Ao. 1804 )
( No. 62.
Essequebo and Demerary
Saturday, the 3d of March.
( Continued from the last No. )
The Burghers in the respective Districts
when under Arms, to be dressed in Uniform, according to that already adopted
for the Militia in the Town of Stabroek, with such alterations as the Majors
Commandants may direct, with the approbation of the Governor. The Officers to
wear besides Gold Epaulets, Sword-Knots and Sashes.
Visitation of Arms and Drills.
Each Company in the respective Country
Districts is to assemble both for exercise and for having Arms &c. examined
at least once every two Months, or oftener if deem'd necessary, under the
command of its Captain, or next Senior Officer, at such central point as shall
hereafter be determined by the Major of the Battalion, on the recommendation of
the respective Captains, and be made known by the latter to the Burghers of
their respective Companies; - no more however than one half of the Whites on
each Estate are to be summoned at a time to attend on these occasions; - and
the Companies in the Town of Stabroek are in like manner to assemble for
exercise and inspection of Arms, under the command of the Major of the
Battalion or Senior Captain, at least once a Month, or oftener if deemed
The same Penalties as are provided by
the 17th Article of the present Regulations, are also to apply to those
Burghers who shall not attend when so Summoned to assemble, unless they make it
appear they were prevented by good reasons, to be enquired into if judged
necessary, or by Sickness, in which latter case they shall produce a
Certificate of a Medical Person, attesting the same, which Medical Person in
the Town of Stabroek or White Banner District, must always be the Surgeon or
either of the Assistant Surgeons of the Battalion. It is also ordered that an
exact Written Report (according to a form to be hereafter given) shall be sent
to the Major Commandant on the days of exercise and inspection of Arms, as well
as on all other occasions of any party of Burghers assembling under Arms.
The Arms and Accoutrements to be
In order the better to ascertain whether
all the Burghers are provided with Arms, in the manner before required, their
Firelocks and Accoutrements shall be Numbered, which the Majors Commandants and
other Officers of the Militia are hereby enjoined to cause to be carried into
execution without delay, and further to examine the state of the Arms,
Accoutrements and Ammunition as often as possible.
Independent of the stated meetings for
exercise and Inspection of Arms. the Major Commandant or Senior Major in each
River, shall inspect the Battalions under his command, by Companies or as many
Companies as can conveniently assemble together every three Months.
Active Services of the Burgher, - when
and how required.
The Burgher Militia being intended to
act solely for the preservation of the interior tranquility of the Colony,
shall in consequence always be obliged to turn out in case of Fire, Revolts on
Plantations and other internal disturbances; when in any of these cases the
alarm is given, and the place where assistance is required be known, one half
of the Burghers on each Estate shall forthwith proceed thither, armed; but such
place not being known, then to the appointed spot where they assemble for
exercise, in order to await there the orders that may be given them; the other
half of the Burghers residing on Estates shall remain on the same, and on Estates
where there is but one White Person, the same shall in case of alarm not absent
himself from thence, all on pain that Persons acting contrary to these orders,
shall be fined and Punished agreeable to the 12th Article. In case of an alarm
being given in the Town of Stabroek, the Burghers of the different Companies
shall immediately repair in Arms, to such places of rendezvous as may from time
to time be fixed by general Orders.
Transient Tradesmen to join in case of
Alarm the Militia of the Quarter.
The Tradesmen who at the time of any
Alarm arising, may be employed on any Estates, tho' not having a fixed
residence on them, shall join the Burghers of the Quarter where they so happen
to be employed.
Orders for communicating the Alarm.
In case of any disturbance taking place
on any Estate, every Person living on the spot or who may receive intelligence
thereof, besides taking every means in his power to communicate the Alarm by
the ringing of Bells, firing Guns or otherwise shall send immediate notice to
the nearest Burgher Officer, who is thereupon to proceed to such place with as
many armed Men as can be collected, and exert himself to check further
disorders, at the same time reporting the circumstance and his proceedings to
his superior Officer in the Battalion, and to the governor if in Demerary, or
Commandeur if in Essequebo. And such Officer is not to quit the spot untill he
shall receive, thro' his superior Officer, further Orders how to act.
( To be Concluded in the next No. )
Bekendmaakingen, Van de Secretary.
