Ao. 1806 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 189.
Saturday, the 9th of August.
GENERAL MILITIA ORDERS. [heading]
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor,
thinking it absolutely necessary to bring the Militia upon as respectable
footing as possible, orders the different Battalions to meet every Wednesday
and Saturday morning, and expects that every individual will provide himself
immediately with proper arms, and that none will absent themselves without
By Command, John Brown.
King's House, Stabroek, Aug. 2, 1806.
Aid du [sic] Camp.
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Mr. J. C. Daxon, in fourteen days.
Mr. Theodore Barrell, in fourteen days.
R. P. Tubbs, (Free Man) in fourteen
Mr. Levy Eliazer, in fourteen days.
Mr. Levy Cohen, in fourteen days.
Mr. Hutchinson Bridges, in fourteen
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.
TWEEDE EDICTAALE CITATIE [heading]
By Virtue of a Decree of the Hon. Court
of Criminal and Civil Justice of Demerary, bearing the date of the 23d of July
You ARTHUR BLAIR at the Instance of F.
P. van Berckel, LL.D. Fiscaal (R. O.) are SUMMONED for the second time by
To appear before the Commissary of the
Honorable Court aforesaid, at the Court of Rolls to be holden at the Courthouse
in the Town of Stabroek, on the eighteenth of August next ensuing and following
There to do away the first Default
obtained against you, and further to see the Proceeding in this Case carried on
according to Law cum expensis.
Demerary, the 6th of August 1806.
(Signed) F. P. Francke, Exploiteur.
A true Translation from the Dutch
(W.G. ) D. P. Simon, Sworn Translator.
Accordeerd met zyn origineel
F. P. Francke, Exploiteur.
EXECUTIE VENDUE [heading]
Hier meede word voor de laatste maal
bekend gemaakt, dat de Plantagie SPAARENDAM, in Courabane geleegen, met alle de
gebouwen bepootingen en beplantingen slaaven &c. niets daarvan uitgesondert
op den 6 September aanstannde, publicq aan de meestbiedende zal worden verkogt,
alles ingevolge invent ris dagelyks ten Exploiteurs Comptoire te zien.
Iemand geneegen zynde oms voornoemde
Plantagie SPAARENDAM, cum annexis, op Conditien als daartoe van ouds door de
souverein bepaald, in te koopen, kame ten dage en plaatse op Plantagie
voornoemd, en doen zyn profyt.
Rio Demerary den 8 Augustus 1806. M.
Krachtens bekoome appointement van Zyn
Excellentie den Hoog Gebooren Heer Gouverneur, &c. &c. &c.
Zo word [?]nitsdien bekend gemaakt, dat
den Ondergeteekende ten overstaan van Heeren Raaden Commissarissen en
Secretaris ten Raadhuise op de Hoofdplaatse Stabroek den tweede September
aanstaande zal opveylen en verkepen, ten behoeve van Ths. Dunbrack het quart
Erve no. 43, met alle de gebouwen daaropstaande geleegen Noorddam op Stabroek,
eertyds toegehoord hebbende aan Mejuffrouw de Weduwe Conner.
Iemand die gading heest in voorschreeve
erve en huisingen, kome ten dage en plaatse en doen hun profyt.
Rio Demerary, den 8 Augustus 1806.
The Members of the Eendragt Society are
hereby informed, that on Thursday, the 14th, and Thursday the 21st inst. the
Balloting will take place for the proposed members to the said Society.
Demerary, Aug. 9, 1806. T. Duim,
Notice is hereby given, that the
undersigned Commissaries, appointed for Charles Town, situate on the front of
the plantation Le Repentir, are ready to receive proposals for building a
Stelling in the front of that town; the dimensions of which, with the list of
timber that will be required for the same, may be known by application to them.
Sealed Proposals are to be given in on
or before the 18th instant, and the lowest offer accepted.
Demerary, Aug. 9, 1806. L. S. van s'
I. M. Spooner.
P. Reynard respectfully informs his
Friends and the Public, that he continues to manufacture Segars, Snuff, &c.
as heretofore, at his residence opposite that of the Hon. the Fiscal.
Segars may be had in any quantities;
Boxes of one Joe each are ready made up for the convenience of persons living
at a distance, and small bundles may be had at any time for ready money.
Some excellent Creme d'Anis also for
sale, as above,
Demerary, August 9, 1806.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Monday, the 25th instant, by order of
Edward M. Swint, Esq. at his Store on Robb's Stelling, Hams, Cheese, Porter, a
quantity of old Rum, Cogniac Brandy, Madeira wine in bottles and casks, a great
quantity of Dry Goods, &c.; likewise House Negroes, Household Furniture,
viz. best Mahogany Dining Tables, Breakfast Tables, an elegant Sideboard,
Chairs, Sofas, &c.
August 9, 1806.
On Tuesday the 26th inst. on the
Premises (by Order of Messrs. Kent & Leslie), that large and well situated
Lot of Ground, No. 1, Werk & Rust, bounded on the North by the Canal at the
back of the Secretary's Office, and on the West by the property of Messrs.
