ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
August 21st, 1810.
Sail a Running Ship the latter Springs of next Month. For Freight or Passage
apply to the Captain on board, to
& McBean, or
20th August 1810.
Creditors of William Postlethwaite Esq. are hereby informed that there will be
Thirty to Forty Bales of Cotton ready for delivery on Monday the 27th Instant,
for which Tenders are requested to be given to the Subscribers, at the House of
Mr. Madden, which will be opened at 12 o'Clock on that day, in presence of such
of the Creditors as choose to attend, and the highest bidder for the whole or part
will be accepted of.
20th Wm. McBean.
1810. John Madden.
Gang of 40 to 45 Strong Healthy Negro Men, - they have been for several Years
in a Task-Gang - are presently Picking Coffee, but will be disengaged on the
1st Proximo. For particulars apply to
Mackenzie & Co.
21st August 1810.
Subscriber requests all Persons who are indebted to him, either by Notes of
hand or open Accounts, to come forward and settle and discharge the same in ten
days from date, to enable him to settle the pressing Demands against him,
otherwise he will be under the disagreeable necessity of putting all such as
are not paid in the hands of Mr. Van Der Stok, to recover by law, the next
Commissary Court and Court of Justice.
August 20, 1810. R. Harding.
from Plantation Potosie, a Barbadian Negro Woman named Daphny. She is a tall
yellow-skin'd woman, with a fore tooth out, young with Child and speaks English.
Whoever will have her apprehended will receive a Joe reward. All Masters of
vessels are cautioned from taking her off from this Colony, and all Persons
forbid habouring [sic] her, as the Law will be rigourously enforced against
20th, 1810. R. Harding.
Persons indebted to the Estate of Mr. J. D. Scantlebury decd. are requested to
come forward and Pay, and all those to whom the said Estate stands indebted,
are requested to render their Accounts for Examination.
August 21st, 1810.
from alongside the Ship Blanchard, by two of the Crew, early on the Morning of
the 13th instant, - a Boat about 16 feet long, with a white Bottom, green Body
and black upper-strake. Whoever has picked up the said Boat and will give
information of the same to the Master on board, or Messrs. Cornfoot, Bell &
Co. will be liberally Rewarded.
21st August 1810.
Be Let. [heading]
House and Garden of Concession No. 40 and 41, with a good Cistern; - the whole
in complete order, situated in Stabroek, next between the Concessions and
Houses of Mrs. Haley and C. H. De Munnick Esq.
21st. N. Rousselet.
is in circulation an Acceptance of Ab. Brouwer, drawn by Rob. Mains on the 6th
October 1804, in favour of William Caerd, amount f 347. - As this Acceptance is
payable to William Caerd and not to his Order, the Subscriber requests Mr.
William Caerd or his Heirs or Executors to call at his House for payment, under
deduction of such amount against said Acceptance as will appear due by the said
Mr. Wm. Caerd.
Hall, 20th August 1810.
Daar is in Circulatie een Acceptatie van
Ab. Brouwer groot f 347. - dewelke op den 6e October van den Jaare 1804 door
Robert Mains in faveur van William Caerd op hem getrokken is. - Daar die
Acceptatie alleen aan William Caerd betaalen is, zo word gem. William Caerd, of
zyne Erven of Executeuren verzogt de voldoening van die Acceptatie ten huysen
van den Ondergeschreevene te komen Ontvangen, na astrek nogtans van sondanig
sommen als teegens W. Caerd schuldig te zyn.
Hall, Charles Town, 20 August 1810.
gem. van A. Brouwer.
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this
Jack, in 14 days or 3 Weeks from 17th July.
H. Thomson in ditto from the 19th July or by the Schooner Augusta.
Merjaring, in 14 days, from the 19th July.
E. Lemmix, with his Wife and Children, in 14 days or 3 weeks, from the 23d
Lawrence, and Family, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from the 24th July.
in 14 days, from the 26th July.
Robt. Anderson, late of the Ship Friendship, in 14 days, from the 30th July
Elliot, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from 31st July.
de Rousseau, with her Servant Jacob, in 14 days or 3 weeks, from the 2d August.
Jancourt, in 14 days, from the 3d August.-
Robinson, with four Slaves her Property, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from the 6th
D. Goddard, in ditto or do. from ditto.
Jacobs in 14 days from the 13th August.
Bisset in 14 days from the 14th August.
Grant, in 14 days from 16 August.
Tinne, senior Clerk.
Cash Prices of Produce in Stabroek this day
- 15 1/2 to 16 stivs. Sugar - 3 to 3 1/2 stivers.
- 9 to 9 1/2. Rum (C.P.) - 23
Sunday arrived here the Ship Hopewell, bound to Surinam, which place she could
not fetch. She had 35 days passage from Falmouth, from which she sailed in
company with the West India Packet, (of course the First for July.) The Master
states that he had news-papers confirming the defeat of Gen. Sebastiani, but
being boarded by several vessels of war in the channel, he gave them all to the
various Officers. He had not heard of any Battle having taken place between
Lord Wellington and the French in Portugal.
Drama to-night is very attractive - "The Heir at Law" is the chef d'ouvre
of the English Aristophanes George Colman. It contains the strongest satire on
pedantry, perhaps, that ever issued from the pen of any writer, and abounds in
wit of every kind. We understand a new Performer will make his debut in Zekiel
Entered and Cleared since our last.
August 20 Schr. Prosperity, Capt.
Barnard, from Berbice.
Ship Hopewell, Fullerton, London, - Ballast.
