESS whereof, we the assurers, have subscribed our Names and Sums Assured in LONDON

    N.B : Corn, Fish, Salt, Fruit, Flour and Seed are warranted free from Average, unless general,or the Ship be stranded ; Sugar, Tobacco, Hemp, Flax, Hides and Skins are warranted free from Average, unless Five Pounds per Cent ; and all other Goods, also the Ship and Freight,are warranted free from Average under three Pounds per Cent, unless general, or the ship be stranded.

    They don't write insurance policies like that, any more.
    Last edited by Andrew Craig-Bennett; 11-07-2017 at 12:43 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    BC Coast

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    probably just as well......LOL
    I have in my archive a couple of those old legal documents. Kind of fun to wade through the document though....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Entry Level

    Default Re: Poetry

    Takes a lot of &c to get it done, apparently.

    The adventures and perils part could be most of a song.

    What's the story with the bolding?
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Tacoma, WA

    Default Re: Poetry

    It isn't classic unless it has a couple of "here and forthwith" phrases in it.
    Have a Holly Jolly Christmas🎅

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