ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
NOVEMBER 26th, 1811.
ANY person possessed of about fifty working Negroes, free from
incumbrances, and desirous of purchasing a settled estate, now in high
cultivation, and the crop coming in, may hear of an advantageous bargain by
applying to the Printer. Nov. 26.
FROM on board the Schooner belonging to Plantation Affiance, when
lying off Hyndman and Cary's Stelling, on Tuesday night, the 19th instant, a
black-leather PORTMANTEAU; containing sundry articles of Wearing Apparel, some
of which were marked I. H. a red leather clasp Pocket Book, and a silver Watch,
maker's name, Morgan, Dublin, Whoever will give information to lead to the
discovery of the thief, shall receive One Joe Reward, by application at this
Office. Nov. 26,
FROM the Ship Douglas, on the evening of the 20th inst. JAMES
EDWARDS, chief mate, born in Chester; is about 30 years of age, and 6 feet in
height; of a good address, dark-complexioned, and stout-made. Whoever will
apprehend said deserter, and lodge him in the Colony Barracks, shall be
handsomely rewarded by
Nov. 26. DOUGLAS, REID, & Co.
Masters of vessels are requested to be careful lest they ship a
person of the above description.
LANDING from on board the Schooner Sukey, Capt. Plumley, from
Boston, and for sale by the Subscriber, very reasonable for immediate payment:
Superfine flour, in barrels
White oak staves
Ditto shooks and heading
Also lately arrived, and for sale as above: [centered]
Beef, tongues, tripe, hams, cheese, butter, soap, split peas,
black pepper, mixed spices, Jamaica allspice, currants in jars, vinegar, fine hyson
and gunpowder tea, loaf sugar, knives and forks, penknives, best plated spurs,
razors in cases, plated table and tea spoons, M'Cabe's (London) gold and silver
watches, capped and jewelled; nails 4d. to 30d. brads, horse-shoe nails, iron
pots, shovels, cutlases[sic], hinges, locks, very strong bolts, boat anchors,
grapnels, rod-iron, iron puncheon hoops and rivets; very large counter scales,
with best beams and weights, small ditto ditto, and brass weights; frying-pans,
stew pans, dish-covers, coffee-pots, gentlemen's dressing-cases, dripping-pans,
trays, waiters, bread-baskets, knife-trays, fish-hooks, pins, currying-combs,
sodirons, chamber-candlesticks, with extinguishers and tinder-boxes attached;
essence of carnation, Golding's lavender and honey-water, aromatic vinegar,
mushroon and walnut ketchup, meat and fish sauce, pint and 2-pint tumblers,
with covers, tumblers, wine-glasses, butter-coolers, mustard-pots, &c.
cloth, shoe, tooth, nail, and paint, brushes; large and small tooth-combs, ivory
small tooth-combs, ladies' tortoise-shell small combs, pearl and tortoise-shell
handled pocket combs, common ditto; fine India long-cloths, fine and coarse
muslins, chintz, yellow and white nankeens, coats, coatees, round-robins,
pantaloons and trowsers, sewing silks, thread, shirt buttons, superfine black
cloths, boots and shoes, ladies' and children's ditto ditto, silk and cotton
stockings, cotton and worsted socks, braces, gloves, London-made
fishing-seines, with bags, cordage, deep-sea lines; saddlery, as bridles, rope,
hemp, and travelling collars, girths, heads and reins, stirrup-leathers, small
portmanteaus; stationary, consisting of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 quire books, foolscap
and post paper, note ditto, quills, black-lead pencils and silver pencil-cases,
India-rubbers, wafers, blotting-paper, blank bills of exchange and bills of
lading, &c. &c. &c. cotton bagging, fine burning-oil in bottles,
long-leaf tobacco, lamp-oil; black, blue, green, yellow, red, and brown paints,
paint-oil, neatsfoot-oil; Madeira wine, in pipes, hogsheads, quarter-casks, and
per dozen; vin de Grave; Morton's best London brown-stout, in casks of 7 dozen
each; real Hollands, fine-flavoured old rum, Hoffman's cherry and raspberry
brandy, raspberry vinegar, capilaire, &c. &c.
Nov. 26. H. O. SEWARD.
