Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1805 April 20


Ao. 1805 )


Essequebo and Demerary


( No. 121.

Saturday, the 20th of April.


By His Excellency Anthony Beaujon Esquire, Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, and the Dependencies thereof, &c. &c. &c.
Whereas since my Proclamation of the 30th of October last, regarding the importation of certain Articles in Neutral Bottoms and the Exportation of Produce in return for the Articles so imported, I received a Letter from the Right Honorable Earl Camden, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated the 5th September 1804, instructing me not to open the Ports of the Settlement over which I preside, for the admission of Articles from the American States, which are not allowed to be imported by Law (Except in cases of real and very great Necessity) taking care also every Proclamation which shall be issued in those cases, to insert Conditions which shall prevent importations being made from the States of America on more favorable terms, as to Duties on Entry, than on similar importations from the British Colonies of North America, where any such Duties are Due and
Payable; - And Whereas from the situation of this Colony, I could not but deem the measure adopted by my said Proclamation, (as it most evidently is) a matter of real and absolute Necessity, and considering farther that having in that Proclamation inserted the Condition of Paying at the Receiver's Office, on behalf of Government, certain Duties to which British vessels are not at all Subject in this Colony, I conceived that in attending to the circumstance of these His Majesty's Possessions, which so imperiously called for the admission granted by my aforesaid Proclamation of the 30th of October last, the instructions as beforementioned from His Majesty's Government would at the same time be virtually complied with by letting the said Proclamation remain in force; and Whereas by another Letter from Earl Camden, dated the 16th January 1805, I have received additional Instructions to those of the 5th of September 1804, already Noticed; - And Whereas I look upon the following Articles, Scantling, Plancks, Staves, Heading, Boards, Clapboards, Shingles, Hoops or Square Timber of any sort; Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Poultry, or live Stock of any sort, Salt, Fish, Bread, Biscuit, Flour, Pease, Beans, Potatoes, Wheat, Rice, Oats, Barley, or Grain of any sort, as being of the first necessity, and such as the Colony cannot Exist without, no more than she can be supplied with them from Britain or her other Colonies: I have thought fit to issue this my Proclamation, hereby permitting the above Articles to be imported in the Ports within this Government, from the United States of America in American Bottoms, until this Proclamation shall be recalled; the importation allowed in my former Proclamation of the 30th October last, herein before referred to, being now entirely confined to the above enumerated Articles from the United States of America, and in American Bottoms only, whilst that Proclamation, with the alteration now made in it, stands for the present hereby confirmed; - and I do further herby give Notice, that if any other Articles, except those herein specified from the United States of America in American Bottoms, are attempted to be introduced, and which cannot be legally imported, measures will be taken for the Forfeiture of the Ships or Vessels importing the same, and of the Goods so imported in contravention of the British Navigation laws: - Whereof the Officers of His Majesty's Customs and all concerned are to take Notice.
Given at the King's-House in the Town of Stabroek,
this 17th Day of April 1805.
Anthony Beaujon.
By Command,
P. F. Tinne, D: Secty.

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

The Attorney at Law Cantzlaar J. Z. in consequence of his debilitated health being obliged to leave this colony, gives thereof Notice to the Public in order that every Person who has any concerns in his hands, be it in his capacity of Lawyer or in his Privy, will come forward, in the time of Six weeks, to adjust and settle the same, as well to receive the Monies &c. due to them as to Pay their Debts; he will for that purpose, and also for the Payment of Debts due by the Copartnership of the Advocate Van Berckel and the Attorney Cantzlaar, be at his Counting House regularly every Forenoon.
Done at the Secretary's Office in Rio Demerary, April 20th 1805.
J. C. Stadtman, Sworn Clerk.

