Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 February 09
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1813.
Court of Policy. [centered]
of Matrimony, [centered]
for Sale. [centered]
ABSCONDED from the service of the
Undersigned a Mulatto-man, named Quacoe. He is well-known in George-Town. Also
a Negro-Man, named Tom, equally well known. The latter is in the habit of
working on board vessels; but he has no pass or authority from the Subscriber
to do so. The former is a painter, and supposed to be harboured by a Negro-man,
named Allick, formerly the property of the late M. Campbell. Whoever will
apprehend them and lodge them in the Colony-Jail, or deliver them to the
Undersigned, will receive the usual reward.
SECRETARY's OFFICE. [centered]
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this
PUBLIC VENDUES. [centered]
Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th inst. at the Vendue Office, the following
goods, just arrived in the colony, and all of superior quality: - London brown
stout in bulk, cyder in bottles, Antigua rum in kegs, fine yellow soap, wax
candles, kegs fine pickled beef, ditto pork, kegs of sausages in lard, jars of
pickled tripe, macaroni and vermicelli in boxes, double and single refined loaf
sugar, hyson, gunpowder, and souchong tea, Hoffman's rusks and ginger-bread
nuts in cases, sweet oil, black pepper, sago, spices assorted from 1/4 to 1 lb.
meat and fish sauces, Golding's lavender, rose, and honey water, sets fine
green and black handled knives and forks, with desert and carvers; best plated
bottle-stands, candlesticks (best screw, newest patterns) with plain and
painted shades, and snuffers and trays, all with silver edges; best plated
table and tea spoons, soup-ladles, &c. brass candlesticks, chamber ditto,
red and black gilt bottle-stands with gold borders, tea and coffee urns of the
newest fashion, coffee biggins, real Japan and gold borders, wrought-iron
fish-kettles tinned inside, from 24 to 30 inches, double block tin ditto,
double block tin tea kettles, wrought iron ditto tinned inside, dripping pans,
cake and pudding shapes, pruning knives, American felling axes, buck axes,
hoes, cutlasses, warranted carpenters' and coopers' tools, iron boilers from 90
to 300 gallons, grating bars, cable-chains with swivel-rings and shackles for
schooners and punts, cambooses, round and square shouldered cappooses and
steps, two-spout copper lamps, skimmers and ladles, red, white, and yellow
bunting, union-jacks and large ensigns for colony craft, real Russia sheeting
and Raven's duck, superfine broad-cloth, chaise and livery ditto, flannel,
flannel coatees and dressing gowns, striped trowsers, camblet boat-cloaks, fine
kerseymere waistcoats and pantaloons, coats, blue round-robins, beaver hats,
long-lawns, silk handkerchiefs, half stockings, pins, needles in cases 1000 in
each, double heads and reins, sets of breakfast and tea China, fine fluted
mahogany bedsteads, plain ditto, mattresses, musquito-netting, &c.
On Monday the 22d of February, [see 18130130EDRG] . . .
The schooner Brothers, four days from Barbados, arrived last night.
The Papers, by the above-mentioned vessel, are to the 2d of the present month; but their columns are entirely barren of political novelties. From a late London Paper, however, we have copied a few Spanish articles, which will be found interesting though not recently dated.
The recording of the heroic achievements of their countrymen, is certainly the most pleasing part of the labour of Journalists; and we confess to have had much of that pleasure of late: - for scarce had we noticed the Caledonia's "glorious deeds," when those of the Maxwell claimed publicity! - scarce had we told of her, the "laurel'd tale," than, lo, the Bridget, with her "gory sides," but "victor flag," demanded our applause! - scarce had we stowed her name and great exploits, than soon the Ramoncita's "feats of war," we had to state! And now the Cūsar's! - The following is taken from the Log-Book:
"Monday, the 13th of January, 1813 - Lat. 31. 30. North Long. 43. 39. - First part of these twenty-four hours, light breezes and clear weather; at half-post twelve, p.m. a breeze sprung up from the Eastward - saw a sail to the North set top-mast and top-gallant steering sails. At 2, p. m. perceived she was coming after us on the same tack. Light winds during the night - all sails set to the best advantage - sail coming fast up with us. At 4, a.m. called all hands to quarters. At 5, a.m. she was close within gun-shot, and hauled off again. At 6, a.m. more clear, made her out to be a schooner of 16 guns. - At 9, she hoisted American colours and began to play her bow guns at us, and we our stern-chasers. At 11, the enemy within pistol-shot of us; we close hauled, fearing she might rake us. - Hauled up our courses, and bore up; the enemy bore up also, and commenced close engagement. At noon the action continued without intermission, her shot doing us a great deal of damage in hull, rigging, and sails - within pistol-shot of her at noon.
