<br /> Lee Letter: wl163

Washington and Lee University

Sender: C. Williams
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

At a meeting of the Stockholders of the Great Southern & Western Life and Accident Insurance Company – convened for the purpose & held on Friday Evening May 18th Twenty Four Hundred & Seventy five Shares being represented – on motion of Genl F. J. Herron – duly seconded – it was unanimously

Resolved – That inasmuch as this Company seems to have attained unprecedented popularity so easily in its existence, & as its numerous friends & patrons have frequently expressed the desire that Fire & Marine Insurance should be connected with its business, that the Board of Directors shall be & they are hereby authorized to avail themselves – acting on the part of this Company – of the privileges, rights & powers granted such institutions by the Statutes of the State of Louisiana, & to amend, alter or extend its Charter as to include Fire & Marine Insurance as a part of its regular business, or in such manner to carry out the purposes herein intended to be set forth, as may be required by Law –

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C. Williams Secty

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “19 May 1866 Great S. & W. Life & Accident Insurance Co Extends its charter to include Marine & Fire insurance.”