Alzoo De Heer J. Niefield Med. Doctor. van voorneemens is binnen de tyd van Drie Maanden van hier te vertrekken, zo word zulks mits deezen bekend gemaakt, ten einde die geene, welke iets van hem te pretendeeren hebben, of aan hem verschuldig zyn, hunnen pretendtien koomen ontsangen, of hunnen Schulden betaalen ter zyner Domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary deezen 29e [sic] April 1805.
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman gezw. Clercq.

Alzoo de Heeren William Boyle, Alexander Leslie, en Thomas P. Nixon, van voornemens zyn in de tyd van vertien dagen van hier te vertrekken, zoo wordt zulks mits deeze bekend gemaat, ten einde die geenen, welke iets van hun te pretendeeren hebben, of aan hun verschuldigd zyn, hunner Pretentien koomen ontsangen, of hunnen Schulden betaalen, ten Hunner Domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary, van Rio Demerary deezen 20e April 1805.
In kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, gezw. Clercq.


Kragtens zekere Authorisatien van zyn Excellentie den Heere Anthony Beaujon Gouverneur over de Colonie, ten Overstaan van Heeren Raaden Commissarissen uit den Hove van Justitie, by Executie worden verkogt ten behoove als volgt. - van J. Feuillet Ca. J. W. C. Moore, twee stuks Negers genaamd Jack, en Manuel.
Van N. Morehouse Ca. C. A. Bollart, Een Concessie Lands geleegen by het Veer van Mahaika, op de voorgrond van Plantagie Cambridge met de daar op staande Woonhuis een en een half verdieping hoog, lang 32 by 16 Inlansche houte fraam, met Noord Americaansche Planken omslagen en Cingels bedekt, Een zy Gebouw, van weinig waarden.Van Walcott & Forrester contra Wm. Seymour, Vyf stuks Negers, met Name Prince, Philip, George, Dublin en Jim.
Van Walcott & Forrester contra R. Wood, Drie stuks Negers met name Tom, Davy en Jim.
Van John Orr en Colin Macrae contra Js. Davidson, zeekere Concessie geleegen op de voorgrond van Plantagie Werk & Rust, bekend op No. 8. met het daarop staande Woonhuis groot na g[?]ssing 36 by 18 voeten, twee verdiepingen, Inlansche houte, fraam met planken omslaagen en cingel gedekt.
Alle dewelke die in den Verkoop van 't bovenstaande, gading vinden moge, vervoegen zig ten voorschreevene dagen, ten Raad Huise op de Hoofdplaats Stabroek, en doen hun Profyt.
Rio Demerary den 20e April 1805.
M. Smit, St. 1st. Exploicteur.


On Friday the 26th Instant will be Exposed for sale to the highest Bidders, by order of Mr. Forrest, at the Vendue Office, the British Sloop Success, with her Rigging, Sails, Anchors, Cables &c. all in compleat Order. Also a large assortment of Dry Goods, sweet oil, tobacco and wines.
April 20th 1805. Brereton & Kingston.

On Monday the 29th Instant will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by Order of C. A. de Florimond Esqr. at the Store of J. L. Ceurvorst Esqr. - A quantity of best claret, silver spoons, knives with silver handles, silver waiters, plated tea and coffee urns, oil and vinegar stands, tea and coffee potts, table services, tea tables, mahogany dining tables, ditto chairs and sophas, a variety of pictures, large looking glasses, a side board, a curricle harness, saddles & bridles, an elegant and light curricle with harness, a chaise in compleat order, two good chaise horses, and many other Articles.
April 20th 1805. Brereton & Kingston.

On Tuesday the 30th Instant will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, at the Premises of Richard Forshaw Esqr. in Cumingsburg, formerly a Hospital, by Order of Mr. Richard Batty, a large assortment of Glass and Earthen Ware in crates, tierces and hogsheads, coals in hogsheads, cotton bagging, boots, shoes, Jewelry and sundry other Articles.
April 20th 1805. Brereton & Kingston.

