Ao. 1807 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 234.
Saturday, the 20th of June.
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Ralph Lacy, with the first Convoy.
Nicolaas Volkerts, with the July Convoy.
June 5, 1807.
George Wells and George Michel in 14
June 8, 1807.
Robert Younghusband, in 14 days.
William Burges, in ditto, or with the
George Laing, in six weeks.
Edward Austin, in 14 days.
J. Runnels, in 14 days, or with the
Thomas Hoppen, in two months.
Adam Aulert, in 14 days.
June 16, 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Wednesday the 24th instant, at
Mahaica, by order of R. S. Turton, Esq. Household Furniture, consisting of Twelve
elegant cane bottomed Chairs, with two arms ditto and Settee to suit; six
mahogany hair bottomed chamber chairs, with two arm ones to suit; a mahogany
square table and an oval ditto, the leaves to take off occasionally, and which,
when both put together form one large oval table to dine 18 persons; a mahogany
sideboard, with 5 drawers for plate, liquors, &c.; a mahogany sofa, stuffed
with hair, and 3 drawers under it; card and tea tables, knife cases, spoon
cases, &c.; a horse and chaise, six seasoned Negroes, a variety of Dry
Goods, Provisions, Ironmongery, Powder and Shot, about 300 gallons Old Rum,
&c. At the same time and place will be sold two Dwelling Houses near the
Ferry. Terms of Payment, six months' credit for the Furniture, Negroes,
&c. 6, 12, 18, and 24 months for the Houses, with interest after 6 months.
June 19, 1807.
Also, on Thursday the 25th inst. by
order of Thos. C. Long, Esq. at Mahaica Ferry, Household Furniture, consisting
of mahogany dining tables with circular ends, tea and breakfast tables,
mahogany chairs with hair bottoms, and an elegant mahogany sofa to match the
chairs, fancy and Windsor chairs, carpets, looking glasses, mahogany bureaus
and book cases, mahogany knife cases with knives and forks and silver table and
tea spoons, silver, plate, china, glass, and earthen ware, a vat for water,
several cows and young cattle, sheep, &c. a horse and chaise, spare sets of
harness, and some seasoned negroes.
June 19, 1807.
On Saturday the 17th instant, at the
Vendue Office, a quantity of 30 inch Cotton Bagging, Provisions, &c.
June 19, 1807.
On Monday the 29th instant, at the house
of the Eendragt Society, in front of Plantation Vlissingen, the whole of the
Furniture belonging to the said Society, consisting of a large Billiard Table,
with its appendages, Black Hair Sofas, Mahogany Dining and Card Tables, Chair,
Linen, Pier Glasses, Cylinders, Glass and Earthen Ware, &c. &c.
At the same time and place will be sold,
Twelve Milch Cows.
June 19, 1807.
Also on Tuesday, the 30th instant, by
order of Mr. John Henderson, the Lot No. 4, with all the Buildings thereon,
situated in front of Plantation Werk & Rust, next to the Premises of O. I.
June 20, 1807.
On Friday the 3d July, at the Vendue
Office, by order of the Hon. Board of Orphan Chamber, a Negro Woman and a Boy,
the effects of I. James, dec.
Also 14 head of Creole Cattle, Dry
Goods, Provisions, &c.
Also by order of M. Smit, Esq. the lease
of one-third of Two Lots of Land, with the Buildings thereon, Nos. 19 & 20
(the other two-thirds being the property of Mr. William Neill), situated in
front of Plantation Vlissingen, opposite the Premises of Wm. Hallstead, Esq.
The above Land is free from Ground-Rent, and the Buildings are now tenanted at
Thirteen Joes per month. Terms of Sale, Six, Twelve, and Eighteen Months
June 19, 1807.
Girault Gresil, Portrait Painter, has
the honour to inform the inhabitants of this Colony, that he has taken the
house in Stabroek opposite Dr. Lloyd's and Messrs. Heywood and Taylor's, where
he practises the above art, [illegible] has little doubt of giving satisfaction
to the Ladies and Gentlemen who may favour him with their commands.
