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STATEMENT
The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York,

BIOHARD A. HQURDY, President.

For the yoor onding Decombor 31st, 1887.
ASSETS .......

........$118,806,851 88.

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To Reserve for Policies in force

and for risks terminated . $112, 480,096 00 “ Premiums received in advance 82314 86 " Surplus at four per cont...... 6,294,441 52

By Bonds Secured by Mortgages on
Real Estate

... $19,618,208 08
“ United States and other Bonds, 43,489,877 81
“ Real Estate and Loans on Col-
laterals. .........

... 20, 169,173 87 " Cash in Banks and Trust Com

panies at interest ...... 2019,882 66 w Interest aocrued, Premiums de

ferred aud in transit and Sun-
dries........ ............... 2,973, 109 08

$118,806,851 88

$118.800,851 88

I have carefully examinod the foregoing statement and ind the same to be correct.

A. N. WATERHOUSE, Auditor.
From the Surphus above stated a dividend will be apportioned as usual
Risks

Risks
Year.
Assumed.
Outstanding.

Surplus.
1984 ........
$34,621,420.

$351,789,285.

............$4,743,771
1885.
46,207,199 ........
808 981,441..

6.012,034
.66,832,719.. .............

393,809,203 .......
1837.
.... 69, 457, 438.....

427,6:28,233........... ....

6,294,442 NEW YORK, January 25, 1888.

ROBERT A. GRANNISS, Vice-President.
ISAAC F. LLOYD, 20 Vice-President.

WILLIAM J, LASTON, Secretary.

1886 ....

... 5,649 568

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SAMUEL E. SPROULLS, | F. RATCHFORD STARR, JULIEN T. DAVIES,
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Lewis May,

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SAMUEL D. BABCOCK, OLIVER HARRIMAN, S. VAN RENSSELAER CRUGER,
GEORGE S. COR,
HENRY W. SMITH,

CHARLES R. HENDERSON,
JOHN E. DEVELIN,

ROBERT OLYPHANT, GEORGR BLISS
RICHARD A. McCURDY, GBORGE F. Baker

RUPUS W. PECKHAM,
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J. HOBART HERRICK
HERMANX C. Vox Post DUDLEY OLCOTT,

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ROBEKT A. GRANNISS,

NICHOLAS C. MILLER.
HENRY H. ROGERS,
INO.W. AUCHINCLOSE
THEODORE MORPORA,
WILLIAM BABCOCK,
PRISTON B, PLUM&
Wu. D. WASHBURI

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