ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
August 25th, 1810.
Be Sold. [heading]
Valuable and healthful Family of a Mother and four Children, all Mulattoes,
three Males and a Female. The mother is a seamstress, who can also, in
Plantation avocations, render much ease to a director and faithfully acquit
herself. The three sons have been employed in carpentry, the eldest of them is
qualified to undertake some branches of it, and his brothers have every
prognostic to equalise him. The Girl is junior to all of them - in the first
essays of a seamstress she displays an aptness to rise like her mother, as well
as to perform all domestic employments with activity.
Cash or approved Bills are the objects
in consideration for the purchase of such well-disposed servants.
of the Printer. August 25, 1810.
Landing and for Sale by the Subscriber, at his Store at Mr. Good's Stelling: -
oil, &c. &c.
24, 1810. John P. Hicks.
Person who is well Qualified to take charge of a Vessel to New-Brunswick. -
Further particulars may be had by applying at the House of F. Van Den Velden
25th August 1810.
Domicilium citandi of Doctor Wagner is at the House of his Attorney at Law, N.
Rousselet Esq. Yorkshire Hall, Charles Town, Plantn. Repentir. Demerary, 24th
Sale at the Houtmakery Sisters, a few miles above the Sand Hill, the property
of Mrs. Wagner. -
Crab, Wasiba, Greenheart, Boeletrie, Hoeboedie, Doucalibalie, Biesie,
Surperhard, Moppee, Bania, Itikebourebalie, Coemarra, Moeira, Serebedam,
Detabo, Sipierie, Coereberolli, and Simiere. Blocks, by the Cubic foot, of 6
inches square or above. Crab plank 6 sts. Inch, and 1 1/4 inch 7, 3 Inch 10
sts. Detabo plank f 2 10 the Inch, and higher in proportion of its thickness.
Also a variety of Mill Timber, ready cut. Greenheart the current price. The
coloured Wood one guilder a foot. All the boards are calculated board measure.
a variety of crooked wood for boat builders, spars, manicoles, troolies and
person wishful to have any of those articles and requested to send a list of it
to the Subscriber, who will pay every attention as customary.
Hall, 25th August 1810.
Subscriber, for the special purpose of discharging all demands against him,
will dispose of the Premises he at present occupies - the advantageous
situation of them are so well known as not to require any particular
recommendation; they are in good repair and may be entered on in three Months
from this date, or sooner should the Purchaser desire it.
25th, 1810. W. S. Kirton.
or Strayed, [heading]
Cumingsburgh, about a Week ago, a Terrier Dog, of a light grey colour and black
will give such information as may lead to the recovery of said Dog, will be
liberally Rewarded on application at the Office of this Paper.
25th August 1810.
Subscriber offers for sale on very reasonable terms his half Concession No. 67,
with the Buildings thereon, situated in Werk & Rust, opposite the parade
ground, on the South side of the South canal. The Buildings consisting of a
House 27 feet long and 18 feet broad, 2 1/2 story high, a Necessary, and an out
House for Kitchen, &c. not finished; also a Vat to contain about nine
hundred gallons. For further particulars apply to the Subscriber living on
25, 1810. Midass Steurman.
few Puncheons of Rum - Colony Proof.
town, 24th August, 1810. Agent.
[image of a crown] Royal.
Tuesday Evening, August 28th 1810
Favourite Play of
the German Kotzebue,
Wildenhaim . . . Mr. Jones.
Cassel . . . Mr. Vining.
. . . Mr. Freeman.
(The Butler) . . . Mr. Hewit.
. . . Mr. Blunt.
. . . Mr. J. Shaw.
Frederick . . . Mr. Burke.
Wildenhaim . . . Miss M. Shaw.
Girl . . . Miss Jones.
Wife . . . Miss Shaw.
Agatha . . . Mrs. Shaw.
Which Will Be Added
Entertainment Interspersed with Songs, called
Wags of Windsor,
The man of all Trades.
