Ao. 1807 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 223.
Saturday, the 4th of April.
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Mr. Samuel B. King, in 14 days, from
Mr. C. F. A. Zier, in 14 days, from
Mr. Pierre Gastebois, in 4 or 5 weeks,
from April 2.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.
The Subscribers have for Sale, at their
Store, on Werk & Rust,
Boards, Plank, Scantling
R.O. Staves, Clapboards
Fish in hhds. and boxes
Mess and prime Beef in whole and half
Pork in ditto ditto
Butter, Candles, Soap
Flour, Mackarel, Tripe
Real Dutch Gin in cases
Tar, Paint Oil
Raisins in boxes
And several other Articles
April 4, 1807. Engels & Van Senden.
FOR SALE, [heading]
A Boat Captain, who can be well
recommended for Cleverness, Honesty, and Sobriety. He has had charge of a Boat
for several years, and is sold for no fault whatever. An approved purchaser
will meet with good terms by applying to the Printer.
Demerary, April 4, 1807.
The Subscriber no longer acting for
Engel Loncke, Esq. as Attorney-at-Law, therefore requests all those who he may
have given His private Note of Hand to for Mr. L-, to call for settlement
within three weeks from the date hereof. W. F. Dobbrauski
April 4, 1807.
SEVEN JOES REWARD. [heading]
Absented himself some time ago from the
Subscriber, the eldest of his Boat Negroes, named Jacob. He had obtained
permission to remain in town for eight days; but proves himself unwilling to
return, by hiding away.
Masters of vessels, and all other
persons, are cautioned against hiring, detaining, or harbouring this Negro; as,
in such case, the utmost vigour of the Law will be enforced against them. And
any person giving information which may lead to his detection, or lodging him
in the Barracks, shall receive the above reward.
Dem. April 4, 1807. C. M. Overweg.
Run Away from the Subscriber, about Ten
Days ago, a young Negro Woman, named Sophia, yellow complexion, about 4 feet 10
inches, or 5 feet high, of the Congo Nation is well known in Kingston. Whoever
will apprehend the said Girl, and bring her to the Subscriber, or lodge her in
the Barracks, shall receive Two Joes Reward. Johanna Hopkinson.
Demerary, April 2, 1807.
Whereas the free Mulatto woman, called
Nancy Stanford, did some time ago hire a Negro Wench, called Jabba, of me, for
the service of whom I have not been able to obtain Payment, nor can I get my
slave returned; I do hereby, therefore, publickly call on the said Mulatto
Woman, to restore me my slave, without delay, and caution all persons against
harbouring her after this date. Further, whoever will give such information as
may lead to her recovery, shall be handsomely rewarded by me.
Demerary, April 4, 1807. Martin Doyle.
FOR SALE, [heading]
And to be delivered on the Forelands of
Plantation Werk & Rust, alongside of the Sluice Trench,
by the Cord. Apply to
April 4, 1807. H. A. Eberhardi,
on the said Estate.
FOR HIRE, [heading]
An excellent Man Cook.
Inquire at this Printing Office.
April 4, 1807.
Wordt mits deezen aan elk en een iegelyk
geadverteerd, dat die geene welke iets mogte verschuldigd zyn, het zy voor
vragt of anderzints, aan de Schooner Frederick Willhelm [sic], geen andere
betaaling te doen dan aan de Ondergeteekende, als door aankoop eenige Eigenaer
geworden zynde van de opgemelde Schooner.
Dem. den 28 Maart 1807. F. Horn.
The Undersigned intending to quit this
Colony within fourteen days from the date hereof, requests all those who are
indebted to him, immediately to settle their Accounts; and all those to whom he
is indebted, to call and receive the Amount thereof.
April 4, 1807. P. Gastebois.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Thursday, the 9th instant, by order
of W. L. Cowan, Esq. on Plantation La Penitence, Milch Cows, Heifers, Calves, Sheep,
three excellent Saddle Horses, a 4-oared Boat with Sails complete, &c.
April 3, 1807.
On Friday, the 10th instant, at his
House in Cumingsburgh, by order of Charles Clifton, Esq. Household Furniture,
consisting of Tables, Chairs, Bed and Bedsteads, Sideboard, Glass and
Earthenware, &c.; also Milch Cows, Calves, Sheep, Horses, a Chaise, &c.
April 3, 1807.
On Thursday, the 23d instant, by order
of D. MacLachlan, Esq. a Schooner Boat, about 36 feet keel, with her Rigging,
&c. Also, on the same Day, Calicoes, Checks, Salempores, Linen, Porter,
Beef and Pork in barrels, Horse, Negroes, &c.
