Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1805 January 12


Ao. 1805 )


( No. 107.


Essequebo and Demerary





Saturday, the 12th of January.

By His Excellency Anthony Beaujon Esquire, Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, President in all courts and Colleges within the same, and the Honble: Court of Policy of the said Colonies; Unto all whom these Presents shall or may come, Greeting! be it known.
Whereas We have observed that since some Years the applications for Letters of Manumission for Slaves become more and more frequent; - and as for that reason We have thought it necessary, in order to prevent evil consequences, to make some further Regulations on the subject of the Manumission of Slaves;
We therefore have thought fit to alter the mode of Security which has been required hitherto from those who apply for Letters of Manumission, and to enact, as is hereby enacted, that the Security aforesaid, in the room of that which it is now customary to give, shall in future consist in depositing and actually furnishing in the Poor-Chest belonging to the Reformed Church of Essequebo and Demerary respectively, a certain Sum of Money ( to be fixed each time by the Court ) for the purpose of raising a Fund to provide for the Maintenance of such Manumitted Slaves as in time to come may be reduced to want, so as to prevent their becoming in any other manner a burthen to the Public; - the Administrators of the respective Poor-Funds having therefore been ordered by us, from time to time, with the approbation of the Court, to lay out at Interest the Monies constituting the said Funds.
It is also enacted that the Sum so to be furnished by those who apply for Letters of Manumission, shall always be fixed by the Court, according to circumstances, on granting the first Petition for leave to issue the usual Preliminary Proclamations; in such manner however, that the said Sum shall not be less than Two hundred and fifty, nor more than Fifteen Hundred Guilders, and those that apply for Letters of Manumission as above, shall be obliged to give in with their second Petition, requesting the actual delivery of the said Letters, sufficient Proof of their having actually deposited such Sum in the manner above stated; - it being understood that the usual Colonial Duty on the Manumission of Slaves shall, nevertheless, continue to be Paid in the same manner as heretofore.
And that no Ignorance may be pretended hereof, these Presents shall be Published, affixed and sent round as usual.
Thus Enacted at our Ordinary Session holden [sic] in the Town of Stabroek, in Rio Demerary, this 1st of November 1804, and Published the 12th of January 1805.
Anthony Beaujon.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne,
D: Secty. of the Colony.

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

Allen den geenen die iets te pretendeeren hebben, ofte verschuldigd zyne aan den Heer Morgan Griffith, gelieven daar van opgaave en betaaling te doen, alzo zyn Ed: van voorneemens is binnen den Tyd van Veertien Daagen deeze Colonie te Verlaaten.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 9 January 1805.
G. A. De Villeneuve, Adsistent.


On Monday the 14th Instant will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders at the Store of H. I. Underwood Esqr. - Beef, Pork, butter, candles, soap, flour, paints and paint oil, lamp oil, nails, cotton and coffee bagging, porter, Muslins and sundry other Articles of Dry Goods.
January 12th, 1805. Brereton & Kingston.

For Sale at Public Vendue on Tuesday the 15th Instant, at the House of Messrs: Jackson & King, the Hull of the Condemned Brig Hope, Capt. John Roberts, with all her Masts, Yards, Sails, Anchors and Cables, &c. &c. in Lotts.
January 12th, 1805. Brereton & Kingston.

On Wednesday the 23d instant will be Exposed for Sale to the highest bidders, at the premises, by order of E. N. Wichers Esq. q. q. Cordts, the Lot of Land with the buildings thereon, situate in Cumingsburgh [sic], lately occupied by Mr. J. Ashley.
January 12th, 1805. Brereton & Kingston.

On Thursday the 17th Instant will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, at the Store of Messrs: Telford, Naghten & Co. - 14 Pipes and 4 Hogsheads of Madeira Wine.
January 12th, 1805. Brereton & Kingston.

On Tuesday the 5th of February will be Sold at the Vendue Office, Twenty Pipes of Choice Old Madeira Wine at six Months Credit, for the purpose of closing a Concern, and can be seen there any time previous to the Day of Sale.
January 12th, 1805. Brereton & Kingston.


For Sale: - Twenty Puncheons of Tobago Old Rum, at Five Guilders per gallon. Apply at Messrs. McInroy, Sandbach & M'Bean's, it will be sold by the Quarter Cask if preferred.
January 12th, 1805. Richard Chandler.

On Friday the 18th Instant the Subscribers will Expose for Sale at Labourgade; - 114 Prime Gold-Coast Negroes, consisting chiefly of Women and Men-Boys, Imported in the Horatio, Capt. Crosby.
A. & A. Littledale.
Demerary, 12th January 1805.