He makes whole and half length
Portraits; also paints Coats of Arms, ornaments, &c. &c.; Carriages;
and can design, as well as execute anything appertaining to the Painting Art in
a manner in which he flatters himself will receive the approbation of all
persons of taste.
He will give Lessons, at his own house,
to any person desirous of learning, on reasonable terms.
At the same time Madame Gresil take the
liberty of informing those Ladies who have any fine Lace with they may wish to
have nicely cleaned or repaired, that she will undertake to do the same in the
June 20, 1807.
FOR LONDON, [heading]
The fast sailing copper bottomed Ship
Elliot, Charles London Master; mounts Sixteen guns, 12-pounders, and men
answerable; will sail as a running Ship the second springs in August. For
Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on board; William M'Bean Stabroek; or
Plantation Vridestein, June 17, 1807.
Captain London has for Sale,
Salted Ox Tongues
Paints and Paint Oil
Ladies' Hats and
A Case of Millinery.
FOR BRISTOL, [heading]
The Armed Ship Active (stands A 1 at
Lloyds) positively to depart hence with the July Convoy; three-fourths of her
Cargo being already engaged. James L. Forrester.
June 20, 1807.
Mr. I. L. Forrester will positively quit
this Colony for Europe early in the month ensuing. All persons to whom he may
stand indebted are required to take Note accordingly and "vice
Demerary, June 20, 1807.
Captain R. Rogers, of the American
[illegible] Hannibal, has a small quantity of excellent White Pine ranging
Timber lying at Messrs. Engels & Van Senden's Wharf, which he offers to
sell very cheap for immediate Payment, either in Cash or Rum and Melasses
June 19, 1807.
Absented himself, a Negro Man named
Dunnoh; a Carpenter belonging to Mr. Wm. John King, formerly of this Colony.
He is well known in this and the Colony of Essequebo, having been employed with
his Master in both Colonies; is a native of Barbados, and about forty years of
age. Any person who will deliver him to the Subscriber, or lodge him in the Barracks,
will be rewarded by application to
Demerary, June 19, 1807. M.
JUST IMPORTED, [heading]
And For Sale by the Subscribers, at
their Store on Robb's Stelling:
Brown stout in hhds. barrels, and
Barley and split pease in jugs
Tea in lb. cannisters
An elegant assortment of Sadlery,
consisting of fine and common saddles, bridles, Hessian do. whips, plated
spurs, stall collars, girths, chaise harnesses, portmanteaus, &c.
Glass Ware consisting of Indian shades,
vase and barrel lamps mounted, cruet stands with castors, pint rummers and
covers, pint & half pint tumblers, when glasses, &c.
Queen's Ware, put up in complete sets of
table service, of a fine quality
Hardware, viz. Carpenters' and coopers'
tools, table knives and forks with carvers, razors, penknives, horse scissors,
marking irons in cases, sod irons, hook & eye hinges, nails assorted from 4
d. a 4 inch spikes
Tobacco in barrels
Seine and sewing twine
Fishing and log lines
Soap and candles
Portable writing desks
Sofas & bedsteads complete
Gunpowder and shot
Green, yellow, and black paints
Spanish brown do.
Black lead in firkins
Paint and lamp oil in jugs
Spirits of turpentine
Vinegar in 2 gallon jugs
Stationary, viz. Post and foolscap
paper, blotting paper, sealing wax, blank books, &c.
Bleached and brown Russia sheeting
An assortment of Irish linens
linen pocket handkerchiefs
Patent silk and broad rimmed hats
Gloves and braces
Tan leather gaiters
Ready made clothes
Boots and shoes
Stockings and ancle socks
White India jeans
Muslins, and a great variety of Dry
Also, on hand, a few Hhds. and Quarter
Casks of London Particular Madeira wine.
June 20, 1807. David Wardrop &
J. Binning begs leave to inform his
Friends and the Publick, that he has taken into Copartnership Mr. S. C.
M'Farlane, and begun business again under the Firm of John Binning & Co.
for whom he solicits a renewal of their former favours. They have just opened,
and have for sale, at the Store lately occupied by P. Yates, Esq. in Front of
Plantation Vlissingen, the following Goods, viz.
