ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
December 26th, 1807.
His Excellency Colonel Robert Nicholson, Acting Lieutenant Governor in and over
the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, with their Dependent Districts,
President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, and The Honbl. Court of
Policy of the said Colony;
all whom these presents may or shall concern, Greeting, be it known:
We are informed that it has of late become a practice to cut Joes in halves and
quarters, intended to represent four and two Dollar Pieces, and that such cut
pieces are mostly so deficient in weight as, when joined together, to fall
considerably short of the Standard at which Joes are Current by Law, for Twenty
Two Guilders in these Colonies; - and Whereas, under those circumstances, we
judge it necessary to check and discredit as much as possible the circulation
of such depreciated Money, in order to prevent the mischievous consequences
which must result therefrom.
therefore thought fit to issue this Our Proclamation hereby giving Public
Notice that the Pieces cut out of Joes as above-mentioned to represent four and
two Dollar Pieces, shall not be taken in Payment at the Offices of the
respective Receivers, and also declaring that the same are not to be considered
as a legal tender nor as entitled to any higher than their own intrinsic weight
present Proclamation to be Published and affixed as customary.
at Our Extraordinary assembly held at the Court House in the Town of Stabroek,
on the 19th December 1807, and Published on the 24th following.
Command of the Court,
F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.
Excellency Colonel Robert Nicholson, Acting Lt. Governor has been pleased to
make the following Promotions, viz: -
Gordon Esq. to be Major, vice Grant who resigns. Commission dated 15th Nov.
F. W. Ruperti, of the 5th, to be Captain, Commission do.
W. Tuckerman Gent. to be 1st Lieut. do.
Lieutenant John Corbet to be 1st Lieut. vice Higgins promoted. Commission 13th
Carberry, Gent. to be 2d Lieut. vice Corbet promoted. do.
Tully Higgins to be Captain, vice Bonjes resigned.
S. Van Bazel Gent. to be 2d Lieut. vice Harriot deceased. do.
J. Knolman Gent. to be 1st Lieut. vice Fraser promoted do.
McGarel Gent. to be 2d Lieut. vice Frantzen resigned. do.
J. F. Cordes to be Captain, vice Ruperti removed to the 1st Company. do.
Lieut. J. P. Rouskolb to be 1st Lieut. vice Cordes promoted. do.
Stoll Gent. to be 2d Lt. vice Rouskolb. do.
Parsons Gent. to be Quarter Master. do.
Littleton Westwood Gent. to be Assist. Surgeon. do.
Battn. Essequebo Militia. [centered]
John Fraser to be Major, vice Armstrong gone to Europe.
be Captain J. Lanfferman Esq. 18th Nov.
be 1st Lieut. Wm. Brereton Gent. do.
be 2d Lieut. Wm. A. Prince Gent. do.
Cathrey Gent. to be 2d Lieut. do.
Johnstone Gent. to be Adjutant with the Rank of Captain. do.
Dougan, Gent. to be Quarter master. do.
Hazlewood Esq. to be Surgeon. do.
C. Speeringshock Gent. to be Assist [sic - no period] Surgeon.
Colin Macrae to be Lieut. Colonel Commandant.
Battn. 1st Regiment, [centered]
F. C. Otto to be major vice Macrae promoted.
A. Cart to be Captain, vice Otto promoted.
Battn. 1st Regiment, [centered]
Thos. Mewburn to be Major, vice L. Cuming resigned.
Martin Esq. to be Captain, vice Mewburn.
Noble gent. to be Lieutenant vice Grant deceased.
dated 19th December 1807.)
House, 23d December 1807.
His Excellency's Command,
Eddington, Govt. Secty.
Sale For Cash. [heading]
Wine at f 25 per dozen,
Jackets lined with flannel f 84 per dozen,
Hoops per thousand f 154,
assorted per lb. 12 1/2 stivers.
of the Printer.
26th Decr. 1807.
Persons having Claims against the Subscriber will please to render in their
Accounts &c. to P. A. De Veer Esq. at his Office; - Also Notice is given
that the Domicilium Citandi &c is at the House of P. A. De Veer Esq.
Decb. Wm. Brereton.
is hereby given on the part of the Secretary, that the following Persons intend
Quitting this Colony, at the expiration of the following dates, VIZ:-
Pamelia Waldron, in 14 days, Decb. 9th.
William Thos. Mason, in ditto, 10th Decb.
Domineque Bernard, in ditto, do.
Aron Bryant, in ditto, Decb. 11th.
John McDonald, in ditto, do.
Arch. McGuffie, in 14 days, Decb. 5th.
