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Commers of Treasury with Bentham

18 Prisoners lives how to be insured Art. 18. The life of each Prisoner is to be
insured by the said Jeremy Bentham and his said
[Successors for a] Successors at the rate of £100 a head, for a proportionable premium to be paid by the said Lords
Commissioners and their Successors as follows. A
computation shall be formed of the proportionable
number of the said Prisoners that may naturally
be expected to die taking the whole rate of mortality
according to the London
Bills of Mortality
for the standard] taking the proportion of deaths to
of the number of deaths that may be expected to take place among the prisoners within in the course of the each year out of the said number of a thousand prisoners if living at the commencement of such year, taking for the standard the annual proportion of the sum
total of deaths to during a at the end of a year to
that of persons living at the commencement of the said year according to the London
Bills of Mortality, and the calculations thereon
grounded by the late Revd. Dr Price, as the
standard. Such computation being made, the
said Jeremy Bentham and his Successors shall
be at the end of each year be on the one hand made
Creditors to the amount of £100 for every Prisoner
who instance of death among the said Prisoners
which in the course of the said year might
according to such computation have been expected
to take place among the said Prisoners, and on the other hand Debtors
to the said amount of £100 for every instance of
death which within the said period shall actually
have taken place. As for instance supposing example suppose the number

Identifier: | JB/115/056/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 115.


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