ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1812.
on a Sugar-Estate - a sober man, as OVERSEER. Apply to the Manager of
Plantation Friendship. June 27.
Subscriber, intending to leave the colony in all next month, requests all those
indebted to her to come forward with payment; and those to whom she is
indebted, to render their accounts.
also informs the public, that she has for hire, a number of valuable
Field-Negroes, House-Women, Butlers, and the excellent House and Out-Buildings
she at present occupies; and for sale, a quantity of Furniture, China and Glass
27. ELIZABETH ROSE BENTINCK
to a Resolution of the Hon. Court of Policy, dated the 28th of August, 1804,
and by direction of the Hon. I. S. Masse, First-Fiscal of the United-Colonies
of Demerary and Essequebo - will be sold at Public Vendue, at six weeks'
credit, in one month from this date, the following SLAVES, now in the Colony-Jail,
negro Coffy, belonging to the Widow Van Dorsten, brought by the Dienders,
of Pl. Poederoyen, brought by G. Henschelius,
of Pl. Sarah, brought by R. Watson,
of Pl. Musquito-Hall, brought by the Dienders.
June 26, 1812.
order of His Excellency Governor Carmichael, notice is hereby given, that the
Receiver and Vendue Offices, formerly kept at Fort-Island, is removed to
Stabroek, next S. G. Marten's, Esq. for the purpose of bringing the above
Offices to a speedy liquidation; and therefore it is requested that all tose
indebted to the above-mentioned Offices will come forward with payment within
one month from this date; as the law will be enforced against the neglectful.
hours from 9 till 2 in the afternoon, Sundays and Holidays excepted.
June 25, 1812. B. HEBBELINCK.
Subscribers offer for sale, by private bargain, a gang of prime Negroes,
consisting of seven men, three women, and three children; two of the men are
good carpenters' and the remainder ginners and good field-people. Terms will
be made very accommodating to an approved purchaser; and if not disposed of
before the 6th of July, they will be on that day be sold at Public Vendue.
June 27. E. & A. FRASER.
Quarterly-Meeting of the Vestry of St. George's Church is on Wednesday the 1st
27. James Robertson,
was about a fortnight ago picked-up on the public-road of Plantation Le
Resouvenir, a Gold-headed Cane, with a Dagger in it. - Whoever can prove it to
be their property, may have it restored by applying to the Printer, and paying
the expence of this advertisement, with a small gratuity to the negro who found
it. June 27.
Undersigned informs the public, that it has pleased His Excellency the Governor
to grant her the liberty of keeping a House for the reception of Gentlemen, by
the title of
ROYAL HOTEL. [centered]
will therefore thank the Gentlemen in general for their favours, as nothing
shall be wanting to render satisfaction.
The Hotel will be kept on Lot No. 19, the house formerly occupied by Messrs.
Heywood & Taylor.
at the same time offers for sale, her Dwelling, on Lot. No. 22, on the
back-dam, with kitchen, store, stable, garden, &c. to a good purchaser upon
favourable terms, and very cheap.
Subscriber intending to leave the Colony, requests those persons, who have any
demands against him, to render them for settlement.
June 24. C. Carter.
on Sunday last, a tall, sightly Mulatto-Woman (late the property of Mr. W.
Roach), named Sally Betsey - a native of Barbados, and about 20 years of age.
She was genteely dressed, and took with her a bundle of linen; and it is likely
she may endeavour to pass for a free woman, under the name of Sarah Elizabeth
liberal reward will be given to any person taking her up and sending her to the
Subscriber; - and he will feel much obliged to any proprietor or other person
on estates where she may happen to stop, to have her apprehended and sent to
the Office of this Paper.
Masters of Vessels and Others, will bear in mind the penalty the Laws of this
Colony inflict, for harbouring or taking away any slave, or other person,
without a legal pass. June 27.
27, 1812. [heading]
a General Court Martial, of which Major Ali Dey, of the Fourth Battalion,
Demerary Militia, was President, held in George-Town, on the 18th of June,
1812, and continued by adjournments to the 26th of the same month, Captain
Robert Phipps, of the Demerary Militia Cavalry, was arraigned upon the
For an unofficer-like and most improper and disrespectful conduct, in
tendering his resignation at a levee held by His Excellency the Acting-Governor
on the 4th of June last, in honour and commemoration of His Majesty's
For improper and unofficer-like conduct, in writing and sending a letter,
dated 5th of June, 1812, to His Excellency Major-General Carmichael,
Acting-Governor, ascribing the Governor's conduct towards him to prejudice.