Alzoo de WelEdele Gestrenge Heer &
Mr. G. S. Guicherit en L. Vermassen, Lieut. Quartier-Meester by de Bataafsche
Troepes en de Heer Ruffus B. Able van voorneemens zyn binnen den tyd van
veertien dagen van hier te vertrekken, zoo wordt zulks mits dezen bekend
gemaakt, ten einde die geenen, welke iets van hun Edl. te pretendeeren hebben,
of aan hun verschuldigd zyn, hunne pretensien koomen ontvangen, of hunne
schulden betaalen ter hunner Domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary
dezen 3 Maart 1804.
In kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman,
The General Militia Regulations have
very properly exempted Gentlemen holding certain civil employments from
service, as Militia duty might frequently interrupt Public business, which must
necessarily be conducted with regularity in every Government.
The Laws have also exempted Gentlemen
who formerly held Commissions from serving in the Militia, unless employ'd in
their Rank. - But is it not obvious that the two descriptions above mentioned
must feel themselves in all respects (at least) eternally interested as the
other Inhabitants in preserving the quiet and prosperity of the Colony? It
cannot then be reasonably doubted but these Gentlemen would readily contribute
their Personal exertions for the Public good, if means were only suggested to
avoid the inconvenience to which serving in the Militia, as established
generally would subject them.
This appears very easy: Those who
formerly held Commissions and those in Civil Employments being nearly of the
same respecting Class in Society, might immediately form either a Corps of
Light Cavalry or a Troop of Cavalry and a Company of Rifflemen [sic].
Each Corps to be Independent Corps: to
consist of from Twenty to Thirty Gentlemen to make their own Rules, and to
elect their own Officers, subject however to the approval of the Lt. Governor.
More attention will be given to this
suggestion, than it may at first view seem to merit, when it is seriously
considered, that the Intimate Combination of the power of all the White and
Free Coloured Population is, by the circumstances of the times, rendered of the
last Importance to the permancey [sic] of that object naturally desired by all,
viz: - Their own Safety and Prosperity involved in that of a flourishing
Colony. Then let but few days elapse before the Corps are compleated. Let us
not exhibit any appearance of ruinous Division and Weakness by seeing One
Colonist under Arms and another looking on with as much seeming apathy and
indifference as if he was absolutely assured of escaping any Calamity that may
The deep impression made on the Minds of
a certain Class as occasionally beholding an unanimous and universal
Association of the free Inhabitants under Arms, would in all Human Probability
entirely prevent those dreadful Misfortunes that all Colonies have less or more
MILITIA ORDERS, Stabroek District
The Five Companies of Militia in the
District of Stabroek are required to Muster on the Parade before the
Court-House on Wednesday Morning next, the 7th Instant, at 6 o'Clock, to have
their Arms inspected, and to receive Orders for their future Discipline,
according to the late Regulations of the Honble Court of Policy.
Major 1st B. D. [illegible]
Stabroek, 3d March 1804.
PUBLICK AUCTIONS. [heading]
The Commissary of the Vendue advertises
that on Monday the 12th Inst. will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders,
by Order of Mr. M. Marx, on the side-dam of Stabroek; - The Quarter Lott of
Land No. 18, situated on the side-dam of Stabroek, next to the Premises of
Messrs. Ridley & Dodson; A new side Building of Colony wood, which is well
adopted for the Mercantile Line.
The Half Lott No. 58, also in Stabroek, on
the same line, and the Buildings thereon, all of Colony wood and in good Order.
The Half Lott of Land situated in
Mahaica, near the Ferry and a large assortment of Dry Goods, claret, malaga
wine, Spanish soap, vin de grave, spa water, beef & pork in whole and half
barrels, white wine vinegar, sweet oil, Dutch tobacco, starch, ho[illegible]
pipes, Liquors, Porcelein basons, glass ware, brushes, Carpenters and Coopers
tools, steelyards, black ribband, a Chaise and Horse, and an excellent Boat and
Demerary, 3d March 1804. E. N.
The Commissary of the Vendue advertises,
that on Friday the 16th day of March, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest
Bidders, at the Store of Messrs. Jones & Nurse. - A Lot of [illegible]
Negroes who have been some time in the Colony, also beef, pork, butter,
candles, hams. Newfoundland cod Fish, tobacco in barrels, and sundry other
Demerary, 3d March 1804. E. N. Wichers.
The Commissary of the Vendue advertises,
that on Thursday the 15th Inst. will be Exposed for Sale to the highest
Bidders, by Order of O. Laurin Esqr. on Plantation Zwaanenschutz; Household
Furniture and what further may be Exposed on the day of Sale.
Demerary, 3d March 1804. E. N. Wichers.
