Great Southern and Western Life

and Accident Insurance Company

                                                                        No. 21 Carondelet Street.

                                                New Orleans:  May 19th 1866

 

            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 -                                                                           A true copy

                                                                                                C. Williams

                                                                                                            Secty

To Genl Robt E. Lee

            Lexington, Va

 

Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

            19 May 1866

Great S. & W. Life &

Accident Insurance Co

Extends its charter to

include Marine &

Fire insurance