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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... THE LAW AND PRACTICE 0 MARINE INSURANCE. LECTURE I. CONTENTS. 4 1. General design of the work--$ 2. Division of the subject--$ 3. Preliminary topics--Division--• 4. Subjects embraced under head of the formation and execution of the contract--$ 5. Whether the contract must be in writing--$ 6. Various forms of policy--$ 7. Printed forms--$ 8. By whom policy must be signed-- $ 9. Execution of a policy by an incorporated company--$ 10. Constructive delivery sufficient--§ 11. Agreements to insure--$ 12. May be effected by letters of correspondence--$ 13. Decision in Massachusetts on the que-iion when an agreement to insure is consummated--v 14. Whether parties bound by an entry in the books of an insurance company--$ 15. Inquiry as to the law in England relative to agreements to insure--§ 16. Correction of mistakes in the policy--4 17. In a court of equity an ambiguous policy may be explained by a prior agreement--$ 18. When policy may be rescinded in a court of equity-- $ 19. How far the policy must correspond with a previous agreement-- $ 20. Written words in a policy--$ 21. Memorandum on the back of the policy must be signed--$ 22. Effect of a reference in the policy to other documents-- $ 23. Policy may embrace various subjects--$ 24. Alterations of the policy-- $ 25. Case in illustration--•• 26. Effect of alteration by writing in margin-- $ 27. When policy vacated by an unauthorized alteration, assured not entitled to a return of premium--v 28. What alterations by the laws of England require a new stamp--$ 29. Construction of the act of parliament--$ 30. Effect of a change of voyage after inception of risks--•' 31. Change of the subject insured-- $ 32. Correction of a mistake does not require a new...