Ao. 1805 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 154.
Saturday, the 7th of December.
By His Excellency Brigadier General
James Montgomorie, Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary,
and their Dependencies &c. &c. and the Court of Policy, combined with
the Representatives of the Inhabitants of the said Colonies for fixing Colonial
Taxes, &c. &c.
Unto all whom these Presents may or
shall Concern, Greeting! be it known:
Whereas a Statement has been laid before
Us of the Supplies wanted to defray the Annual and Extraordinary Colonial
Expences, the latter including the provision made by the Court to carry into
effect the measures adopted for protecting the Properties of the Inhabitants
against the Depredations of Privateers.
We therefore have fixed and by these
presents do fix, a Colony Tax for the Year 1805, as follows;
That all Proprietors, Renters or
Occupiers of any Plantation or Plantations in the said Colonies or their
Dependencies, Cultivating or preparing to Cultivate, Sugar, Rum, Molasses,
Coffee, Cotton, Cocoa or Indigo, shall Pay the Sum of Four Guilders Ten Stivers
for each Slave attached to or worked upon such Plantation or Plantations,
including House Slaves, Tradesmen, Sailors, Children, Sick, Lame, Superannuated
and Infants, and all other Slaves of every age and description, according to
the returns to be given in as herein aftermentioned.That all other Persons in
the said Colonies or their Dependencies aforesaid, shall Pay a like Sum of four
Guilders and ten Stivers for each of his, her or their Domesticks or House
Slaves of every description.
That further all Persons deriving or who
may derive a Revenue in the said Colonies or their Dependencies, from any other
Source than Military Situations, Salaries from Government, or the Cultivation
of some of the Articles of Produce herein before-mentioned, Shall Pay on the
gross amount of his, her or their said Revenue or Revenues, without deduction
of any Expence, according to the amount of such Revenue or Revenues from the
1st January 1805 to the last day of December of the same Year, and so in
proportion for any shorter period within the present Year, such rate as is
pointed out by the following Classes, viz: - those whose Revenue or Revenues
aforesaid amount to any Sum from [table follows]
1 - f 2000- tot f 3500 - f
2 - f 3500- tot f 5000 - f
3 - f 5000- tot f 6500 - f
4 - f 6500- tot f 8000 - f
5 - f 8000- tot f 10,000 - f
6 - f 10,000- tot f 15,000 - f
7 - f 15,000- tot f 20,000 - f
8 - f 20,000- tot f 25,000 - f
9 - f 25,000- tot f 30,000 - f
10 - f 30,000- tot f 35,000 - f
11 - f 35,000- tot f 40,000 - f
12 - f 40,000- tot f 45,000 - f
13 - f 45,000- tot f 50,000 - f
14 - f 50,000- tot f 55,000 - f
15 - f 55,000- tot f 60,000 - f
16 - f 60,000- tot f 65,000 - f
17 - f 65,000- tot f 70,000 - f
18 - f 70,000- tot f 75,000 - f
19 - f 75,000- tot f 80,000 - f
20 - f 80,000- tot f 85,000 - f
21 - f 85,000- tot f 90,000 - f
22 - f 90,000- tot f 95,000 - f
23 - f 95,000- tot f 100,000 - f
24 - f 100,000- tot f 110,000 - f
25 - f 110,000- tot f 120,000 - f
26 - f 120,000- tot f 130,000 - f
27 - f 130,000- tot f 140,000 - f
28 - f 140,000- tot f 150,000 - f
Excepting from such Payments, respecting
the Tax on Revenues, all Persons whose Annual Income or Incomes, have or have
not respectively for the present Year, exceeded the Sum of 2000 Guilders.
And it hereby ordered, that with respect
to the said Taxes hereby laid on Slaves exact Returns shall be made upon Oath,
as herein after directed, by all Persons subject to such Tax, and by them be
delivered or transmitted to the respective receivers in Essequebo and Demerary
at their respective Offices at the time of Payment herein after fixed, and
which Returns, as far only as concerns the Slaves, shall afterwards be Printed
for Public Information.