On Monday the 6th Of May will be exposed for sale to the highest Bidders, at the Store of C. D. Forrester Esqr. Stabroek, - Superfine broad cloths, thicksetts, plated goods, hatts, boots, shoes, Ladies slippers, ready made clothes, shirts, cotton bagging, &c.
Brereton & Kingston.

STABROEK, 20th APRIL 1805. [heading]
The following is a Copy of a Letter from Captain Sir Francis Laforey, to His Excellency the Governor: -
His Majesty's Ship Spartiate,
Carlisle Bay, Barbados, 6th April 1805.
Pursuant to directions from Rear Admiral The Honble: Alexr: Cochrane, I have the Honor to acquaint your Excellency the following Arrangement has been made for the sailing of the first and second Convoy; the two last Convoys will sail as stated in Commodore Sir Samuel Hood's Letter of the 6th of February.
The first Convoy will leave Surinam on the 12th of May, the second on the 10th of June and one of His Majesty's Ships will be in time to take the Trade from Demerary to join then at a Specified Rendezvous.
I have the honor to be
Your most Obedt: Humble Servt.
His Excellency (Signed) Fras. Laforey.
Governor Beaujon, Demerary.
Of which Letter the present Notice is given for the information of all concerned; also that, agreeable to Commodore Hood's Letter of the 6th of February, the third Convoy should rendezvous to be ready to Sail on the 31st of July, and that one of His Majesty's Ship will again be ready to take the Trade in time to join them, and that another Convoy will Sail in the Autumn, at such time as may appear to be most convenient to the several Governments within the Station.
King's-House, Stabroek, 16th April 1805.
By the Governor's Command,
C. T. Tinne, Gov: Secty.

Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of the Admiralty to Thomas King Esqr. of London, respecting the exposed situation of these Colonies to the depredations of Privateers: -
Admiralty Office, 6th February 1805.
Having laid before my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty the Memorial signed by you and others, in behalf of the British Planters and Merchants interested in the British Colonies in Guiana, respecting the exposed situation of the Trade thereof to the depredations of the Enemies Privateers, and praying that effectual Naval Protection may be granted to it, I am commanded by their Lordships to acquaint you, that Orders will be given to Commodore Sir Samuel Hood to afford the necessary Protection to the Trade of those Colonies.
I am
Your very Humble Servt.
Thomas King Esqr. (Signed) Wm. Warsden.
Brunswick Square, London.


Wanted for His Majesty's Service, CASH for Bills of Exchange, drawn upon The Right Honorable The Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to the amount of
L 1500 Sterling.
Sealed Proposals will be received by W. N. Firebrace Esqr. Resident Commissary, at his Office, until 10 o'Clock on MONDAY next, the 22d Instant, (April, 1805.) The Tenders will be Opened in the presence of Brigadier General Montgomerie, and the highest Offer or Offers will be Accepted.
Demerary, 20th April 1805.

The Subscriber informs the Public that he intends taking a final leave of this Country shortly for the Islands, he therefore requests all Persons having any Demands against him, both on his own and his late Employer's (Wm. Allamby, Esqr.) Account to come forward in due time for Payment, at the House of Messrs: G. L. Davis & Co.
Demerary, April 20th 1805. James Taitt.

FOR BOSTON, [heading]
The New Copper Bottom'd Ship Highlander, Allan Stevenson, Master, will leave this with the Convoy on the 12th of next Month, and Continue with it until she gets clear of the Islands; for freight or passage Apply to
McInroy, Sandbach & McBean.
Demerary, 20th April 1805.

The Subscriber will on Wednesday, the 24th Instant, Expose for Sale in the Logie on Plantation Vlissengen: -
The Cargo of the Ship Commerce, Capt. James Woodstock, from the Gold Coast.
Demerary, 20th April 1805. C. D. Forrester.