Scotch herrings in kegs
Potatoes in hampers
London bottled porter and small beer
Madeira, Port wine, and Claret
Best cogniac brandy
Loaf sugar and hyson tea
Muscatel raisins in boxes
Almonds in bottles
Split pease & barley in kegs
Table Salt in baskets
Gentlemen's patent silk hats
Children's and Negro do.
Black & white silk stockings
Cotton and thread ditto
Fine Indian dimity
Brown Holland and linen checks
Table cloths and fine flannel
Also, an assortment of Stationary,
Writing Desks, &c.
Sets of dish covers and dressing pans
Boots and Shoes
Curry combs and brushes
Gig and jockey whips
Military Feathers and Buttons assorted,
Demerary, June 19, 1807.
The Subscriber informs his Friends and
former punctual Customers, that he has erected Shop on the Water Lot behind the
Buildings of Alex. Reith, Esq. and adjoining the Stores of Wm. Hallstead, Esq.
where he intends carrying on the Blacksmith, Coopersmith, and Plumber's
business. Any Gentlemen who may be pleased to honour him with their orders,
will have them completed with accuracy and despatch.
Demerary, June 19, 1807. G. Craig.
A CAUTION. [heading]
The Publick are hereby cautioned not to
employ a White Man, by name Hendrick Strang; he being under Contract to serve
the Subscriber for Three Years. Any person found employing him, after this
public notice, will be dealt with according to law.
The Subscriber, being wishful of
settling all demands against him, earnestly solicits all those who stand
indebted to him to come forward and settle the same on or before the 1st of
July, as, after that date, no longer indulgence can or will be given.
Stabroek, June 20, 1807. Thos.
Found, on the public road of Plantation
Annandale, a Part of a Gold watch Chain, with a Gold Seal, and Two Watch Keys
attached to it. whoever can give sufficient proof of the same being their
property, may have them restored, by applying to the Subscriber on said
plantation, and paying the expence of advertising. Demerary, June 20, 1807.
The Subscriber has received by the last
London Ships a complete Assortment of Ladies' and Gentlemen's Boots and Shoes,
of the first quality. Also Children's Shoes, from the smallest to the largest
June 19, 1807. M. Downie.
The anonymous article respecting the
Ball and Supper of last Monday, we are sorry to say, is such a nature as to
render it inadmissible. The columns of this paper will always be open for any
observations, either satirical or argumentative, which may tend to the public
good, or to curb the ambition and lower the pride of any individual who, from
mere local fortuitous circumstances, consummate duplicity, and low cunning may
fancy himself able to obtain an improper ascendancy in the colony; but we
cannot consent to the insertion of any remarks in our paper, which are made in
such a general way as to involve the innocent with the guilty, and which might
so easily be construed as casting reflections where we are confident they are
not in the slightest degree merited.
Two more vessels have arrived from
England since our last, viz. the brig Clarence, Capt. Grieve, from Liverpool,
and the ship Active (letter of marque) Capt. Chissel, from Bristol to J. L.
The Hon. Court of Justice adjourned on
Friday last to Wednesday next the 24th inst.
The Hon. Kiezers of this Colony met on
Thursday for the purpose of nominating Gentlemen to be Members of the Court of
Justice. We have heard that there was a little more difficulty on this than on
former occasions. At length, Dirk Hola van Nooten, and Jonas Fileen, Esqrs.
were chosen. The former will, we believe, stand. The latter's determination
is not yet known.
The next Convoy is is [sic] said to be
appointed for the 6th of July instant; but it is not yet officially made known.
Died. On Saturday night last, in
Stabroek, Miss Runnels. She was buried the next evening on Plantation Vauxhall
GRAND BALL AND SUPPER. [heading]
The Ball and Supper on Monday last, in
honour of his Majesty's Birth Day, was [illegible] with much propriety, kept up
with great Spirit, and, notwithstanding the unfavourable state of the weather,
&c. very numerously [illegible]. The company began to assemble at the
Union Coffee House, about eight o'clock. At [illegible] the [illegible]
Colonel Nicholson entered the Ball Room; the full band of his regiment (the
[illegible]) striking up "God save the King" The dancing soon
afterwards commenced, by the Colonel and the Lady of F. Martin, Esq. leading
off to the old but lively tune of "Sir David Hunter Blair" and
[illegible] with much glee till about one, when upwards of 100 persons sat down
to as elegant a supper as perhaps was ever witnessed in Demerary. (Some wag or
other observed, that they only wanted J B's Ode to be performed, to make the
[??]eat [treat?] complete.) Be that as it might, there appeared to be nothing
wanting to aid the conviviality, [????], after the jovial circling glass had
briskly gone round, accompanied with some excellent songs, the dancing was
renewed and continued till daylight.