April 3, 1807.
Run Away from the Subscriber a tall Boy
of the name of Trim. He is a Creole of Essequebo, and was formerly the
property of F. W. Overweg, Esq. Whoever will lodge the said Boy in the
Barracks, or deliver him to the Subscriber, shall be handsomely rewarded.
Demerary, April 5 [sic], 1807. J. C.
Imported in the Ship Triton, Capt. Van
Dyk, from London, and for Sale by the C[illegible] or Package, on very
reasonable Terms, for Cash or approved Credit,
Choice pieces smoked beef
Dried and pickled tongues
Pine and loaf cheese
Dutch and Irish butter
Kegs of sour crout
Dried beans, split pease
Boxes ling fish
Hyson tea, refined sugar
Vinegar, olives, capers
Celery seed, mustard
India soy, fish sauce
Raisins, currants, almonds in shells
Black pepper, mixed spices
Fine old red port, cyder
Beer, ale, porter
Small boxes of Eau de Colog [sic].
Arquebusade, lavender, and rose water
Best and plain hogskin hunting saddles
Officers' military saddles
Very handsome single horse chaise
Double and single bridles
Saddle cloths, girths
Gentlemen's silk hats
Black and blue superfine broad cloth
Dimity & cotton pantaloons
Flannel and nankeen jackets and trowsers
Fine Welch flannel skin waistcoats with
Black silk waistcoats
Head and shoe brushes
Oriental and Naples soap
Pots and rolls pomatum
Tooth brushes and powder
Red morocco cases with 2 elegant white
ivory handled razors, gold mounted, and straps in each
Gentlemen's dressing cases complete
Earthen and glass ware assorted
4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, & 30 Nails
Paint of all kinds, Paint Oil
Soap, starch, candles
Seines, seine and sewing twine
Irish linens, cotton checks
Ginghams, blue niccanies
Wood hoops, &c.
Plantation Stores and Provisions, pre
other late arrivals from England, are also for Sale on the best Terms, for Cash
or approved Credit, by
New Town, April 4, 1807. James
On Monday next there will be a meeting
of the Courts of Rolls and Commissaries of Essequebo and Demerary.
DREADFUL ACCIDENT BY FIRE [heading]
The Princess Royal (Captain New) of
London, a fine ship, of about 350 tons burthen, consigned to Messrs. William
King and Co. which came in on Friday se'nnight [sic] from Essequebo, to
complete her cargo for Europe, and which was moored for that purpose a little
below Cumingsburg, unfortunately took fire on Sunday evening last, and in a few
hours was burned to the water's edge.
There are various reports concerning the
cause of this melancholy event; from all the particulars we have been able to
collect, however, the following appears to be the most probable.
There were only four people on board,
viz. one white man (we believe the mate), the cabin boy, and two negroes. At
six o'clock, all was well, and about that time the cabin boy is said to have
gone into the cabin, with a candle and lanthorn, to draw off a bottle of rum.
by some accident, after he had filled the bottle, he upset it, and, in his
eagerness and struggle to save the liquor, the candle fell out of the lanthorn
and set fire to the rum, some of which, in its inflammatory state, fell between
the boards of the cabin floor, and communicated the flame to some old sails,
&c. lying beneath. The latter circumstance was not observed by the boy,
who, having extinguished the fire on the cabin floor, went upon deck and
thought no more of it till the whole cabin was in a blaze.
It was first seen by the inhabitants
ashore about 7 o'clock. Some boats immediately put off to her assistance.
Capt. Whiston (the pilot), with his assistant Mr. Knight, and a negro, were the
first on board. They immediately went towards the cabin, but just as they
approached it, the magazine blew up, and the cabin fell in. By the explosion
Mr. Knight was driven one way, the negro another, and a piece of timber was
forced with great violence against Capt. Whiston's breast. As soon as he had
recovered the shock, and the smoke had a little dissipated, Capt. Whiston
endeavoured to find his people. The negro came to him, not much hurt, but
Knight was still missing. At length, after much hallooing, he feebly answered
from below the main hatchway, and, with considerable difficulty, a rope was
made fast to him, and he was hauled up nearly smothered. It was then
absolutely necessary to return ashore with the poor man, who, by being bled
&c. recovered. All this, however, took up time, meanwhile the destructive
element was raging with redoubled force, so that when Capt. Whiston again got
on board with Capt. New, no hope remained of saving the ship. About half past
8, the mizen mast went by the board, which was followed by the mainmast about
10. Between 11 and 12, the fore topmast came down, and shortly afterward the
lamentable business of destruction was completed. the next morning the wreck
was towed to the other side, opposite the estate of J. Fileen, Esq. where she
It may be considered a fortunate
circumstance that the fire broke out in the cabin, instead of the forecastle.
