Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 January 12
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1813.
HORSES AND MULES
Subscriber has received by the Ship Ramoncita, from London, and the Belmont
from Liverpool, the following Goods, which he will sell low for Cash:
WINANDY and Co. No. 2, Front Street, Werk & Rust, next M. Downie, Attorney
at Law, and near Messrs. M'Inroy, Sandbach and Co. request all those who are
indebted to them, to come forward with payment within a month, after which term
they will be under the necessity of putting their claims, without distinction,
in the hands of their Attorney.
L. M'BEAN has received per Union, Capt.
Henry, from Glasgow, the following Goods, which he will sell very cheap for
immediate payment -
CORN FOR SALE,
drifting on the West-Coast of Essequebo, a PUNT. Whoever has lost the same,
will have it restored, on application being made at Plantation Tenez Ferme, by
paying for this advertisement, and giving a reward to the negroes who found it.
H. and N. W. POLLARD have received by the latest arrivals, and have on hand -
The whole is offered at low prices for ready payment.
- The Undersigned-Receiver for George Town, requests the Proprietors of Lots
and Buildings in said town, will have the goodness to call and pay their
quotas, or one per cent. according to the schedule given in; as also arrears
and purchase money for mud or water lots - on or before the 25th instant, as
after the expiration of that time, he will be under the necessity to enforce
payment by Summary Execution.
received from Bond-Street, and for sale by the Subscriber, an elegant selection
of Millenery consisting of ladies' ball dresses, morning and half ditto,
Chenille, crimped and other ribbons, silk handkerchiefs, lace veils, ostrich
feathers, artificial flowers, mull mull, book and tamboured muslins, ladies' dress
shoes, best Italian long and short white kid gloves, silk ditto, Chinese silk
stockings, essences, oils, &c.
per ship Belmont, and on hand from former importations - a General Assortment
of Provisions, Gentlemen's Fashionable Wearing Apparel, and sundry other Goods,
which will be sold cheap for immediate payment.
from the undersigned, a Negro, named Lovelace, well-known about town, of the
middle stature, limbs well set, a sulky countenance, dark skin, speaks good
English. A liberal reward will be given for his apprehension. All persons are
forbid to harbour him, or to assist in his escape. Every measure will be
prosecuted, which the law will grant, against such defaulter or defaulters.
FOR SALE BY D. SMITH,
Close to the Vendue-Office:
by ARCH. IVER, in the ship Ramoncita, from London, [see 18130105EDRG] . . .
FOR SALE - Two Excellent HORSES, fit for the saddle or draft; with a good Chaise and New Harness complete. Apply at Plantation Turkyen, East Coast. - Jan. 12.
WHEREAS an Obligation, drawn by J. S. MASSE, Esq. in favour of ROBERT THOMPSON, for the sum of fourteen hundred guilders, bearing date the 19th of January, 1812, and endorsed by the said ROBERT THOMPSON - was in the hands of the late ADAM SMITH, at the time of his decease, but has not since been found. - This is to caution the public against negociating the above note, payment of which has been stopped. January 12.
per Ship Ann, Capt. Birbeck, and for sale by the Subscribers: -
The fast-sailing Ship BELMONT,
GEORGE KNUBLEY, Master,
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Thursday the 14th instant, at the Vendue-Office, [see 18130109EDRG] . . .
Friday the 15th of January, at the store of Messrs. Rose & Croal; -
Newfoundland Cod Fish in 3, 4, 6, and 8 quintal casks, half barrels and barrels
Irish mess beef Irish butter in firkins and half firkins, loaf sugar, candles,
Madeira wine in hhds. and quarter casks, lamp oil in barrels, white rope,
cotton baggage, boots and shoes, &c. &c.
Tuesday, the 19th of January, 1813, [see 18121212EDRG] ...
Tuesday the 2d of February, at the stores of Messrs. HENRY T. FERGUSON &
Co. - Forty Pipes, Hogsheads, and Quarter-casks of superior quality Madeira
Wine, just imported.
Friday the 12th of February will be sold, by order of the Hon. F. P. VAN
BERCKEL, Fiscal, according to a Resolution of the Honourable the Court of
Policy, dated 28th August, 1804, the following Slaves, now in confinement in
the Colony-Jail in George-Town: The negro Anthony, belonging to Telford or
Alex. Tulloh, brought by the Dienders; Jack, belonging to Rule (Berbice),
brought from Plantation Grove; Tom, belonging to Plantation Strathspey, brought
from Plantation Zorg en Hoop; Harry, belonging to J. Cook, brought by Samuel
Nichols; Henry, belonging to Plantation Alliance, brought by Charles Ridley;
Grog, belonging to Plantation Georgia, brought by the Dienders; Pitt, belonging
to Plantation Strathspey, brought from Plantation La Retraite.
The Belmont, Capt. Knubley, from Liverpool, arrived on Sunday.
Berbice Mail-Boat arrived this morning from Barbados, and brought Papers to the
5th instant; the following, however, is the only extract of their contents, we
have been induced to make: -
It is stated, that that portion of the London fleet which was destined for Berbice, is arrived in that river.
