tten in Boston by the Sun Company (English) in 1728.
Some insurance was done in Philadelphia in 1752.
The first fire insurance policy issued in the United States was in Hartford.
Conn., in 1794, under the unofficial title of Hartford fire insurance co.
Sixteen years after, in 1810, the Hartford Fire Insurance Company was organized.
From 1801-10 there were 60 charters issued; 1811-20, 43; 1821-30, 149; 1831-40, 467; 1841-50, 401; 1851-60, 896; 1861-70, 1,041.
From Jan. 1, 1880, to Dec. 31, 1889, property of the citizens of the United States was insured against fire and accident on ocean, lake, and river, and by tornado, to the amount of over $120,000,000,000, for premiums of $1,156,675,391, and losses were paid of $647,726,051, being 56 per cent. of the premiums.
The condition and transactions of fire companies doing business in the United States on Jan. 1, 1899, were as follows:
Number of Companies. Capital. Assets Exclusive of Premium Notes.Net Surplus Cash Premiums Rec