The Subscribers offer for Sale their large Premises in Cumingsburg, either together or in Lotts. Lot 1st: consisting of that well known elegant Dwelling House formerly Occupied by Governor Meertens, a range of Negro Houses behind it 120 feet long, a Stable for six Horses, a large Brick Kitchen, and a Tank that will contain 20,000 Gallons of Water.
Lot 2d: A Logie 101 feet long on a Brick foundation with large Stores underneath and two large covered Sheds, one of them 60 feet long and the other 48 feet, well calculated for an American Store and Lumber Yard.
Lot 3d: An excellent well finished Dwelling House only two years old, two stories high, on a Brick foundation, with Stores underneath, Glass Windows in front, a Kitchen, Wash House and Negro Houses, with the advantage of half a Lot of Land aback leading down to the Brick Sluice, where there is every convenience for landing Goods &c.
To an approved Purchaser the terms will be made very reasonable.
Cumingsburg, 20th April 1805. Bothamley & Jackson.

Wanted to Work on Laguan [sic], A Task Gang - Apply to Alexander Fullarton [sic] Esqr. in Stabroek, at Plantation Parika, or Plantation Canefield on Laguan [sic].
Demerary, April 20th 1805.

Just Imported in the Schooner Swallow, Capt. Cameron, from Nova Scotia, and Schooner Saphron, Capt. Heddran, from Kennebeck, and for Sale by the Subscribers, very Cheap, for immediate Payment - Cod and Scale fish, Mackerel, Herrings, Lamp oil, Tar, Pitch, Turpentine, Lumber, Shingles, and Oars.
Demerary, April 20th 1805. G. J. Goppy & Co.

For Sale: - Two good Saddle Horses, that have occasionally drawn a Chaise; also the Chaise and a light Cart. - For Particulars enquire at Plantation New Orange Nassau on the East Coast. Demerary, 20th April 1805.

Just Imported and for Sale by the Subscriber for Cash,
Demerary 20th April 1805. J. Ceurvorst.

A Cargo of Young Milch Cows for Sale at the Stable of
J. Clapham, in Bridge Town.
Demerary, 20th April 1805.

The Subscriber offers for Sale one third of Lott No. 92, in Cummingsburg [sic] with a House frame of Hard Wood of this Colony, 44 feet long, 22 feet wide, one & a half Storie high, Shingled and raised upon 9 feet blocks, if not Sold by private Sale before the 15th of May next, will be Sold at Public Vendue.
Demerary, April 20th 1805. Alexander Simpson.

Strayed from the Subscriber on Friday last, a New Negroe Man Named Providence, who is somewhat petted with small Pox, had on a pair of white Trowsers & a check Shirt. Whoever will deliver the said Negroe or lodge him in the Barracks shall receive one Joe reward. Sarah Parfitt.
N. B. The above Negroe was Purchased at the Vendue of John Jackson Esqr. held on the 26th March last,
Demerary, April 20th 1805.

Runaway from the Subscriber, a Negroe Man Named Romio, of the Congo Nation he is well acquainted in Stabroek, and in Courabane, having formerly belonged to J. de Condin. Any Body delivering said Negro in the Stocks or to the Subscriber shall receive a Reward of five Joes, and ten Joes to those who can prove the place where he may be Harboured. Said Negroe has been seen in Town last Week and works on board of a Schooner which goes from here to Berbice.
Demerary, April 20th 1805. J. Stas.

By den Ondergeteekende is te koop, diverse gesorteerde Medicynen, by de Factuur met de laaste Scheepen van Engeland gearriveerd, als meede Plateljes, Bretanjes, wit Naking, Bonte, Boekjes, Lakens en Casimieren, Demeties, Flanelle, Zyde stoffen, Glaswerk, Hengsels, alsmeede andere drooge Goederen, Ryst in tierses, Taback in Blom Vaten, Kaarsen en Zeep, Hammen, Haring, &c.
Demerary den 20e April 1805. J. L. Eils.

Dr. Church, Respectfully offers his Service to the Public in the Practice of Physic and Surgery, he may be found at Mr. Culver's.
Demerary, April 20th 1805.

