ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1812.
Excellency Major-General Carmichael has been pleased to make the following
Promotions and Removals in the Third Battalion of Demerary Militia:
Company - Lieutenant A. M'Kenzie to be Captain, vice Jones, gone to Europe;
Supernumerary-Lieutenant Ettles, to be Lieutenant, vice Luther, resigned; and
Lieutenant Cells, from the Fourth Company, to be Lieutenant.
Company - Supernumerary Lieutenant J. Jameson, to be Lieutenant, vice Cells
House, George-Town, May 22, 1812.
Excellency the Acting-Governor being called to a distance from George-Town,
upon business of importance, will not be at Government-House from Tuesday the
26th instant, until Monday the 1st of June.
House, George-Town, May 23, 1812.
Receiver's Office. [heading]
Receiver hereby requests all those whom it concerns to come forward with their
respective returns, duly attested, and to discharge such taxes as they may be
liable to, on or before the 30th of the present month; after which period he
will consider it his duty to enforce the penalties, conformable to the Court's
proclamation, against all defaulters indiscriminately. George-Town, May 22.
Excellency the Governor, and the Hon. Court of Policy of the United Colonies of
Demerary and Essequebo, having been pleased, by their Decree dated the [large
blank space in text] to order that a road of communication shall be made at the
provisional expence of the colony, across the uncultivated lots of land,
situated between No. 18 and No. 50, on the west-sea-coast of Essequebo:
is hereby given, by order of the Honorable Commandeur, P. C. Ouckama, that the
making of such road shall be contracted for, and tenders for that undertaking,
be received at the Commandement-Secretary's Office, (at which place the
particulars of the contract may be seen,) from this day to the 2d of July next,
and the lowest offer, if approved, be preferred.
May 22, 1812.
Command, J. Schepens, Com. Sec.
Joes Reward! [heading]
some mischievous person or persons broke down the railings of the Bourasiry and
several other public Bridges, on the West Sea-Coast of this River, in the night
between the 15th and 16th instant; the above reward is offered to any person
who can give such information as will lead to discover the perpetrators, and
bring them to justice. The name of such informer or informers will be, if
wished for, kept a secret.
May 23, 1812.
Fiscal, ad interim.
herself from the Subscriber, a stout yellow-skinned Negro-Woman, named Amelia;
has a mark on her cheek, and is well known about town. Any person bringing the
said woman to the Undersigned will receive Four Dollars Reward: and all persons
are hereby cautioned against harbouring the said Negro, as the law will be
rigorously enforce against such offenders.
May 23. Francis Stewart.
Person well acquainted with accounts, and writes a fair hand, would gladly take
charge of a set or two of books: secrecy and correctness may be relied on. A
letter addressed to B. I. and left at this Office, will be attended to. May
Sale, on Plantation Potosie, [heading]
at 6 stivers per bunch, for cash on delivery; or at 8 stivers per do. payable
at three months, in rum, sugar, cotton, coffee, bricks, hardwood timber, do.
plank, shingles, or troolies, at cash-price; to be delivered on Plantation
Potosie, as per list to be given, and to the satisfaction of the undersigned.
Also, for cash only, yams, corn, bitter cassada, and scratch-eddoes.
23. R. Harding.
some time since, by the ferry people, a PUNT, 32 feet keel and 10 feet 4 inches
beam. Whoever can prove property may have her, by paying all expences, and
rewarding the Negroes; but if not claimed within eight days from this date, the
said punt will be sent to the Colony Barracks.
23. Lelyveld & Co.
Undersigned acquaints his clients and the public, that his office is removed
from the house lately occupied by D. N. V. Asbeck Van Hoytema, LL.D. and is now
kept at his own house, situated at the corner of the North-Dam; next to the
residence of Lubertus Van Rossum, Esq.
landing from the Ship Ann, Capt. Birbeck, and for sale by the Subscribers:
and pork, in barrels and half-barrels; best rose Cork butter, in firkins and
half-firkins; cheese, hams, beer, porter, ale, refined sugar, candles, 4s. and
6s; 30 and 40 inch cotton bagging and baling-rope, a variety of printed
calicoes and cambrics, Russia sheeting, checks, flannel, ready-made clothes,
boots and shoes, hats, sein twine, Port wine, real old Jamaica rum, paints and
oil, spirits of turpentine, nails, wood-hoops, truss-hoops, rivets,
grindstones, jack-screws; oats, in puncheons; salt, in puncheons and barrels;
coals, in hhds.; temper-lime, in puncheons and kegs; &c. &c.