For improper and disrespectful conduct towards the Governor,
Commander-in-Chief of the Militia, in writing and sending a letter, dated 8th
of June 1812, to Henry St. Hill, Esq. Government-Secretary, in order to be
communicated to His Excellency, in which he declines or refuses an audience,
which he had himself particularly solicited by his said letter of the 5th of
June, 1812: in consequence of his solicitation, it had been granted him.
For disobedience of orders and improper and disrespectful conduct towards the
Acting-Governor, Commander-in-Chief of the Militia, and towards his immediate
commanding-officer, Major Otto, in writing and sending a letter to Major Otto,
dated 11th of June, 1812, in which he designates himself
"Captain-Commandant of the Demerary Militia Cavalry," notwithstanding
a brigade order, issued by the Governor, displacing him from that command; which
order he acknowledges that he was in the knowledge of, both in his letter to
Major Otto and in that addressed to Mr. Secretary St. Hill of 8th of June
Court, having heard and considered the charges, evidence adduced on the part of
the prosecution and of the prisoner, defence of the prisoner, and reply of the
Judge-advocate; with the different documents produced o both sides; are of
opinion as follows:
to the first charge - that the conduct of the prisoner, in selecting the levee,
on the King's birth-day, for delivering his resignation to the Governor, was
improper and unofficer-like. - They, at the same time, acquit the prisoner of
intentional disrespect on that occasion.
to the second charge - the Court considering that there is no evidece that the
prisoner at the time of writing the letter of the 5th June, knew that his
resignation was not accepted, or that the brigade-order of the 4th of June was
issued, acquit him of this charge.
to the third charge - the Court are of opinion that the terms of the prisoners
letter of the 8th June, in which he declines an audience of the Governor, which
he had solicited in his letter of the 5th, are disrespectful and improper - but
as it is not proved that the audience solicited related to military affairs, or
that the letter of the 8th June was written in his military capacity, they
acquit the prisoner of this charge.
to the fourth charge - the Court are of opinion that this charge has been fully
proved, and that the prisoner is guilty of the same, they therefore on full
consideration of the whole matter, adjudge the prisoner to be Cashierd in terms
of the 28th article of the Militia Regulations.
General Order. [heading]
House, George-Town, Demerary,
Acting-Governor, in promulgating the above sentence, feels it incompatible with
the authority and high trust reposed in him by his Sovereign, to pass the
finding entirely unnoticed. He conceives it also his duty to intimate his
which the prisoner was tried by his own application, in consequence of being
displaced for tendering his resignation on the King's birth-day; it certainly
had, at the time, every appearance of disaffection and impropriety - but had a
proper explanation taken place, previous to publishing the order, it is
possible, that the disagreeable resource of a Court-martial would have been
respect to his letter of the 5th June, the presumption was that he had seen the
order as it relates to it, and he acknowledges that Mr. van Berckel informed
him that morning, that the Acting Governor was displeased for giving in his
resignation the day before, and in that letter he accuses His Excellency of
having taken a strong prejudice against him.
the Court find to have been disrespectful and improper, that do not consider it
related to military matters; His Excellency observes, that the first eight
lines of that letter relates entirely to military concerns, and refers to the
letter of the 5th of June, which, in second charge, the prisoner commences by
saying, that Mr. Van Berckel had informed him that the Acting-Governor was
displeased with his conduct on the 4th of June, and which indubitably applied
to him as Captain of the Militia, on which day he appeared in that character
alone. - With regard to the distinction made, that this improper and
disrespectful letter, was not of a military nature, it might introduce a
principle inadmissible in martial-law, that any person holding a civil and
military appointment under the crown, was privileged to commit the act of
impropriety in either of them, and afterwards take his option, by alledging it
was done as a civil officer, and not as a military.
regard to the fourth charge, the Court having found him guilty upon that
charge, which was in a certain degree united with the three preceding, and
through the whole the prisoner's military functions are connected, the
Acting-Governor has only to remark, as to part of the prisoner's defence, that
it furnishes a decisive proof of the necessity of removing such a person from
any command in His Majesty's service; and, except in the above-mentioned
distinction of civil and military, which probably proceeded from motives of
lenity in the Court, the proceedings and sentence appear to have been, in every
respect, just and judicious: and the Acting-Governor, is approving and
confirming, has the pleasure to declare his full conviction that a recurrence
of such distressing measures will not be required, with gentlemen who are
animated by zeal to perform their public duty with loyalty and unanimity.
above Court-Martial is hereby dissolved.