Newton Stevens, in 14 days, Decb. 5th.
Eber. Potter, in ditto, do.
C. Stadtman, First Clerk.
Virtue of certain appointment granted by the Honble. V. A. Heyliger, LL.D.
Acting President of the Honorable Court of Justice of this Colony, bearing date
14th December 1807, are herewith for the first time by Edict summon'd in the
name and behalf of N. Rousselet, by the Honorable Court of Justice of this
colony, appointed Trustee to the Estate of Joseph De Weever deceased, all known
and unknown Creditors of the above-mentioned Estate of Joseph De Weever
deceased, to appear before the Honorable Court of Justice at their Session in
the Town of Stabroek on the eighteenth of January next and following days; in
order to render their demand in due form and lay their claim thereto. Whereas
after the expiration of the fourth summons by Edict will be proceeded against
the non appearers to obtain perpetual silence.
Demerary, the 24th day of Decr. 1807.
P. Simon, Marshal.
Wednesday 6th January 1808, will be exposed for sale by order of John Nichol,
Esq. at his store Robb's Stelling, - Irish linens and sheeting, callicos,
cambrics, dowlas, osnaburgs, cotton and coffee bagging, cotton sheeting, muslin
and pulicat handkerchiefs, stockings, Gentlemens made coats, waistcoats,
pantaloons, and shirts, pease, pearl and Scotch barley, tripe pickles, vinegar,
dryed vegetables, rasberry and cherry brandy, capers, &c. Also, London
particular Madeira wine in pipes, hhds, and quarter casks.
26th. Robert Kingston.
Thursday the 7th Jany. 1808, by order of Jos. Hill, at his store on the
American Stelling, the remainder of his Stock in trade, without reserve, viz:
Irish linens, Russia sheeting, checks, muslins, long lawns, brown Holland,
printed callicoes in gown patterns, diapers, salempores, platillias, oznaburgs,
Madrass and pullicat handkerchiefs, black silk, quilting and flannel
waistcoats, mens and womens cotton hose, beaver and silk hats, bottled porter,
tripe, nails, white lead, paint and lamp oil, vinegar, refined sugar, sadlery,
tin ware, ironmongery, soap, candles, pickles, mustard, glass and earthen
wares, London particular Madeira wine in hogsheads, quarter casks and bottles,
real cogniac brandy, cordage, &c. &c.
26. Robert Kingston.
Friday 8th January 1808, [see 18071205EDRG] . . .
the same day will be sold, a steam machince, lately invented for the purpose of
drying Coffee, on ten plates, by which a large crop can be prepared in a few
weeks in the wetest weather; the apparatus may be viewed previous to and on the
day of sale at the premises of Mr. Madden.
two cases and three chests of fresh medicines well assorted.
5th. Robert Kingston.
Wednesday 20th January 1808, will be exposed for sale on Plantation Sarah,
Little Corabanna, by order of Richard Watson, Esq. qq. twenty prime seasoned
Negroes. Also, on the same day and place, Cattle, Horses, &c. &c.
26th. Robert Kingston.
Undersigned gives notice to all whom it may Concern, that after the first day
of February next, his Domicilium Citandi et Executandi, will be on Plantation
Sarah, on Wakenam Island, where he intends wholy to reside as soon after that
period as possible.
26th December 1807.
is hereby given that the Copartnership subsisting under the Firm of Robert
Arnot & Co. will be dissolved by mutual consent on the first of January
next. All persons who have demands or are indebted to said Firm are requested
to call on Amos Leeds for an immediate settlement. Amos Leeds.
26th December 1807.
Subscriber intending to leave this Colony in the month of May ensuing, offers
for sale or hire on easy terms, the premises which he at present occupies in
front of Plantation Vlissingen, possession to be given the first of January; he
also offers for sale a Schooner Boat 40 feet keel, 15 feet beam, built of the best
materials, 15 months old, also the Negroes belonging to said boat, well
acquainted with the Coast; the Subscriber also requests all those who may have
any demands against him, and also those who stand indebted to him, to come
forward and settle with him without delay.
26th Decr. 1807.
Fast sailing sloop-rig'd Boat, (built of Colony Wood) thirty-two feet keel and
thirteen and a half feet beam, in complete order; with two Anchors and Cables,
and a small Boat.
further particulars apply to
Burgh, 26th Dec. 1807.
Public are hereby requested to take Notice that Mr. Jas. Freeland is no longer
acting Attorney for him, and that any business transacted by him on any account
after this notice will not be considered valid by
26th Dec. 1807.
for 1808 [heading]
be ready for Sale on Friday next, at this Office.