ON HAND. [centered]
Wine, excellent Claret in hhds. pilchards in barrels, Newfoundland cod-fish,
tobacco, &c. &c.
23. Simson, Grant, & Co [sic - no period]
Office of the Advocate Van Berckel and Attorney-at-Law Cantzlaar, J.Z. is at
the House of Mr. H. Kamerling, Brick-Dam, opposite Mr. Obermuller's; where they
will attend from eight o'clock in the morning till two in the afternoon,
Sundays and Holidays excepted. May 22.
Puncheon Hoops [heading]
by the Spectator, Capt. Richardson, from London, and for sale by the
Subscriber, for immediate payment.
21. H. O. Seward.
SANDBACH, & Co. have received by the John, Capt. Tyrer, from Liverpool, and
on sale at their Store.
Beef and Pork, Butter, Gloucester Cheese,
Pearl Barley, Split Peas, &c. &c.
Undersigned, acting for Mr. Joseph Trigger, and having full power to sell his
property, in order to satisfy a pressing debt, will sell by Public Vendue, on
Friday next the 29th instant, (see Vendue advertisement) - the half-lot and
buildings, in Cumingsburgh District, lately occupied by Mr. Trigger. The
premises are worthy the notice of persons wanting a comfortable residence; and,
from circumstances, no doubt they will go off at a very moderate price.
23. Henry Buckoll.
per Ship Spectator, from London, - Silver tea sets, silver table and tea
spoons, tea and coffee urns, rich gold necklaces and bracelets, chess-boards,
magnetic tablets, trunk shaving-cases, fashionable white and coloured satin
bonnets, Regent gauze, muslin for dresses, ladies' boots, long and short white
kid and coloured gloves, furniture-fringe, bibles, prayer books, &c.
23. Thomas Shute.
boxes of Shackelton's mould candles, with waxed wicks.
18 per M. - Cash.
22. W. Riley.
SECRETARY's OFFICE, [heading]
is to inform the
that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony;-
het Secretary deezer Colonie word geadverteerd
de volgende Persoonen
voorneemens zyn van hier
elders te vertrekken, viz;
Owen, in do. or one month, from. . . . . May 1.
Conyers, in do. or 6 weeks, . . . . . . . . . 1.
L. Robertson, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . . 4.
Anstice, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.
Staunton, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.
Van Hove, in 14 days, or by the Ship Mary
Hewes, with two servants, and
mulatto children . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.
James, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . 11.
M. Forbes, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.
S. M'Ewen, in 14 days, or by the Ship
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.
Jamison, in do. or by the Ship Diana . . . . . 11.
Frost, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . . 12.
Dominick Ghio, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.
Hon. T. Higgins, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.
de Brulon, in do. in 14 days or 6 wks from May 14.
Van der Haas, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.
Morrison, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.
Harris, [right pointing brace, 'with 4
and a child, in 14 days]
with the following]
Greenaway, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.
M. Mathews, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.
Montauroux, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . 16.
Patterson and Family, in 14 days
one month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.
Mason, in 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.
Hill, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . 22.
Hayes, in 14 days or one month . . . . . . . 23.
Sythoff, and family, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . 23.
Office, Demerary, May 23, 1812.
J. Van De Water,
PUBLIC VENDUES [heading]
IN DEMERARY. [heading]
Tuesday and Wednesday the 2d and 3d of June, by order of Hugh Mackenzie &
Co. at their store - Prime beef and pork, in barrels; butter, in whole and half
firkins; beer and port, Port and Madeira wine negro jackets, lined and unlined;
do. hats, Oznaburghs Irish linen, Irish sheeting, platillas and Britannia,
calicoes, cotton stockings, check, salempores, cotton shirting and cambric,
Welch flannel, corded dimities, and India jeans, bed tick, mattresses with
bolsters and pillows; musquito lawn, green lawn, dowlas, furniture chintz,
blue, black, and grey broad-cloth; coats, pantaloons, and waistcoats; fishing
seins, from 10, 15, to 25 fathoms; stationery, glass-ware, window-glass,
cordage, nails, hardware, mahogany dining tables, with D ends; Pembroke do.
chairs, ship screws, &c.