Not the least disagreeable circumstance
[illegible]ed during the evening; every one was [illegible] cheerful; and we
have only to expect our [illegible] and regret, that such meetings [illegible -
several words] occur; especially, as the peculiar [illegible] of the rooms for
this species of entertainment are so [illegible] invites to a repetition all
those who have once experienced their singular convenience.
The following Toasts, we believe, are
given as they were drunk:
The Queen and Royal Family.
The Army and Navy of Great Britain.
The Commanders on the Station.
The Governor and Colonies.
Colonel Nicholson and the Garrisons of
Demerary and Essequebo.
The Ladies who have honoured us with
their company to night [sic].
Mr. Thomas Cuming, and a speedy recovery
of his health.
All well wishers to the object of our
present Meeting, and a speedy removal of its known [illegible] from the places
they at present hold in this Colony.
To the unspeakable regret, [illegible -
two words], of the above numerous and polite assemblage, neither His Excellency
the Acting Governor in the absence of General Montgomerie at Berbice, nor His
Honour the Fiscal - nor F. P. van Berckel, Esq. LL.D. was present.
Whereas His Honour the Fiscal had been
graciously pleased to grant his permission for the Time of the Sale of the New
Negro Woman marked T IIII to be altered to One Month from May [illegible]
instead of a Fortnight, and for Six Weeks [illegible] be given: This is to
inform all our fellow [illegible] subjects thereof, in order that they may
govern themselves accordingly.
Broken Jaw. - A circumstance rather
extraordinary, and which we hope will always be singular, has occasioned this
celebrated animal to go rather further than was intended - [illegible] that his
master was at all in the Johnny Gilpin way, [illegible] that he himself made
any thing like a [illegible - 2 words] from the neglect, obstinacy [sic], and
unfair conduct (to use the mildest terms) of the [illegible - 2 words] who
commanded the vessel in which he was embarked. This man (we will not disgrace
the character of a seaman by calling one) instead of going to Barbados, to
which place had had engaged to take several Gentlemen and some Ladies from this
Colony, and who had paid their passage [illegible] before hand, having dropped
to leeward, proceeded off St. Lucie, where he went ashore, and soon after
returned with some boats, telling the passengers they must all land there, for
that he could take no where else, and demanding from each a further sum, which
he said he had paid for obtaining permission for them to do so in vain
the Gentlemen remonstrated on the
unfairness of such conduct; in vain they endeavoured to bring him to reason, he
peremptorily insisted on their immediately taking to the boats, threatening to
use force in case of refusal, and, there appearing to be no alternative, they
[illegible - 2 words] went ashore, whence they afterwards took [illegible]
passage and arrived safe at their destined port. As soon as they were clear of
his vessel, this honest Captain stood off, and by the time the boats reached
the land, his ship, with Broken Jaw on board, was nearly out of sight. It is
supposed he is gone to St. Thomas's.
This business is the more to be
regretted, as we understand several horses were in [illegible] waiting for him
at Barbados, and much sport was expected. As Mr. Foote's partner, however,
remained with the horse on board, who of course would take every care of him,
we [illegible - 2-3 words] hope to hear of his arrival in Little [illegible].
There was a quantity of Corn on board,
belonging to an inhabitant of this colony, [illegible] which was of course
obliged to be left also.
On "The King" being given for
a Toast, after dinner, in a large party, and refused by one of the company, on
the supposition that the King was dead; on which the Master of the House threw
his Glass out of the window, and it was returned again not broken.