To be Sold at Private Sale, for immediate Payment, a general assortment of Fresh and Excellent Medicines, for the first Cost and Charges, apply to
Demerary, 12th January 1805. Wm. Van Dura.

The Subscribers being appointed by the Honbl: Court of Justice as Trustees or Curators in the Estates of the late P. C. Martin and E. H. Dutilh, request all Persons indebted to them to make Payment, and all Creditors to give in their Accounts in the time of Six Weeks, being otherwise obliged to put the Debts in hands of a Lawyer to enforce Payment.
Demerary, 12th January J. S. Masse.
1805. F. A. Vernede.

Mevrouw de Weduwe Vermeer gebooren Slingarde als Executrisse Testamentair van wylen den Heer Otto Vermeer, haar Edele Procuratie zoo wel prive, als in genoemde qualiteit in Rem Suam op den Ondergeteekende gepasseerd hebbende, geest hy daarvan aan alle zoo der Eenig Belang mogten hebben kennis, verzoekende alle die geenen zoo der aan den Boedel van wylen O. Vermeer eenig Geld te pretendeeren hebben, daarvan Opgave te doen, en die geenen zoo daar aan verschuldigd mogten zyn Betaalinge te komen doen ten Huize van den Ondergetekende op de Plantagie Fredrika Johanna in Mahaica, ten Eynde genoemde Boedel zoo spoedig als mooglyk te liquideeren. Te gelyker Tyd verzoekt by, van Heden af aan met niemand anders als hem alleen Eenige Transactien te willen doen nog Eeneg Goed asleeveren, buyten daartoe door hem Ondergetekende Schrystelyke Order ofte Authorisatie te hebben, verklaarende alles andere van Nul en van geen Waarde te zyn.
Mahaica, den 10 January 1805. J. F. H. von Schuler, q.q.

There are on board the Demerary, Capt. Inglis, sundry packages, shipped by Sendeman of Greenock, and addressed to John Arthur, Stabroek, Demerary, which have not yet been called for. The Consignee is requested immediately to take away these Goods, otherwise they must be landed at his risque.
January 12th 1805.

For Sale by the Subscriber, at his Store in Bridge Town: Mess beef and pork in whole and half barrels, rounds of beef in tubs, hams, cheese, butter, mackarel and salmon in barrels, spermaceti and tallow candles, sausages, in kegs, soap, sweet oil, mustard, vinegar, loaf sugar, chocolate, crackers in kegs, ship bread, hyson tea in canisters, gaulber [sic] salts in small packages, black pepper, onions, tobacco, snuff in pots, writing paper, boots and shoes, 6, 8 and 10dy [sic] nails by the cask or small quantities, potatoes in barrels, coniac [sic] brandy in demijohns and kegs, gin in cases and kegs, Madeira wine per dozen, a few cases long cork claret, vi-de grave in cases or dozen, frontagniac ditto, sewing twine, a few pieces Russia duck, window glass, 10 inches by 8 in boxes.
Demerary, 12th January, 1805. Caleb Carter.

All Persons who may be indebted to George Jones Esq. as representing jointly with J. Brotherson Esq. Thomas Morgan Esq. for ground rents on Lots of land on the front part of Plantation Vlissingen, are required to make payment thereof, at the office of Mr. Cantzlaar, J. Z. attorney at law in Stabroek, where Mr. Geo. Jones has for the purpose alone his Domicilium.
Hugo Cantzlaar, j. z.
q. q. ad Lit, Mr. George Jones.
Demerary, 12th January, 1805.

The Subscriber having undertaken to collect Debts, as well in, as out of Stabroek, at 10 per Cent commissions, begs leave to recommend himself in that line, assuring all those who entrust him with their Accounts, that nothing shall be wanting to render them satisfaction. Moses Jacobs.
January 12th, 1805.

For Liverpool; - To Sail in all the Month of March with any other armed vessels that may be ready at the time. The Copper bottomed Ship Horatio, Capt. Crosby. - For Freight or Passage apply to
Demerary, 12th January 1805. A. & A. Littledale.

For Sale by the subscribers: A few pipes Madeira of a superior quality and age, shipped by order for private use in one of the Islands, but landed in this Colony by the Captain, the Vessel having loaded here.
Cumingsburgh, 12th Januray 1805. A. & A. Smith.

Just imported and for Sale by the Subscriber: - Ladies fashionable satin caps, bonnets and turbans of various sizes, elegantly assorted, with bands wreaths and feathers, ditto chip and straw bonnets with flowers suitable, and best patent silk hatts.
January 12th, 1805. Maria Kendrick.

Just arrived per Brig Pallas, Capt. Lake, from Portsmouth Northampshire [sic], and for Sale by the Subscribers, near the American Stelling: Plank, boards, scantling, clapboards, shingles, staves, shooks, wood hoops, salt fish in hogsheads and mess beef in half barrels.
A. Leeds.
January 12th, 1805. C. Treadwell.

Voor eenige tyd opgevescht op de Plantagie Glasgow, Een Vier riems Boot benessens Buwy Coriaal, groen geverst, die dezelve is toebehoorende kan zig vervoegen op boven genoemde Plantagie, mits betaalende het ordoneere Vangloon, en de Onkosten van deeze Advertentie. Demerary den 12 January 1805

To be Sold by Public Vendue in the Town of New Amsterdam, Berbice, on Tuesday the 2d day of April next 1805, unless previously disposed off by private contract, of which due Notice will be given, the following Estates situated in the Colonies of Demerary and Berbice; viz.
Lott 1. The undivided half part or share of plantation Broomhall, situated in little Courabana, in the Colony of Demerary, containing 500 Acres of Land, about 300 acres of which are planted in Cotton, and 60 acres in Plantains, with excellent buildings all of hard wood, and 130 Negroes at present in possession of the Executors of the late Robert Wilson Esq. deceased.
Lott 2. The undivided half part or share of the above Plantation in possession of Thomas Bond Esq.
The following Estates, situated in the colony of Berbice on the West Sea-Coast of Courantine; viz.
Lott 3. The middle one third of No. 17 & 18, being 110 Roods facade or thereabout, and containing 333 and one third Acres of land the first Depth, with the advantage of a second depth uncultivated.
Lott 4. The eastern one third of No. 17 and 18 adjoining the above Lot being 110 Roods facade or thereabout, and containing 333 and one third Acres of Land the first depth, 225 Acres of which are in cotton and 50 acres in Plantains, with sufficient buildings for the present cultivation, and 40 seasoned Negroes attached to the property will be sold either with or without it.
Lott 5. The western two third of No. 19 and 20 being 220 Roods facade, or thereabout, and containing 666 and two thirds acres of Land uncultivated.
Lott 6. The Lot No. 46 being 160 Roods facade, and contained 500 acres of Land per grant uncultivated.
Lott 7. The half of lot 47 being 84 and one half Roods facade, and containing 250 Acres per grant uncultivated.
Lott 8. Seventeen Seasoned Negroes, either together or separately.
The Terms will be made known at the time of Sale and the Creditors of the Estates accommodated if Purchasers. - For Particulars apply to Thomas F. Layfield, q. q.
James Fisher, q. q.
New-Amsterdam, Berbice, 29th December 1804.

Weggedreeven of Gestolen van den Ondergetekende, een Pont lang 20 voet, 6 voet Breedt was leggende aan de Schoenmakers Stelling, die dezelve te rug brengt of aan den Ondergeteekende informeert waar voorn: Pont is leggende zal ordentlyk beloont worden.
Demerary den 12 January 1805. J. Claapy.

List of Vessels which have Entered and Cleared from the 5th to the 12th of January 1805.

Jan. 8. Brig Decater, Capt. James Rowe, from Kennybeck.
Jan. 8. Brig Pallas, Capt. John Lake, from New Hampshire.
Jan. 9. Ship Horatio, Capt. E. Crosby, from Africa.
Jan. 11. Brig Eliza, Capt. Allen Pendleton, from New York.
Jan. 12. Brig Rockingham, Capt. John Sullivan, from Portsmouth.

Jan. 5. Brig George, Capt. John Stimson, for St. Thomas.
Jan. 7. Schooner Farmer, Capt. Richard Field, for New York.
Jan. 7. Schooner Hector, Capt. Joseph Avery, for New York.
Jan. 7. Schooner Dispatch, Capt. Bauzwill Jones, for Surinam.
Jan. 9. Brig John Adams, Capt. Samuel Woodman, for New Hampshire.
Jan. 10. Schooner Sperry Baker, Capt. James Barclay, for Barbados.
Jan. 12. Ship Acclos, Capt. Gilbert Winman, for Liverpool.

Lyst der begraavene op het Collonie Kerkhoff van den 4 tot 10 January 1805.

Den 8. John Adam Schrafner, geb: in Deutsland, ouwde 54 jaar.

Den 7. Een Matroos van de Brig Laurel, gen. John Laurenz, geb. in Sweeden, 26 Jaar ouwd.
Den 9. Een Matroos van het Schip Ceres, gen: William McCally, geb: in Ireland, 30 jaar ouwd.
L. F. Schriebvogel, Prd: G.

[No List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves]

Published and Printed by E. J. Henery, Stabroek.

to the
Essequebo and Demerary

Saturday, 12th January 1805.

Printed by E. J. Henery, Stabroek.



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