Ao. 1806 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 204.
Saturday, the 22d of November.
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Mr. William Herbert, in fourteen days,
from November 15.
Miss C. I. Bonnet, in fourteen days,
from November 15.
Mr. Henry C. Pollard, in fourteen days,
from November 22.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.
Alzo John William Conway, meerderjaarig
jongman, gebooren in deeze colonie, Bruidegom, ter eenre,
En Anna Thomas, meerderjaarige jonge
dochter, gebooren te St. Vincent, Bruid ter andere.
Van voorneemens zyn met elkander een
wettig Huwelyk aantegaan zoo alse dezelve reeds op den 14de deezer maand ten
overstaan van Heeren Raaden Commissarissen uit den Edele Achtbaare Hove van
Jusitite deezer Rivier in ondertrouw zyn opgenoomen,
Zoo word zulks mits deezen aan elk en
een iegelyk geadverteerd, ten einde die geene welke vermeenen zich teegens dit
voorgenoome Huwelyk te kunnen opponeeren zulks in tyds te doen ter plaatse waar
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary,
deezen 15 de November 1806.
In kennisse van my,
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.
Alzo de navolgende Persoonen zig by
Requesten aan den Edele Achtbaare Hove van Politie der Rivieren en onderhoorige
Districten van Essequebo & Demerary hebben geaddresseerd, verzoekende om
Brieven van Vrydom, als:
F. C. Engels, voor de Mulattinne Eliza,
en haar Mulatte Kind.
Thomas King, voor de Caboegerinne
Princes, hem in eigendom toebehoorende.
G. A. F. Van Kinschot, als met en
beneevens H. Borell, Executeur ten Boedel en nalaatenschap van wylen Louis
Favarger, en als zoodaanig beheerende de Boedel wylen Pierre Leson voor de
Dirk Uberg voor de hem in eigendom
toebehoorende Neegerinne, met naame Susanna en haar drie Kinderen, Elizabeth,
Helena, en Anna.
Jacobus Pantlitz voor de hem
toebehoorende Neegerin Florida, met haar Mulatte kind Maria genaamd.
I. P. Muncker, als gemachitgden van I.
T. Bekkers, voor het Mulatto meisje met naame Wilhelmina
W. H. Hes voor de aan hem toebehoorende
Negerinne Catharina bevoorens de eigendom van de Heer Anthony Osborn.
De vrye Negerinne Mary, geadsisterd met
F. S. Swanke, voor haare zoon, behoord hebbende aan de Heer Jordaan van de
De vrye Negerinne Rosanna van den
Paadevoort, voor haar zoon John meede toebehoord hebbende aan de Heer Jordaan
van de Paadevoort.
Zoo is 't dat allen en een iegelyk die
eenig Recht of Pretentie op de voornoemde slaaven zoude vermeenen te hebben, by
deezen worden geadverteerd hunne sustenuen daar van aan 't Commandement der
Rivier Essequebo, en ter Secretary van de Hove van Politie in Demerary
behoorlyk te koomen aangeeven, tusschen deeze en de aanstaande Sessie van
welgemelde Hove die zyn zal in de maand January 1807.
Zullende by faute van dien op de gedaane
verzoeken van de Requestranten worden gedisponeerd als bevonden zal worden te
Actum in Raade van Politie der R en
onderhoorige Districten van Essequebo & Demerary, deezen 29ste October
Ter ordonnantie van welgemelde H. F.
Op nadere bekoome Authorisatie van Zyn
Excellentie den Hoog Gebooren Heer H. W. Bentinck, Lieut. Gouverneur over de
Colonien Rio Essequebo & Demerary, tot weeder opveyling by parate Executie,
't natenoem Stuk Land, aankomende de Boedel en wylen Heer F. Kroll, voor
verschulde paymenten aan 't Exploiteurs Comptoir alhier
Zo is t dat iik ondergeteekende eerste
Exploiteur in Rio Demerary, ten overstaan van de Edele Achtbaare Heeren Raaden
Commissarissen en den Heer Secretaris, op den 2de December aanstaande ten
Raadhuize op de Hoofdplaats Stabroek, zal opveylen en verkoopen een stuck
ongecultiveerd Land in facade 68 roeden en 2 voeten by 750 roeden diepte; alles
volgens gedaane meeting door den geswooren Landmeter I. H. Wiedeman, belendende
tusschen de Plantgien 't Haasche Bosch en Tyd en Vryt, geleegen in 't Canaal
No. 3 in deese rivier
Yemand gading vindende in 't voorsch
Stuk land, kome ten dage en plaatse voornaemd en doen hun profyt.
Actum Rio Demerary deezen 21ste Nov.
1806. Mart. Smit,
The Commissaries of the Eendragt Society
informs the Members, that the next half yearly Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, the 3[?] of December next, when they request the attendance of every
Gentleman belonging thereto.
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806. T. Duim,
De Predikant G. Ryk, geest hiermede
kennis aan alle welke er eenig belang in stellen, dat op morgen den 30ste
November, en de twee erstvolgende Zondagen, geen leerredenen in de Kerk te
Stabroek zullen gehouden worden, alzo hy verplicht is de openbaare
Godsdienstoeffeninge aan het Fort Zelandia in Essequebo te houden.
