ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1812.
Excellency Major-General Carmichael has been pleased to appoint William King,
Esquire, one of his Aids-de-Camp.
House, George-Town, Demerary, May 26, 1812.
authority of His Excellency the Governor and the Honourable Court of Policy of
the United Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo, dated the [large blank space in
text], Notice is hereby given, by order of the Honourable Commandeur, P. C.
Ouckama, that the Bridge now laying over the Creek Capoey, situated on the West
Sea-Coast of Essequebo, shall be removed, and a new-one placed over said Creek
opposite the North bridge of Plantation Alliance: it being understood that such
timber and plank of the old bridge as are perfectly sound, may be used for the
new bridge by the undertaker.
will contract for the making of the sad new bridge, and also of a road on the
North-sied of the said Creek, leading to the public road of Taymouth Manor
Estate, may send their tenders at the Commandement Secretary's Office (where
the particulars of the contract are to be seen,) from this day to the 2d of
July next, and the lowest offer will, if approved of, be preferred.
May 23, 1812.
Consistory of the Dutch Reformed Church of Demerary, hereby give notice, that
in consequence of the friendly offer of the Conductors of the English
Congregation, on Sunday next Divine Service will be performed at St. George's
Chapel, at 9 o'clock precisely in the morning.
26. G. Ryk, Syn. Praeses.
Kerkeraad der Hervormde Gemeente van Demerary, geest hiermeede kennis, dat
ingevolge van het vriendelyk aanbod der voorstanders van de Engelsche Gemeente,
toekoomene en Zondag den 31e deezer de openbaare Godsdient zal verrigt worden
in St. George's Kapel, beginnende s' morgens om 9 uuren precis.
26. G. Ryk, Syn. Praeses.
by the Undersigned, the following Papers (his property) - An Order, drawn by
Mr. H. Clementson on Mr. M. Spooner, of f 341; an Obligation of
Doctor Sannes, deceased, for f 669 7, and two Accounts of ditto.
26. H. D. Obermuller.
Subscriber requests all persons who stand indebted to him, to come forward with
immediate payment of the same, (particularly those for boarding), to enable him
to pay some pressing demands against him, as no further indulgence can possibly
be given: those whose open accounts and notes-of-hand have been due for two
years past, if not immediately paid, will be put into the hands of an
Attorney-at-Law to be recovered in the most summary manner.
26. Thomas Thompson.
Causes, Affairs, and Businesses, which were in the Office of Francis White,
Attorney-at-Law, as well those standing in his own name, as others before given
over to him by D. N. V. Asbeck Van Hoytema, LL.D. and which were advertised to
be proceeded in by Francis White, with the advice of M. Lamaison, LL.D. are transferred
to and will in future be conducted by the said D. N. V. Asbeck Van Hoytema and
C. I. A. Stackman, Attorney-at-Law; who will keep their Office at the house of
the said Francis White, next to the residence of Lubertus Van Rossum, Esquire.
26. F. White,
Subscriber hereby requests those who may have claims against E. S. or P. L.
Soret, now about to quit this Colony, to render them for liquidation to the
Undersigned, on or before the 15th of June next, at the house of P. Reynard,
Esq. formerly Tessier, Charles-Town, nothing whatever will be admitted after
May 26. P. L. Soret.
offers for sale a stout young Negro Woman, a good washer, huckstress, and
house-servant, in good health, with her two children.
First Subscription Ball will be given on Monday, the 22d of June, at the
are expected to bring the ladies of their families. Those desirous of
introducing strangers, will have the goodness to apply for Tickets to the
undernamed Stewards, or to the Standing Committee, at the above Coffee-House.
Hubbard, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Stewards.']
A. De Veer,
AND VENDUE OFFICE, [heading]
is hereby given, to whom it may concern, that all Taxes, Vendue-Accounts, or
part of the same, due, and likewise accounts of the Work-house, not being
settled before the 20th of next month, the law will be enforced against the
Island, May 20, 1812.
and Dep. Vendue-Master.
is hereby given, that this Office will in future be at the house of Mr.
Alexander Reith, on Robb's Stelling. May 26
on Plantation Windsor Forest, a colony-built small Boat, not painted, and in
bad repair. Any person claiming the same can have it, by applying to the
Manager, on paying the expences, &c.
(between George-Town and Mahaicony), by Samuel Bradly, on or about the 3d
instant, a GOOD of Mr. Aaron Bryant, drawn to order but not endorsed, for f 850; dated the
1st of this month, and payable in five months after date. Whoever will bring
the said Good to the Store of Mr. T. G. Albouy, on the American-Stelling, will
be handsomely rewarded. May 26.
half of Lot No. 8, with the Dwelling-House and Out-Buildings, as they now
stand, betwixt the premises of Mr. S. Wachope and those occupied by Mr. Green,
in front of Plantation Vlissingen. Produce will be taken in payment. Apply to
& Cook, q.q.
reports to my prejudice are in circulation, respecting the propriety of my
conduct in regard to the arrangement lately made by me with Mr. Henry Buckoll
for the debt of f 17041 9 7, bearing interest from the 1st of
January, 1806, due by Joseph Trigger to the Estate of James Guthrie, deceased,
as per award of Messrs. James Bruce and Henry Clementson, and confirmed by the
sentence of the Hon. Court of Justice of this Colony on the 27th of February
last; and of an apparent indifference on my part to get Joseph Trigger
arrested, after the attempt he made to quit the Colony, in a clandestine
manner, on Sunday, the 5th of April; and whereas, if such reports were to reach
another part of the world, where those most concerned reside, without being
contradicted, it might tend to injure me in their opinion, and occasion my
constituents a deal of trouble; I therefore beg leave thus publicly to narrate
the following statement of my proceedings, after I came to the knowledge of Mr.
