Ao. 1806 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 191.
Saturday, the 23d of August.
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Mr. David Cot, in fourteen days.
Mr. Thomas Williams, in fourteen days.
Mr. I. F. Le Blanc, in three weeks.
Mr. Nicholas Osborn, in fourteen days.
Mr. Robert MacDowall, in fourteen days.
Mr. Hugh Wilson, in fourteen days.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.
Wordt mits deezen aan elk en eigelyk
geadverteerd, dat den Heer I. D. Breton zyn Domicilium Citandi et Executandi
gekoozen heest op de plantagie Goed Verwagting, geleegen aan de Oost Zeekust
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary
deezen 22 Augustus 1806.
In kennisse van my
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.
Op bekoome Authorisatien, zal den
Ondergeteekende, in qualiteit als eerste Exploiteur deese Colonie, na voor
afgaande regtsplegingen, ten overstaan van Heeren Raaden Commissarissen en
Secretaris, ten Raadhuyse, op de Hoofdplaatse Stabroek, op den 7de October
aanstaande, opwylen en aan de meestbiedende verkoopen, de volgende Goederen, TE
1ste. Ten behoeve van Bynoe en Goddart
impetranten van sententie contra Chs. de Beausobre geexecuteerde,
Een Concessie Lands, geleegen in
Kingstown, met de daaropstaande gebouwen een Woonhuys, een Zygebouw en
2de. Ten behoeve van J. D. Goddart,
overgebleeve Compagnon van de firma van Bynoe en Goddart, dito James Parss, een
stuck Land of Concessie op de voorgrond van de plantagie Le Repentir, met een
rimmer Logie daaropstaande, een Zygebouw, en Gemakhuysje.
3de. Ten behoeve van Commissarissen van
Bridgetown contra Wm. Clarke, een halve Concessie Lands, bekend by No. 27,
geleegen op de voorgrond van de plantagie Vlissingen, met een Woonhuys
daaropstaande, een Zygebouw, en Gemakuysje [sic]
5de. Ten behoeve van Bynoe en Goddart
contra I. Feuillet, een stuk Land, groot 250 akkers, geleegen in deese rivier,
belendende tusschen de gronden van de Heer C. N. Bollers ten noorden, en die
van George Hildon ten zuyden, met de daaropstaande Gebouwen, twee Woonhuysen,
twee groote timmer Logies, Negerhuysinge, Pakhuysen, &c. egter zon der
eenige Slaven; en laastelyk,
6de. Ten behoeve van I. C. Wolff contra
I. H. Strucker, de volgende koopwaaren:
Een piece zakdoeken, houdende 12 doeken.
Een dito dito 10 dito
een dito dito 3 dito
9 eelen Neteldoek.
Een piece cattoen batist, en 5 dito
Vier yest partoonen 2 lapjes blauw
laken, een drie en drie guart ellen, en dito andere 2 ellen; een stuk
gewulceerde laken 31 ellen een Acceptatie van C. I. Weesendonck groet f 274; en
207 knoopen differente soorten
Zoo iemand teegens deese verkoopinge
eenige regt van oppositie mogte sustineeren addressere zig ingeschrifte ten
Comptoire der Exploiteur wanneer if die als opposant ontvangen, en ten dage van
Rechten beleggen zal, en wyders die geenen welke ingemelde Goederen eenige
gadinge vinde, kome ten dage en plaatse voorschreeve, en doe hun profyt
Demerary, den 23 Augustus, 1806. M.
Smit, eerste Exploiteur.
Uit krachte van een Extract Notul, d. d.
21 July j. l. Worden die geene welke zig als ersgenaamen van James Jardine in
Schotland zoude willen stelien.
Ten verzoeke van I. S. Masse, in
qualiteit als gesubstitueerde gemachtigde van William Jardine.
Ten derde maale by Edicte GEDAGVAARD.
Omme te compareeren voor den Heer Raad
Commissaris. zittende ter audientie van de veertiendaagsche rolle op de
Hoofdplaats Stabroek, teegens den eerste September eerstkoomende en volgende
Ten einde aldvar te doen purge van het
tweede zoo wel als eerste default, de kosten te refundeeren, en voorts te
procedeeren als naar Rechten
Rio Demerary den 22 Augustus 1806.