Gazette Office, 26th Decbr. 1807.
Undersigned being admitted Sworn Translator in the English, French, and Dutch
Languages, respectfully informs the Public, and especially the Gentlemen of the
Law, of the same, recommending himself to their Patronage.
P. Van Braam.
26th December 1807.
the Printer of the Royal Gazette.
- Gravity when honourably used is laudable: but with a late writer, (in a
Tolerated Paper) it has degenerated into untrue design, and employed as a
mysterious cloak to hide the defects of an uncultivated mind. Such
qualifications ought to be prudently guarded against by Zelot: a poisonous
plant placed near the purest spring, renders every stream suspicious that
issues from the fountain. Zelot has not mixed an iota of medling [sic]
rancour, or pouting allusion, in his selected position of argument.
Investigating the natural and political sentiments of disaffected Neutrals, and
applying the apparent effect to the general ballance [sic] of European Power,
is avowedly his object. Nor does he decline to defend, or explain his
assertions, if asked in direct language. - But not one of Zelot's letters,
presented to my view, promotes the idea, that the most fascinating insinuation,
or vindictive inuendo [sic], can divert him from his primitive purpose, or lead
him into vague altercation, with insensate scribling [sic] copiests [sic].
Surmising sympathy, betrays a weakness of mind. - Neither the avocation of
Zelot, nor the season of the year, ought to delay his opinion of Mr. President
Jefferson's Message to the two Houses of the American Congress.
Decb. 1807. Eumeus.
Sunday the Brig Clarence, Capt. Grieve, arrived here in 38 days from Liverpool,
we have been favoured with the loan of a London Paper of the 9th ult. which was
brought by her, its contents are interesting so far as relates to our situation
Ship Mennie, arrived here on Wednesday; she left Scotland in company with the
Ariadne, Capt. Johnstone; they had not been long at Sea before they seperated
[sic] in a gale of wind, and we are happy to announce (half past 3 o'Clock)
that she is this moment arrived. The Eglenton, one of the Cork Fleet has also
arrived here, but brings nothing latter than the Clarence.
are told that some of the Store-Merchants say that they will not take Sugars at
the Freight of Eight Shillings per Cwt.
Entered and Cleared since our last.
Success, Capt. A. Clark, from Portsmouth.
Hercules, E. White, New London.
Aurora, J. Brown, Cape Good Hope.
Clarence, J. Grieve, Liverpool.
Eglenton, W. Hamilton, Glasgow.
Ariel, Cap. E. Satterlel, for New London.
Dian, E. S. Young, Savannah.
Mary Ann. F. Dyer, Norfolk.
Active, J. Forbes, New York.
Speculator, J. Leishman, London.
Bell, J. Garrison, New Brunswick.
Demerary, P. Inglis, Liverpool.
Subscriber having purchased at Public Vendue, the Wood Land Estate No. 3 in
Haweronie Creek, from the Heirs of the late Mr. Campar, and finding many
Persons cutting Timber on the same, warns them in this public manner to desist
from any further trespass.
Phoenix, 26th Dec. 1807.
Subscribers request all Persons having demands against the late Mr. Abel
Straughn Miller, to leave their Accounts at the House of Mr. Culver, Stabroek,
or at Plantation Lancaster, Mahaica, without delay, as it is the wish of the
Executors to settle the affairs of the deceased as speedily as possible.
26th Decr. 1807. Executors.
NOTARY PUBLIC AND SWORN BOOK-KEEPER. [heading]
The Subscriber informs his Friends, the
Public, and Masters of Ships in General, that he is regularly Authorised to Act
as Notary in the Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo, under the Commission and
Seal of His Majesty, duly Registered on the thirty first day of May 1806 in
London, in the Office for Faculties in Chancery, and which has been produced to
His Excellency the Governor. His Honor the Lieutenant Governor and Honorable
Court of Policy have also admitted him to be a Sworn Book-Keeper in the
Colonies of Essquebo & Demerary. That his Office is held at the late
Dwelling of W. Brereton, Esq. next to the Customs.: - Where all Business he may
be favor'd with will be expeditiously, and accurately executed.
The Subscriber's Obligations on Oath, as Notary, embrace Protests,
Deeds, Wills, Contracts, Reference on Settlement of Disputed Accounts, and
other Business agreeable to the practice of the Faculty in Great Britain; and,
as Sworn Book-Keeper, he will undertake the arrangement of, bringing up, and
closing Co-Partnerships Books, or those of deceased, or other Estates, and
pledges himself to give Satisfaction by punctuality and dispatch; - he will
also undertake the Collection of Debts, and, where required, will give approved
Security for any Trust reposed in him.
Geo. J. Furnace.
Demerary, Stabroek, 22d December 1807.
ad has a Dutch complimentary version]
Ship Aurora, John Brown Master, a fast sailing Coppered Ship; has a Licence
from the Admiralty to Run and will sail the first Springs in February with any
armed Vessels which may by going at the time. Fore Freight or Passage apply to
the Master on board, or to
Johnson & Co.
26th December 1807.
Person inclined to contract for cleaning the Trenches and making up the Roads
of that part of the front of Vlissingen, situated between the New Union Coffee
House and Mr. Jno. Ashley's now called Columbus District; likewise the three
main streets thereof, may give in proposals for the same, on or before Monday
the 4th January next, to the Undersigned elected Commissaries, who in the mean
time will give every necessary information respecting the same.
26th Decr. 1807.
Subscriber offers for sale, a House and half Lot of Land with out-buildings
situated in Cumingsburg, between the premises of William Heathcote, Esq. and
the Widow Robb, the said premises will be sold reasonable to an approved
purchaser. For particulars enquire of the Subscriber or Mr. C. Smith on Lot
No. 83, Stabroek.
Side Roller far a Cattle Mill having been sent from Europe, in which there has
been a mistake in the demensions [sic], any Person that it may suit may have it
at prime cost and charges, its demensions [sic] are
feet 8 inches case,
feet 2 inches extreme length of the gudgeon,
and turned complete.
Dec. Please to apply to the Printer.
Those who have any demands against Plantation Regt door Zee in the Canal No. 1
in this Colony, are desired to render the same to G. Mahlsted Esq. or Hugo
Cantzlaar, JZ. Esq. qq. the above-mentioned Estate, and to call and receive
payment for the same at the House of Hugo Cantzlaar, JZ. Esq. above-mentioned,
within the space of six weeks from the date hereof.
26th Decr. 1807.
De Ondergeteekendes heest juyst
Ontvangen en te Keep, de onderstaande Goederen, als:-
en smeer kaarsen,
lyn oly in pullen, drooge wit lood,
en Vleeselt in heele en halve vaaten.
bonten in zoorten,
en Zilver werk geassorteerd,
Roode Wyn in heele en quart vaaten en in bottels, en veel meer andere Goederen.
Decb. De Boer & Breet.
a Paragraph mentioning that several Sugar Planters had agreed not to ship
Sugars above the rate of eight shillings sterling per cwt. I am led to enquire
if any steps have been taken by the Coffee or Cotton Planters to bring their
Freight down to such an equivalent.
is sufficiently evident that the Freights have been since the present War very
much overcharged in this Colony in proportion to the Islands, and tho' there
may be some plea in the greater variety of Public Offices, both English and
Dutch, they have to go thro' and the augmented fees they have to pay at each,
yet the amount can by no means justify the great increase in Freight,
considering the advantage the Ships here have of their Cargoes being delivered
on board in the River. But the great preference the Ships here give to taking
Coffee and Cotton instead of Sugar, even at the late high rate of Freight, shews
evidently enough that the Freight of the former article is most advantageous.
Whether eight shillings is a fair price or whether it should be 8s and 6d or 9s
as some say I am no judge, but it is surely a great incongruity to reduce the
price of the least beneficial Freight and to leave the others at their
increased rate. A general regulation on the subject would be most desirable,
and it is called for loudly at the present moment before the Bills of Lading
are signed for Coffee or Cotton, by the first Fleet. If it could be done by a
mutual agreement between the Freighters and Freightees, it would be far more
agreeable than by a resolution, which being dictated only perhaps by a partial
interest will be as readily broken thro' as resolved on, whet that same
interest leads another way - not that I think there is any thing to fear from
want of Shipping this year. In the Islands, this is usually settled at a
general meeting in the beginning of the season, and there as Sugar is almost
the only Produce of consequence, its Freight leads the other articles; but
here, tho' we have some Sugar Planters of great consequence and superior
fortune, they are comparatively a small part of the community and for
outnumber'd at least if not exceeded in general property by the Coffee and
Cotton Planters particularly the latter. If these few lines might call the
attention of these Gentlemen to a matter in which they or their Constituents
are so much interested, and any few leading characters among them be induced to
stand forward and either call a general meeting early in January, or propose
some resolutions on the subject, they will have answered the purpose of doing a
general, instead of a partial service to the public.
Stabroek: Printed and Published
(at Thirty-three Guilders per Annum)
By Edward James Henery.
- Printed by E. J. Henery.
to the Essequebo & Demerary Royal Gazette.
December 26th 1807.