M'Inroy, Sandbach, and M'Bean. On this property there is a Logie of hard wood,
covered with Wallaba shingles, 60 feet long by 30 feet wide. The Dwelling
House is new and commodious, 45 feet long by 26 feet wide, two stories high and
Garrets. The First Floor is divided into a Store the whole length of the
house, and 18 feet wide, with a Counting Room and other conveniencies. The
Second Floor contains a large Dining Room, two good Bed Chambers, a Closet, and
two Sleeping Rooms above, The frame is strong, and of best Colony wood and
Wallaba shingles; the yard is quite convenient for landing goods, being close
alongside the trench, which will float the largest punt when loaded.
This Lot is not on Lease. The property
is perpetual, and pays no Ground Rent. The House will be sold with or without
the Logie as purchasers may incline. Terms made known on the day of the Sale.
On Wednesday the 27th instant, at the
Store of John Benning, Esq. front of Plantation Vlissingen, a large assortment
of Goods, received per the Ariadne and other late arrivals, viz Irish Butter,
barrels of Pork, kegs of Crackers, Bristol Oysters, Madeira and Port Wine, loaf
Sugar, white and brown Soap, Spermaceti and Mould Candles, Gentlemen's Silk
Hats, Planter's Beaver ditto, Ladies' Patent and Beaver ditto, Boots and dress
Shoes, fine Irish Linen, Table Cloths, Napkins, Linen and Cotton Handkerchiefs,
ready made Jean Waistcoats, Kerseymere Pantaloons, Check Shirts, Negro Clothing
and Blankets, old St. Vincent's Rum by the puncheon, Mahogany Dining Tables and
hair-bottom Chairs, cane bottom ditto, Cases of white ivory handled Knives and
Forks, Silver Spoons, and a variety of Plate,; also two or three good House
August 9, 1806. Robert Kingston.
To Be Sold at the Vendue Office
reasonable, for immediate Payment,
Madeira Wine in pipes
Claret, Hock, and Port Wines in cases of
3 dozen each.
Demerary, August 9, 1806.
The Subscriber offers for Sale all his
Carpenter Negroes to an approved Purchaser; or he will hire them out to any
person who can give good security for the payment of their Hire.
Aug. 9, 1806. (Signed) Thos. Riding.
W. A. Leeseman has for Sale a large
quantity of Fire Wood; any Person taking 50 Cords, may have them at f 7 per
Cord, on fetching them from Plantation Herstelling.
Demerary, August 9, 1806.
Wanted to hire A House Boy. For further
information, enquire of the Printer of this Paper.
Stabroek, August 9, 1806.
A House and Concession to Sell, well
situated for Mercantile Business, the front being on the Canal, opposite the
Colonial Magazine, and the back to the street which leads to the American
Stelling, and which has a right to the said Stelling. For further information
Demerary, August 9, 1806. A. Cart.
In addition to the Articles named by the
Subscribers in their other Advertisement, they have for Sale the following, viz
Patent Silk Hats, Gentlemen's superfine Black Cloth Coats, Hoffman's Raspberry
and Cherry Brandy, Hyson Tea, Golding's Lavender and Rose Water Essences,
Glass, Tin, and Earthen-ware, Ladies' Straw Bonnets, Nails assorted, Kegs of
white biscuits, Negro Jackets and Hats, and a great variety of Dry Goods.
Demerary, Aug. 9, 1806. G. M.
The frequency with which we are called
upon to correct the mistakes and refute the bold assertions of our Gazette
Opponent, would be amended with considerable inconvenience, if the task were
not rendered so extremely easy by the imbecility of his productions, and the
strange fatality which seems to attend his efforts, whereby he constantly
defeats his intended purpose, and only exposes what every prudent man would wish
to conceal, namely, his own weakness.
A striking illustration of this
unfortunate propensity appears in his last week's paper. Mr. Henery there
charges us with undervaluing his typographical abilities, and calls upon a
"diserning" Public to appreciate a conduct so "derogatary"
to honour as our's has been, in accepting PROFFERED PAYMENT for the insertion
in this Gazette of what we before put in for nothing. How far it is possible
to undervalue Mr. Henery's abilities in the profession which he, without any right
[strange reverse S symbol here], presumes to exercise, may be clearly
"diserned" by the correctness (particularly in regard to spelling)
with which all his works are printed; and as to the remaining part of the
Charge, we flatter ourselves that the following cause of the now official
appearance of the Vendue Advertisements in our paper, will prove rather more
satisfactory than the "cause of their omission" in his.
