Ao. 1806 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 178.
Saturday, the 24th of May.
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Mr. William Barrett, in 14 days.
Mrs. Mary Lookey, in 14 days.
Mr. Richard Deane, in 14 days.
Mr. P. Sweeny, in 14 days.
Mr. T. H. Parkinson, in 14 days.
Mrs. Broekhoff van Jaarsveld, Widow,
with the first Convoy.
Mr. J. C. M'Farlane, with the first
J. C. Stadtman, Senior Clerk.
The Undersigned Receiver of the King's
Chest in Essequebo requests those who have not paid up the Taxes of the last
Year, to with-hold them till further notice, or he comes among them
May 23, 1806. Theophilus Williams,
Receiver of the Sorvereign's Chest of
Pursuant to a Proclamation of the Hon.
Court of Policy, and by permission of the Hon. F. P. van Berckel, Fiscal, on
the 10th of June, will be sold, at public Vendue, a Male Ass, light coloured
head, and body very dark, confined on the 22d instant. Meanwhile the Owner may
have him restored on paying the expences to
Stabroek, May 24, 1806. J. Runnels,
Pursuant to a Proclamation of the Hon.
Court of Policy, and by permission of the Hon. F. P. van Berckel, Fiscal, on
the 10th of June, will be sold, at public Vendue, a black Horse, with a white
spot on his forehead, confined by Mr. Manges, Manager of Plantation Ruymveld,
on the 13th instant. Meanwhile the Owner may have him restored, on paying the
J. Runnels, J.Z.
Stabroek, May 24, 1806. Sheriff.
All Persons having Demands against
Plantation Union, on the West Coast of Berbice, are requested to render their
Accounts as early as possible, either to Simon Fraser, Esq. upon the aforesaid
Plantation, or to the Subscriber on Plantation Coldingen, on the East Coast.
Demerary, May 18, 1806. James Ogle.
De Ondergeteekende maakt nogmaals by
deze bekend, dat hy voorneemens is (met het Juny Convooy) deze Colonie te
verlaaten, verzoekende dus nogmaals, die iets van hem mogt te pretendeeren
hebben, zulks op te koomen geeven, ten einde accoord bevonde wordende, daar
voor de betaaling te ontsangen.
Hy presenteered nogmaals zym [sic]
Plantage [sic] Fielicite te koop; iemand daartoe geneege zynde, addresseere zig
aan de Heer James Ogle, welke geauthoriseered is tot de verkoop. Hy
presenteerd meede nog een extra goed rypaard, 8 schaapen, 1 ram, 6 lammeren van
een groot soort, en eenige meubelen.
Demerary, den 18 Mey 1806. James Samms.
Strayed Away, a few days since, a tall
Negro man, of the Mandingo Nation, who speaks no English, having been only Two
months in the Colony. The Subscriber will be thankful for any information
respecting him, and a Reward for taking him up will be paid on his delivery to
Demerary, May 24, 1806. I. C.
The Subscriber respectfully informs the
Ladies and Gentlemen of these Colonies, that he has just received (in addition
to his late importation) an elegant assortment of Goods, per Ship Isabella,
Capt. W. Barr, from London, which he will sell at reduced prices, for immediate
payment in Cash, Coffee, or Cotton, at Colony price.
Broad Cloth, consisting of superfine
Scarlet, second quality ditto, superfine Yellow, superfine Drab, &
Bottle-Green & Blue ditto.
Ladies' Boots and Shoes, Gentlemen and
Youth's ditto, Men's strong shoes, Children's ditto assorted, & Ladies'
Sandals & Velvet ditto
Superfine marseilles Waistcoats of
Belt Cotton web single spring Braces,
plain ditto, and best double spring web ditto
Silks of all kinds, best triple gilt
Buttons, and Button Moulds
Silver Knee-Buckles assorted, ditto
Segar Tubes, and ditto Pencil Cases
Scissars assorted, Razors, jegger
Knives, Pocket ditto, elegant Pen-knives, Sets of Table Knives and Forks, fine
Ivory-handled Desert ditto, and Carvers to match
Patent Cork Screws, and Cork Screws with
Metal Spoons, Boot hooks, lock Wine
Cocks, and large ditto for Water Vats
Gentlemen's elegant tool Chests
Grafting Saws, Compass ditto assorted,
Dovetail and Sash Brass-backed Tennant Saws, 26 inch Hand Saws, and Pit Saws
Hand Saw files, flat Irons, Fryingpans
[sic], and Cloak Pins
Best Military Rifles, locks case
hardened, barrels browned, with Swivels, and Swords to fix on, and
An elegant Military Rifle, to load at
the breech, on Sir Sidney Smith's plan, with bolts and roller lock and sling
Military Pistols, locks case hardened,
and barrels browned
City Light Horse patent Braces; Pistols,
roller locks, & spring bayonets
Best double-barrelled Guns complete,
ditto single ditto
Elegant Broad Swords, with white and
black belts, ditto full-dressed ditto, and fancy Dirks
Gold and Silver Epaulettes, ditto ditto
Lace, ditto Sword Knots, and Breast Plates
A capital Brace of Pistols, stocked on a
new principle, bolt and roller Locks, Gold Pans, &c.