23. Robert Kingston.
Wednesday the 10th, and Thursday the 11th, of June, at the Store of Mr. George
Angle, without reserve, to close consignment, - White and blue India
salempores, blue chelly and chelloes, coopees bastwes [sic], India calicoes,
Bandanna, double and single pieces of Company's nankeens, Guinea-stuffs,
&c. - also, prime Irish mess beef and pork, butter, hams, cheese,
stock-fish, best hyson tea, loaf-sugar, Poland starch, indigo blue,
fowling-pieces, powder and shot, Buck beads, ironmongery, cutlery, perfumery,
stationery, jewellery, hosiery, fishing and log lines, fish-hooks, glass, tin,
and earthen ware; a billiard-table, with its appendages, which may be seen any
time previous to the sale; and what further may appear on the days of sale.
23. Robert Kingston.
Friday the 12th of June, at the Vendue Office, by order of J. J. Kotwyk and H.
A. Eberhardi, Esquires, as Guardians of the Children of J. L. Loof - the
following field negroes - Afanteur, Sally, and child; Marikie, and child; and
23. Robert Kingston.
J. Henery, finding that his forbearance respecting those whose accounts have
been of long standing, has not been duly appreciated; thus notifies his
determination of proceeding in the most summary way the Law will permit,
against all persons who do not settle such accounts on or before the 1st of
arrivals since our last, are the John, Captain Tyrer, from Liverpool; and the
Hermoine, Captain Marshal, from Saco.
from the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Court of Policy of the Colonies of
Demerary and Essequebo, at its Ordinary Quarterly Session, held at the
Court-House, in the town of Stabroek,
the 27th of April, 1812. [centered]
a motion made, after leave obtained from His Excellency the Acting-Governor,
after mature deliberation, to the following resolution:
That all fines or forfeitures, commutations, or compositions, or sums of what
nature soever, hitherto received by the Fiscal, in his public and magisterial
capacity, be paid into the chest of the Receiver-General of the Colony; who is
to pay one-third to the use of the colony, pay over one-third to the Treasurer
of the English Church in this colony, for its support, and the enlargement of
its means of promoting the cause of religion in the colony.
that copies of these resolutions be transmitted to the Fiscal, the Receiver of
the colony, the Cashier of the Poor and Church, and to the Treasurer of the
English Church, for their information and guidance, as far as it respectively
regret to state, that, in the course of a heavy squal [sic] on the night of Friday,
the 15th instant, the pilot-boat of this river unfortunately upset; and only
two of the crew (five in all) were saved.
Papers (via Berbice) to the 16th instant, are just come to hand; and, on the
subject of the universally-expected, and
Volcanic Eruption, [centered]
have therefrom, extracted as follows;
the sloop Hunter, that arrived on Wednesday the 6th instant from St. Vincent,
all doubts were removed as to the cause of the awful darkness and accompanying
fall of ashes that so much alarmed us on the 1st of May. The Hon. D. Macdowall
came passenger in this vessel, for the purpose of procuring provisions to
supply the present wants of the people, occasioned by the desolating effect of
an eruption of Mount Souffriere, situate about thirteen miles from Kingston, on
the morning of the 1st; and which gentleman has put us in possession of the
Vincent, May 2, 1812.
