Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 September 15
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1812.
WANTED - a steady Man, capable of taking charge of a Schooner,
hence to the Islands. Any person so qualified will find employ on application
RUNAWAY from the Subscriber - a tall, thin, elderly Negro-Woman,
named Fanny; of the Congo nation. She is supposed to be harboured among the
negro-houses on Bel Air Estate, where she has been lately seen huckstering salt-provisions.
A liberal reward will be given for her apprehension, and all persons cautioned
against harbouring or concealing the said negro-woman, as the law will be
rigidly enforced against such offenders.
UNFORTUNATELY DROWNED, from on Board the Ship Favorite, a Young-Man, about twenty-three years of age, dressed in a striped cotton shirt and blue cotton trowsers. Any person who may find his corpse, shall by application to the Master of said ship, be handsomely rewarded. Sept. 15.
FOR SALE - any number (not less than a thousand) of large-sized
BRICKS, from an Estate up the River. Apply to
ABSENTED himself from the Subscriber, a Negro-Man named Phoenix,
formerly the property of Mr. John Barnwell, and latter of Mr. R. S. Turton. He
has been frequently seen on board a schooner which belongs to Mahaica or
Berbice. A reward of Two Joes will be given to any person, who will apprehend
or lodge him in the Barracks or deliver him to the Subscriber, on Plantation
Hoff Van Holland.
IN consequence of the many melancholy events that have lately
occurred, the Subscription-Ball is postponed until Friday the 16th of October.
MARSHALS' OFFICE. [heading]
BY authority duly obtained from His Excellency the
Acting-Governor, I, the undersigned Acting Deputy First Marshal, will expose
for sale unto the highest bidder, in presence of two Counsellors-Commissaries
of the Honourable Court of Justice, and their Secretary, at the Court-House, in
George-Town, on Tuesday the sixth day of October next ensuing -
SECRETARY's OFFICE, [heading]
The free coloured woman, Terry, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . Sept.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
[Transcriber's note: no new or updated Vendues in this issue]
Arrivals since our last - The John Duncan, Capt. Birnie, the Fame, Capt. Greenidge, and the Catharine, Capt. White - all from Barbados. By the Fame we received Papers to the 5th instant; and from which have copied several interesting articles.
The Court of Justice adjourned yesterday, soon after the commencement of the business of the day, in consequence of the sudden and (ultimately) fatal indisposition of Adam Smith, Esq. as he was proceeding from the Barristers' room, for the almost immediate exercise of his forensic duties. He died with three hours after he was first attacked, and the interment of his remains is to take place this evening at Plantation Perseverance. The Messenger of Death in this awful instance, was a Fit of Apoplexy. The Court resumed its labours this morning.
In addition to the above deeply-regretted departure from this life, we have to add that of Albertus Backer, Esqr. a very old and much-respected inhabitant of these colonies; and D. H. Van Nooten, Esqr. The former died on Thursday last, on his Estate in Essequebo; and the latter, on Saturday, on the Island of Walkenham.
Mr. John Miller, of Stabroek, also died on Sunday - and yesterday was drowned, a Young Man belonging to the Ship Favorite.
The Subscription Ball, which was to have taken place on Thursday next, it will be seen, is postponed until the 16th of October.
The Maria and Teazer army-schooners, late from this river, on board of which were the Officers who composed the Court-Martial of Colonel Codd, we find are safe arrived at Barbados.
Verbatim from the Barbados Paper. [heading]
Bridge-Town, Sept. 5. - On Thursday, His Majesty's schooner Arrow arrived, from Falmouth, and delivered some dispatches that had been put on board by the Admiral of that Port for Sir Francis Laforey, on this station - her original destination having been for Trinidad, with dispatches for General Monro; and she sailed again for that Island on the following morning. [Transcriber's note: European news not transcribed.]
While thus assisting Spain with both British blood and treasure, how is it to be reconciled, that the party declaring for Ferdinand the VII. in her South American possessions should continue to annoy our traders? - several British vessels are said to have been carried into Porto Cavello, among which is the brig Lavinia, from Gibraltar bound to La Guira, and the brig John, Knight, with a valuable cargo from Liverpool, was detained at La Guira, on suspicion of having had some dealings with those inhabitants who professed themselves devoted to the cause of Independence - now, perhaps, annihilated for ever.
The information recently given of Miranda's being in confinement, is confirmed by His Majesty's schooner Elizabeth, lately from the Main.
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. [heading]
By the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admi-
Honourable Lord Viscount Castlereagh, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries
of State, having by his Letter of this day's date, signified to Us the commands
of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, that we should give the necessary
orders for detaining and bringing in all vessels belonging to the United States
of America, or to their citizens or inhabitants thereof, except such as may be
furnished with British Licences, which vessels are to be allowed to proceed
according to the tenor of the said Licence; We do hereby require and direct you
to bring in, or send into some convenient Port belonging to His Majesty, all
such American vessels (excepting such as may be furnished with Licences as
aforesaid as you may fall in with accordingly. [sic - no closing parenthesis]