And it is further ordered and required
that all and every Persons in these Colonies, without exception, whether they
are or are not liable to the Tax hereby laid on Revenue or Revenues agreeable
to the above mentioned Classes, shall on or before the 15th of March 1806,
declare to which of the said Classes they respectively belong, and also at the
same time further certify and declare upon Oath, to the best of their knowledge
and belief, that the gross Amount as aforesaid of his, her or their Revenue for
the period aforesaid, does not exceed the highest Sum of the Class to which he,
she or they shall have so declared themselves to belong; or (should this be the
case ) that they do not come within the description of any of the said Classes,
either in consequence of their having derived no such Revenue or Revenues at
all, or from their respective Incomes not having Exceeded the Sum of 2000
Guilders for the period aforesaid: - Excepting form the Obligation of taking
the Oath, those who shall declare as aforesaid that they belong to the highest
Class and pay their Tax accordingly, all such Persons being hereby excused from
taking such Oath.
The several Oaths herein mentioned, are
to be taken before the Governor of both Colonies or the Commandeur of
Essequebo, a Member of the court of Policy or of Justices, or before the
Burgher Captains in the respective Districts, such of them not already
qualified being hereby specially authorised thereto by the Court of Policy.
It is likewise ordered that Attestations
of the taking of such Oaths subscribed by the Persons respectively before whom
such Oaths shall be taken shall together with the Returns and Certificates
herein before required, be produced and delivered to the said respective
Receivers at their respective Offices, before the 15th day of march 1806, and
further that the amount of the said respective Taxes, so to be ascertained by
the said returns and Certificates, shall by the Persons liable thereto, be Paid
to the respective Receivers at their respective Offices, in Cash or good Bills
of Exchange to the satisfaction of the said Receivers, all before the 15th day
of march 1806.
All Persons neglecting to give in such
Returns, Certificates and Attestations and to Pay the respective Taxes herein
beforementioned in the manner and before the time above stated shall
immediately on the expiration of such time, become liable to Pay at the
Respective Receiver's Offices, as follows, ( viz: those who shall so neglect
respecting the Tax on Slaves ) their proportion of the said Tax according to
the Returns of Slaves given in by them for the last preceeding Year, with the
addition of one fourth as a Penalty, all at the rate now fixed of Four Guilders
ten stivers for each Slave; and such Persons as may not be known in the Books
of the Receivers, and neglect to declare the number of their Slaves for the
present Year, are to Pay a Sum of Five Hundred Guilders to the Colony Chest; -
and all Persons neglecting as aforesaid with regard to the Tax on Revenues, to
Pay, on the expiration of the aforestated time, the rate fixed for the highest
Class of Income, viz: f. 2543. - 15.
And it is lastly hereby ordered that for
the purpose of receiving the said several Returns and Taxes, the said receivers
shall daily attend at their respective Offices, from the 1st of January 1806
'till the 15th Day of March thereto following, from 9 o'Clock A. M. 'till 1
o'Clock P. M. Saturdays and Sundays excepted.
And that no Ignorance may be pretended
hereof, this present Publication shall be published, affixed and sent round for
Thus resolved in Our Assembly held on
the 28th of November 1805 and Published the 7th of December following.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, D. Secretary.
BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary.
The Attorney at Law Cantzlaar, J. Z.,
persuant [sic] to his former Advertisement, requests all and every Person, who
have any unsettled Business with him, to call at his Office for Liquidation and
Settlement; also that all Persons having entrusted him with their affairs, will
come to take away their Papers before Ultimo December of this Year, as it is
his firm intention to leave this Colony in the begining [sic] of the Year next
For the above purposes, and for Paying
the Debts of the Copartnership of the Honble F. P. Van Berckel L. L. D. and
Cantzlaar, as also of this Private Debts, he will be regularly at his Office
every day. (Sunday excepted) from 8 o'Clock in the Morning untill 3 o'Clock in
Rio Demerary, 6th December 1805.
F. S. Swanke, Sworn Clerk.
PUBLIC AUCTIONS. [heading]
On Thursday the 12th Instant will be
exposed for sale to the highest Bidders, by order of P. Yates Esq at his House
in the New Town: Household Furniture consisting of Mahogany dining tables,
chairs, sophas, side board, a neat mahogany bureau, a medicine shelf, looking
glasses, plated glass and earthen ware, silver spoons, salt cellars and sundry
7e Decbr. 1805. Brereton &
On Wednesday the 11th Instant will be
exposed for sale at the Vendue Office, Fish Hooks, needles, hogsheads of new
London Porter, calicoes, Irish linen, handkerchiefs, waistcoat patterns,
candles, &c. &c.
And precisely at one o'Clock will be
sold a Sloop boat with her rigging and sails compleat, as she now lays off Mr.