the evils, natural and experimental, which this Island did already most woefully
experience, it has now to enumerate the awful visitation of an eruption of the
Souffriere Mountain; which, in its symptoms and effects, surpasses the most
terrific picture we can possibly draw of it. The following, as far as we have
yet ascertained, are the particulars:
Monday last, a loud explosion of the volcanic mountain took place, followed by
an immense column of thick sulphurous smoke, which suddenly burst over the
vicinity of the crater, and in the course of a minute, discharged vast
quantities of volcanic matter. The whole surface became covered with ashes,
which presented an alarming appearance; and the noise which proceeded from the
bowels of the mountain, threw the whole neighbourhood into the utmost
consternation. - But this is not all: - the amazing scene remains yet to be
told! - The eruption, continuing with increased violence, presented on Thursday
night, and yesterday morning, one of the most awful sights human imagination
can form an idea of. The mountain burst forth in a most tremendous blaze,
throwing up huge spouts of fire and burning stones, accompanied with the most
frightful thundering noise - at the same time sending down its sides torrents
of burning matter, and scattering in the air large pieces of rock, which in
their descent made a dreadful ravage among the cattle, &c. Some idea may
be formed of this awful conflagration, when stated, that showers of volcanic
particles continued pouring for several hours all over the Island accompanied
at intervals with violent shocks of earthquake; and at times, from the dreadful
aperture of the mountain, were shot off rocks of enormous size, which, in their
fatal fall, have done the most calamitous injury; - and such has been the
destructive impetuosity of the liquid fire, that its painful effects are of the
most serious nature. The brilliancy of the flames, which majestically rose
from the mouth of the crater, had a most sublime and awful effect, and the
burning stones which darted in the air resembled the stars in a rocket. - The
vivid flashes of lightening [sic] which shot forth with a noise far exceeding
the heaviest artillery, resembled in colour and brightness what is usually seen
in a tempest; and the coiling sheets of smoke so obscured the sky, that
yesterday morning, until ten o'clock, was nearly involved in nocturnal
darkness. So dreadful were these appearances, that our terrors added new
horrors to the scene; - the whole Island was in a state of trepidation, and the
people, filled with supplication and dread, precipitately retreated from their
homes to places of shelter.
none yesterday, the wind blew from the South-East, the Sun made its appearance,
and the whole Heavens began to brighten. The eruption, we find, has abated
considerably in its violence; but, we understand, that the leeward and windward
Plantations are covered all over with torrents of melted matter.
have not been able as yet to ascertain correctly the extent of damage done, or
the number of lives lost; but the principal rivers of the Island (those particularly
within the influence of the volcano) are all dried up. - The negro provision
grounds, for miles around, are completely destroyed, and the pastures, on the
windward and leeward side of the Island, are so covered over with ashes and
vitrified pieces of stone, tat there is not left a bitt [sic] of ground, in
appearance, for the cattle to feed upon. Every means should instantly be
resorted to, to repress the calamities likely to ensue from so distressing a
catastrophe; and we trust, the Legislature will immediately adopt such measures
as will ensure the importation of dry provisions, sufficient for the
c[illegible] of the Inhabitants.
from the Post at Owia, have just reached town - They report that that part of
the island presents nothing but objects of desolation. The stupendous Block
house there having fallen to the ground, and the range of the mountain on the
wind-ward side split open, and from which issued torrents of lava, consuming in
its course, every tree and shrub - and the surface of the hills and vallies in
that quarter, covered all over several inches thick, with a sort of volcanic
matter, resembling the dross that is thrown from a smith's forge. The noise
from the mountain has been so violently felt there, that to give an idea of it,
ome [sic] may imagine a mixed source made up of the raging of a tempest, the
murmur of a troubled sea, and the roaring of thunder and artillery, coursed
injury has been done to the island by this dreadful explosion; but its extent
has not as yet been fully ascertained. The Caribs have quitted that part of
the country allotted for their habitations, and repaired to the town, as have
also the greater part of the Negroes from the interior, to the number of 7,000;
and, as the provision-grounds have been laid completely waste, the
apprehension of famine was very great. The depth of the ashes varied
considerably. In some parts it was from 12 to 14 inches; but progressively
diminished towards the town, where it did not exceed more than from a quarter
to half an inch.
have not been the only sufferers by the above dreadful calamity - the
neighbouring island of St. Lucia, we understand, was in total darkness during
the whole of one day, and the ashes continued to fall for three successive ones."
following is a more particular detail of the dreadful explosion, from a St.
