The Times, Friday, Mar 23, 1866; pg. 11; Issue 25453; col G

                         THE LOSS OF THE LONDON.

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                        TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.

Sir, - It is not the practice of most great shipowners and companies, including, I believe, Messrs. WIGRAM, to insure their vessels against loss in any of the great marine insurance offices, as it is customary for them to keep up a sort of insurance fund of their own, which provides against the loss of any of their vessels.

A few days after the loss of the London I was given to understand by a gentleman connected with a large marine insurance-office that Messrs. WIGRAM had insured the London at his office for a large amount just previous to her departure, in addition to their own insurance fund.

Now, if this should prove to be the case, the public have a right to know whether the extra weight of insurance was caused by any fear on the part of Messrs. WIGRAM of the extra weight of her cargo.

          I am, Sir,

               ONE WHO HAS SAFELY WEATHERED FOURTEEN HOURS

                    OF A CYCLONE IN AN AUSTRALIAN PACKET SHIP.