Order of His Excellency the Acting-Governor,
Brig. D. M.
THE UNITED COLONIES. [heading]
virtue of authority obtained from His Excellency Major-General H. L.
Carmichael, Acting-Governor of the United-Colony of Demerary and Essequebo,
President in all Courts and Colleges, &c. &c. &c. I, the
undersigned First Marshal of the aforesaid Colony, will expose and sell, at
Marshal's sale, in presence of the Honourable Commissaries of the Court of
Justice, and their Secretary, at the Court-House, in George-Town, on Tuesday
the seventh day of July next ensuing - the following Effects and Properties, viz.-
In behalf of P. C. Mickerts, q.q. the Estate of J. P. Smit, deceased, versus
B. Dykhuizen - a half lot of land, No. 50, situated in the District of
Stabroek, North-dam, with the buildings thereon, consisting in a
dwelling-house, out of repair; also a negro woman, named Europe, with her
In behalf of A. Labee, versus Joseph Bergh - the lot of land, No. 6, Letter B,
situated in Werk en Rust, with a dwelling-house thereon, 40 feet by 24, more or
less, 1 1/2 story high, standing on a brick foundation or wall 10 feet high; a
side, or out-house, 100 feet in length and 18 feet wide; a horse-stable, a
privy, and lastly, a brick cistern.
and lastly - In behalf of D. Smith, versus Ann Cook - a negro slave, Bird
should think to have any right, interest, or claim, on the before-mentioned
properties and slaves, and wish to oppose the sale of the same, let such person
or persons address themselves to me, the First Marshal, stating their reasons
for so doing, when a day of hearing will be appointed, according to law; and
those inclined to speculate, please attend the sales on the day and place
June 12, 1812.
pursuance of authority duly obtained on the 26th day of the present month of
June, from His Excellency Major-General H. L. Carmichael, Acting-Governor of
these Colonies, President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c.
&c. &c. I, the undersigned First Marshal of the aforesaid Colony, will
expose and sell at Marshal-sale, in presence of the Honourable
Counsellor-Commissaries of the Court of Justice, and their Secretary, at the
Court-House in George-Town, on the 7th day of July next, the following negro
In behalf of J. B. Easton, versus W. Casely - Three negro slaves, named Maria,
Hendrik, and Pitt.
In behalf of L. A. I. Philippart, q.q. the Heirs of H. W. Knolman, deceased,
versus J. H. H. Touson, nomine uxoris - Eleven negroes and one child, named Jan
Swart, Seconda, Fortuyn, Bob, Cupido, Isaac, Howard, Romeo, Souvenir, Augusta,
and Mary, with her child.
should think to have any right, interest, or claim on the before-named negro
slaves, and wish to oppose the sale thereof, let such person or persons address
themselves to me, the First Marshal, stating their reasons of opposition in
writing; I will then appoint such opposer or opposers a day of hearing before
the Honourable Court of Justice, for the trial of the same; and those inclined
to speculate, attend the sale on the day and place above-mentioned, and profit
this 27th day of June, 1812.
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;
Mackenzie, in one month, or in [right pointing brace]
Brig Penelope, . . . from June 5.
Trotman, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . . . . . 5.
Gowdy, with 5 servants, in do. . . . . . . 5.
Rose, in 14 days, or one month . . . . . . . . 6.
Granes, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . 6.
Hawkesworth, in do. or one month . . . . . . 8.
Fraser, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.
Furnace, and family, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . 11.
Hon. A. Meertens, with the first Packet, [right pointing brace]
in 14 days, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.
M'Intyre, in 6 weeks, or by the Ship Traveller 12.
Sarah Nurse, in 14 days, or a month, . . . . . . 15.
Skerrett, in do. or 6 weeks, . . . . . . . . . 16.
Pogue, in do. or 3 weeks, . . . . . . . . . . 17.