Vincent's Paper of the 6th:
Souffriere Mountain, the most northern of the lofty chain running through the
centre of this island, and the highest of the whole, as computed by the most
accurate survey that has yet been taken, had for some time past indicated much
disquietude; and, from the extraordinary frequency and violence of earthquakes,
which are calculated to have exceeded two hundred within the last year, portended
some great movement or eruption. - The apprehension, however, was not so
immediate as to restrain curiosity, or to prevent repeated visits to the
crater, which of late had been more numerous than at any former period, even up
to Sunday last, the 26th of April, when some gentlemen ascended it, and
remained there for some time. Nothing unusual was then remarked, or any
external difference observed, except rather a stronger emission of smoke from
the interstices of the Conical Hill, at the bottom of the crater.
century had now elapsed since the last convulsion of the mountain, or since any
other elements had disturbed the serenity of this wilderness (than those which
are common to the tropical tempest). It apparently slumbered in primeval
solitude and tranquillity [sic]; and, from the luxuriant vegetation and growth
of the forest which covered its sides, from the base nearly to the summit,
seemed to discountenance the fact, and falsify the records of the ancient
volcano. - Such was the majestic and peaceful Souffriere on April the 27th; but
we trod on "ignem repositum eineri doloso," and our imaginary safety
was soon to be confounded by the suddenness of danger and devastation; for,
just as the plantation bells rang twelve at noon, on Monday the 27th, an abrupt
and dreadful trash [sic] from the mountain, with a severe concussion of the
earth and tremulous noise in the air, alarmed all around it. The resurrection
of this fiery furnace was proclaimed in a moment, by a vast column of thick,
black, ropey smoke, like that of an immense glass-house, bursting forth at
once, and mounting to the sky, showering down sand, with gritly [sic] calcined
particles of earth and favilla mixed, on all below. This, driven before the
wind towards Wallibou and Morne Ronde, darkened the air like a cataract of
rain, and covered the ridges, woods, and cane-pieces, with light grey coloured
ashes, resembling snow a little soiled by dust. As the eruption increased,
this continual shower expanded, destroying every appearance of vegetation. At
night, a very considerable degree of ignition was observed on the lips of the
crater; but it is not asserted that there was as yet any visible ascension of
flame. The same awful scene presented itself on Tuesday - the fall of favilla
and calcined pebbles still increasing, and the compact pitchy column from the
crater rising perpendicularly to an immense height, with a noise at intervals,
like the muttering of distant thunder. On Wednesday the 29th, all these
menacing symptoms of horror and combustion still gathered more thick and
terrific for miles around the dismal and half-obscured mountain. The
prodigious column shot up with quicker motion, dilating as it rose, like a
balloon. The sun appeared in total eclipse, and shed a meridian twilight over
us, that aggravated the wintery gloom of the scene, now, completely powdered
over with falling particles. It was evident that the crisis was as yet to
come; that the burning fluid was struggling for a vent, and labouring to throw
off the superincumbent strata and obstructions which suppressed the ignivomous
[sic] torrent. At night, it was manifested that it had greatly disengaged
itself from its burden, by the appearance of fire slaking now and then above
the mouth of the crater.
Thursday the memorable thirtieth of April, the reflection of the rising sun on
this majestic body of curling vapour, was sublime beyond imagination; any
comparison of the Glaciers, of the Andes, or Cordilleras with it, can but
feebly convey an idea of the fleecy whiteness and brilliancy of this awful
column of intermingled and wreathed smoke and clouds. - It afterwards assumed a
more sulphureous cast, like what we call thunder-clouds, and in the course of
the day a ferruginous and sanguine appearance, with much livelier action in the
ascent, and a more extensive dilatation, as if almost freed from every
obstruction. In the afternoon the noise was incessant, and resembled the
approach of thunder still nearer and nearer, with a vibration, that affected
the feeling as much as the hearing. - As yet there was no convulsive motion, or
sensible earthquake - Terror and consternation now seized all beholders. The
Charibs settled at Morne Ronde, at the foot of the Souffriere, abandoned their
houses, with their live stock and everything they possessed, and fled
precipitately towards the town. The negroes became confused, forsook their
work, looked up to the mountain, and as it shook, trembled, with the dread of
what they could neither understand nor describe. The birds fell to the ground,
overpowered with showers of favilla, unable to keep themselves on the wing.
