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amount of £100 for every death 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 death
which withing the said period shall actually have taken place. As
for example, suppose the number of deaths expected to have
taken place at the end of the year to be to the number of persons
living at the commencement of the said year as 1 to 25, thus
for the said intended number of 1000 Prisoners will make
40 deaths: £4000 then will be the sum which the said intended
Governor will annually be made Creditor for upon the supposition
of his receiving the said number of 1000 Prisoners: and as he
will be made Debtor to the said amount of £100 for every one
which during the said period shall actually have died, it follows
that if 40, as expected, shall have died, neither more nor less,
he will have nothing either to receive or to pay: if, instead of 40,
41, then he will have to pay the amount of £100; if instead
of 40, 39, then he will have to receive to the said amount. But
£4000 for 1000 Prisoners is the same proportion as £4 for 1
Prisoner; it follows therefore that according to the above computation,
£4 will be the premium for which such intended
Governor will be to be made Creditor on account of any individual
Prisoner on the day when delivered to his charge, on condition
of being made Debtor to the amount of £100 in the event
of such Prisoner's dying in his custody within the compass of
a year reckoning from the said day: and so in proportion for
any term less than a year.

Moreover in case of any dispute touching the amount of such
premium or the payment of the said eventual headmoney of
£100 according to the rate of calculation herein above fixed, the
same shall be settled by arbitration as above.

Art 19.
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