"Tuesday, 19th January - First of these twenty-four hours, fresh breezes and cloudy weather - at half past 12, p.m. (or noon) winds fell light - enemy attempted to board us. Hauled up and made all the sail we could, being very much disabled in close action for one hour and a half - having one man killed, four dangerously and one slightly wounded - the foremast badly wounded with a twelve-pound shot through the head by the rigging; fore and main topmasts wounded, cross jack yard, main and foretop sail yard wounded, mizen top-gallant-mast carried away - a great part of our standing and running rigging cut to pieces, braces, top-sail ties and sheets shot away, sails much shattered, main top-gallant-sail all to pieces, and two axle-trees of the gun carriages broke. - All hands employed repairing the damages - enemy in close pursuit, and playing his bow guns at us - Saw a brig to the N.W. with English colours flying - bore up and spoke - she proved to be a re-captured vessel from Yarmouth. The enemy kept by the wind - saw him bear up and take her, and afterwards hauled up in chase of us - set steering-sails fore and aft. At 8, p.m. called all hands to quarters - the enemy coming fast up with us. Through the night fresh breezes, carrying all sail - enemy in close chase of us - all hands at quarters all night. At 8, a.m. commenced a running fight - exchanged a great many shot on both sides: our sails and rigging very much damaged - spare spars on deck wounded and rendered useless, boats on deck stove; a shot took the main cap and split it all to pieces - hull wounded in several places - after-part of the windlass-bits shot away. At noon the running fight still continuing. - During the four hours she came up on our larboard-quarter six times, and engaged with several broadsides each time. Fresh breezes - cloudy.
"Wednesday, 20th of January - Light breezes and cloudy first part of these twenty-four hours - still continuing the running fight. At half past 12, p.m. (or noon) hauled up and gave her two broadsides - she hauled off from us, and hove to on the other tack, appearing to us to be damaged in the hull, her pumps going - our sails and rigging considerably damaged - all hands employed repairing the damage - rove fore and mizen top-sail sheets, the others being shot away. Our shot being nearly expended, carpenters employed cutting up all the bolts and iron crow-bars we could find in the ship. At 6, p.m. shifted our course - being very dark, with showers of rain, could not see him at that time, expecting to lose him. At 11, p.m. saw him bearing NE by N. Middle part light winds and cloudy - coming fast up with us. At 4, a.m. unbent the main top-gallant-sail; repaired it, bent, and set it. At 7, a.m. called all hands to quarters, got clear for engaging. At 8, privateer shortened sail, and kept about two miles a-stern of us - all hands employed repairing damages and making shot of all the old iron we could find in the ship. At noon, fresh breezes, carrying all sail - the privateer dogging a-stern.
"Thursday, 21st of January - Fresh breezes first part of these twenty-four hours - carrying all sail by the wind - all hands at quarters. Plugged a shot-hole in the larboard wale; making a good deal of water by it, being through the ship's side entirely, the water run in between decks and wet some of the fish-casks in the lower hold. At 4, p.m. enemy set his square fore-sail, and soon came up with us. At 5, he was within gun-shot, but seeing us all ready to engage, he shortened sail and hauled off to the windward. - At 7, p.m. lost sight of him - but expecting him to come up when dark, kept all hands at quarters all night. Fresh breezes and squally through the night - carrying a press of sail. At 6, a.m. took in top-gallant steering-sails and gib - carried away fore top-mast studding-sail-boom - latter part moderate breezes - all hands employed repairing damages about the rigging. At 11, a.m. single-reefed the fore top-sail - At noon fresh breezes and cloudy weather - nothing in sight."
The Eliza Packet, late from this port, arrived at Barbados and proceeded for Falmouth, on the 1st instant.
The Maxwell, from this port, and her Barbadian consort, the Tiger, which ultimately left Carlisle Bay on the 11th inst. have captured two American vessels since their departure.
Our first page, this day, gives publicity to a late Enactment of the Court of Policy, on the subject of the Engine-Department. The propriety of all the Resolutions, will doubtless, be universally acknowledged.
The festivities, in honour of Her Majesty's Birth-Day, did not cease in Berbice, until the fifth day from their commencement. On this occasion, His Excellency the Acting Governor's hospitality, is warmly and gratefully made mention of, in a late Gazette of that Colony.
Departed this Life, on Saturday last, Mr. W. T. Wake, mill-wright of this town; and on Sunday, Mr. John Brooks, watch-maker.