The cattle were starving for want of food, as not a blade of grass, or a leaf,
was now to be found. - The sea was much discoloured, but in no wise uncommonly
agitated; it is remarkable, that throughout the whole of this violent
disturbance of the earth, it continued quite passive, and did not at any time
sympathize with the agitation of the land. - About four o'clock P. M. the noise
became more alarming; and just before the sun set, the clouds reflected a
bright copper colour, suffused with fire. Scarcely had the day closed, when
the flame burst at length pyramidally [sic] from the crater, through the mass
of smoke; the rolling of the thunder became more awful and deafening. Electric
flashes quickly succeeded, attended with loud claps, and now indeed the
hurly-burly began! - Those only who have witnessed such a sight, can form an
idea of the magnificence and variety of the lightning, and electric flashes;
some forked zig-zag playing across the perpendicular column from the crater -
others shooting upwards from the mouth like rockets of the most dazzling lustre
- others like shells with their trailing fuzes flying in different parabolas,
with the most vivid scintillations from the dark sanguine column, which now
seemed inflexible, and immovable by the wind. Shortly after 7 P. M. the mighty
caldron was seen to simmer, and the ebullition of lava to break out on the N.W.
side. This, immediately after boiling over the orifice and flowing a short
way, was opposed by the acclivity of a higher point of land, over which it was
impelled by the immense tide of liquified fire that drove it on, forming the
figure V in grand illumination - Sometimes, when the ebullition slackened, or
was insufficient to urge it over the obstructing hill, it recoiled back, like a
refulgent billow from the rock, and then rushed forward impelled by fresh
supplies and scaling every obstacle, carrying rocks and wood together in its
course down the slope of the mountain, until it precipitated itself down some
vast ravine, concealed from our sight, by the intervening ridges of Morne
Ronde. Vast globular bodies of fire were seen projected from the fiery
furnace, and bursting, fell back into it, or over it, on the surrounding
bushes, which were instantly set in flames - About four hours from the lava
boiling over the crater, it reached the sea, as we could observe from the
reflection of the fire, and the electric flashes attending it - about half past
one, another stream of lava was seen descending the eastward towards Rabacea.
The thundering noise of the mountain, and the vibration of sound that had been
no formidable hitherto, now mingled with the sullen monotonous roar of the
rolling lava, became so terrible that dismay was almost turned into despair.
At this time the first earthquake was felt. This was followed by showers of
cinders, that fell with the hissing noise of hail during two hours. At three
o'clock, a rolling on the roofs of the houses indicated a fall of stones, which
soon thickened, and at length descended in a rain of intermingled fire, that
threatened at once the fate of Pompeia or Herculaneum. The cracking and
coruscations from the crater, at this period, exceeded all that had yet passed
- the eyes were struck with momentry [sic] blindness, and the ears stunned with
the glomeration of sound - people sought shelter in cellars, under rocks, or
any where; for every where was nearly the same - and the miserable Negroes,
flying from their huts, were knocked down or wounded, many killed in the open
air - several houses were set on fire. The estates in the immediate vicinity
seemed doomed to destruction. Had the stones that fell been proportionally
heavy to their size, not a living creature could have escaped without death -
these, having undergone a thorough fusion, were divested of their natural
gravity, and fell almost as light as pumex [sic], though in some places as
large as a man's head. This dreadful rain of stones, and fire, lasted upwards
of an hours, and was again succeeded by cinders from three till six o'clock in
the morning; earthquake followed earthquake almost momentary, or rather the
whole of this part of the island was in a state of continued oscillation, not
agitated by shocks, vertical or horizontal, but undulated like water shaken in
break of day, if such it could be called, was truly terrific. Light was only
visible at eight o'clock, and the birth of May dawned like the day of judgment;
a chaotic gloom enveloped the mountain, and an impenetrable haze hung over the
sea, with black sluggish clouds of a sulphurous cast. The whole island was
covered with favilla, cinders, scoria, and broken masses of volcanic matter.
It was not until the afternoon the muttering noise of the mountain sunk
gradually into a solemn, yet sullen silence! - Such are the particulars of this
sublime and tremendous scene, from the commencement to the end of this
catastrophe. To describe the effects is, if possible, a more difficult and
truly most distressing task."