Just Imported and for Sale by the
Subscribers at their Store adjoining the Union Coffee-House the following
Articles on reasonable Terms for immediate Payment in Cash, Cotton, Coffee,
Sugar or Rum. - Best London particular Madeira wine, warranted to be 5 years
old, in cases, best claret in cases and Hhds. Port and sherry in cases,
Burgundy and sweet Mountain in do. cyder in cases and casks, cherry brandy in
cases, best brandy in quarter casks, pipes and Hhds, fine Liqueurs in cases,
sallad oil in do. Gin in cases and casks, brandy fruits in cases, vinegar, tea
in canisters, loaf Sugar, Irish Mess beef and pork, Irish butter and potatoes,
apples in hampers, cordage and sail cloth, an assortment of Dry Goods
consisting of Mens and Womens cotton and silk stockings, India Handkerchiefs,
muslins, cambric, muslinets, dimity, ginghams, shawl, callicoes &c. Irish
and Scotch linen, paints and oil, soap and candles, tobacco, Negro hats and
trowsers, with other Articles.
Demerary, 3d March 1804. James Lyon
The Subscriber having rented the
Premises of William Heathcote Esqr. situated in the Town of Cumingsburg, will
let a large and convenient Dry Good Store, Counting House and Cellar, with the
use of a proportion of the Yard, if required for Lumber, and the Stelling,
which will admit a Vessel of burthen discharging her cargo thereat. There are
for sale on the Premises, Iron Boilers, a compleat Still and Worm, copper
clarifiers, and sundry other Copper and Iron Work for a Sugar Plantation.
Demerary, 3d March 1804. Geo. J. Furnace.
As the Stelling must be kept in Order,
application must be made to Mr. Furnace by those Persons who may wish to make
use of it.
The Underwritten hereby gives Notice to
all whom it may concern, that he no longer Acts as a Commissary for the Town of
Cumingsburg, having resigned that Situation and delivered over all the Accounts
and Papers relative thereto, unto The Honble. F. Van den Velden, and F. P. Van
Berckel Esqrs. appointed by The Honorable Count of Police, to regulate the
future Management of said Town.
Demerary, March 3d 1804. Colin Macrae.
N.B. N.B. N.B. [heading]
F. P. Van Berckel, L. L. D. Informs his
Clients by these presents, also every one whom it doth concern, that he has
entered into Partnership with the Attorney at Law Cantzlaar, jz. and that for
the future, all Business is to be received as well at the Office of the
Subscriber, as at that of the Attorney Cantzlaar, jz. but the Settlement for
the same and the Payment of Monies, is only to made at the Office of the
Attorney Cantzlaar, jz. residing on the Middle-dam of Stabroek, who will keep
his Regulations of Business on every day in the week (Sundays and Holydays
excepted) from 8 o'Clock in the Morning, until 2 o'Clock in the Afternoon.
Stabroek, March 3d 1804. F. P. Van
N.B. N.B. N.B. [heading]
Hugo Cantzlaar, jz. being returned to
and re-admitted by the Honble: Court of Justice of this Colony, in his Quality
as Attorney at Law, has the Satisfaction of acquainting his Friends thereby,
recommending himself at the same time to their favors, and assuring them that
he will transact all his Business with the same Accuracy and Dispatch as
He acquaints them also of his having
entered into Partnership with The Honble: F. P. Van Berckel, L. L. D. so that
for the future, all Suits may be given either at the Office of the Subscriber,
or at that of The Honble: F. P. Van Berckel, but the Settlement for the same
must be done at the Office of said Attorney Cantzlaar, j z. residing on the
Middle Dam of Stabroek; and also that any Person having Demands against said
Partnership, after the date hereof, is requested to call at said Cantzaar's
Office to receive Payment, whose Hours of Business are to be on every day in
the week. (Sunday and Holydays excepted) from 8 o'Clock in the Morning, until
two in the aforenoon.
Demerary, March 3d 1804. H. Cantzlaar,
J. HUIBERTS, [heading]
Sworn Translator in the English and
Dutch Languages, is removed from his late Dwelling on the South Dam, to the
Middle-Dam of Stabroek, to the House lately occupied by Mr. Martens, between
the Houses of the Lawyer Rousselet and H. C. Evertz Esqr. where he solicits the
continuance of the favors of those who have hitherto Patronized him. He
recommends himself also to the Public for Writing Petitions, Underhand Powers
of Attorney, Contracts of Hire, Sale and Purchase, &c. &c. as well in
the English as Dutch Languages, assuring Secrecy, Accuracy and Dispatch. - His
hours of Business, are on every day, from Morning till Evening.