Pencils assorted, best Middleton riveted
sheath Combs, Ivory Small Tooth ditto, negro opening ditto, and bone Combs and
Sets of Money Scales, in 7 inches
wainscot boxes; ditto Mahogany do.
Assorted razor Strops, and leather Ink
Nelson's Medals of Trafalgar
Patent plated Candlesticks, rising with
silver edges; and Chamber Candlesticks with Snuffers, &c.
Best plated Snuffers and Stands
Japanned Tea Trays of various sizes,
with Gold Borders and Waiters to match
Large Bread Baskets, and oval and
octagon red and gold Knife Trays
Black and Gold fine Paper Bottle [?]
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Whips assorted
Umbrellas with Walking Sticks
Glass Shades for Candlesticks t Saddles
with Hoisters complete, ditto Bridles, and Cercingles
White lather-head Collars, and best
Curry Combs and Brushes
Silk Hats, Children's ditto and Negro
Edinburgh strong Ale, and London bottled
Hams, and rounds of Beef
Butter, Porter, and Beef
Mould and Spermaceti Candles, and Soap
And a great Variety of other Articles.
Demerary, May 24, 1806. Thomas Marsh.
De Ondergeteekende presenteert te koop,
teegens contante betaaling,
Beste Hollandsche Booter en Kaasen,
gepekelde Paaling en Schades, Krakers,
beste zoete Oly en Brandewyn by de kelder, &c. &c.
Stabroek, May 23, 1806. H. D.
To be disposed of reasonably, for
immediate payment, three seasoned Negroes - one a complete Cooper, and the
other two female House Servants. Sold for no fault whatever. Apply to the
Store of C. D. Forrester, Esq.
Demerary, May 24, 1806.
WANTED TO HIRE, [heading]
In a small Family, a Middle-aged Woman,
who can be recommended for Honesty and Cleanliness. She must be able to act in
the capacity of an Upper Servant, and be a tolerably good Semstress [sic].
For further information, inquire at the
house of the Subscriber.
Stabroek, May 24, 1806. J. Huiberts.
IS HEREBY GIVEN FROM [heading]
JOHN MADDEN & CO. [heading]
To all whom it may concern, [heading]
That, in consequence of the great
Difficulty and many Disappointments they have experienced in the Collection of
their numerous and large outstanding Debts, and having serious Demands against
themselves, for the Payments of which they are exceedingly pressed, they are
compelled, and, though very much against their wish, are determined to put
their Balance Sheet and Books into the hands of their Attorney at Law, T. Duim,
Esq. on the 1st of July next, to which day they will be made up, with
instructions to sue at the Court which will sit the 20th of the said month, for
every open Account therein at that period, without any reserve whatever.
Those, therefore, of their Debtors, who wish to avoid the expence of being sued
for payment, or passing their note on interest for the amount, before that
Stabroek, May 20, 1806.
GOLD COAST SLAVES. [heading]
The Subscribers have yet remaining Fifty
Prime Gold Coast Negroes, imported in the Ship Frederick, Captain M'Donald,
from Cape Coast.
Demerary, May 24, 1806. C. Macrae,
H. I. Underwood.
The Undersigned request the Creditors of
W. Postlethwaite, Esq. to meet them at the Union Coffee House, on Wednesday
next, the 28th instant, at noon
Demerary, May 23, 1806. W. Brumell,
Attornies to W. Postlethwaite.
The Undersigned, appointed by the
Honorable Court Curators of the Boedel of Connor & Paynter, and E. T.
Paynter, request all those who have any demands against the said Boedels, to
render in their Accounts to Robert Phipps; and all who are indebted thereunto,
to pay the same, in order that the Boedels may be settled as speedily as
Demerary, May 23, 1806. J. Parss,
FOR SALE, OR HIRE, [heading]
An exceeding good House, fit for the
accommodation of a large family, situate on lot 206, in Cumingsburgh, near the
public road. The Frame is entirely of hard wood, the House nearly new, and
there are suitable Outbuildings to it, with a very good Garden. It will be
sold very cheap, provided the payments can be made in twelve months. For
further particulars enquire of
Demerary, May 23, 1806. Robert
The Subscriber hereby acquaints the
Public, that he resigned Business on the 30th ultimo, and, intending soon to
quit this Colony altogether, requests those who are indebted to him to be
speedy in discharging their accounts. Those to whom he owes Money, are
informed that they may receive it upon application at his house on the North
Stabroek, May 24, 1806. C. D.