The fumes of potent wine mount high in
And some would wish to think that George
the Third is dead;
A bumper to his health went round and
not a drop was lost,
But one who judg'd the King was dead
refus'd to drink the toast;
His glass being o'er the window thrown,
and did the fall survive,
Loudly announces that King George the
Third is still alive. J. B.
ALSO AN IMPROMPTU. [heading]
On seeing the above Poetry while under
the Printer's hands.
The fumes of Bacchus rose in ev'ry head
So high; Bob fancied good King George
And, rous'd to Hear a bumper to him
Threw down his glass, and, squinting up
Exclaim'd - "Oh, Good God, his hour
then has run""
"You l--e," cries Jack!
"Hark! th' Artillery Gun*
"Resounds to Honour, Fame, and
"While Nicholson "The
King" now toasts before me."
No J. B.
* Alluding to the royal Salute fired by
the Royal Artillery on his Majesty's Health being given by the Hon. Col.
TO THE EDITOR. [heading]
Being heartily tired of my Three-Monthly
Visits, where my reception is too often "Come again!" I a few days
ago popp'd into the house of Mons. Gresil, Portrait Painter, lately from
Surinam. Entering the door, I started at a coarse red looking Portrait in
front of me, and asked Madame Gresil, who that was meant for? The good old
Lady answered - "It is an animal, Sir, who wanted to settle as a Physician
in Paramaribo; but, being brought before the Collegium Medicum, was found to be
only a silversmith's journeyman, and is perhaps at this moment occupied in
repairing a pair of old buckles, instead of making experiments on the human
Lord! though I, if the Courts of Policy
of every Colony would establish such a salutary and necessary institution, in
imitation of even the smaller towns in Holland, who knows how many animals (to
use Madame Gresil's expression), such as Bucklemakers, weaver, Plumbers,
Tailors, &c. would be found out, and much better employed than they are
I am, Sir, &c. A Real Doctor's
If a tall, lean, yellow-skinn'd, long
nos'd, pettifogging Attorney-at-law thinks proper, in certain public incoherent
speeches, to abuse respectable Gentlemen, it is clear that a superabundance of
black bile has found away to his brains, and taken possession of them
Quaere - What is the most effectual cure
for the son of dullness and chicane?
An application of a sufficient dose of
Manual Physic for Lunatics! Or,
To mix thirty grains of hellebore with
as many seraps of his pleadings, and make of them a powder, strong and nauseous
enough to carry off all the base stuff of which he is composed!
To the Editor of the Essequebo and Demerary
I beg leave, through the medium of your
interesting vehicle, to inform the Publick of the perilous situation of the
Bridge over the Creek Hobaboe, on the West Bank of this River; the miserable
state of mutilation in which it has continued for the last two months rendering
it imminently dangerous for those whose avocations require them to pass either
over or under it. Of the latter description there are a considerable number
who resort thither in boats to procure water for the shipping; and of the
former, I am one of the many who has occasion to ride or walk over it. I am
not aware whether the redress of this grievous nuisance belongs to any of the
Public Functionaries, or not, nor is it my exclusive province to inquire; the only
object I have in view is to prevent the calamitous consequences which must
ensue to passengers, if it remain much longer in its present state of
I am, Mr. Editor, your humble servant,
N.B. Those who travel on horseback or in
a chaise, should be particularly cautious when they arrive at Hobaboe Bridge.
They should dismount, and have the horse carefully led over.
The well-known Alex. Davison, Esq. of
St. James's square [sic], London, has opened a House expressly for the South American
Trade, and offers to accept Bills of Exchange for one third of the value of any
consignment that may be made to him, on receiving bills of lading and orders
for insurance; likewise, if, on the arrival of the goods, the circumstance of
the market should admit of his so doing with prudence, to grant such further
accommodation as may be reasonably expected. He will allow one half of the
value of the Cottons which may be consigned, to be drawn for, on bills of
lading and orders for insurance being at the same time transmitted, and one
third of other articles.
His address is, "Alex Davison, Esq.