A vessel is arrived from the Oronoque, with Mules and Horses.
Of the late contest between the Ramoncita and the Hornet, the following are our promised additional particulars: - The sloop, it appears, mounted twenty-two long twenty-fours and eighteens, and had a complement of two hundred and fifty men; but the ship had only eighteen short twelves and nines and the complement of fifty, including passengers and boys! - The great disparity, therefore, of force, renders the result much more honourable to the British flag, and certainly implies a superior panegyric than it is in our power to bestow, on the brave and skilful defenders of the Ramoncita. In fact, we have been assured, that the ultimate safety of the ship and cargo, is chiefly attributable, to the Captain's determined resolution and example, in so promptly commencing an engagement with so overwhelming a force; and to the animated encouragement he gave his people, to continue the contest for so many hours. Not that it appears encouragement was wanting - for the hostile proposal of their commander, was heartily agreed to; but it is well-known, that on such occasions, the eye of a crew casts upon its leader, a glance of the most scrutinizing anxiety - and the answer of his, is, as it were, an electric shock! - Twice, by the superior skill in manoeuvring [sic] of Capt. Venables, was the Hornet racked fore and aft, within pistol shot! - On the colours of the Ramoncita being shot away, early in the action, one of the boys, with a degree of heroic alacrity, lashed them to the mizen-top-mast shroud, almost before the orders were given. - Captain Playter of the Demerary Militia, passenger from England, we understand, placed himself at the head of those who exercised the functions of Marines; and, it is stated greatly distinguished himself. - Finding himself annoyed by the enemy in the tops, the skilful Venables, we find, charged one of his guns with musket-ball, elevated it to a sufficient heighth, and cleared them completely. - The Ramoncita's ammunition was nearly expended. The carnage on board the Hornet, must have been dreadful. - They fell in with each other again the next day, but the Enemy evinced no desire of a second defeat. - These then, are the particulars we promised, and we give them with pleasure.
this life, at Plantation Tranquillity, Mahaica, on the 7th instant - Samuel
Challener, Esqr. aged 48 years - a gentleman much regretted for his many
excellent and benevolent qualities.
[Transcriber's note: I would not usually transcribe the following, but I believe it serves to give a good impression of the varied uses of the newspaper press.]
2. - The important intelligence contained in the Paris papers to the 29th last,
continues to engross the public attention. Two constructions, totally distinct
and different, are put upon the account of the conspiracy at Paris. Of the
three Ex-Generals who were the leaders of it, Laborie is the zealous friend of
Moreau, and they are all known to be staunch Republicans, and from principle as
well as discontent, at being neglected by Bonaparte, personally hostile to him.
The instruments which they employed were the National Guards, a fact in itself
pretty strongly evincing the regular organization of the plot, and the first
explosion if it was the simultaneous attack on the heads of the three several
departments of the Minister of Police, the Prefect of Paris, and the Military
Commandant which constitute the Government of that capital. A report of the
death of Bonaparte was at once the foundation of this conspiracy, and its
recommendation to the people of France, among whom, according to private
accounts, it was spread far beyond the limits of the capital, throughout many
departments of the empire; and it was by an exposure of the fallacy of this
report, and a positive assurance that Bonaparte was still alive, we are told,
Savary (the Duke of Rovigo), who is at the head of the Police of Paris, added
to the seizure of the ringleaders, that tranquillity was restored in Paris. In
every point of this detail we have evidence of a regularly organized conspiracy
against the Government of Bonaparte, and an effort to effect a
counter-revolution. The motive is sufficiently explained by the character of
the principals, the discontent that must be naturally excited by new demands to
support the Russian war, the reverses of the French armies in the Peninsula,
and the absence of that eclat and glory in the North which had attended
Bonaparte in all his previous campaigns. Viewing then the present plot as an
actual conspiracy to overturn the Government, we may foresee the result of his
death whenever that event shall take place. There can be little doubt but the
empire of Bonaparte, which like that of Alexander, has been created by his
genius, will be broken to pieces by his fall. There are others, however, who
contend that this was not an actual conspiracy, but a sort of Paddy M'Kew plot,
a mere stratagem practised by Government for the purposes of state. In support
of this opinion they contend that the appearance of the affair in the Moniteur
is an argument against its existence, for if there were really any kindling
sparks of commotion in Paris, no mention would have been made of them in the
official Journal; and the three Ex-Generals may be men whom Bonaparte meant to
sacrifice; that it is a proof to us of their having few followers, that the
Minister of Police thus arrests hem publicly: that the present race of
Frenchmen are identified with the new order of things; that it is not likely
any attempt of a counter-revolution would be supported by the people; and,
therefore, that it is a mere machination of Bonaparte, to afford him a
plausible pretence to return home. This mode of reasoning appear to us specious
and plausible, but not solid and convincing. If it were generally known, why
should it not appear in the Moniteur?
THE BRIG UNION,
MATTHEW HENRY Master,
M'INROY, SANDBACH, and Co.
Herrings in Barrels,
Potatoes in Hampers,
Building Lime in Hhds.
By Edward James