21 Brig Hope, Gilbert, New-London, horses, cows, Lumber, &c.
21 Schr. Driver, Capt. Gilbert, for Trinidad.
the Barbados Mercury. [heading]
- The agricultural Society request that the following Paper be inserted in your
next publication as being well worthy of the attention of Planters.
am, Sir, your humble obedient servant,
Orderson. L. Warren, Sec.
1st January, 1810.
- In the different visits I have paid your Island, the smallness of the cattle
employed in agriculture has always attracted my attention: I have seen from
fifteen to twenty-four cattle doing that work which in other Islands is
generally done by four.
I should suppose to be owing to an opinion equally prevalent here until lately,
that American oxen could not be kept alive in this climate, but would die of
what is called the red water.
a residence of upwards of forty years in the West Indies, I have seen many
instances of the facility with which we yield to whatever does not succeed on
the first trial. I will take leave to give two strong instances and their
effects: - In 1772, I saw on one Estate in Grenada, a dumb feeder in a
windmill, and was told that they were tried on two or three Estates, and that
they were likely to succed. [sic] The advantage of such a discovery was apparent,
and on my return here I made it known, and it was tried by myself and several
of my friends; they did not answer, and our tradesmen said they would not:
thinking it might be owing to their ignorance, I wrote to Grenada to enquire
how theirs had answered, and was informed they had failed. They were no more
thought of until 1795 or 1796, that I went to pay a visit to Governor Rickets;
when on an excursion with Sir Francis Ford I observed with astonishment a bumb turner in one of
the mills, and inquired of the Manager if he had used it long, and whether it
succeeded. His surprize at the question was as great as mine, he said they
were in general use, and had long been so. I therefore concluded that the
ignorance of our tradesmen, and our credulity had long deprived us of so
valuable a discovery - I recollected the dimensions of the cases of one of my
mills, had one made and brought with me, and in a few years there was not a
mill in the island without one.
the early settlement of this Colony we were in great want of Cattle, we tried
both Spaniards and Americans, the former in great numbers - they seldom succeed
as draught cattle, except on Estates perfectly level - and the loss was
at one time got twelve oxen and a bull from America, all about two years old,
which I considered the best for seasoning, I paid them, as I thought, every
possible attention; the whole died in a few months, of the red water. I
therefore concluded they would never answer, and it came afterwards under my
knowledge, that numbers purchased, by the Commissaries had died in the same
have now to state as a fact established by experience, that American oxen will
answer in the West Indies as well as in America, and are equal if not superior
to the largest creoles. The advantage that may be to your Island, you and the
Gentlemen Planters can best appreciate; I have now to state how I obtained this
my return from Europe in 1806, the Commissary had a great number of American
cattle for the troops, which had been in his possession for three or four
months. I inquired if none had died of the red water; he assured me they had
not. I then requested to know if there was any particular mode of treatment;
he assured me none, but that he always kept them under cover, and only allowed
them water once a day, which was carried to them.
immediately thought it possible, that the [sic] being turned out to pasture and
allowed as much water as they chose to drink might have been the cause of the
red water, or the disease denominated such. Being then in want of working
cattle, I purchased two American, which I kept from two to three months in the
house, and only gave water once a day, and not much: at the end of that time I
sent them with the other stock in the morning and evenings, and put them up in
the heat of the day. I began to work them at the end of six months: they have
now worked three crops, and I have since bought nine and treated them in the
same manner, and they are equal to any cattle in the West Indies; some of them
would butcher to 600 lb. They have all taken kindly to the draught, and after
the just six months, required no other treatment than the other cattle. I
generally buy those of a dark red colour, from three to four years old, short
legs and deep ribbed; the house I keep them in is cool, and I don't let them
out for the first three months, and their food at first is a little dried; they
may be bled when first bought, and again about a month or six weeks afterwards.
the first settlement of this Colony, great numbers of negro children died
before the ninth day, of the tetanus or locked jaw: a very simple preventative
I got many years ago from Dr. Stewart of Grenada, and have constantly used with
success ever since: as soon as the navel drops, dip a little fine lint in
spirit of turpentine and apply it to the navel, bandage it well, and renew the
application every days until the nineth: - where this has been
done, I have known no instance of the locked jaw. We used formerly to lose
many negroes of the same disease, occasioned by cuts, bruises, or punctures
from nails or splinters; a similar accident never occurs now, if there is a
dressing of spirit of turpentine immediately applied, which has been long done
on all my Estates. Should the circumstances stated in the preceeding not be
known in whole or in part to the Planters in Barbados, I have no doubt but you
will make it so, and whatever benefit is derived from it will afford me
have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient and most humble servant,
the President of the Agricultural Society, Barbados.
the dire mandate's given to part,
And we must breathe a last adieu;
yet indulge my anguished heart,
With one transporting look from you.
nature read that beauteous form,
To bless a mean unpolished soul,
grace it with each mental charm,
To bow beneath such harsh controul.
at his rude imperious voice,
That soft susceptive heart must sigh;
must resign its wonted joys,
And tears bedew each sparkling eye.
my lorn breast endure the day,
Which yields Sophia to his arms?
- may the lightning's vengeful ray,
Destroy the wretch who clasps those charms.
never shall that angel face.
On his detested pillow rest;
by the moon-beams shall he trace,
Your lily neck and panting breast.
heaven! he ne'er shall mark you lie,
Entranc'd in visions of repose,
kiss the lid that veils your eye,
Or view its trembling light unclos'd.
in yon vast irradiate sky,
There dwells a pow'r forever just;
God would bid the ruffian die,
And whelm him in his former dust.
Printed and Published
Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
By Edward James