FOR SALE. [heading]
THAT house and ground in Kingston,
consisting of lots No. 74 and 85, at present occupied by Mr. Downie. The
premises are in excellent repair, and have a good stable and negro-house
attached to them. For other particulars apply to
Nov. 26. DOUGLAS, REID, & Co.
JUST imported in the Brig Hunter, Capt. Greely, from Portland, the
following articles, which the Subscribers will sell very reasonable for
immediate payment in rum or molasses:
Cod and scale fish
White pine boards and plank
White and red oak shooks
Red oak staves
Superfine flour, &c. &c.
Nov. 26. J. H. ALBOUY & Co.
NOW landing from the Brig Hunter, from Portland, and for sale by
Nov. 26. WARDROP & FERGUSON.
MARSHAL's OFFICE, [heading]
BY Authority obtained, there will be exposed and sold by me, the
undersigned Marshal of the Honorable Court of Justice, in presence of two
Counsellor-Commissaries and the Secretary, at the Court-House in the chief Town
of Stabroek, on Tuesday the 10th of December next:-
1st. In behalf of George Lacy and Co. versus D. Burns, a negro
woman, named Simeria; and
2dly. In behalf of A. MacMillan, versus J. Kemp, two negroes,
named Bob and Billy.
Any person pretending to have right or title to the above negroes,
please to address themselves with their reasons of opposition to me the
undersigned, first Marshal, and those intending to purchase, will be pleased to
attend on the day and at the place abovementioned, to hear the conditions of
Rio Demerary, 22d Nov. 1811.
M. SMIT, First Marshal.
PUBLIC VENDUES [heading]
IN DEMERARY. [heading]
[Transcriber's note: no new or modified vendues in this issue.]
SECRETARY's OFFICE, [heading]
is to inform the
that the follow-
Colonie word gead-
dat de volgende
van hier na elders te
K. Johnson and Children, with one
servant in do. . . . 23 Oct.
William Hawkes, with his servant, Louis,
in 14 days, or 6 weeks, 26.
J. Reed, do. . . . 28.
Alexander Izat, do. or one month, . . .
J. Frankland, and family, with five
slaves, (names to be seen at this Office), in 14 days, or 3 weeks from, . . .
W. Campbell, in 14 days, or 3 weeks from
. . . 15.
M. Kendrick, in 14 days, from . . . 16.
L. Coignaud, in 14 days, or one month
R. Watson, sen. in do. or three weeks, .
. . 25.
M. Sturdivent, (late Mate of the Ship
Antigua Packet), in 14 days . . . 25.
SECRETARY's OFFICE, [heading]
NOTICE is hereby given, that Mr. S.
Mayers intends to leave the Colony within fourteen days of this date.
Secretary's Office, Essequebo, November
J. P. ROUSKOLB,
[Transcriber's note: this item does not
appear in an earlier issue.]
ALSO den Heer S. Mayers voorneemens is
binnen binnen [sic] den tyd van 14 dagen deeser Colonie te verlaaten, op word
zulks aan 't publicq geadverteerd
Secretary van Essequebo, Nov. 19, 1811.
J. P. ROUSKOLB,
[Transcriber's note: this item does not
appear in an earlier issue.]
The Sloop Mary, Capt. Briggs, from
Barbados; the Brig Hunter, Capt. Greely, from Portland; and the Brig Paulina,
Capt. Gookin, from Portsmouth, are the only arrivals since Saturday.
The Queen, Capt. Conkey, and the Demerary, Capt. Dougal, for this
River, were to sail from Liverpool on the 1st of October. The Mail for October
became due on Sunday last.
The Barbados Papers, by the Mary, are to the 16th instant, and
they contain London news to the 1st of October; of which the following
paragraphs possess the substance: -
[Transcriber's note: not transcribed - European news.]
A Proclamation of the Spaniards of Caracas, declaring their
independence of Old Spain, having been received by the British Government; in
conformity with the Treaty of Alliance between Great Britain and Spain, the
following Commissioners have been appointed by the former, with a view of
mediating between the Mother Country and her Colonies: - Mr. Stuart, the
present British Minister in Portugal - a gentleman well acquainted with the
Spanish language, besides his other qualifications for the important office in
question; Capt. Cockburn, who is particularly conversant in Spanish affairs,
from an extensive intercourse with that country, and who conveyed to England
the Spanish Deputies, at the commencement of the prsent struggle in the Peninsula;
and Mr. Morier, who was lately the British Charge d'Affairs in America. Mr.