Had it taken place at the head, the cable would most likely have been burned;
and, it not being quite flood, she must have driven among the other shipping,
when the consequences might have been disastrous in the extreme; as it was,
however, before she broke loose, the tide had turned, and of course she drifted
the other way.
The Princess Royal had on board about
250 hogsheads of Sugar, besides Cotton and Coffee; out of these only two Bales
of Cotton were saved, which, it will be seen, are advertised for public sale
next Monday, together with the iron work, anchors, &c.
Captain New is supposed to have lost to
the amount of 1000 l. sterling. He had upwards of 100 hard Joes on board. The
remainder of the crew of course have lost their all; yet many of these worthy
tars were heard to declare, that they did not care a d--n for their own loss,
they were only sorry for their Captain, he was such a good fellow.
We regret to have to state, as a
contrast with the conduct of these honest seamen, that two or three white men
were observed to be plundering the wreck the following afternoon. They have
Broken Jaw's Sister. - A match between a
mare which goes by this name, the property of Captain Hill, and one belonging to
a Gentleman of the West coast, was run Thursday morning, on the Middle Walk of
the Goed Verwachting Estate; a ground well adapted for the purpose. The
distance was a mile, and the bet, we believe, for 20 joes; the sister of Broken
Jaw, however, did no credit to her brother, she was distanced. Mr. Foote and
several amateurs were present. Some idea may be formed of the speed of these
horses, when it is said that Mr. Breton's stallion could beat them both.
The lovesick Gentleman, whom we
characterised some weeks ago under the appellation of the sighing, dying Swain,
gave a grand dinner the other day to a large party of Colonists of distinction.
- O tempora! O mores!
A Proclamation was issued after our
paper went to press last Saturday, dismissing from the College of Kiezers of
Essequebo, five of the seven Members, viz. Messr. R. Nugent, Wm. Deeges, F.
Alfrein, L. Siffing [or Sissing?], and J. Hubbard, and superseding the three
last in their situations of Financial Representatives of that river. The cause
assigned is, that they had set up "an extraordinary and unconstitutional
claim of a discretionary power to supersede the Members of the Court of Policy
for supposed misconduct;" and, in consequence thereof, and contrary to the
opinion of the other two members, Messrs. C. Clifton, and D. Armstrong, had
nominated Messrs. John Hubbard and H. H. Touson as candidates, in the room of
Mr. C. D. Mack; which nomination the Court had rejected. And His Excellency
the Lieutenant-Governor, by virtue of instructions transmitted from the Rt.
Hon. Lord Hobart, in Jan. 1804, relative to such affairs, had therefore thought
proper to take the above steps, and to call on all inhabitants entitled thereto
to give in their vote for five other Gentlemen to supply their pl[illegible]
Died - On Monday fe'nnight [sic - s vs.
f?] Mr. Watteling, of Essequebo. He was upset in a boat off Pireka the
preceding night, together with a Mr. Gun and a negro boy, [illegible] after
holding on the keel till the next day, without [illegible]ing in with any
vessel whatever, endeavoured to [illegible] ashore, but failed in the attempt.
The others kept [illegible] perilous situation till the next morning, when they
[illegible] fortunately picked up, though almost exhausted.
Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our
March 28. Brig William, D. M'Arthur,
March 28. George Washington, R. Blunt,
April 1. Sloop Director, F. Tarlington,
April 2. Schooner Eliza, A. Denison,
March 28. Brig Nautilus, W. Baker, for
March 28. Brig Ulysses, J. Hutchins,
March 28. Schooner Joann, B. Hopkins,
March 30. Ship Fame, W. Williams, for
March 31. Schooner Mary, M. Pool, for
March 31. Ship Demerary, P. Inglis, for
April 3. Ship Barbados, O. Lewis, for
Ship Jane, J. Thompson, for Liverpool.
Brig Alexnader, S. Bugbee, for
List of Runaway and Arrested
Slaves, in the Colony Stocks of
Demerary, on this 4th day of
3 New Negroes, the names of their Owners unknown.
by Bond and Aulert, No. 20, Brick Dam, Stabroek.