P. F. Francke, Expl.
De Ondergeteekende verzoekt alle de
geene die van hem iets hebben te pretendeere, ofte verschuldigd zyn, daar van
opgaave en betaaling te koomen doen binnen de tyd van twee maanden, als zynde
hy geresolveerd uyt deze Colonie na elders te vertrekken, en dus zyn zaake
wenschte te lequideeren.
Stabroek, den 23 Aug. 1806. H. H.
TAKE NOTICE. [heading]
The Undersigned, finding it not
convenient any longer to hold the power granted to him from the Secretary's
Office of this Colony, by A. Knight, Esq. informs the Public, that, after this
Notice, he considers himself not liable for any transaction done in the
business of the said A. Knight, Esq. as he revokes all his right and title to
the said power passed on the 19 day of December 1803, which is accordingly null
and void from the date hereof.
At the same time, the Subscriber is
ready to give any elucidation relative to the said power passed on him and
James Knight, to the Creditors of the said Adam Knight, from the time of his
first holding the power to the time of his revoking the same; it being the wish
of the subscriber to satisfy all those who may be concerned, in order that no
blame may be laid to his charge.
Aug. 21, 1806. N. Hart.
The Public are hereby informed, that no
Negroes whatever (even with or without a Pass from their Masters) will be
permitted to cut Grass on Plantation Bel Air, except such as have a special
Permission from the Attorney of the said Plantation.
Any one found offending after this
public Notice, will be immediately arrested, and sent to the Barracks in
Demerary, Aug. 23, 1806. A.
All those indebted to the Firms of Bynoe
& Culpepper, and Culpepper & Troughton, or to the Subscribers, are
requested to come forward and settle their Accounts previous to the 1st of
November next, that he may be enabled to discharge all Demands against him.
He offers for Sale his New Schooner Boat
and Crew; also four seasoned Negroes.
Demerary, Aug. 23, 1806. John
The Undersigned requests the Creditors
of Plantation Free & Easy to meet him at the Union Coffee House on Monday,
the 8th of September, at Twelve o'Clock.
Demerary, Aug. 23, 1806. John
TO BE LET, OR SOLD. [heading]
The Buildings in Front of Plantation
Vlissingen at present occupied by R. B. Daly, Esq.; also those formerly
occupied by Mr. Turton, and by Mr. Rapin.
For further particulars, apply to
Vlissingen, Aug. 23, 1806. R. B.
FOR DUBLIN, [heading]
The Ship Europa, W. Orr, Master, to sail
with the first Convoy. For freight apply to
Demerary, Aug. 22, 1806. Thomas
Mackenzie & Co.
The Subscriber, intending to leave this
Colony within Six Weeks from the Date hereof, offers for Sale (for Cash only),
House Negroes, Household Furniture, a variety of French Books, two Globes,
French Liqueurs, and various other Articles.
Werk & Rust, Aug. 23, 1806. N.
To Be Disposed Of, a smart young House
Boy; apply to the Printer.
August 23, 1806.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Thursday, the 4th Sept. at the House
of Underwood, Johnson, and Co. Irish Mess Beef and Pork, Soap, Candles, Salempores,
Irish Linens assorted, Muslins, Madrass Handkerchiefs, Printed Cambricks, India
Dimity, and sundry other Articles.
Aug. 22, 1806.
The Subscriber has removed to his New
Premises, North side of Vlissingen sluice Canal, where he has for Sale, Lumber,
Clapboards, Staves, White and R. O. Puncheon Shooks, Shingles, Salt Fish in
hhds. and boxes, Beef and Pork, Flour, Spermaceti and Mould Candles, Herrings,
Lobsters in kegs, Lamp Oil in hhds. barrrels [sic], and jugs, Rounds of Beef,
Demerary, Aug. 22, 1806. Ch.
Run Away from the Subscriber a Negro
Woman, named Nancy, speaks English, and is of the Mandingo nation, and has her
country marks in her face, and is tall of stature. Also a negro Man named
Peter Schultz, a good fiddler, and generally wears a handkerchief round his
head. Whoever shall apprehend one or both of the said Negroes, and deliver
them to the Undersigned, shall be handsomely rewarded.