December 7th 1805. Brereton &
On Tuesday the 17th Instant will be
exposed for sale to the highest Bidders, by order of J. P. Muncker and E. C.
Eli Esquires, Trustees to the late Ths. F. Wolff deceased, at the House of J.
P. Muncker Esq. on Werk & Rust, - two negro Boys, a milch goat, tables,
chairs, writing desks, bureaus, gold watches, a silver soup ladle, cotton
hammocks, wearing apparel, shades, glass ware &c. &c.
7e Decbr. 1805. Brereton &
On Wednesday the 18th Instant will be
exposed for Sale by order of J. Ceurvorst Esqr, at his House on Werk &
Rust, the following articles, as tea, ladies & Gentlemen's hats, Jewelry,
gloves black silk, silver forks and spoons, Coffee and sauce spoons, nails,
Plantation utensils, ink, powder and pomatum, cherry brandy, vinegar, corks
&c. also a parcel of flour, rice, and sundry other articles.
7th December 1805. Brereton &
On Monday the 23d instant will be sold
by Public Auction at the stores of F. C. Engels Esq. by order of H. D.
Obermuller and F. C. Engels Esqrs. Executors of C. F. Wesendonck, deceased,
furniture, wearing apparel, Negroes, a horse, an excellent new Piano forte and
what further will appear on the day of Sale
7th December 1805. Brereton &
On Tuesday the 24th Instant will be
exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by order of Hugo Cantzlaar J.Z. Esq at
his House on Werk & Rust; House Furniture, viz: a Mahogany Cabinet,
breakfast and dining tables, side boards, a fine Pendule, chairs and pictures,
silver spoons and forks, knives, a blue China table service, plated work,
secretairis, beautiful looking glasses, shades, a Chaise with a loose cap to
it, a Chaise horse, saddles and bridles, glass ware, water casks, water jars,
Kitchen Furniture, some Jewelry, and Negroes among which are House Servants
7th December 1805. Brereton &
The Subscriber requests that no Person
will in future attend to any Demands, under the denomination of Doctors
Charges, on having their Slaves released from the Public Goal [sic] without
previously applying to him or the assistant Surgeon at the Colony Hospital,
where they will be every Morning 'till ten o'Clock and a specific Account, if
any exists, will be rendered.
Demerary, 7th December 1805. Jos:
Having seen an Advertisement in the
Essequebo & Demerary Gazette of the 23d of last Month, from the Exloiteur's
Office, intimating that the half Lot No. 21, with the Buildings thereon front
of Pln. Vlissingen, were to be Sold under Execution the 10th Instant, for
Account of a Demand against Richard Barnes, I beg leave to caution all Persons
whom it may concern from Purchasing the said half Lot No. 21 and Buildings
under such Execution, as a legal and regular Protest has been made by me
against the said sale; the sole and only Title, for the said half Lot no. 21
and Buildings thereon being in my Possession, and Richard Barnes having no
Right or Title, whatever, to the said half Lot and Buildings, so as to
authorize his giving them up under Execution.
Stabroek, 7th December 1805.
Aan alle Heeren Leeden der Societeit
Eendragt word bekend gemaakt, dat, de Ses Maendelyksche by eenkoomst, welke
Ingevolge het 13e Articul van het Regiement den 7 deezer moet gehouden worden
uitgesteld is tot Zaturdag den 14 December 1805, s'middags om 12 Uuren, wanneer
hun Pretentie vriendelyk verzogt word, om te delibereeren ingevolge voornoemde
F. A. Vernede,
Demerary den 7 December 1805.
Just Received and now opening for sale
by the Subscriber, for immediate Payment only; a small assortment of dry Goods
and Ironmongry, among which are India and British Muslins, Durants of various
colours, fine Printed callicoes, gentlemen's silk hose, cotton ditto,
Kersimere, coats and pantaloons, stationary, glass and crockery ware, sets of
tea China, &c. Carpenter's and Cooper's tools, window hooks and staples,
locks and hinges, knives and forks, &c.
Demerary, 7th December 1805. W. Hallstead.
Just Imported in the Ships Demerary and
Duke of Kent, and for Sale by the Subscriber at the Pack house of Messrs. Remy
& Boter, on front of Werk & Rust, for Cash only: - Hams, Cheese,
Butter, Potatoes, Herrings red and white, Ling Fish in boxes, bottled Beer and
Porter, ditto Solid, an assortment of Glass ware, Pennistone and Negro
Blankets, fine salt in barrels, refined sugar, Paint oil and Paints of all
colours, Irish linens, &c. &c.