Hoppener, of the British Foreign Office, is to be Secretary to the
Commissioners. T. Sydendam, Esq. is to be Minister in Portugal in the room of
Mr. Stuart, abovementioned.
Considerable anxiety appears to have been raised in the British
capital by the report of an action having taken place between the American
frigate President, and the Melampus, 36 guns; and, to give the greater
appearance of truth to this statement, it was declared that the Melampus was
seen towing the American into Halifax.
It is with considerable pleasure we announce that Capt. Bingham
(late of the Little Belt) is made Post, and appointed to the Volage. - A return
to his former station, war with America, and another brush at his old
antagonist, the acquitted-criminal, Commodore Rodgers, we make no doubt, are in
consequence, the most ardent desideratum of his gallant heart.
His Excellency the Governor of St. Croix, has issued a
Proclamation pursuant to instructions from the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury,
wherein it is directed that all Lands and other property of the King of
Denmark, which was disposed of after the surrender of that Island and its
Dependencies to the British, be immediately restored. - This seems to augur
some favourable change on the part of Denmark towards Great Britain, that may
have given rise to this determination of the British Government.
The Duke of Sussex, report says, has been offered the Government
of Jamaica, as a warm climate has been prescribed for the recovery of his Royal
It is reported that a Frenchman, named Maran, a member of the
Legion of Honour, and one of Bonapart's emmissaries, has lately arrived at St.
Bartholomew, where he has deposited a great number of fire-arms and a large
quantity of ammunition, with an intention of availing himself of any occurrence
that may appear favourable towards the re-establishment of Guadeloupe and
Martinique as possessions of France.
The New York Gazette notices, we observe, in a recent number, the
daily arrival of passengers in the United States, from Ireland. It adds, that
many of them are persons of respectability and property; and computes, that
from May to the middle of July, 3000 persons landed in that city.
Judge Chase, one of the founders of the American Revolution, died
lately in Maryland.
The ship Irlam sailed from Barbados on the 6th Inst. for
Liverpool, having on board the remnant of the 46th veteran regiment (lately
arrived there from Dominica, for the purpose of being sent to England to
recruit), consisting only of 2 Officers and 11 Non-Commissioned Officers and
Privates. This is the corps that so eminently distinguished itself in the
defeat of the French who were landed from the squadron under La Grange, a few
years ago, with the intention of gaining possession of Dominica; but from which
they were repulsed with great loss. In order to do that honoul so justly due
to the colours of this regiment, they were escorted to the garrison by a Field-Officer's
guard of the 60th regiment, with its band playing; from whence they were
afterwards embarked for England.
A Meeting of the Planters, &c. of the Island of Dominica, for
the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of petitioning Parliament
for relief under the present depreciated state of Colonial Produce, was to take
place on the 9th inst.
Mirror of British Heroism. [heading]
It is perhaps not generally known, that a considerable British
flotilla is constantly employed on the Cadiz station in annoying the enemy, who
possess the whole extent of coast around the bay, containing a great number of
excellent harbours. This hazardous service is entrusted to 2 Captains, and
about 30 Lieutenants, selected from the fleet, and sent on this employment to
give them opportunities of displaying their valour and of rising to preferment.
Each of these officers has under his command, a boat armed with two large
guns, and manned with 40 men, all volunteers. This force consists in this manner
of about 1400 men, headed by two Captains and 30 Lieutenants, all in the vigour
of youth and enthusiasm, and eager to distinguish themselves, Among a body of
British seamen thus sent out to seek occasions of danger, vying with each other
in deeds of valour, and glorying in their contempt of life, we may easily
conceive to what a pitch of ardour their passions must be kindled, and what a
fine display of martial spirit the energies of such desperate service must
occasionally call forth. This coast has accordingly become an animated scene
of warlike adventure.