Stabroek, March 3rd 1804.
Runaway from the Subscriber, a Negro Boy
named Romeo, of the Coromantee Nation, speaking the English and Dutch
Languages, and having a Sore on one of his legs. Any Person restoring him to
his Owner shall be generously rewarded.
Demerary, 3d March 1804. J. C.
The Undersigned informs his Friends and
the Public at large, that he has removed from his former Dwelling-House to
another near the Canall [sic], the next House but one to Mr. Ward, where he has
for Sale (just imported in the Fame, Capt. Brand from London) for immediate
Payment in Cash, Coffee or Cotton, the following Goods, viz: - London porter in
hogsheads, Gentlemen's fine hatts [sic], superfine scarlet, ditto blue, black,
green, grey, and claret brown cloths, ditto cassimere, blue pennistone,
superfine Welsh flannel, black velvet collars, buttons, boots and shoes &c.
Cutlery consisting of knives and forks, pen knives, pocket knives, scissors
and knife cases; vatt [sic] hoops, hooks and hinges, locks, bolts and
steelyards, fish hooks, Carpenters tools, Gentlemens tool chests compleat,
crates of Earthen Ware, Glass Ware, cotton bagging, Plantation Utensils, 16
key'd flagalet Organs, coral beads, and a variety of other Articles.
Demerary, 3d March 1804. J. F. Meyer.
TELFORD, NAGHTEN & Co. [heading]
Have Imported for Sale, by the Brig
Sally, Capt. Crawford, from Belfast: - Bricks, building and tempered lime,
Sugar hogshead wood hoops, potatoes in barrels, Irish mess beef and pork in
whole and half barrels; They have also for Sale, just Landing from the Brig
Martha & Mary EX Baltimore, N.A. Superfine flour and corn meal in barrels,
Tierces of Rice, Cypress shingles, &c.
The Brig Sally, will Sail for Liverpool,
with the first Convoy.
Demerary, March 3d 1804.
N.B. N.B. N.B. [heading]
De Ondergetekende communiceert by dezen
alle zyne Vrienden, dat hy van London ter verkoop heest medegebragt eenige
allerbesse Provisien, bestaande in Boter, Kaas, Hammen, Tongen, Broodzuykers,
Thee, Oly, Agurken en andere Zuuren, Anchovis Saussen, Rosynen &c. als ook
Mans Schoenen, Mans en Vrouwen Koussen, Papier Pennen, Ambrilles, Zweepen,
Kaarssen en andere Goederen, gelyk mede een klein assortement Goude en Zilvere
Repetitien en andere Horologien en verdere Bijouterien.
Stabroek den 29 Febr. 1804. Hugo
Cantzlaar, J Z.
To be Sold by Private Sale, the half of
the Coffee Plantation Vreede & Rust situate on the Eastward of Demerary
River, between the Estates the Farm and Covent Garden. For information apply
to Mr. Heyfelder, or the Subscriber.
Demerary, 3d March 1804. W. de Wolff.
The Creditors of late William Berkmeyer
deceased, or their representatives, duly qualified are requested to meet on
Wednesday the 21st Instant, by eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, at the Union
Coffee-House, Stabroek, when there will be laid before them, a statement of the
Boedel and effects belonging to the deced: so that all Parties concerned, may
with mutual concurrence and approbation, be enabled to adopt the best means of
bringing the whole to a speedy close.
T. Wishart, q.q. for self and
March 3d 1804. Wm. Parry, q.q. Estate
W. B. deced.
Finding that very little Attention has
been paid to our former Advertisements respecting the Estate of the deced: P.
T. Simson, We again solicit all Persons having Demands against the same, to
render them without delay, (properly attested) to the last Undersigned, at his
House in Cumingsburg; and those Indebted thereto, to come forward with Payment
before the 15th of April, as all Accounts, remaining at that time unpaid, will
be put into the hands of a Lawyer to be sued for without respect to Persons, to
enable them to Effect a speedy Liquidation.
Demerary, March 3d 1804, Gedney
Taken-up on Plantation Profit, Canal No.
3, a brown OX; The Owner can have him by applying to the Manager on the
Plantation, and paying the usual charge.