It has been long since demonstrated,
that when Mr. Henery first started his paper (seven months ago), he, by
misrepresentation and other means, obtained the temporary countenance and
support of many of the old Essequebo and Demerary Gazette's advertising
friends. This loss, however lamented, could not immediately be repaired; the
only mode of proceeding was to prevent it from operating to our disadvantage in
more ways than one; or, in other words, to give a summary, in the way of News,
of such useful information as those Advertisements contained which we were not
favoured with; in order that our Subscribers might not lose in point of
intelligence, however we might in point of l'argent. The Vendue Advertisements
were peculiarly subject to this determination. They contain, perhaps to the
majority of the readers her, the most valuable information that can be given;
and therefore, with regard to public accommodation which shall ever distinguish
this paper while those at present connected with it have any share in the
management, that information was inserted (both in English and Dutch), without
a single stuiver emolument, till the 5th of July last, when, in consequence of
a proposal from the Vendue Master (not suggested by us, as Mr. H. has made a
trifling mistake in asserting, we did agree to act so derogatory to honour as
to receive payment. To prove the truth of this statement beyond a possibility
of quibble, Mr. Kingston has obligingly granted us permission to print the
following copy of his original letter to Mr. Volkerts, the then Printer of this
"Mr. N. Volkerts,
"Demerary, June 30, 1806.
"I should wish to know if it is
agreeable to you to print the Vendue Advertisements in future in full in your
paper; and, as I will receive no other advantage than having the Vendues more
generally known, I presume you will have no objection to receive half what I
pay Mr. Henery, which I imagine he will readily agree to relinquish at my
request. Your answer by the Bearer will oblige, Sir,
Your obedient Servant, Rob. Kingston.
That Mr. Kingston's idea of making the
Vendues more generally known, by inserting them fully in our paper, was just, a
reference to our Subscription Book will undeniably prove; that both Sellers and
Buyers will thank him for thus preferring their interests to their interests to
those of a would-be-Printer, we apprehend no one will deny; and that we feel
grateful to him for the justice done us, we will evince by continuing to print
them, in his way, for the price he has offered; at the same time promising the
Public, that, should we, from any unforeseen circumstances, be unfortunate
enough ever to lose his sanction, we will then recur to our old plan, for their
Now, gentle Reader, permit us for a
moment to contrast this conduct with that of our honourable accuser. Not
seeming to feel the least gratitude for the seven months's [sic] exclusive
emoluments that he has received from the Vendue Advertisements, to which he
could have no claim but as it was the pleasure of Mr. Kingston (whose right to
give them to whom he pleases is indisputable); because he cannot now exactly
reap the same harvest, he rejects the price which we obtain, with complaints
and disdain, and most honourably refuses to let his Subscribers know any thing
respecting what so intimately concerns them, because he, forsooth, cannot think
of doing that for half price, which we have so long done for nothing. We
heartily wish Mr. Henery would push this chivalrous spirit a little further,
and refuse to insert any thin at the price which we take. we do not pretend to
deny that it is cheaper to advertise in our paper than in his; for, although we
have often been found fault with for charging higher than Mr. Henery for
Advertisements, we have always hitherto succeeded in convincing Gentlemen, that
it was more to their advantage to pay six guilders to a paper which has so
extensive a circulation as we can prove our's to have, than three guilders to
one of so confined a nature as Mr. Henery's; and we thank Mr. H. for giving us
room to enlarge on this subject in future, by his conduct with respect to the
Vendues. [footnote? Perhaps related to strange symbol noted above,
follows]According to the English Law, no man may exercise the Printing
Business, unless he has served a regular Apprenticeship to it of seven years.
Mr. Henery therefore [illegible] prints by sufferance.
We will now give Mr. H. a piece of
information, which may perhaps prevent him from again making a rod to tickle
his own back. The Newspaper which has the greatest circulation, will always
[illegible] Advertisements wherever the least Liberty of the Press prevails,
and the way to obtain a large circulation is to make the paper generally useful
and entertaining - not, for selfish, paltry considerations, to withhold the
only interesting article it contained. In vain, therefore, may he attempt to explain
his cause - in vain may he endeavour to throw the blame upon us - let him
Marshal all his forces to the attack; until he can bring the understandings of
me down to his own level, he will never make them believe, that the best way to
make any thing publickly known is to put it in a paper which nobody thinks
worth looking at; or, that the most probable method of gaining readers for his
paper, is to discontinue publishing that information which most people are
particularly anxious to learn.
The last June packet arrived here on
There will be a Meeting of the Board of
the Orphan Chamber on Wednesday next; and on Monday the 18th, the Court of
Rolls will assemble:
The General Militia Orders, inserted in
our First Page, were read on parade this morning; after which the Battalion was
informed by the Commander, Major Macrae, that on the Wednesday morning, each
company would be exercised by its commanding officer, whereever [sic] he should
think proper, after first mustering on the ground before the Secretary's
Office; and that every Saturday morning there would be a general parade.
Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our
August 9. Brig Harriot, F. Smith, from
New London, with Horses, Cows, Mules, Oxen, Beef, Pork, Bread, Fish, Butter,
Tar, Wood and Iron Hops, Water Hhds., Staves, Candles, and Oysters.
August 7. Brig John & Ann, Thomas
Percival, from [sic] Barbados.
Printed by T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam,
Supplement to the Essequebo and Demerary