Quotem (the Man of all Trades) . . . Mr. Burke.
Beaugard . . . Mr. Vining.
Deputy Bull . . . Mr. Blunt.
Lump . . . Mr. J. Shaw.
. . . Mr. Jones.
Loony Mactwalter . . . Mr. Hewit.
Gaylove . . . Miss M. Shaw.
Lucy . . . Mrs. Shaw.
of Tickets. - Upper Box, Six Dollars, (no refreshments). - Lower Box, Five
Dollars. - Back Seats below, Four Dollars. - Pit, Three Dollars.
Persons will be admitted in the Back Seats. Doors opened precisely at half
past Five o'Clock, Curtain to rise at half past Six.
to be had at the Ticket Office at the Theatre from Ten o'Clock to Three, and
from Four and after on the day of Performance.
Money will be received at the Doors, nor can any admission be allowed behind
25th August, 1810.
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Monday the 27th instant, will be Exposed for Sale, at the Vendue Office, -
Irish Beef in Barrels and tierces, Callicoes, Muslins, Irish Linen, Cotton
Shirting, Hammocks, Cotton and Coffee Bagging, Irish Butter in half firkins,
Soap, Candles, Flour, a Lot of Empty Puncheons; Gin, Rum, Brandy, &c.
24th. Kingston & McBean.
Wednesday the 29th instant, at the Store of Messrs. C. & J. Ryan, - Irish
Mess Beef and Pork in whole and half barrels, Soap in boxes, old Port and
Madeira Wine in bottles, Jewellery, glass Ware consisting of Shades, Decanters,
Tumblers & Wine Glasses, and what further may appear on the day of sale.
24th. Kingston & McBean.
Monday the 10th September, at the Stores of the late Robert Younghusband, by
order of his Executors, - Coffee and Cotton Bagging, Tempered Lime, Japan and
Coloured Muslin, German Oznaburghs, Silver Spoons and Forks, Glass and Plated
Candlesticks with Shades, an Elegant Chariot Harness, a large Anchor and Chain,
small ditto and Grapnels for Colony Boats, and what may further appear on the
day of Sale.
25th. Kingston & McBean.
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this
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.
Reed (of Dochfour) in 14 days, from 20th Aug.
H. Van Senden, in ditto, from ditto.
Steele, in ditto, from 22d do.
Atkins, with his Family and three Servants, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from the 23d
Runice [sic], in 14 days from the 24th August, or by the Ship Hopewell.
Tinne, senior Clerk.
the Commissary Court of the Month of September will be Passed the following
Transports and Mortgages, Viz. -
Alexr. Reith Transport of the Buildings situated on Lot No. 1, Columbian
District, in front of Plantation Vlissingen, together with all his Right and
Title in the Land during the present Lease and agreeable to Contract, to
Wm. Bovell q.q. the Executor of John Nihell decd. Transport of the Plantation
John, situate on the East-Coast of this Colony cum annexis, to John Austin.
John Austin Mortgage on the said Plantation John cum annexis, in favor of Wm.
Charles Vincent Transport of the Lots No. 24 and 25, situate in Charles-Town,
to J. S. Masse[accent].
O. J. Schultz a first Mortgage on Plantation Le Destin, situated on the
West-coast of this River, between the Plantations Orangestein and Farm; in
favor of Jonas Fileen.
H. O. Seward q.q. Thos. Gudgeon of London, Transport of the Lot No. 28 and part
of Lot No. 29, situate on the Middle-Dam Stabroek, with all the Buildings
thereon, to L. Van Rossum.
Office, Demerary, 24th August 1810.
Tinne, Senr. 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
Schooner from Surinam is the only arrival since our last. We have no news.
Hewit and Mr. Burke.
Thursday evening Coleman's Comedy of the "Heir at Law" was Performed,
and the Character of Zekiel Homespun introduced to the Public the actor of the
name of Hewit. The merits of this Gentleman are such as call for marked
attention. Zekiel Homespun is a countryman, an unadulterated son of nature, by
no means deficient in sense, and abounding in rough honesty, and genuine
feeling; this character Mr. Hewit appeared to conceive, and his delineation was
by no means inadequate to his conception; in the scenes with Cecily where their
misfortunes were the topic, there was a sort of rough tenderness, if we use the
expression, and a manly pathos which was in strict unison with nature.
the scenes with Dick Dowals particularly when he propose to take Cecily in
keeping, Mr. Hewit was animated and natural in the extreme. In some of the
minuter parts of the Character he was exceedingly happy, and there was a
continuity in his acting which never permitted him to drop the character; his
action when impassioned was excellent, but in a quiescent state it was rather
unmeaning, and he kept his eyes to much cast down on the Stage. On the whole
his performance was a most admirable piece of nature. Mr. Hewit would be a
great acquisition to any Company, to the present he is of the highest
Burke, as Doctor Pangloss, manifested very considerable merit, many of his
conceptions were perfectly original and extremely good; he was, however, rather
more flippant than the author intended, and was deficient in that pedantic,
affected, gravity which constitutes a great part of the character. In the dry
humour of the character mr. Burke was excellent; in this he resembles Mr.
Elliston, whom with proper attention he may one day rival. It is not, we are
convinced, from such characters as Doctor Pangloss, that we are to form our
estimate of the talents of Mr. Burke; accident, and the applause of the crowd,
appear to have led him to low Comedy and Farce, but we are certain that his
talents fit him for the highest line of Comedy; we wish to see him in
Petruchio, in Leon, in Don Juan, and above all in Benedict. This is the walk
in which nature appears to have intended Mr. Burke should shine, but then if he
would arrive at excellence in this the highest rank of his profession, he must
study incessantly. At present Mr. Burke appears to have it very lax, or a very
vulgar habit of Study, let him reform it; he is surrounded by vulgarity, let
him avoid it; let him endeavour to attain a dignified Elocution; let him
observe nature in whatever form she presents herself, and above all let him pay
due, and daily devotion to her great oracle, Shakespeare. Shakespeare should
accompany him in his walks, he should lie on his table when he eats, and when
at night he retires to rest, Shakespear should lie on his pillow. By such a
habit of study as this would induce, Mr. Burke has every chance of becoming one
of the first actors of the age in which he lives. Of the Heir at law it is
only necessary to say that on the whole it went off well.
evening "a sort of crying Farce" as it has been well designated,
called "Speed the Plough," was performed at the Theatre, to a very
respectable audience. The cast was tolerable, and on the aggregate the piece
was not badly got up, Mr. Hewit made his second appearance in the part of
Farmer Ashfield, his personification of this character was not nearly so good
as his Zekiel Homespun; by mixing the West and North Country dialects he formed
a melange altogether unnatural and unpleasant - and in reading the letter he
was guilty of the grand error of stooping to the Stage lights, although the
seene [sic] supposes broad day-light. He played however with great feeling,
and his performance, with all its faults, was far above mediocrity. - There is
a character in which we think Mr. Hewit calculated to shine, and that is Tyke
in an indifferent Comedy called we believe "The School of Reform." -
We recommend it to his notice.
Burke played Sir Abel Handy very well, he was spirited, and natural, as far as
the part would permit, but when we reflect on his capabilities, it absolutely
appears like wasting him to thrust him into parts so far beneath his abilities.
We acknowledge the necessity of his playing the part, as there is not another
actor in the Company who could have given the slightest idea of the character.
Freeman, as he is called, played Bob Handy with some spirit - he is a very
promising actor. We would, however, advise him on all occasions to make
himself perfect, and always to address the other actors, &c. on the Stage
rather than the audience, and we caution him against cofounding in future the
two adjectives Ingenious and Ingenuous, the purport, and pronunciation of
which, differ so widely.
Mr. Jones, who from his dialect (to use a Mercantile phrase) we take to be a
recent importation from London, was the Sir Philip Blandford, - his appearance,
manner and address, gave an Idea of the Ordinary, of Newgate rather than of an
English Baronet - the thing he should have represented. he certainly wishes to
please - and time may do much even for him - for our own parts we are quite inclined
to accept the will for the deed. Mr. Vining was as well in Henry, as his
powers would permit.
haw is a very correct, useful, sensible Actress - of the other Ladies we wish
to remain silent. Altogether the Company is as respectable, as most Itinerant
Farce went off lightly.
Importation of Cattle to the Islands and Colonies, and the description best
suited for the pasture and climate, being a subject of moment to many
individuals - some remarks may be useful.
the Oxen exported from the United States of America, there are two classes each
of which experience a different mode of treatment from their very considerate
keepers, during the passage.
first class are those shipped from the States by Contractor' [sic] Agents; the
other is on private adventure. The former experience harsh neglect, while the
second class meet every attention. In consequence many Cargoes are delivered
in tolerable condition at the Islands, the passage being about twenty-five to
thirty days; but notwithstanding the utmost care in feeding and housing, cannot
prevent the approach and progress of a torpid laxative state, which usually
terminates their existence by the Red or Yellow Water, for which there has not
been as yet found any preventative. American Oxen arriving in good health in
the Carribbee Islands by strict attention may be kept in tolerable case for
three months, but after that period, the depreciate daily, and become unfit for
numerous instances that American Cattle will not breed in the Islands, (nor do
I think they will in the Colonies,) on fact is adduced - In 1806 an excellent
cargo of American Cattle arrived at Antigua in a Brig from New-London - some of
the males being well formed and in good health a respectable Planter solicited
the Agent for the cargo for two males and two females, giving creoles in
exchange. - They were put on the best pasture in the Island; but
notwithstanding every care, in the course of two months, they wasted and died
in a convulsed state. Similar instances have frequently occurred at other
Islands. In 1807, at the Colony of Trinidade, where the soil is very
good, upwards of twenty American oxen died in the lapse of three or four days,
after being several weeks in the Colony. - No such instance has occured [sic]
with Cape d' Verd, Brazil, or Spanish Cattle.
this Colony in the latter part of 1808 and early in 1809, of five cargoes
imported from New-London and New Haven, the major part died of the Red and
Yellow water, and some in a convulused state without any
appearance of the coloured water. - They were put on good pasture and had every
attention given them.
these American animals seemingly affords ease for a day or two, but promotes
debility and languor from which they seldom recover. Instance of a cargo of
milch cows which arrived at this port from New York, not long ago, and met with
a rapid disposal. - If I am rightly informed a vast many of them have paid
Nature's debt ere now - but of this the sanguine purchaser can best testify.
pasture and climate at the Colonies and Islands differing but little in their
nature from the soil on which Cape d' Verd, or Spanish Cattle, of which the
Colonies can produce great abundance.
observation on a representation from Tobago to the Agricultural Society at
Barbados, seems requisite. -
Planter remarks in these words - "I bought twelve American oxen and one
bull, the whole of which died in spite of the best treatment - and its [sic]
within my knowledge that those purchased by the Commissary died also." -
In the same breath he states "Some time after this disaster I happened to
get two more Americans, and they, for a miracle, lived during the extensive
period of three crops. - Ergo, I do assert, that, American cattle will thrive
as well in the West Indies as the quadrupeds of the most congenial soil!!"
- Coherency and probability bear no affinity to such an ill-supported system of
- On Wednesday night, at the House of F. C. Otto Esq. in Cumingsburg, - Mr.
of Runaway and Arrested Slaves in the
Stocks of Demerary, 25th August 1810.
Chs. de Beausobre,
J. B. Henery,
R. B. Knight,
Pl. La Penitence.
Boed. G. F. Engels,
John S. Keir,
Staal in Berbice,
Cooke Canal No. 3,
Pl. Zorg en Hoop.
G. Martens, Drossart.
Printed and Published
Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
By Edward James