By J. C. Otto a[grave] Amsterdam is uit
de Hand te Koop de Plantagie Blygezigt, gelegen tuschen de Platagien de Kitty
en Belair a[grave] Demerary, onder conditien van sussisante Borgen, voor de
Kooppenningen ten genoegen van den Verkooper, zonder zich in Brief-wisseling in
Demerary den 1 Jan. 1804. P. W. Prins,
Weggedreeven van Boord het Schip the
Kitty, Capt. Paul Sturk een kleine PONT, circa 18 voeten lang met een Kiel daaronder
en Roerbestag van agteren, om een Roer daar aan te kunnen begruiken,
toebehoorende aan den Onderegetekenden. Die dezelve teregtbrengt, of
informatie kan geeven, zal behoorlyk beloond worden.
Demerary den 24 February 1804 J. L.
FOR LONDON, [heading]
Intended to Sail with the first Convoy;
The Ship Eagle, William Morrison Master, - For Freight or Passage, apply at the
House of Mr. William Hallstead, to
Demerary, March 3rd 1804. E.
The Subscriber intending to leave the
Colony in the Month of April or May next, for Europe, will sell Spring Hall
Plantation, with or without Forty Prime Negroes. He requests all those who
have any Demands against him, to render their Accounts for Payment; and those
who are Indebted to him, to come forward and [illegible] the same. - All
Accounts unsettled by the 1st May next, will on that day, be put in the hands
of his Lawyer to be sued without respect of Persons.
Mahaica, March 3rd 1804. Henry Farley.
Notice: - All Persons who stand Indebted
to the late Firm of Peter Nisbet & Co. are again requested to make their
Payments unto me in Stabroek, either in Cash or in good Produce at Cash Price.
Those who do not Settle their Accounts in the course of One Month from this
Date, will positively be Sued for Payment.
Demerary 1st March 1804. James Bruce,
Pumps with Gear Compleat, suitable for
Colony Craft. For Sale by
Bridge Town, 3d March 1804. John
All Persons who have Demands against the
Estate of Mr. John Lewis, deceased, are requested to render them to the
Subscriber, and such as are indebted to said Estate to make immediate Payment.
J. G. Cloot de Nieuwerkerk, q.q.
Stabroek, 3d March 1804. Wm. Cort.
The Subscriber's health being greatly
impaired, he finds it expedient (for the advantage of Medical Assistance) to
remove his Domicilium from Essequebo to the Town of Stabroek, at the house of
[illegible] Wm. King, on the North Dam. All Persons having business with him
can have access to him from nine in the Morning to two o'clock Afternoon. It
is particularly required of all Persons unwilling to charge their Accounts, to
take a hint and come forward immediately, such Accounts unpaid on the 1st of
April ensuing will be put into the hands of his Lawyer.
Demerary, 3d March 1804. William Clark.
Alzoo van Ryssel & Co. Kooplieden,
woonende alhier, derzelver Firma hebben gedissolveerd, zoo worden alle die
geenen, die tets van hun te pretendeeren hebben, verzogt, hunne pretensien in
te leveren, als mede alle de geenen, welke aan hun eenige Gelden verschuldigd
zyn dezelve voor Ultimo dezer maand Maart te koomen voldoen, zoude anders hoe
orgaarne, de Nalatigen in Rechten moeten doen covenieeren.
Demerary den 2 Maart 1804. Van Ryssel
Alzoo het Huys van Negotie, onder de
Firma van van Ryssel & Co. is gedissolveerd, zoo wordt door deze aan een
ieder bekend gemaakt, dat P. C. J. Van Ryssel op nieuws voornemens is, onder de
Firma van P. Van Ryssel & Co., een Huys van Negotie te continueeren zich in
een ieders gunst en commandatie aanbeveelende.
Demerary den 2 Maart 1804. P. Van
Ryssel & Co.
Iemand hebbende een donker Americaansche
Merry, m[illegible] Bles op het Voorhoofd en twee witte Agter-Pooten, van
ee[illegible] delyke grootte en sterkte, kunnende in een Rytuyg gebruikt
[illegible] den, en genegen zynde dezelve te verkoopen, addresseere zich de
Plantagie Le Reduit by
Demerary den 23 Febr 1804. C. A. De
Begraaven zedert den 17 Febr tot den 2
Den 18 Febr. De Heer G. J. Coninck,
Koopman, geboren Amsterdam, oud 36 Jaaren.
Den 19 Febr. J. Jochems Matr, Schip
Diligent van Leverpool [illegible]
[No List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves]
and Published by E. J. Henery, Stabroek.
Saturday, the 3d of March.
Printed by E. J. Henery, Stabroek.