The African Concern in which the
Subscribers have hitherto been engaged, will no longer be carried on, in
consequence of Mr. Forrester's determining to leave Demerary in a short time;
they, consequently, have to solicit from their Debtors an early Discharge of
their Obligations, in default of which, they will assuredly, at the next Court,
adopt legal measures to enforce Payment of the same.
Stabroek, May 24, 1806. Walcott &
PLANTATION FOR SALE. [heading]
To Be Sold, by Public Auction, on Monday
the 14th of July, by Order of Mr. N. Volkerts, the Coffee Plantation called
Flensburg, situated on the west Bank of this River, nearly opposite the second
Island, with Twenty four prime seasoned Negroes.
The Estate comprises five Hundred Acres
of Rich Land (200 Roods in Front), contains about Thirty Thousand Coffee Trees,
an abundance of Plantains and other Vegetables, and is in very good Order.
There is an excellent newly built Dwelling House, a well fitted-up Brick
Kitchen, and all the requisite Out-buildings. A Chart may be seen at the
Plantation, or at the Office of this Paper, where also the Terms of Sale may be
known, and at the Vendue Office.
On the same day will also be sold Horned
Cattle, Sheep, Goats, a Horse and Chaise, &c. &c.
Due Notice of the Place of Sale en [?]
in this paper, meanwhile the Plantation may be viewed.
Demerary, May 24, 1806.
It must be in the recollection of our
readers, that so long ago as the 26th of April we stated Government to have
come to the resolution of allowing a Bounty on fish imported to the West India
Colonies. Our information was perfectly correct, as the following more
particular account will evince.
It has been transmitted to the principal
Officers of his Majesty's Customs of this Colony, that the Lords of the
Committee of Council for Trade and Foreign Plantations have deemed it expedient
to recommend to the Lords' Commissioners of the Treasury, to authorise the
payment, in the several British Colonies in the West Indies, by Bills to be
drawn on the Treasury Board, of a Bounty of Two Shillings sterling per quintal
upon Newfoundland and all other British American Fish, which shall be imported
into the said Colonies in British ships, from the 1st day of June, 1806, to the
1st day of June, 1807: and that a particular account of the amount of the
Bounties so paid be kept in each Colony respectively, in full reliance that the
same will be repaid to the British Treasury, as soon as the Legislature of the
respective Colonies shall have provision accordingly; and shall also have made
provision for the continuance of the said Bounty, for the term above mentioned.
And it is further expected, that the respective Colonial Assemblies will grant
a Bounty of One Shilling sterling per quintal on Newfoundland and all other
British American Fish, imported as aforesaid; together with a Duty on all fish
imported from the United States of America, to countervail any duty which may
be payable within those States, on the importation of British Fish; such
Bounty, and such Duty, to take effect from and after the 1st day of June 1807.
And that so long as a Bounty of Two
Shillings per quintal shall be paid on the importation in British vessels, into
his Majesty's West India Islands and conquered Settlements, of British American
Salted Fish, the Bounties undermentioned shall also be paid on Pickled Fish of
the following descriptions, viz.
On Shads . . 1st. 6d. per Barrel of 32
On Herrings . . 2s. 6d. per ditto
On Mackarel . . 3s. per ditto
On Salmon . . 4s. per ditto
imported in like manner into the said
Islands and Settlements.
With their Lordships' desire, that the
same be circulated to the Governors of his Majesty's American Colonies and
Upper and Lower Canada
Prince Edward's Island
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Surinam, Berbice, and Demerary,
and also to the several Governors in his
Majesty's West India Islands, with instructions to continue the several
Proclamations which have been issued by them, allowing the importation of every
article of provision, and lumber of every description, allowed under the
existing Proclamations, from the United States (except salted Beef, Pork, and
Butter), until a notice of six months shall be given, declaring that the said
Proclamations are to be considered as no longer in force.
The Lords of Council for Trade, &c.
have also signified, that in consequence of representations from the several
colonial Agents and other persons interested in West India Trade, the Lords
Commissioners of the Admiralty will in future appoint sufficient and regular
Convoys for the protection of British vessels which may be employed in carrying
from Newfoundland and other his Majesty's Colonies, &c. in North America,
British Fish for the supply of the British Islands and Settlements in the West
Indies and America; upon such vessels assembling to take benefit of the ships
of war appointed for that purpose; and that the accustomed protection will be
granted to the crews of vessels employed in such trade, upon the usual
The Court of Rolls and Commissary Court
of Essequebo and Demerary will meet on Monday the 2d of June next.
