The National Quarterly Review Volume 23

The National Quarterly Review Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...gentleman ordered for a year, but which we at once excluded on being made such an oifer--we assure our readers that we never would have mentioned the matter here, had we not learned that this was by no means the only " new feature" by which the Tontine wished to serve the public. We might, perhaps, have been persuaded to take a Tontine policy, however, for what was due to us; but we remembered having received a similar document from the Globe Mutual, which, alth-ugh given to us as an equivalentfor aboutfifiy dollats, we would sell anybody for fifty cents, or less. Since the president of the Globe Mutual claimed great honor on the ground of being the inventor, or author of the "non-forfeiting plan,"which in our case at least, proved the "fo1fei1z'ng plan," we had no wish to receive any further payments in that sort of coin. But let us transcribe the close ot the Underwriter's second paragraph, which runs thus: " We are pleased to learn just as we are closing up this paper, that on Gen. Ludl0w's retirement the stockholders have resolved to reinsure the policies and wind up the com' pany." So are we entirelj " pleased;" nor have we heard of any one who is displeased except the "General" and his colleagues, but, no doubt, those worthy gentlemen will derive considerable consolation in their retirement from the " development of their valuable property." How many more are likely to be placed on the retired list before the end of the year, we have not now either the time or the inclination to determine. Suflice it to say, that most probably the number will prove startling if not respectable. At the same time there is as little reason as ever to...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854675
  • 9781236854674