Demerary, Aug. 23, 1806. Widow
Zeederd eenige dagen heese zig van de
Ondergeteekende geabsenteerd een Neger Man, genaamt L'Esperance, voor deeze
behoord hebbende aan wylen A. De Beet. Die gemelde Neger arresteerd, in de
barakken bezorgt, of wel teregt brengt, zal Een Johannes daar voor ontsangen.
Demerary den 22 aug. 1806. F.
As we do not consider the personal
invective in the last week's Would-be-Printer's Gazette, to be entitled to any
serious notice, we hope our Subscribers will pardon the insertion of the
DOWN WITH THE LITTLE ONE,
As performed last week in the New Town.
Scene - A Printing Office in sad
confusion. Enter H. and Assistant M.
[H. in a terrible rage, with a Newspaper
in his hand; M. with a more placid countenance, but rather a long face]
H. What "impertinencies!" me no
right to the Business! What does he mean? I wonder who he is, and where he
came from? Who knows what right he has?
M. My dear Sir, be a little cool.
Don't touch upon that subject. You had better not. I'll give it him. I'll
pay him in his own coin. You shall see; I have it here already (shewing a
piece of manuscript).
H. The little wretch! I'd butt him if
he was not so much below my level, so help me God!
M. don' think of that, I beg. Now,
Sir, you look at his paper, while I read this answer, and you'll see how I
tickle his wig.
H. (reads, and presently exclaims)
"Defeat my intended purpose!" There, I told you how it would be.
M. Softly, softly, Sir! Observe how I
have him there. I tell him, by way of answer, you see, that "he defeats
his own intention." Isn't that good?
H. I wish I may be d-----d. is it isn't.
M. (reads) - "Essequebo and
Demerary Gazette established in 1803 by E. J. Henery---"
H. (interrupting) I wouldn't say any
thing about that Mr. M. You know I have already been corrected in that
M. Oh, never mind that, it will shew
how very correct he is in his assertions. (Proceeds) "The situation he at
present fills is one that we "concieve" [sic] render him an object of
H. Surely-contempt. Yes; he exercises,
by legitimate right, that profession to which we are only pretenders - an
object of our contempt, therefore, beyond doubt
M. (read) "Did we think it worth
our while, we certainly should "tickle his back." There, Sir, do you
mind that - that's quoting his own words, you see - that's what I call cutting
him close. (Goes on reading) "But that would be putting ourselves too much
upon a level with him."
H. Ave: we can't do that.
M. (again reads) "So far as
relates to our veracity, we do not hesitate roundly [squiggle symbol] to
assert" There's another home touch. He says [break here for footnotes]
* When ths correction took place, Mr.
Henery's cause was advocated by a man of sense, genius, education, and wit,
whose loss is deplored by all who knew him. If Mr. H.'s claim was so
groundless, that it could not be made good with the powerful aid of his
reasoning, it is ridiculous to suppose it will now succeed by abuse. With all
due deference, we "concieve" that it would have been better for Mr.
H. to have taken advantage of the temporary connection this Gentleman honoured
him with, and improved himself a little in the spelling-book.
[squiggle symbol] Roundly to assert a
thin, is to make an assertion without any foundation or proof. This is no
"round assertion" of our's; for the phrase is so used by the most
esteemed authors in the English language.
we make bold assertions; I say we make
round ones. That's what [illegible] shaving him.
H. True, we never did hesitate roundly
to assert any thing.
M. No. So what follows is peculiarly
H. very good indeed; but don't you
think that part about the [illegible] circulation of their paper had better be
left out. I don't [illegible] that much; for you know he said that people
would always advertise in the paper which has the greatest circulation.
M. Yes,; but, my good Sir, you must put
it in italic, and between [illegible] so " ", as he does your
words; and then you'll see [illegible] effect.
H. Well, thank you, Sir. But now,
suppose this troublesome fellow should answer us. I cannot bear to be harassed
in this way; it makes me quite ill; and he is so contemptible.