For Sale at Twelve Months Credit. [heading]
If Sold within a Month from this date to an approved Purchaser, a Lott of Six Prime Seasoned Negroes, who have always been employed on a Coffee and Sugar Estate: - For Particulars apply at the Printing Office.
Demerary, April 20th 1805.
The above Negroes may also be had separately.

WANTED TO HIRE. [heading]
Twenty Carpenter Negroes. - A liberal Hire will be given for good Workmen. Apply to
Cummingsburg [sic] April 20th 1805. A. & A. Smith.

Te Huur de geheele Concessie, genaamd Jerusalem op de Pl. Werk & Rust, met de daar op staande gebouwen, behoord hebben te en thans nog bewoond, door de Heer Ls. Faverger [sic] en antewarden met primo May aanstaande addres by den ondergeteekende.
Demerary 20e April 1805. J. L. Eils.

The Subscriber respectfully informs the Public in general that he intends carrying on the Baking Business, in all its Branches, and will commence on Monday the 22nd Instant, in the Bake House opposite the Brick Dam. Families who wish to be served with French Bread, can be accommodated by paying Monthly. Captains of vessels can be supplied with all kinds of Bread, for their Ships use, at the shortest notice by applying at the Bake House to
Stabroek, April 20th 1805. Johannes Muller.

An Apartment Wanted on Rent. - One near the central part of the Town will be Preferred. - Enquire of the Printer.
Stabroek, 20th April 1805.

Notice: - The Subscriber informs the Public that Mr. Richard Porter is no longer in her Employ and that no Receipts or Acceptances for Money given by him since the 18th March last will be good.
Demerary, April 13th 1805. Frances Wilson.

The Subscriber informs Mrs. Wilson, (in consequence of seeing a Publication in last week's Papers) that he never had the least intention of putting her to the trouble of Advertising that Caution. requests any of those who were indebted to her and those whom she was indebted, having Receipts, or Acceptances, Signed by him since the 18th March last, to produce the same to Mrs. Frances Wilson at her Store in Bridge Town, for her satisfaction; as he is wishfull to wipe away any unjust suspicions regarding his Character, that may have arisen in the minds of the Public in consequence of the Advertisement alluded to.
Demerary, April 20th 1805. Richard Porter.

List of Vessels Entered and Cleared from the 13th to the 20th April 1805.

April 13. Shoon. [sic] Phoebe, Capt. Robert Tarr, from Cape Ann.
April 16. Brig Dolphin, Capt. Church C. Trousant, from Boston.
April 17. Shoon. [sic] Swallow, Capt. Allen Camaron, from Nova Scotia.
April 18. Ship Commerce, Capt. James Woodstock, from Africa.
April 13. [sic] Shoon. [sic] Sophron, Capt. Wm. Heddean, from Bath.

April 16. Sloop Blackbird, Capt. Joim Tynes, for Barbados.
April 16. Shoon. [sic] Iris, Capt. Thos. Davis, for Boston.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, on this 18th day of April 1805,

in the Stocks of Demerary.

Lyst der op heden den 18de April 1805, zig in Arrest bevindende

Weglopper Slaaven, in Rio Demerary.



By whom brought.






M. Smith.


Plantagie Cottage, in Berb.



Sandiford in Essquebo.

Mac Donal.


John Ashly.

Pionier. Baas.


Ouner, in Essequebo.



Stepheson. [sic]

Gerechts Dienaars.



Pionier Baas.








R. Douglas, in Berbice.

Ridly en Dodson.


Schuler, in Mahaica.

Susanna Hamilton.




And ? New Negroes, the names of their Owners unknown.
Voorts ? Nieuwe Negers, waarvan men de naamen der Eygenaaren niet kan ontwaaar worden
J. Runnels, Drossaart

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

to the
Essequebo and Demerary

Saturday, 20th April, 1805.

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