A Proclamation was on Saturday last
published by the Hon. P. C. Ouckama, Commandeur of Essquebo, stating, that
notwithstanding his Proclamation to the inhabitants of that Colony )issued on
the 11th of April last, agreeable to directions from his Excellency Governor
Bentinck), requiring those who were entitled to send in their Votes for the
Election of Five Kiezers and Three Financial Representatives previous to the
1st of June, not one had been found on opening the box, by which means no
election could take place; and inviting the said inhabitants to send their
votes for the election of the aforesaid five Kiezers and three financial
Representatives, at the same time that they do those for one in the room of
Chas. Clifton, Esq. dec. the time for which is limited to the 27th of this
Run Away, from Plantation Orangestein,
on Sunday night the 31st of last month, in a small boat a Negro Man named
Rolland, much marked in the face with his Country Marks. The Subscriber will
pay a reward for the apprehending and sending him either to the Barracks or to
the Estate. Henry Frost.
Orangestein, June 16, 1807.
FOR SALE, [heading]
A few excellent Milch Cows, AND SOME
For particulars, apply to the Printer.
FOR SALE, [heading]
At Mrs. N. Hart's House, New Town,
Late Invented and Elegant Violins. Also
First Quality Strings to suit, and spare bows with Ivory Nuts.
June 20, 1807.
Whereas a Quantity of Damaged Cotton
remains in Fisher & Chorley's Store, unclaimed; This is to give Notice,
that unless the Owner or Owners take it away on or before the 28th instant, and
pay the storage and cost of advertising, it will be sold at Vendue to defray
Demerary, June 20, 1807.
MADEIRA WINE FOR SALE [heading]
A Few Pipes and Hogsheads of Choice
London Particular, of the first Quality, to be sold. Apply to I. R. Brandt,
residing on the North side of the Brick Dam. - June 20, 1807.
The Subscribers respectfully inform the
Public, that they have taken over the Logies and Negroes belonging to Hugh
Holms, Esq. which they intend to carry on the Ship Carpenter's Business in all
its Branches, and will be thankful to the Planters and Merchants of these
Colonies who will favour them with their commands, and executing which, having
both been regular [illegible] to that line, they flatter themselves they can
[illegible] every satisfaction.
June 20, 1807. Bridge & Harrower.
Hugh Holms hereby makes known he has
given over the Business, &c. as [illegible] specified to the said H. Bridge
and A. F. Harrower, whom he begs leave to recommend to the patronage and
encouragement of his Friends and the Publick. - June 20, 1807.
TO LET, [heading]
A Capital New Built House, with every
Accommodation, situated on Werk & Rust, opposite Messrs. M'Inroy, Sandbach
& M'Bean's. For conditions, apply to F. Martin, Esq. Plantation Ruimveldt.
ALSO TO LET,
Some Apartments in the house formerly
belonging to the Hon. P. Ouckama, on Werk & Rust. Further information may
be had of L. A. I. Philippart, at the same Plantation.
June 20, 1807.
The Undersigned requests that no
Merchant or other person will give credit to any one applying in her name,
unless he or she may produce an order under her own hand.
June 20, 1807. H. H. Luder,
Divorced Wife of
J. C. Van Eeten.
Lost, between the 16th and 19th of June,
an Obligation drawn by N. Rousselet, Esq. in the Subscriber's favour, for Four
Hundred and Forty One Guilders, Four Stuivers Six Pennings. As the said Note
is paid by the Drawer, all persons are here by forbidden to negotiate the same
in payment. M. Doyle.
Demerary, June 19, 1807.
Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our
June 15. Schooner Porcupine, B. Stamers,
June 16. Schooner Ant, B. Bowen, from
June 16. Snow Clarence, Jas. Grieve,
June 17. Ship Active, Jas. Chissel,
June 17. Ship Dalrymple, D. Graham,
from London and [illegible].
June 18. Ship Elliot, Chas. London,
from Mounte Video.
June 16. Brig Mary Jane, P. M'Cobb, for
June 18. Sloop Fancy, R. Stickland, for
June 19. Schooner Ant, B. Bowen, for
List of Runaway and Arrested
Slaves, in the Colony Stocks of
Demerary, on this 20th day
of June, 1807.
B. Daly's Negroes
one Negro woman, the name of the Owner unknown.
G. Martens, Drossaart.
Printed By T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam,