ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
September 1st, 1810.
1st September, 1810.
Commissaries of Newtown District wish to Contract with some Person (who has a
gang of Negroes), to raise the North and Front Dams of this District, to round
and cover the same with broken Bricks or Gravel, to deepen and weed the whole
of the trenches of the Town, and to make all necessary repairs to the Middle
Street and South Dam; so that every part of the District may be put in perfect
Tenders addressed to them at Mr.
Verbeke's Store will be opened on Monday forenoon the 10th September, when the
most advantageous offer, if approved of, will be accepted, and part payment be
even made in advance, if required.
at the same time deem it part of their duty, as Commissaries, must earnestly to
recommend to all the Inhabitants (as great complaints have been made to them on
account of so many buildings and platforms having been lately erected, over the
common trenches of the Town,) to remove buildings of every description which
have been improperly placed over the public trenches, as speedily as possible -
this being absolutely necessary to the keeping of this District in proper
order, so as to encrease the salubrity, and promote the comforts of all the
inhabitants thereof, and will be found agreeable to the Regulations laid down
for the conduct of every individual amongst us, which have been sanctioned by
the approbation of the Honourable the Court of Policy of these Colonies.
hereby publicly given, to all whom it may concern, that Mr. Philip Cambridge,
sole Executor of Eyre Butler deceased, having this day substituted the
Subscribers as Executors to the Will of said Eyre Butler deceased, by virtue of
power delegated to him for that purspose; all Persons having any Claims or
Demands whatever either against Plantation Orangestein previous to [illegible]y
1805, or against the Estate of Eyre Butler deceased, are requested to render in
the same properly attested to the second Subscriber for examination; and all
transactions relative to the affairs of the said Eyre Butler deceased or of the
said Plantation Orangestein previous to May 1805, will in future be arranged by
the Subscribers only.
August 30th, 1810.
Candles 4 to the pound [heading]
in the Maxwell, and for Sale by
Robertson & Co.
1st September 1810.
Subscriber intending for Europe next spring offers for Sale his House on the
South side of Lot No. 11, well known by the name of the Union Coffee House,
hardwood frame 127 feet long and 28 feet broad, has two dining and two Billiard
rooms, seven bed rooms, and other convenient apartments. It has lately been repaired
at an expence of more than f 11,000; with out-houses suitable, and two good
water vats. Also if agreeable will be sold with the same, three Billiard
Tables an da considerable quantity of Furniture, and other articles required
for its business, and very excellent Liquors of various sorts. The particulars
will be made known by the Subscriber on application. - An approved purchaser
will meet with very encouraging terms.
24th August 1810.
Person desirous of Contracting to make a new Front Dam on an Estate on the East
Coast of Demerary, may be informed of the particulars by applying to Mr.
Jeffery in Cumingsburg. Cash, or approved Bills of Exchange, for the
undertaking, will be paid on its completion. 1st Sept. 1810.
Landing from the Brig Tropic, Captain Sawyer from Portland, and for Sale for
immediate Payment: -
Pine Lumber, R.O. Staves,
Shooks with heading,
Fish in Hogsheads and Boxes.
in barrels, Ship Bread,
Wood Hoops, &c. &c.
Town, 1st September, 1810.
Subscriber offers for Sale his land situated on the East shore of this River, a
little above the Sand Hill, known by the name of Haymaroenie, and on the old
chart of Mr. Bercheyk, by No. 26, consisting of fifteen hundred acres, more or
less; bounded by the Creek of same name on the South, and the place called San
Soucie on the north. About 200 Rods square were formerly cultivated in Sugar,
and the other parts are well adapted for the culture of either Coffee, Sugar,
or Provisions, and aboundantly supplied with Crab and other good wood,
Troolies, spars, and Fuel wood. Favourable terms would be given to an approved
purchaser for the whole, or to accommodate, it would be sold in Lots of one or
two hundred Rods each. He forbids from this date, all, and every Person or
Persons whatsoever, to cut Fuel wood, Spars, and Troolies, or to square Timebr,
or split Staves, on said Lands, as in case of their delinquency legal methods
will be resorted to, and pursued against them.
wishes to purchase a Coffee Winnower or Fan Mill, for which, if in good order,
a liberal price will be given.
Arno's Vale, Demerary, 1st September 1810.
from Mahaica Post on Tuesday last, a Punt (almost new) 28 feet Keel and about 7
or 8 feet Beam, supposed to have gone to sea and to have been picked up by a
Colony Boat going to Windward. The Subscriber will give a handsome Reward to
any Boatman who will give him information respecting her.
30th Aug. 1810. Jno. Ross.
[image of a crown] Royal. [heading]
Tuesday Evening, September 4th 1810,
favourite Comedy by Colman, called
Worthington - Mr. Jones.
Foss - Mr. Vining.
Charles Cropland - Mr. Freeman.
Robert Bramble - Mr. Blunt.
Dobbins - Mr. Hewit.
Harrowby - Mr. Hewit.
Harrowby - Mr. J. Shaw.
- by Mr. Burke.
- Mr. Robinson Gard.
Worthington - Miss M. Shaw.
Lucreta Mactab - Mrs. Shaw.
Harrowby - Miss Shaw.
- Miss Shaw.
of the Play by particular desire the Song of
in the Valley" - by Miss Jones.
Which Will Be Added
favourite Farce of
Strings to Your Bow
Pedro - Mr. Jones.
Sancho - Mr. Vining.
- Mr. Hewit.
- Mr. Robinson Gard.
- Mr. Blunt.
- Mr. Burke.
- Mr. J. Shaw.
Clara - Mr. Freeman.
- Miss Shaw.
- Miss M. 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
1st September, 1810.
Monday the 3d instant, at the Vendue Office, - Beer and Porter in bottles,
ditto in draft, Irish Mess Beef, Hams, Soap and Candles, Callicoes, Cotton
Shirting, Pullicat handkerchiefs, Irish Linen, Cotton Bagging, Boots and Shoes,
1st. Kingston & McBean.
Friday the 14th instant, at the Vendue Office, by order of John Brooks and
James Lyon, Executors to A. Leeds deceeased, a Negro Woman and Child and a
Negro Man, a house Servant, Wearing Apparel; some Furniture and Kitchen
Utensils, also a gold and silver Watch, Water Vats, Writing Desks, an Iron
Chest, a Sabre and Gun, silver Spoons, and what further will appear on the day
1st. Kingston & McBean.
Tuesday the 25th September, at the Vendue Office, by order of the Honorable J.
Van Den Paadevoort, - a Piece of Land containing 250 Acres, situated on the
East-side of the River, beyond the Plantation Support and Relief, and above
adjoining the 250 Acres of Land purchased by Alex. Simpson Esq. at Public
Vendue on the 15th August. - The Land is excellent for the cultivation of
Sugar, Coffee and Provisions.
by order of the same, the following Lots of Land, situated in Kingston, and
known by the general Charts of the Sworn Surveyors L. Chollet and I. H.
Wideman, as No's. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 64, 90, 93, 94
Terms of Sale may be seen at the Vendue Office three days previous to the sale.
1st. Kingston & McBean.
the 10th of September next, by order of Messrs. A. Van Ryck de Groot and R.
Nugent q.q. the Estate of L. S. Van Basel deceased, on Plantation New
Osterbeck, Leguan Island, will be Sold, a pair of Excellect Curricle Horses,
good Saddle Horses, a Curricle, Chaise and Harness complete, and in high order.
two Negro Men.
the 28th August 1810.
Hebbelinck, Actg. Vendue Master.
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this
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, in 14 days from the 24th August, or by the Ship Hopewell.
Foal, in 14 days or one Month, from 29th Aug.
Harving, in 14 days or 6 weeks from 30th Aug.
Kernan, in 14 days, from the 31st August.
Stolger, ditto, do.
Tinne, senior Clerk.
the request of Benjamin Thomas Esq. - Notice is hereby, for the last time,
given, that all those who have Claims against the late Mr. James S. Spooner, or
against his Estate called the Good Hope, situate in Mahaicony, are requested to
render them in before the expiration of Six Weeks from this date; to Benjamin
Thomas Esq. the sole Executor, or at the Office of Messr. Cantzlaar &
De Veer, Attornies at Law, Brick-Dam, to enable them to close that Boedel, and
that after the expiration of that period no attention will be paid to any claim
not previously given in.
Office, Demerary, 29th August 1810.
Tinme [sic], Senior Clerk.
1st of the Royals, on the Morning of the 31st August - Private John Ross - He
is aged 24 Years, - 5 feet 8 1/2 inches high, of a sallow complexion, light
brown hair, grey eyes, round visage, born in Edinburgh, and by trade a Baker. -
Had on when he Deserted a round white serge jacket with blue cuffs and collar,
and Regimental Buttons; was seen about five Miles up the East-Coast.
will apprehend the said Deserter (or give such information to the Military as
may enable them to apprehend him) shall receive the usual Reward.
Masters of Vessels are hereby cautioned against taking him off this Colony, and
all Persons forbid harbouring him, as the Law will be rigorously enforced
against such offenders.
Barracks, Eve Leary, 1st September 1810.
Cash Prices of Produce in Stabroek this day
- 15 to 15 1/2 stivs. Sugar - 3 to 3 1/2 stivers.
- 9 to 9 1/2. Rum (C.P.) - 23
American Brig has arrived; - she experienced a very long Passage. We have no
Tuesday evening "Lovers Vows" was presented at the Theatre to state
the fact that this piece is a flat translation from the German, by the Queen of
Grub-Street Dramatists, Mrs. Inchbald, is perhaps to pronounce the severest
censure on it that the mind of man can conceive. The characters, and dialogue
are equally void of nature and wit, and altogether it is vapid, dull, and
prolix. Of the performance it would be presumptuous in us to say any thing, as
we are at a loss to say how such a piece should be played. We suppose that the
Baron should declaim, that Frederick, Anhalt, and Agatha, should do the same,
and that Amelia, and the Count, should do any thing diametrically opposite to
real life; but then this is only supposition, and the great test of the
Dramatic art, Nature, is not a touchstone for such beings as these, and
therefore affords us no assistance. In the only scene which appeared to
interest the audience, the scene where Frederick discovers himself to the
Baron, Mr. Burke evinced much feeling, and Judgement, and we are
inclined to believe that the Performance far exceeded the Composition, of the
"Play," as it is misnomered.
ease us from these nigh me[accent]re sensations, occasioned by the presence of
the heavy offspring of Kotzebue, and Mrs. Inchbald, came Colman's whimsical
Farce of "The Review," or "The Wags of Windsor," with
copious curtailments from the Managers, and ample alterations by the actors.
had however the desired effect, notwithstanding the Performers were very
imperfect, and two of the characters (one a lass in breeches) were left out, so
that the under-plot was destroyed. We protest against such lopping, when there
is no sufficing reason - and certainly Mr. Vining and Miss M. Shaw might have
sustained the parts; it may, and it does argue a very amiable delicacy in Miss
M. Shaw as a Woman, to avoid appearing in male attire, but it is by no means
consistent with her duty as an Actress; for as personality, and private
conduct, should never be allowed to enter into public considerations, so
private, and personal feeling, should never be permitted to operate so as to
prevent the discharge of a public duty; It may be a sacrifice of feeling for a
Lady to play in breeches, but we are all obliged to sacrifice our feelings, dail, and Actresses
must submit to the common lot.
evening Cumberland's highly finished Comedy of the "West Indian" was
presented at the Theatre; it is perhaps no disparagement to the Performers to
say, that the collective powers of the Company were not equal to the arduous
task, of giving full effect to this production.
Belcous, is certainly without exception
the politest character in the whole range of the Drama; - instances of this may
be produced in almost every scene, when in the greatest agony of mind, and
almost wholly absorbed in his own feelings, he does not forget to apologize to
Mr. Stockwell for the badness of his company. And even his confidence is
founded on politeness; in such a character as this, it is not to be expected
that so young an Actor as Mr. Burke could be perfect; in some scenes however he
was excellent, and where he was defective, it arose rather from a want of
acquirements than of genius; indeed as far as mere unassisted nature could
support him, he was all that could be wished. Miss Dudley was well conceived
by Mrs. Shaw, and through her appearance was rather to matronly, her performance was by no means destitute of spirit. Mr.
Robison's Charles was very respectable, Major O'Flaharty was correct, &c.
and as cold as a snow-ball in December. Bet the most amusing performance was
the Stockwell of Mr. Hewit; it was a perfect non-descript. His indistinct and
lumpy tones, and the redundancy of his awkward action defy all description.
How a genius may mistake his sort. Mr. Hewit was more outre[accent] in
Stockwell, than he was excellent in Kekiel. We know of nothing that conveys
any tolerable idea of Mr. Hewit's Stockwell, except the attempts of an Elephant
to dance upon the slack wire.
Irishman in London" was the Farce -Mr. Blunt was better than usual, and
the representative of Edward very spirited - but the Murtoch of Mr. Burke is
above all criticism, combining all the generalities of national character, with
the localites of a portrait. Any praise would be inadequate to its deserts.
more we see of the company the more we are convinced that it is not destitute
of talent, but if not destite, it certainly is deficient, in English. The
translocation of a few words some of the performers seem to consider of little
importance; we will go on Tuesday, if we have room and leisure, endeavour so
far to correct this error, as to convince them that language is of some
consequence on the public stage.
were led to this remark, by certain improper personalities which found their
way into a contemporary Journal in an article signed "St. Quacou"
Feeling as we do, anxious to uphold the liberty of Criticism, we will on all
occasions endeavour to refrain its lincense, in the first paper of the
writer alluded to, he laid down the limit of Criticism; we rejected his
definition as being to confined, but in his next paper he o'erleaps the
boundary marked out by himself, and not content with seeing an actress on the
Stage, he endeavours to take a peep into her bed-room, and to pry into the
Domestic economy of her private establishment. We trust the writer is now
convinced of his error; the persons, costumes, manners, and all else
appertaining to actors upon the Stage are Public property, but off the boards
we have nothing to do with them or their affairs. We trust, however, that we
shall again see "St. Quacou," for notwithstanding certain grammatical
solescisms in his first production, and certain errors of fact in the
second, he unquestionably possesses considerable judgment, and it would be
sheer injustice not to allow him to be the best Dramatic Critic the Gazette has
produced to the public.
little affair made some noise, and it was said that some one was about to
demand the Author! Demand the Author for what? - Why the Proprietor of a
Newspaper comes before the Public above an hundred times in a year, and if in
the discharge of his Public duty he commits the venial error of admitting to
his columns some improprieties once in an hundred times, is it to be borne that
any man who chuses, is to call on him for his authority! Keeping a haberdasher's
shop at the Falls of the Demerary, would be an enviable employment compared
with that of a Journalist under such circumstances.
of Runaway and Arrested Slaves in the
Stocks of Demerary, 1st September 1810.
Chs. de Beausobre,
J. B. Henery,
Boed. G. F. Engels,
John S. Keir,
Staal in Berbice,
Grim in Mahaica,
Pl. Cumings Lodge.
J. B. Henery,
Chs. M. Brotherson.
G. Martens, Drossart.
of Runaway and Arrested Slaves now confined in
Colony Stocks of Essequebo, this 30th August 1810.
J. A. Danke.
V. D. Wagt, Schout.
Printed and Published
Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
By Edward James