Barbados Papers also contain a copy of the American Embargo Act; and which we
shall re-copy in our next.
ship icon] The Spectator, Captain Richardson,
or without convoy. - Will sail the first springs in July. For Freight or
Passage apply on board, or to
22. Cornfoot & Bell.
ship icon] The Ship John, David Tyrer, Master,
sail the first Springs in July. For Freight or Passage, apply to said Master,
23. M'Inroy, Sandbach, & Co.
from London in the Spectator, and for sale by the Subscribers:
beef, hams, pine and Bath loaf cheeses, Cork butter, pickled tripe, bottled
beer and porter, brown-stout in barrels, Port wine, soda-water in pints,
fish-sauces, salad-oil, Durham mustard, black-pepper, basket-salt, bottled
damsons and gooseberries; gunpowder, hyson, and souchon teas; loaf-sugar,
pearl-barley, Poland oats, sago, split-peas, blue, starch, Day and Martin's
liquid blacking, chaise-harness, ditto whips, Irish linens, white and yellow
nankeen, salempores, India calicoes, real Madras handkerchiefs, silk ditto,
collistraw and seersuckers, best London plated candlesticks, with shades; 8, 9,
10, 11, 12, 14, and 20 inch oblong waiters, ditto dishes and covers,
bread-baskets, coffee-urns, oval meat-dishes and covers, liquor and
cruet-frames complete, single and double bottle-stands, meat-skewers, plated on
steel; snuffers and trays, shade ditto, hanging-paper and bordering of the choicest
and most fashionable patterns, shawls, handkerchiefs, narrow corded and India
dimites, Marseilles quilting, twilled jean, cotton shirting and linen,
gentlemen's coats, waistcoats, and trowsers, cotton shirts and drawers, flannel
jackets and coatees, flax and tow Oznaburgs; Russia, Coker, and brown canvas;
white and brown Russia sheeting and duck, immitation [sic] ditto, damask
table-cloth, servants' glazed hats; gentlemen's silk, beaver, Leghorn, and
broad-rimmed ditto; umbrellas, boat-cloaks, broad-cloths and Kerseymeres, 8-4
green table-cloths, chaise ditto bindings and tufts; patent yellow, drab, and
black, paints and varnish, in quantities for one chaise; fine flannel,
gentlemen's cotton hose; silk, patent, Angola, lamb's wool, and cotton, ancle ditto;
bedsteads and best hair mattresses, with nets complete; cherry tree chairs,
dressing-glasses, Morocco and mahogany dressing-cases complete, bailing rope,
cordage, from 1 to 4 inch cable, deep-sea lead-lines, fishing ditto assorted,
chalk ditto, halyards and bunting for flags, sewing and seine twine, 20-fathom
seins, sail-needles and palms, real Dutch terras in hhds. salt in puncheons,
iron boilers, from 60 to 350 gallons, grating-bars, sets of brass
window-blind-furniture complete, coffee-manaries, sheet-copper of the most
approved thickness and size, steel punches for ditto, brass and copper wire,
brass and iron-wire parrot-cages, small garden-engines and watering pots,
coffee-biggins, bread-baskets and knife-trays, cooks' and butchers' cleavers
and knives, long-handled fryingpans; dripping, stew, and sauce, pans of various
sizes; candles and soap; lamp-oil, in barrels and jugs; spermaceti ditto, in
1-gallon tin cans; spirits of turpentine, in quart-bottles; paint-oil, in jugs;
blue paint; shoe and scrubbing brushes, best steel-mounted silver-cap'd
fowling-pieces, plain ditto, fuzees with bayonets, gunpowder, shot, in whole
and half bags, flints, bark, rhubarb, tobacco, wood-hoops, bricks,
building-lime; and many other articles of former importation.
23. Cornfoot & Bell.
best London particular Madeira Wine, in pipes, hhds. and quarter-casks.
note: the dual language (English/Dutch) in this notice ends with this issue.]
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED
in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary.
Mrs. Van Doresten,
A. De Veer,
Land of Canaan,
May 23. F.
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED
in the Colony-Stocks of Essequebo.
Free Negro Jotto.
J. J. Deeges,
Pl. Grove (Mahaica)
April 16. W. V.
D. WAGT, Scout.
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