M. Oh, my dear Sir, don't be alarmed on
that account. He can't - Tis impossible - This, Sir, is unanswerable, I assure
you: But [illegible] make you quite at ease on that score, I'll tell you what
do - [illegible] one of your fists at the beginning; that will do the business,
I [illegible] you.
H. That's a d----d good idea. I like
that; but can't you do some [illegible] in that way, too.
M. To be sure I can; but I'll touch him
in another way; I'll put [illegible] more lines at the end, which will
certainly prevent him - "We are determined not to answer any observations
of the above nature in [illegible]
H. No more we will, so help me God!
The Court of Rolls, the Commissary Court
of Essequebo and Demerary, and Court of Justice of Essequebo, will meet on
Monday the 1st of September next.
The 1st Battalion of the Militia were
this morning inspected by his Excellency Lieutenant Governor Bentinck, on the
parade-ground, Stabroek. His Excellency, attended by his Aides de-Camp Brown,
Meertens, Naghten, and De Vere (Capt. Brandt being engaged in his duty as
Adjutant), entered the ground about 7 o'clock, and was received with a general
salute, the band of the Royals playing "God save the King." His
Excellency then passed close along the lines, after which the different
manoeuvres commenced; but the effect of all those relative to marching and countermarching
was entirely spoiled by the state of the ground, the rain which fell yesterday
having made it a perfect swamp in many places. The word of command was given
by Major Macrae, and the firing of those companies, whose officers gave the
word of command distinctly, was very tolerable. Before his Excellency took
leave, he addressed the Corps in a speech, of which the following is, we
believe, a pretty correct outline, but, as we only speak from memory, we cannot
pretend to give it exactly:
I return you my thanks, Gentlemen, for
the attendance here to day, although, I am sorry to say, it is not yet quite so
numerous as I could wish. As there is reason to expect the enemy in this
quarter, I have thought it my duty, as the representative of his Majesty, to
call you together, to appear among you, and to inform you, that it is my fixed
determination to defend the Colonies to the utmost. In the event of such a
thing happening, I shall give every aid to the General commanding the regular
forces; I expect your assistance, and trust I shall not be disappointed. All
idle distinctions about voluntary service are now done away; every man who has
taken the oath of allegiance must therefore do his duty, and I feel confident
we shall be able to defend the country against all attempts of the enemy, let
them come whenever they will.
We understand that a regulation has
taken place respecting the fines for non-attendance of Officers, whereby
defaulters, in the first place, are to pay two joes, and, in every succeeding
instance, the fine to be doubled.
A Beacon is about to be erected on the
East Coast of this Colony; the expences of which are to be defrayed by a duty
of six stuivers per ton on every merchant vessel arriving here after the 1st of
December next. And further, every such merchant vessel, which shall be of more
than 100 tons burthen, and coming from the Mother country, must bring five tons
of Gravel Ballast for each fifty tons of their burthen; in default of which
they are to pay, besides the above-mentioned rate, a sum of five guilders for
every ton of such Ballast which they may be deficient in.
Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our
Aug. 18. Schooner Mary, I. Callahan,
from New York, with Fish, Flour, Lumber, Hoops, Rice, Lamp Oil, Candles,
Aug. 18. Brig Kitty, H. Clarkson, from
Portsmouth, with lumber, Staves, Shooks, Clapboards, Shingles, Hoops, Beef,
Pork, Butter, Fish, Rice, Lobsters.
Aug. 18. Brig Valerius, F. Cross, from
Bath, with Lumber.
Aug. 19. Brig Lord Duncan, W.
Greenidge, from Barbados, with Oats, Candles, Soap, Beef, Gigs, Ale, Claret,
Fish, Glass Ware, Medicines, Furniture, Butter, Oil, Staves, Negro Clothing,
Porter, Port and Madeira Wine, gin, Bars of Iron, nails, and Dry Goods.
Aug. 18. Brig Rose, J. Sullivan, from
Aug. 18. Ship George, I. Greenough,
from [sic] [not stated]
Aug. 20. Brig Harriet, S. Stour, from
Aug. 21. Schooner Wealthy, Geo.
Gilbert, from [sic] New London.
List of Runway and Arrested Slaves. [not
Printed by T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam,