Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 April 02
Ship Flora, Geo: Ravely, Master, for Liverpool, having nearly the whole of her
Cargo engaged, and on board, will positively sail with the April Convoy. The
Subscriber will feel greatly obliged to his Friends for 50 to 100 Bales of
Cotton to complete her load.
Those having Claims against the Estate of the late James Jessamin, will please
render them in for adjustment within three months, as after that period,
whatever may be received, on Account of his Heirs and Legatees, will be
remitted to them; also, those who are indebted to said Estate are requested to
settle the same.
OR STOLEN. [heading]
from the Subscriber on the 19th ult. a Stout Negro Man of the Congo Nation,
called Jack; he has a defect in one eye and a scar on his forehead, has been
usually employed in a small Boat on the River and is well known among the
Porter and Boat Negroes about Town; - he is known to have crossed the River and
is supposed to be some where on the West Coast. A Reward of Two Joes will be
given to any Person who will apprehend and lodge him in the Barracks.
A SITUATION. [heading]
NEW YORK. [heading]
Pruning Knives f 22 per dozen,
is Hereby given that my Domicilium Citandi et Executandi is at the House of M.
Downie, Esq. New Town.
SALES BY EXECUTION. [heading]
Notice is Hereby Given from the
Marshal's Office, to those whom it may concern, that the Execution Sale which
was detained in the month of January 1808, in behalf of I. D. Goddard versus
James Parss, whereby has been taken under Execution a certain Lot of Land and
the Buildings thereon, situated on Werk & Rust, adjoining Messr. McInroy,
Sandbach & McBean, and at present occupied by R. Cozier, will take place on
the 5th day of April next.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
[right pointing hand icon] The Sale of the Plantation Tyd en Vlyt which was advertised to take place on the 29th ult., was put off in consequence of the late heavy rains, but will positively take place on Thursday the 21st inst, on the Premises.
Monday next the 4th inst. will be sold, at Robb's Stelling, by order of the
representatives of Paul Benfield Esq. for the benefit of the Underwriters and
others concerned, the following Plantation Stores, re-captured in the ship
Olive Branch of London, intended for Berbice. The Terms will be declared at
the sale: -
Monday the 4th Instant, at the Vendue Office, by order of Capt. William
Greenidge, for the benefit of those concerned, - The Brig Lord Duncan, as she
now lays stranded on the East Bank, and all her sails, rigging &c. The
sale will commence at 2 o'Clock precisely.
Wednesday the 13th instant, at the Vendue Office, - beer, porter, nails,
salempores, locks, &c.
Thursday the 14th instant, at the store of F. C. Otto Esq. - Flour,
Newfoundland Fish, refined sugar, smoaked beef, potatoes, porter and beer,
pickles, saddlery, Irish linen, checks, paint and paint oil, gun powder and
shot, tin ware, stationary, candles and soap, cotton and coffee bagging,
cutlasses, pruning knives, &c.
We have been favoured with London Papers to the 20th of February, from which we have made some Extracts; . . .
The general idea in England is that every thing will be adjusted in the most amicable manner with America - indeed there are some observations in the Barbados Mercury of the 22d ultimo, extracted from an American Paper, which tend to the opinion that America begins to open her Eyes to her real interest by making a comparison between the alternative of joining Great Britain or France.
Bonaparte has already seized and confiscated a number of American Vessels with their Cargoes, on the most frivolous pretences.
Mr. Rose still remains at the seat of Government. The explanation given by him in the affair of the Chesapeake was satisfactory to the Government - but the negociations appeared to be at a stand.
The rigours of the French towards the Portuguese are still continued, Commerce is totally at a stand, and the greatest scarcity prevails, they are still apprehensive of a revolt and they have by decree made it Death for any Portuguese to be found with fire arms in his possession, even if a hunting or shooting.
The Island of Madeira is crowded with Emigrants from Portugal, not a house is to be procured for lodgings, so that the British Troops have remained encamped, from which they have suffered a good deal.
This morning the Schooner Enterprize, from Barbados, brings us Papers up to the 23d ult. which announce the arrival of the second February Mail, but which does not bring Papers to a later date than those which we were already in possession of, consequently nothing in addition to their contents.
The Duke of Manchester arrived in Barbados on the 18th ult. on board the Guerrier Frigate; - his Grace remained there but Three Days, when he proceeded on his way to Jamaica, where he is appointed Governor General.
A report has been brought by the Skip Jack, which came in from a Cruize last night, that, the Rochefort Squadron had got into the Mediterranean and had captured two British frigates and thirty sail of merchantmen. The above news was received from the Attentive Gun Brig cruizing to Windward.
On Sunday night last a Pilot Boat belonging to Mr. O. Whiston, broke from her anchorage and ran foul of Captain Greenidge's Brig, the Lord Duncan, riding at anchor a little below the Fort, and falling across her bows, the point of the anchor was forced through her side; - the other point entered the Boat. - The leak became so alarming, that the People had but just time to cut the cable and run in shore, when the Brig immediately sunk, she was deeply laden with heavy Colony Timber and Coffee; next morning some of the Papers and Stores were got out of her at low water, but she is now entirely sunk and lost. The Boat is also sunk near the same place.
Died] - Yesterday morning at his Estat [sic] Mokoa, in Canal No 3, Joseph Tuitte M.D.
Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading]
FROM THE LONDON PAPERS. [heading]
Feb. 13. . . .
We have been favoured with a perusal of late letters from Madeira: the troops there are in good health and high spirits, and the utmost cordiality exists between the officers and the inhabitants. General Bereford is equally popular with the inhabitants of Madeira as he was with the Spaniards in South America; his personal influence with either could carry any measures. It is not unlikely that the Buffs and 11th Regiment will, by and by, proceed to the West Indies. There is some idea of making Madeira, whose climate is so fine and favourable, a seasoning quarter for our troops, before they proceed at once to the West India Islands.
Feb. 15. . . .
Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Cotton, and Rear-Admiral Otway, having taken the command of the squadron off Lisbon, Sir Sidney Smith, has, we understand, proceeded to the Brazils, to take the command there.
Feb. 17. - By letters from Madeira, dated the 14th ultimo, we are informed, that the troops under General Beresford had been a month encamped and had suffered in some degree from the cause, there being no buildings there to accommodate them. At the application of the General, however, the Portuguese Government has appropriated two of the principal Convents for the accommodation of the troops; and it was intended to unite some of the poor order of convents, for the benefit of the friars, and with a view the better to make room for the troops in their buildings.
The island was crowded with emigrants from Lisbon, so that not a house was to be procured for lodgings.
of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
S. G. Martens, Drossart.
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