The following is an extract of a letter on this subject, dated off
Cadiz, in July last:-
"The last enterprize of any consequence was an attack made by
Captain Thomas, of the flotilla, and Lieutenant Le Blanc, of the Fearless
gun-brig. - They proceeded, with about 40 men, to cut out a French privateer
schooner from the harbour of St. Lucar, which they had reconnoitred on the
preceding day; and having pulled into the harbour, about two in the morning, owing
to the darkness, they attacked the wrong vessel, and boarded an American
schooner. The mistake was fatal - the enemy was immediately alarmed, and the
beach lined with troops. The French schooner was hauled on shore, and filled
with soldiers, so that when our men attempted a second attack, their boat
grounded before they could reach the privateer, and left them exposed to a most
destructive fire from the enemy. In this dilemma, they discovered that, in
addition to the fire of musketry which was poured in upon them, the French had
got a field-piece to bear on them with grape. Resistance thus became
unavailing, and nothing remained to be thought of but a retreat, which they
effected, through a most tremendous shower of shot. with the loss of half their
number in killed and wounded, including in the former Lieutenant Le Blanc,
commander of the brig, in whome the service has lost one of its brightest
From the same source, we have the following anecdote, which
displays a most striking example of personal courage:
"The Rebuff gun-brig lately chased a small privateer, who ran
ashore under the batteries of St. Lucar, and judging it practicable to bring
her off, a boat, with a midshipman, and 14 men, was dispatched from the Rebuff,
for that purpose. They landed at about gun-shot distance from her; and leaving
James Thomson, the coxwain [sic], and two others of the crew to keep the boat
afloat until their return, the remainder proceeded to attack the privateer.
The moment the party were gone, the two men (who were Americans), with the
intention of deserting, and carrying the boat into a French harbour, rose on
Thomson, who had refused to join in their plan, and, by a most furious attack,
endeavoured to dispatch him. Being a stout determined young fellow, he
immediately grappled with them both, and, after a severe contest, got one of
them under, and twisting a pistol out of his hand, shot the other, who was at
that moment in the act of levelling a musket at him. The first (a strong
American black) again attacked Thomson, and, with maniac fury, wounded him
severely in several places with a cutlass; they then closed, and Thomson
succeeded in throwing him overboard. The black regained the boat, foaming with
rage, again struggled, and was again driven overboad. Thomson now endeavoured
to keep him under water, but was so exhausted, from loss of blood, that he had
not strength sufficient for the purpose, and must inevitably have fallen under
his too powerful antagonist, who was again in the boat, and closed upon him
with a cutlass, had he not suddenly disengaged himself, and snatching a pistol,
shot the black through the shoulder joint, which completely disarmed him from
all further resistance, The firing in the boat alarmed the enemy, and obliged
the party to retire, who had already gallantly carried the privateer, and were
in the act of launching her off; and who must, had it not been for the intrepid
resistance of Thomson, the coxwain [sic], been left on the beach, exposed to
the mercy of the enemy. Both are on board the Druid; the coxwain [sic] will
recover, but there is little hope of the black, who is in a very dangerous
state. The black is, without exception, the most muscular and handsome looking
fellow I ever saw. Thomson is likewise a noble looking fellow. He is also an
American, but an old English seaman."
COMMODORE RODGERS. [heading]
The American Papers give the following account of this Commander
in the Navy of the United States: Captain Rodgers entered the American navy in
the year 1793, during the Administration of Mr. Adams, then denominated the
Federal Administration. He first sailed under the command of Captain Geddis,
in the Petapscoe, a small sloop of war, as a sub-lieutenant. In the year 1798,
he was promoted to Master and Commander of the Baltimore sloop of war, and made
a cruise off the Leeward West India Islands. On his return to the United
States, a Court of Inquiry was held upon him for unofficer-like-conduct in
striking one of his midshipmen. From the report of the Court of Inquiry, he
was dismissed the service by the President, and was not again called into
service until the war between the United States and the Bey of Tripoli, when he
got the command of the John Adams, now a sloop of war, but originally built for
a frigate; she sails badly. He afterwards commanded the frigates Congress and
Constitution, up the Mediterranean; and when the late Commander Samuel Barron
was obliged to return, after making peace with Tripoli, Captain Rodgers, being
senior Captain, hoisted the broad pendant, which he has ever since retained.
The gallant Commodore entered into his nautical career in the Guinea, commonly
called the slave trade, and from the lowest grade on board of a slave-ship,
rose to the honour of being a master. He sailed out of Baltimore, and was
known by the names of Bully Rodgers and Black Jack; the latter from his
complexion being dark, and the former from his tyrannical and blustering
He has been often known to strip himself to his shirt, and fight
with one of his foremast hands; if conquered, he confessed it, and was always
the friend of his conqueror; but where the reverse was the case, he always
shewed his superiority of strength by tyranny. He is about five feet ten
inches in height, very muscular, has a dark but not unpleasant countenance; his
features are prominent, a full black eye, heavy brow, and a low forehead; his
manners are coarse, and where he affects the contrary, they shew the sycophant.
