Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1806 November 01
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public that the following Persons intend quitting the Colony: Mr. Henry
Woolferd, in fourteen days , November 1.
The Undersigned, with sentiments of
deepest regret, hereby makes known the death (on Thursday evening last) of O.
I. Laurin, Esq. of Werk & Rust: a man who, by his activity and industry,
had risen to the first eminence in the mercantile profession; - who was justly
and generally esteem'd an ornament to society; - and who had so endeared
himself to all ranks by his exemplary kind and friendly conduct, that the
Undersigned, in offering this small tribute to his memory, and in thus
deploring his loss, is convinced he only speaks the heartfelt language of that
public, whom it is lamentable duty to address.
Absented himself from the Undersigned, a
few days ago, a Negro Boy, named Bedford, a Creole of Essequebo, in which
Colony, as well as this, he is well known as a Fiddler. He was formerly the
Property of Mr. Harriot on whose Estate he probably now may be; his Family
residing there. Whoever will secure the said Negro and lodge him in the
Barracks, or cause him to be brought to the Undersigned, shall be handsomely
rewarded; and if any one is found harbouring him, after this public notice,
such Person will be dealt with according to Law.
By Permission of His Excellency
Lieutenant Governor Bentinck,
M. Doyle respectfully informs his
friends and the Publick, that he continues to carry on the Mercantile Business,
at his Store on Robb's Stelling, where he has a variety of Dry Goods,
Provisions, and Plantation Stores, for Sale; and where they may depend upon
having their orders executed with punctuality and dispatch.
Whereas an elegant Saddle Mare, brown,
with black mane, &c. was taken from the stables of the Subscriber in the
night of Saturday last, and not the least relative information obtained
hitherto; a Reward of Twenty Joes is now offered to those who may be the means
of bringing the offender or offenders to exemplary punishment. Should, however,
any friend have made a temporary use of the above animal, it is earnestly
requested that the same be immediately restored.
Daar den Ondergeteekende met leedweezen
ziet dat wynig regard is geslaagen op zyn advertentie in de Gazette van de
maand September, zo doet hy by deeze aan zyn vreinde informaeeren, dat hy
ernstig verzoekt aan alle de geene die aan hem verschuldigd zyn, te koomen
betaalen binnen de tyd van twee weeken na dato; en dat na verloop van die tyd
alle Pretentien zal stellen in handen van zyn Prae izyn zonder aanzien van
The Subscriber offers to Hire, at a
reasonable Rent, that commodious Dwelling House on Werk & Rust, lately
occupied by Messrs. Remy & Boter, and can be entered into immediately. For
further Particulars apply to J. M. Spooner, Esq. Or
MONEY WANTED [heading]
Word gezogt een Baas op een Coffy
Plantage, teegen een goed Salais. Adres ter dezer Drukkery.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
All Persons having Demands against the
Estate of Gwyn Jones, dec. are desired to render their accounts to Wm. Kewley
in Berbice, or to Jonathan Hicks in Demerary. They give notice, that Wm.
Kewley will sign all necessary papers for himself and Jonathan Hicks, and that
Jonathan Hicks will sign for himself and Wm. Keweley, relative to the affairs
of said Estate, by consent of
BOATMEN TO BE SOLD [heading]
The Subscriber offers for Sale the Cargo
of the Hannah Matilda, Capt. Williams, just arrived from Boston
The homeward-bound vessels from Surinam and Berbice arrived off this River on Wednesday, and the next morning the whole Fleet sailed, except the Paxton, Capt. Balston, which unfortunately got aground on the leeward bank; whence, it is feared, she cannot be removed till the next spring tides.
His Excellency Governor van Batenburg has left Berbice for Barbados, in order to recruit his health, which we are sorry to say was so bad, that apprehensions were entertained for his life. We understand that the Hon. Brigadier General Montgomerie is gone to take the Government pro tempore.
On Thursday evening departed this life, as universally respected after death, as he was respected during life, O. I. Laurin, Esq. of Werk & Rust (see Advert.). His remains were conveyed yesterday evening to the usual burying place, attended by upwards of 100 of the most respectable gentlemen in town, and the 4th or Capt. Smit's Company of Militia (to which the deceased belonged), commanded by Lieutenant Cart, where he was interred with military honours, after a most excellent funeral oration by the Rev. G. Ryk. Of this discourse, which appeared to make so deep an impression on his auditors, we were this morning favoured with a copy by D. P. Simon, Esq.; but the lateness of the hour obliges us to postpone the insertion till next week.
Caution - We think it our duty to put the public on their guard against a number of Counterfeit Joes which are now in circulation. They are full weight; but are of a much higher colour than the true ones, and many of them blistered. The best way to discover the imposition, perhaps, is to endeavour to sound them, when they will be found like lead.
The Court of Rolls, the Court of Commissaries of Essequebo and Demerary, and the Court of Justice of Essequebo, will all meet on Monday next.
Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our Last.
List of Runway and Arrested Slaves. [not transcribed]
Printed by T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam, Stabroek.
Supplement to the Essequebo and Demerary Gazette.