Demerary, 7th December 1805. M.
Just Imported in the ships Duke of Kent,
Demerary &c. and for sale by the Subscribers at their store in the New
Town: Hams, cheese, red and white herrings, ling fish in boxes, split pease and
barley in kegs, spiced salmon, small Beer, porter, potatoes, soap and candles,
fashionable boots and shoes, very strong shoes, Ladies and Youths ditto, patent
silk hats, Negro hats, jackets and trowsers, ready made clothes, blue
pennistones, broad cloth and kersimeres, 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, 24 and 30d nails,
iron pots, grid irons, Earthen ware, tin and glass ditto, an assortment of
stationary, Irish linen and sheeting, printed cambricks, plain ditto, fancy
muslins, linen and cotton checks, a variety of Carpenter's and Cooper's tools,
brass cocks, plated goods consisting of tea pots, coffee biggins, candlesticks,
ink stands, pint mugs, table spoons, fruit and bread baskets, paints and paint
oil, fish sauces, knives and forks, hinges and bolts, Gin in cases, London
particular Madeira wine in pipes, half pipes and quarter casks, old Jamaica rum
&c. Cotton, Coffee or Cash, will be taken in Payment.
Demerary, 7th December 1805. James
Lyon & Co.
A Vendre pour Comptant chez N. Winandy
a[grave?] Stabroek, une Petite quantie[grave] de Livres Franc[cedila?] dont le
Catalogue fe trouve chez lui.
Demerary, 7 Decembre 1805.
Den Ondergeteekende adverteerd aan zyn
Vrienden dat by met de laast gearriveerde scheepen heest onsangen, een
assortement tafel messen en vorken, syne pennesmessen, dito schaaren, gemeene
en fyne scheermessen, pleete kandelaars, pleece soep leepels en een leepels,
brittannies, perl quasten, lay waagens, stoffers, een assortement Neeger
kleederen, avegans, bylen, haalmessen, kuyper dissels, hand zaagen, trossels,
saag fylen, nieuw moodisch knoopen, split pees, paerl gort, hysond thee, joosjes
thee, brood zuyker, mostard, een quantiteit yzer potten in soorten, en meer
Demerary den 7 December 1805.
Now Landing from the Brig Salerno,
Newfoundland Cod Fish in 3, 4, 6 and 8 Quintal Casks, for Sale by
Demerary, 7th December 1805. James
Imported in the Ship Demerary, Capt.
Inglis from Liverpool, and for Sale by the Subscriber. - New double Rose Butter
in firkins and half firkins, Porter and Ale in tierces, Draught porter of an
Excellent quality in hogsheads, rounds of beef, hams, tongues, Tripe, Ling
Fish, cheese, potatoes, Hyson tea, pickles in boxes contain 1 jar chow-chow, 1
ditto picallilo, 1 ditto cucumbers, 1 ditto walnuts, 1 ditto onions, 1 do
sasiphere[somewhat illegible], 1 do califlowers, 1 do. brown mushrooms, 1 ditto
white ditto, 4 ditto mustard, 1 do. capers, and one bottle of olives;
Sweetmeats in boxes containing one jar strawberries, 1 ditto raspberries, 1
ditto cherries, 1 ditto green appricots [sic], 1 do. currant jelly, 1 do. black
ditto, 1 do. gooseberries, 1 ditto damsons, 1 do. black currants, 1 do. red
currants; Raspberry and Cherry Brandy, fine Irish linen, gentlemen's fine
shirts and cravats, fine cotton stockings, counterpanes, linen and cotton
check, marseilles quilting, superfine corbeau, blue and French black cloths,
unlined Negro Jackets and wrappers, boots, Gentlemen's and Ladies shoes, Rose
and Lavender water, white soap in boxes, Windsor soap. Tooth Brushes,
Gentlemen's silk hats, Windsor chairs, fashionable Gigs and harness, cordage
assorted, blue, green-edge and cream coloured Earthen ware, pen and pocket
knives, Hunting and plain gold watches, Family Medicine chests, anchors, coal
and common tar &c.
Vlissingen, 7th December 1805. James
Opgevischt een Geboede Corjaal, dewelke
kan Toonen zyner Eygendom te zyn, kan dezelve bekoomen teegens betaalen, der
onkosten op Plantagie L'Espirance [sic].
Demerary den 7 December 1805. E. A.
