Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 July 25
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1812.
LOST - a Round Letter-wood BOX, and a Red PURSE. Whoever has found the same, and will deliver them to the Printer of this Paper, will receive a reward of Five Joes. July 24.
FOR SALE, [heading]
IMPORTED in the ship Belleisle, by the Subscriber, and for sale
cheap for immediate payment, an assortment of FRESH MEDICINES, consisting as
THE Subscriber respectfully acquaints the Debtors to the late Firm
of William M'Kenzie and Co. that such accounts and specialties as remain
unsettled on the 1st of August ensuing, will be placed in the hands of his Lawyer
for recovery, without respect to persons, as longer indulgence cannot be
BUILDINGS FOR SALE. [heading]
THE subscriber has just received on consignment, the following
assortment of SADDLERY, and which he is now selling for Cash only:
FOR SALE by the Subscribers, the following Articles, just received
by the ships Belleisle and Sisters, from Glasgow:
THOMAS SMITH informs his former Customers, and the Public in general, that in consequence of having received a supply of Flour, has re-commenced Baking Bread and Biscuit as usual. He also offers for sale, a New Sloop Boat, with cables, anchors, &c. complete; very reasonable to an approved purchaser; but if not, disposed of before the latter end of August next, will then be sold at public vendue. July 24.
STOLEN or DRIFTED, on the 5th instant, a BOAT, belonging to E. J. Portier, of Berbice, 15 feet long and painted green. She has no sitting plank, and a piece of the foot plank is lost; but there are four wood and four iron clamps for the tent. A reward of One Joe will be given for any information which may insure the recovery of the same. Apply to the Printer of this paper. July 24.
THE Subscribers are landing from the Ship Sisters, from Glasgow,
the following goods, which they will dispose of on reasonable terms:
THE Subscriber, intending to leave the colony early in the ensuing
year, offers for sale Eight or Ten valuable Mill-Carpenter Negroes; also a very
fine Schooner-Boat, 32 feet 9 inches keel, and 12 feet beam, with
Sailor-Negroes. Likewise the whole of his Lot and Buildings, No. 3 in Werk
WHITE Pine Lumber, Tobacco in hogsheads and barrels, Lamp-Oil in
barrels, Salt in puncheons, Building-Lime, Dutch Teras, and Wood Hoops: - very
reasonable for immediate payment.
MARSHALS' OFFICE. [heading]
BY virtue of an extract from the minutes, I, the undersigned
Acting Deputy-First-Marshal, in the name and behalf of Adam Smith and Thomas
Frankland, Executors to the last-will of William Heathcote, deceased, do hereby
for the Fourth Time Exsuperabundanti Cite! all known and unknown Creditors of
the said William Heathcote, deceased, to appear before the Honourable Court of
Criminal and Civil Justice for the United Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo,
at their session to be holden in George-Town, on the 17th day of August next,
and following days, in order to render as yet their claims, duly attested,
whereas, after the expiration of this last Summons by Edict, will be proceeded
against the non-appearers according to law.
SECRETARY's OFFICE, [heading]
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold, and two children, with one servant, in 14
days or 6 weeks, from July 7.
AT the request of the Executor of Duncan M'Cullum, deceased - all
those persons who may have any claims against the estate, or the late firm of
D. M'Cullum & Co. are requested to render the same at the store of James
Jackson & Co. on or before the 25th of August next, as no claim will be
admitted after that date: on which day a meeting of his creditors is requested
at the said place, at 12 o'clock in the forenoon, when a statement of his
affairs will be laid before them, and such arrangements formed as may seem expedient
for the payment of their claims, as his effects will admit of. Such of the
creditors as cannot attend themselves, it is expected will authorise some
persons to act for them.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Wednesday the 12th of August, at the store of G. Angle, Esq. -
Prime Irish mess beef and pork, butter, hams, tongues, best hyson tea, loaf
sugar, starch, Indigo blue, fowling pieces, powder and shot, buck beads,
ironmongery, cutlery, perfumery, jewellery, elegant glass ware, a few sets
table services, fishing and log lines, fish hooks, &c. Also without
reserve, India blue and white salempores, blue chilloes, coopes, bastas, India
cotton, bandanoes, India nankeen, green cloths, romal handkerchiefs, and a
On Thursday the 13th of August, will be sold by Order of R. Onink
- the half concession, more or less, with two dwelling houses, two kitchen,
negro houses, stable, &c. house furniture, silver spoons and forks,
negroes, two washer-women, and what further may appear on the day of sale.
We have had no arrival of importance since Tuesday. The Sisters, announced in our last, brought London Papers several days later in their dates than those we received last week by way of Barbados, but their contents are not of so interesting a nature as might be expected - for we find nothing done definitively, in respect to the New Administration of the British Government; no further military movement of importance in the Peninsula; nothing to be entirely depended upon from the North; or any article worthy of particular notice, in regard to America. Our military readers, however, will find in the subsequent columns, what will no doubt be to them extremely interesting; as, in the same, will those of our friends who come under the denomination of the Shipping Interest.
In our last page the reader will find additional particulars, relative to the late calamity in the Island of St. Vincents.
The Henry, of Liverpool, Captain M'Dowell, late from this river, is said to have been captured by the two French frigates and brig whose attempted entrance of L'Orient was completely frustrated by His Majesty's ship Northumberland, Captain Hotham.
Major-General Pinson Bonham we find is confirmed in the Civil and Military Government of Surinam.
Acting Governor Murray we also find is arrived in Berbice.
Another American Brig has been seized in our river.
COLONIAL PRODUCE, [heading]
COTTON continues rather heavy. The sales of the last week amount
to 4000 bags: of which 300 were from Demerary at 16 1/2d. to
COLONIAL PRODUCE. [heading]
COTTON - has declined from an half-penny to three farthings: and
the sales amount to only 300 bags; of which 90 were from Demerary - at 13d. to
ISLAND OF SAINT VINCENT. [heading]
Kingstown, July 4. - The Wallibou quarter on Sunday night last, witnessed a scene of horror and devastation much more terrific and destructive in its effect; than even the memorable night of the awful eruption of the Morne Souffriere. The prodigious masses of ignited substances, which were ejected in the channels of the Wallibou river, which were ejected from the mouth of the crater, made an intrenchment in the channels of the Wallibou river, which effectually stopt the rolling of its waters, and a vast lake, in a constant state of effervescence, had formed near its source, which continued daily to increase till it covered above four acres of land. On Sunday night, therefore, this diffusion of water, from the fall of heavy rains, became so great, that the frightful reservoir overflowed, and the prodigious flood burst through the barriers of volcanic combustibles with irresistible fury, and such was its destructive impetuosity, that it completely inundated the adjacent valley; and, besides its ravages in bearing down a number of negro-houses, several lives were lost, and others so dreadfully scalded from the river of liquid fire which overwhelmed them, that their lives are despaired of; and the mountain too, during the dreadful scene, had a return of one of its terrific fever-fits, its roarings and belchings caused a general consternation, and on the following night, about eleven o'clock, a most violent concussion of the earth, such as the oldest inhabitants never experienced, was felt all over the island.
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED SLAVES, [heading]
July 25. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.
[Transcriber's note: currently the issue for July 28, 1812 (No. 498.) is missing from the microfilm copy.]