D. Grant, in do. or a month, . . . . . . . . . . . 18.
Free Charlotte Scott, in do. . . . . . . . . . . 20.
Free Cuba Williams, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . 20.
Jenkins, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . . . . 20.
Naegeli, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.
free William Bennett, in 14 days, . . . . . . . 23.
H. Van Voorst, in do. or by the Brig Success 24.
Rouse Bentinck, in do. or a month 27.
Office, Demerary, June 27, 1812.
PUBLIC VENDUES [heading]
Thursday the 2d of July, at the store of Messrs. Simpson, Rose, Croal, &
Co. - A large quantity of baling rope, per coil of 1 cwt. Holland's Geneva,
Madeira wine per dozen, a parcel of cast iron pillars, with iron beds and
cornices, excellently adapted for supporting sheds, or the roofs of galleries -
a young negro man, who is a very good hostler, and what further may appear on
the day of sale.
27. Robert Kingston.
Monday the 6th of July, [see 18120620EDRG] . . .
the same day, and at the same place by order of Adam Smith, Esq. q.q - a gang
of thirteen prime negroes, consisting of seven men, three women and three
children, two of the men good carpenters, the remainder ginners and good field
people. - Terms will be made known on the day of sale.
20. Robert Kingston.
Tuesday, the 7th of July, by order of Mr. Staunton, on Bel Air estate: -
Household furniture, horses, cattle, a chaise of very superior quality, some
very valuable books, and several other articles.
27. Robert Kingston.
note: see 18120707EDRG, where this vendue gets re-scheduled to the 20th of
July; and again, see 18120721EDRG, to the 4th of August]
Monday the 5th of October, 1812, will be sold by Order of Gilbert Robertson,
acting executor to the Will of Thomas Warricker, deceased, in compliance with
the tenor of the said Will - The Cotton Plantation Bristol, situated on the
north side of the Mahaica canal, consisting of 130 acres of land (more or less)
planted with full bearing cotton trees, in the best order, together with 12
prime negroes, cotton logie, gin house, dwelling house, store, stable, punt,
&c. The buildings are nearly good as new, having been very lately
repaired, at considerable expence.
favourable situation and productive powers of the lands bound by the Mahaica
canal are too well known to require any comment.
plantation and negroes can at any time be seen by applying to the Manager, and
terms will be made known on the day of sale.
2. Robert Kingston.
note: this Vendue appears first in 18120407EDRG and again in 18120804EDRG with
some minor typographical errors in the final paragraph and a posting date of
Tuesday-[illegible]ning arrived the Sloop Blackbird, Capt. Coverley, from
Barbados; on Thursday, the Burchal, Capt. [illegible]son, last from Berbice;
and last night, a Schooner, with passengers, from St. Croix and St. Kitt's.
Shipping Intelligence. - The Catharine, Capt. Jackson, the Amazon, Capt. Reid;
the Paragon, Capt. Forsyth; the Union, Capt. Darnholt; and the Nereid, Capt.
Johnson - last from this River, are all arrived at their several places of
the arrival from Barbados, we received Papers of that island to the 6th
tidings yet of the Packet for these colonies.
Court-Martial on Capt. Phipps, has sat every day since Tuesday. On Wednesday
the evidence on the part of the Accused, closed; on Thursday he entered on his
defence; and yesterday the Judge-Advocate replied. The decision of the Court
will be found in our second page.
First Subscription-Ball, for the present year, was well attended, and the
Company did not separate until a late hour of the morning of the 23d.
understand that His Honour the Fiscal gave an elegant entertainment on
Wednesday, to the Members of the Courts, and other Distinguished Characters of
the United Colonies.
Our Lodge of Free Masons (The Chosen
Friends) celebrated the anniversary of their patron, St. John, on Wednesday
last, at Marshall's Hotel, by a dinner, of which the Rev. W. G. Straghan
partook. Several loyal and patriotic toasts were drank, amongst which were,
"The Prince Regent, in all his Functions;" "Earl Moira,"
&c. &c. The day was spent in the greatest festivity, and the evening
was closed in perfect harmony.
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED
in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary.
Mrs. Van Doresten,
& C. M'Intosh.
Grant & Co.
in the Stocks of Essequebo. [centered]
June 27. F.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.