His education has been bad; he is very illiterate, but allowed by every person
who knows him to have great judgment in the working of a ship. He is a native
of Maryland, born at Havre de Grace, where he has a handsome seat, highly
LINES FOR A BUST [heading]
OF THE [heading]
RIGHT HON. CHARLES JAMES FOX. [heading]
The sage, the statesman, and the patriot's, mind,
To matchless eloquence and taste he join'd.
No narrow views for transient fame and sway,
To reign the idol of a fleeting day;
No mean expedients, and no tricks of state;
Sunk and debas'd him to the vulgar-great.
Alike he scorn'd the demagogue's wild schemes,
His artful projects, or Utopian dreams.
To court the mob he never would descend;
Yet prov'd though [sic] life their firm consistent friend;
His gen'rous temper ne'er a foe oppress'd;
His manly candour rivals e'er confess'd.
In many a storm he freedom's cause maintain'd:
When falling, succour'd, and when weak, sustain'd.
With voice prophetic, ev'ry ill foretold
Of haughty councils, or the thirst for gold,
Which made an empire Albion's sway disown,
And rais'd fierce Gallia to her guilty throne.
Unmov'd he met, in all these toils of state,
His Sov'reign's anger, or the people's hate;
Undaunted bore e'en Poverty's cold hour,
And spurn'd the trappings or the frowns of Pow'r
With knowledge stor'd, his unassuming mind,
Liv'd but to feel - and felt, to serve mankind.
When far remov'd from cares of public life,
Its varnish'd tinsel, and its thankless strife,
In the calm shelter of his Sabine farm,
('Midst Faction's din, or Folly's false alarm),
Serene, compos'd, his only wish to please,
With long-lov'd friends, with books, and letter'd ease
He each soft charm, each milder grace, display'd,
That cheers Retirement in her classic shade,
Stills each fierce passion rous'd by love of pow'r,
And strews with flow'rs each dear domestic hour.
Hail, gentle spirit! though in dust you lie,
While England lives, thy virtues ne'er can die,
Though many a year to barren toil you lent,
Though many a year in fruitless labour spent;
When our lov'd country, Freedom's last retreat;
Of arts, of arms, alike the favour'd seat,
Sees the black prospect op'ning at her feet;
When all she lost by Bigotry's vile league,
By wild Profusion, or by low Intrigue;
When all she suffer'd passes in review,
Thy slighted councils and advice she'll rue;
Thy upright heart, devoid of guile, record,
Invoke thy shade, and pay thy just reward.
For come it must (the time however late)
When fiend-like Envy sleeps with Party-Hate;
When all the actors of this busy age
Will pass, like phantoms, from life's checquer'd stage,
Our stern debates, our stormy conflicts, o'er,
Alike forgotten on Obilivion's shore;
Then you shall rival, with increasing fame,
Hampden's proud wreath, and Alfred's spotless name
Then you shall live in many a polish'd strain,
Through many a distant, many a pine-clad plain;
Where wild La Plata rolls her foaming wave,
And ev'ry clime Atlantic billows lave.
The young, the gay, the warlike, and the bold,
Shall plant the cypress round thy hallow'd mould;
Beauty's fair hand shall deck thy trophied bier,
Beauty's bright eye shall drop the silent tear;
Her fairy form, with ev'ry grace array'd,
Her pensive look, shall sooth thy honour'd shade;
The wise, the good, shall all lament thy doom,
And crowd, like pilgrims, to thy long-mourn'd tomb.
FOR LONDON. [heading]
[sailing ship icon] THE SNOW HENRY, R. M'DOWAL, Master,
Will positively sail the 14th of January. For Freight or Passage
apply to the said Master, or
Nov. 25. SIMSON, GRANT and Co.
CUSTOM-HOUSE, DEMERARY. [heading]
Vessels Entered and Cleared. [heading]
Nov. 21. Sloop Blackbird, Coverley,
23. Schr. Sukey, Plumley, Boston
Nov. 21. Sch. Good Intent, Capt.
Strickland, for Barbados.
Stabroek: Printed and Published
Every Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
Edward James Henery.