Chicago in 1864: Annual Review of the Trade, Business and Growth of Chicago and the Northwest; Annual Statistics of by Unknown AuthorChicago in 1864: Annual Review of the Trade, Business and Growth of Chicago and the Northwest; Annual Statistics of by Unknown Author

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Excerpt from Chicago in 1864: Annual Review of the Trade, Business and Growth of Chicago and the Northwest; Annual Statistics of Railroads, Banking and Insurance; The Grain, Provision and Lumber Trade

This enterprise has been inaugurated and prosecuted to completion for the Company, under the supervision Of G. F. Bissell, Esq., who, as General Agent of the Company, has the entire management of the affairs of the institution in its Western Department.

The business features Of the office deserve a moment's notice. This institution is de voted to the business of fire insurance exclusively, which is prosecuted through an extensive system of agencies, located throughout the different States before alluded to - these agencies, between four and five hundred in number, each submit their monthly returns Of all trans actions and receipts to this office the same as if it were an independent othee - all losses occurring on its territory are adjusted and paid through this Department, so that the Office combines all of the features of a local company, doing a vast business throughout a dozen different States. This division Of Eastern and Western business is found both advantageous and necessary for various reasons, we will not take time to state here - it is a feature, however, that certainly should be popular with Western customers of the Company, and the substantial prosperity of the institution renders abundant proof that it is so.

The business of the Office, including the necessary supervision of its large field, the adjustment of losses, location of agencies, and a multitude of other matters connected with an extensive agency business, requires a large clerical force, and gives employment to a variety of the best business talent. The Office labors Of the Department are performed by the General Agent and a force of eight assistants, while four adjusting and supervising assistants are employed outside the Office.

The department Of supplies is one Of no small importance in an Office like this. More than miscellaneous advertisements are distributed from this office annually, through its agencies; besides the blanks consumed by so large a number of agents, each one Of which requires 'a complete outfit of books, blanks, &c amounts to an enormous aggregate, and furnishes no inconsiderable sum of business for Chicago printers. Happening into the printing department of the Tribune, a day or two since, we Observed a single edition Of calendars being struck Off, amounting to nearly for the agencies of this Company.

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Title:Chicago in 1864: Annual Review of the Trade, Business and Growth of Chicago and the Northwest…Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.09 inPublished:December 4, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:024313035X

ISBN - 13:9780243130351

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