Trigger's intentions, which will shew that no zeal has been wanting, on my
part, to obtain justice for the Creditors of said Estate. But, in the first
place, it is necessary to observe, that though the sentence of the Court passed
on the 27th of February, and nothing done betwixt that and the 5th of April
which might have been the means of preventing what then happened, was no falt
[sic] of mine, as I neither spared expence nor application.
Monday, the 6th of April last, the moment that I got information of Joseph
Trigger's having endeavoured to abscond in the American brig Criterion, Capt.
Hunt, I went to Mr. De Veer, in order to get a petition drawn out for an arrest
against his person; but I found that Mr. De Veer was in Essequebo, attending
the Courts then sitting there. However, as he had formerly told me that it was
the same thing whether I applied to him in the business or to Mr. Cantzlaar,
his partner, I called on that gentlemen [sic], and informed him of the
circumstance that had taken place, and what I wished to have done; which
(though all the papers relating to the debt were in his possession) he declined
to do, till I should procure certificates that Joseph Trigger had made an
attempt to escape from the Colony, which I got immediately, on application, and
carried them to Mr. Cantzlaar, who then refused to do any thing in it whatever,
as he said he had formerly been Mr. Trigger's lawyer, defending in the same
affair, several years ago; and his refusing to get an arrest out is the more
surprising to me as he had f 70 15 in his hands, over and above all the
expences previously incurred in the suit, as appears by his own account. He,
however, recommended me to call on Mr. Van Berckel with the papers, who, as Mr.
De Veer's friend, would no doubt do the needful for me. Here let me remark,
that a diffidence of my own abilities prevented me, at that time, from drawing
up a petition myself to His Excellency the Governor for an arrest; and I was averse
to employ another lawyer, as, by doing so, I might have offended Mr. De Veer.
To Mr. Van Berckel I therefore went, and communicated to him all the
circumstances of the case, and that I had been informed that Joseph Trigger was
seen that morning posting [sir] up the coast. He promised to attend to the
business, and observed, as it was too late to accomplish it that day, to wait
on him the next morning; which I did, and, to my surprise, received a message
to call on the succeeding day! During Tuesday the 7th, I heard further
accounts of Mr. Trigger; in particulr, that he was met, the preceding evening,
by G. James, Esq. far advanced on the East Coast; which left no room to doubt
but that his destination would be, in the first place, Berbice; consequently,
as I despaired of getting an arrest out sooner than the next day, I availed
myself through the interest of Mr. Fullerton, of a letter from Mr. Frankland to
His Excellency Governor Gordon, to stop him, if found there; which I instantly
sent off by a messenger over-land, and, the same day, drew up a petition to His
Excellency Major-General Carmichael, to be presented by myself, should Mr. Van
Berckel not have done the needful; which, on application next morning, I found
he had not, but had given the papers to Mr. De Veer, then returned from
Essequebo. I accordingly delivered in my own petition; which was promptly
granted, and immediately forwarded, by a most respectable character in this
town, whose good advice in this business I shall at all times gratefully
acknowledge, to a gentleman in Berbice, to be put in force there - a plan which
I considered as more likely to succeed for the arresting of Joseph Trigger than
if I had gone up with it myself. However, all my endeavours proved unavailing,
owing, no doubt, to the delays that had occurred; for Mr. Trigger had been seen
in Berbice before the arrest reached there.
few weeks after this having elapsed, without any accounts of him, I began to
give up hopes of getting hold of his person, which had I got, I have little
doubt, rather than remain in prison he would have found means to pay the debt -
I therefore turned my attention to the prospect of securing what property might
appear to belong to him; but I could discover none, except a house in
Cumingsburgh, of comparative little value in respect to the amount due by him,
and it was even uncertain whether I could have succeeded in selling it at
execution; the house which he owned in Middle-street Bridge-Town, I found had
been sold by Mr. Kingston to Mr. Reynard, and his Negroes, formerly always
about the town, were not then to be seen. The case now appeared desperate, and
I had recourse to the advice of Mr. De Veer, who gave me to understand, that he
had heard it hinted that Mr. Trigger's friends would come forward and give nine
or ten thousand guilders for the debt, and that he supposed Mr. Buckoll to be
the person to apply to on the subject; but as I did not wish to trust my own
judgment with an immediate decision on that point, I first consulted with
several well-informed persons in regard to it, who gave me as their decided
opinion, that I should not hesitate to accept of the offer; consequently I
applied to Mr. Henry Buckoll, who agreed to pay f 10,000 for an
exhoneration for Mr. Trigger - f 3000 thereof payable down,
and the remaining f 7000 in 4, 8, and 12 months, in equal instalments;
declaring, in presence of a witness, that he had no power to act for Mr.