For Sale by the Subscriber, at his Store
on the American Stelling London Particular Madeira Wine in pipes, hogsheads and
by the dozen, Port wine in casks of 3 to 9 dozen each, Brandy in pipes and
demejohns, Gin in pipes and cases, Noyeau in cases, Hock in do, Tobacco in
barrels, Negro pipes, Tar in barrels, and a quantity of Cordage.
Demerary, 30th November 1805 Francis
Printed and Published by E. J. Henery
& Co., Stabroek.
Saturday the 7th December 1805.
The Subscribers have for sale a few pipes,
hogsheads and quarter casks of London particular Madeira wine, imported in the
Ship Cumberland, Capt. Langley; Also the cargo of the Ship George, Capt.
Greenough from Boston, consisting of white pine boards and plank of an
excellent quality, red oak shooks, clapboards, shingles, cod fish in hogsheads
and boxes, Mackarel, Alewives &c.
Telford, Naghten & Co.
Cumingsburg, 7th December 1805.
Plan of a Lottery made by T. Quiding,
with His Honor the Governor's Permission agreeable to an Appraisement of the
Prises [sic] by Messrs. J. J. Bateling and Jno: Nilson.
Art. 1st This Lottery will consist of
Eighty Four Tickets, at one Hundred and Thirty two guilders, amounting to f.
Art. 2d All Purchasers of Tickets in
this Lottery, will sign their names opposite the number Corresponding with
their Tickett or Tickets, In a Book kept for that Purpose.
Art. 3d. All Purchasers of Tickets will
give their Obligation for the same, Payable One Month after the day of the
drawing of this lottery, of which timely Notice will be given in the Demerary
Art. 4th This Lottery will be Drawn by
two children, In the presence of a Secretary's Clerk, who will keep a List of
the numbers and another a List of the corresponding Blancks and Prizes.
Art. 5th The Prizes will be delivered
the day after the Drawing of this Lottery, or on the same day.
LIST OF PRIZES. [indented sub-heading]
No. 1. A Schooner Boat compleat, 36 feet
by 12 feet wide, 6 feet deep. f. 4400
No. 2 a Boat Captain Named Jack F.
No. 3 a Sailor Negro Named Billy f.
No. 4 a Sailor Negro Named Marcus f.
No. 5 an Elegant Organ f. 550.
No. 6 A Bureau f. 264.
No. 7 Five Pictures f. 146.
Premium No. 1 shall be for the Number
previous to the Highest Prize. [right pointing brace]
2d for the Number immediately after the
drawing of the Highest Prize f. 264.
Demerary, 7th December 1805 f.
N.B.N.B.N.B. Just published, at the
House of N. Volkerts ( where the Printing Office is kept ) price 4 guilders in
Cash, an Almanack for the Year 1806, expressly calculated for these Colonies,
printed in the English Language, and containing besides all the customary
information, the times of Meeting of the different Courts of Essequebo and
Demerary, Lists of the Civil and Criminal Government, the Public Officers in
the Courts of Justice and Colleges, &c. &c. Printed for the
Subscriber, who has left for sale a few pounds of best Gun Powder.
Stabroek, 7th December 1805. N.
A few remaining Translations of the
Regulations for the administration of Justice and the manner of the proceedings
in the [illegible] Essequebo and Demerary, framed by the Committee of Ten and
approved of by their High Mightinesses, the Lords States General of United Netherlands,
dated October 1774, are to be had at the reduced Price of three Dollars, by
Stabroek, 7th December 1805. N.
For Sale: - A very convenient family
house, almost new with good Stabling and out Buildings, situate on Lot No. 206
in Cumingsburg, in the Public road, for further Particulars apply to
Demerary, 7th December 1805. R.
List of Vessels Entered and Cleared from
the 30th of November to the 7th December 1805.
2d Decb. Schr. Argo, Capt. T. Simmons,
4th. Decb. Schr. Johnston, Capt. T. G.
Amis, from Barbados.
5th. Decb. Brig Rising Sun, Capt. E.
Salter, from Portsmouth.
7th. Decb. Schr. Industry, Capt. S.
Thompson, from Bath, N. A.
7th. Decb. Ship Four Sisters, Capt. H.
Anderson, from Boston.
7th. Decb. Brig Lord Duncan, Capt. W.
Greenidge, for Barbados.
7th. Decb. Brig Joseph, Capt. H.
McClintock, for Wilmington.
[List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves
– no photocopy made for transcription]
Printed by E. J. Henery, Stabroek.