The Militia mustered this morning.
After the usual parade, they were informed by the Commandant, Major Macrae, that
there would be another muster on Saturday next, weather permitting, and if not,
on the ensuing Monday, preparatory to the grand parade on Wednesday the 4th of
June, when he trusted every Gentleman would make a point of attending, to do
honour to the natal day of his Sovereign.
The following article has been sent to
us by a friend of the deceased:
On the 19th instant, departed this life
the Honourable Ferdinand Kroll, Member of the Court of Policy for Demerary.
This Gentleman, - whose long residence in this Colony, great experience, and
general information rendered his life invaluable, - now rests, after a series
of years devoted for the service of the community of which he was a conspicuous
ornament. Initiated early in life into the active scenes of the political
world, his acquirements and knowledge corresponded with his extensive
abilities. Familiar in the modern languages, his mind was enlarged by an
extensive intercourse with distinguished characters of every nation. - Having
acted with the confidence of their High Mightinesses the States General, at the
Courts of Vienna and Constantinople, in circumstances of peculiar delicacy, he
came to this country with two considerable posts, and has now left us, full of
respect and honour, at the age of Eight-and-forty years.
Peace to his liberal Soul!
PUBLIC VENDUES, in Stabroek and its
On Tuesday the 27th, at the House of
Doctor van Dura, Household Furniture, jewellery, House Negroes, a cow &
Also the Elegant House itself, and the
Concession thereto belonging.
On Thursday, the 29th, at the Store of
W. S. Kirton, Linen Drapery, Hosiery, Dry Goods, Provisions, &c.
On Friday, the 30th, at the Vendue
Office, Claret of the first quality, Provisions, Dry goods, &c.
On Monday, June 2, at the Store of
M'Inroy, Sandbach, & M'Bean, Dry goods, &c.
On Tuesday, the 3d of June, at Messrs.
Lion & Co. New Town, Provisions, Dry Goods, Ironmongery, &c.
On Monday, the 9th of June, at the
Vendue Office, by order of Messrs. M. Buchanan and G. Robertson, qualified
Administrators to the Estate of Mr. W. Hall, deceased, several Carpenter
Negroes, two Washerwomen, and three Children.
On Monday, the 14th of July, the
Plantation Flensburg. See Advert.
An improvement in the manufacturing of
fire-arms has lately been tried with success in London, which promises to prove
of great utility. It is said to have been suggested by the Hero of Acre, the
gallant Sir Sidney Smith. The novelty consists chiefly in the piece being
loaded at the breech, instead of the muzzle, by which means, we are told, it
can be fired four times as fast as the common way. An elegant Rifle, on this
new and ingenious construction, has already found its way to this country, and
may be seen among the very large and valuable assortment of Military
Accoutrements, &c. &c. now on Sale at Mr. T. Marsh's Store; as we learn
from his Advertisement in the preceding part of this day's paper.
The remains of the late Hon. Ferdinand
Kroll (whose death is regretted by no one more than by the Proprietor of this
Paper), were privately interred, on Wednesday morning, on his own Plantation
Sophia; S. Cramer, Esq. officiating at the ceremony for F. Martin, Esq.
Executor, who was prevented, by severe indisposition, from performing the last
painful duties to a deceased Friend.
For the Rest of the Advertisements See
Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our
May 19. Schooner Gipsey, David Stage,
from Baltimore, with 600 barrels of Flour.
May 20. Schooner Orono, [?]. Conant,
from Portland, with Lumber, Shooks, Beef, Shingles, Fish, Rice, and Tobacco.
May 21. Schooner Fame, J. Lawson, from
Barbados, with Fish, Hams, Butter, Candles, Soap, Oil, paint, Cheese, Blankets,
Tongues, Nails, Porter, Cotton Bagging, Dry Goods, Wood Hoops, Canvas, Cocoa
Nuts, and Horses.
May 23. Brig Neptune, John Clapp, from
New London, with Horses, Mules, Beef, Flour, Salt, Pork, Corn, Oats, Fish, Corn
Meal, Tongues, Salmon, Shads, Candles, Soap, Butter, Lard, Hams, Cheese,
May 24. Brig Claude Scott, W. Crost,
from Liverpool and Madeira, with Madeira Wine, Plantation Stores, and Dry
May 24. Ship Minerva, J. Boswell, from
Africa, with 116 Slaves.
May 17. Ship Neptune, D. Wilkie, for
May 19. Ship Admiral Colpoys, J.
Morrison, for London.
N. Volkerts, Printer, No. 20, Brick Dam,