Trigger, that he knew of no property that he possessed, except the house in
Cumingsburgh, on which there was money owing, and that Trigger had sold his
negroes; observing, at the same time, that he would give f 10,000 for an
exhoneration to Mr. Trigger, out of friendship for him, and would rely on
honesty for being reimbursed: how far Mr. Buckoll was candid with me, is to be
seen from his late advertisement respecting the sale of a house and three
negroes, which he has since found out to be the property of Mr. Trigger. I now
leave it for the public to judge whether I did not do every thing in my power for
May 26. A. D. GUTHRIE.
note: see 18120523EDRG for the advertisement of Lelyveld & Co. referenced
in the following advertisement]
above Punt, by Mr. Lelyveld's own account, has been in his possession seven months,
as he says he picked her up in November, at which time he should have
advertised her; but, contrary to all the laws and regulations of the Colony, he
has kept her all that time in his own use, and there is every reason to believe
that he never meant to publish it at all, as all possible means have been taken
to disfigure her, by taking out the cross-beam, &c. to prevent discovery.
I happened, however, on the 17th instant, to detect them with her, transporting
a horse and negroes across the River. I challenged it, and asked Mr. Lelyveld
how he came by it. He said his negroes picked it up drifting; and that, if it
was mine, I might have it. I told him I expected he would pay for all the time
he had been using it; which he refused to do, and said he thought I might be
glad to get it back. Which, in my opinion, was a strange reply; but,
considering the length of time he had kept it, it is not unreasonable to
suppose that he never expected she would have been discovered, and that he
would have kept it as his own. I told him I should use my best endeavours to
get redress; and, as he had kept her so long, it made no difference to let him
keep her a little longer, and desired that she might be taken care of, till I
should see what was to be done. In the meantime, he has availed himself of the
opportunity to advertise it, thinking, no doubt, that would help to lessen the
heinousness of his actions, and relieve him from that fine which he has made
himself liable to. However, in that point, I think he has very much committed
himself; as such a proceeding will only make his conduct appear in its true
26. Thomas Lambly.
OF THE BEST QUALITY [heading]
be taken in payment for a few young Horses; also for a Trunk, containing 30
pair of Boots; a Bale, containing 100 pieces of coarse Muslin; a Bale,
containing 25 pieces of coarse Flannels, of different colours; and two
Puncheons of fine old Rum - a consignment.
26. Henry O. Seward.
or Mislaid, but suppose to be lent to some gentleman, not now recollected, a
small Memorandum-Book, in red Morocco cover, containing sundry sketches of
public accounts, amount of taxes for different years, colony-paper issued,
remittances made on account of the colony, &c. Any person in whose possession
it may be, will very greatly oblige the owner by leaving it at the house of
Messrs. James Robertson & Co. or any person finding it, and claiming a
reasonable reward, will be thankfully paid the same, it being of no use to any
one but the Owner. May 26.
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;
James, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from May 9.
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]
Friday the 29th instant, at the Vendue Office, [see 18120519EDRG] . . .
by order of Mr. J. Ceurvorst, q. q. - two negro women, named Codilla, and Bell;
and a ngero woman, Mary, reclaimed by the Vendue Office.
19. Robert Kingston.
Subscriber begs leave to intimate, that he has removed from his residence in
Cumingsburg to that house in front of Werk en Rust formerly the property of O.
J. Laurin; where he can always be met with on business.
26. M. Downie.
distinctions between the Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo having been done
away, by orders from His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, as notified in His
Excellency Governor Bentinck's Proclamation of the 1st of April last, and mine
of the 18th of the same month - This is to give notice, to all whom it may
concern, that from and after te 1st day of June next, all persons at present
holding public situations in Essequebo, must consider their services dispensed
with, except such as may receive a furter communication from me.
George-Town, Demerary, May 26, 1812.
SIMPSON, Esq having been appointed Deputy-Secretary, Recorder, and
Receiver-General, of this Colony has this day been sworn into office by His
Excellency the Acting-Governor. All persons will take due notice accordingly.
House, George-Town, Demerary, May 26, 1812.
have not heard of any arrival since our last.
Localities of George-Town (since Saturday) we comprise in the following
summary. Our Court of Justice assembled yesterday and this morning, for the
dispatch of business; but the trial of a person, accused of cruelty and murder,
is the only one of particular importance, that has occupied its attention. The
defence was undertaken by Mr. Downie, and was certainly conducted in a manner
highly honourable to his feelings as a man, and his abilities as a counsellor.
Mr. De Veer, for the prosecution, exerted his usual ingenuity. The Court,
however, has not decided.
Alexander Simpson, Esquire, it appears,
was this morning invested with the Offices of Deputy-Secretary, Recorder, and
Receiver-General of Demerary.
notice from His Excellency the Governor (inserted in this day's paper) leads us
to expect a yet closer union of these Colonies.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.