Demerary, den 22ste Nov. 1806.
Pursuant to a Proclamation of the Hon.
Court of Policy, and by permission of the Hon. F. P. van Berckel, fiscal, at
the expiration of three Weeks from the date hereof, will be sold, at Public
Vendue, a Black Stallion, brought from the Plantation La Jalousie, on the 17th
instant; and a Bay Gelding, brought by Mr. Rynders, Manager of Plantation Le
Repentir, on the 20th inst. meanwhile the Owners may have them restored on
paying the expences to J. Runnels, J Z.
Stabroek, Nov. 22, 1806. Sheriff
C. H. De Munnick hereby informs his
Friends and the Public, that he is about to remove into the House formerly
occupied by Doctor Van Dura, and lately by Doctor Reiss, where he hopes by the
1st of December, to be so conveniently settled, that he shall be enabled
speedily and punctually, to execute all commands he may be favoured with.
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806.
Indien ymand Geld in Surinaamen te
betaalen mogte hebben, en zulks weegens de differentie van Penningen, in beyde
Colonien rouleerenden - niet anders - als met schade doen konde, gelieve zig te
addresseeren by den Ondergeteekenden, welke in voornoemde Colonie 70 a 80,000
Guldens renteloos heest leggen, voor 't welke den zelven orders zal geeven, die
by vertooning zullen werden betaald, en voor welke ordres na advys van
betaaling Demerary Courant, of goede Wissels, aan den ondergeschreeven moeten
werden betaald - mits by 't ontsangen der ordres, Cautie voor de getrokkene
somma stellende en word geen mindere somma als 3000 Guldens gettokken
Demerary, den 22ste Nov. 1806. F. W.
C. Smit, J.Z. hereby informs all those
whom it may concern, that he has delivered his Papers into the hands of the
Attorney at Law A. Fleischman, Esq. to whom he has passed a general Power of
Attorney, with directions immediately to proceed according to Law against all
those who are indebted to him, and who have neglected to pay attention to his
Demerary, Nov. 21, 1806.
FOUR JOES REWARD. [heading]
Run Away from the Subscriber, some
months since, a Negro Woman named Franky, a native of Barbados, a stout good
looking Woman, remarkable from having both ears much swelled, having been badly
bored, and was formerly the property of John Oliverson, Esq. She is supposed
to be harboured in the fort at Demerary, having very lately been seen there in
an advanced state of pregnancy. Any Person lodging her in the Barracks, will receive
the above Reward, by application to F. Meagher, Esq.; or on delivering the said
Runaway Woman to the Subscriber, every expence incurred will be paid, and an
additional Joe given
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806. Mary
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Friday the 28th instant, by order of
Lt. Senn Van Basel and I. I. Kotwyk Esqrs. q.q. the deceased O. I. Laurin, all
the remaining Stock, House Furniture, &c. &c.
Nov. 21, 1806.
On Monday the 1st of December, at the
Store of Messrs. Thomas Mackenzie and Co. Checks and Stripes, Britannias,
Platillas, Calicoes, Muslins, Muslin Handkerchiefs, Table Cloths, Sheeting,
Nankeens, &c. Soap, candles, Beef, Pork, Herrings, Lamp Oil, Tubs of Beef,
Lard, Butter, Hams, &c.
Nov. 21, 1806.
On Wednesday the 3d December, by order
of P. Jourdan, Esq. at his house as well as in his private capacity, as
Executor to the Boedel of the Widow Pharamond, several Negroes, consisting of a
Butcher, Cook, House Boy, washerwoman, and Sempstresses; all good working
Negroes. Also, Household Furniture, a large Vat, and whatever else may be
brought forward on the day of sale. Also, the Concession and Buildings lately
occupied by Mr. Mathey, situated on the South dam of Stabroek, in good repair.
Finally, the valuable Concession where this Auction is to be held, with all its
Buildings in perfect good order.
Nov. 21, 1806.
On Tuesday the 9th December, at the
Vendue Office, by order of Messrs. Allen and Thompson, q.q. H. Wilson, Esq.
dec. Thirteen Carpenter Negroes.
Nov. 21, 1806.
On Tuesday the 16th December, at the
house of Doctor Seisson, situated on the side line between the Estates La
Penitence and Ruimveld, Fifteen Seasoned Negroes, among whom are excellent
House Servants, a Washerwoman, Cook, and a Sempstress and Housekeeper, with her
Mulatto child. Also, Creole Milch Cows and Calves, a very fine English Chaise
Mare, with her Filly three years and a half old, Chaise and harness, a 4 oared
Tent Boat, House Furniture, Glass and Earthen ware, Silver Spoons and Forks, a
China Tea and Coffee Service complete, Water Jars, Kitchen Furniture, &c.
&c. Also, an assortment of Fresh Medicines. - Conditions of Sale, Negroes
at Six Months, and all the other Articles at Three Months' Credit.
Nov. 21, 1806.
Just Received, per Brig Hunter, from
Boston, and for Sale by the Subscriber,
Super [sic] Flour
Best Dutch Butter
Sweet Milk Cheese
Prime Mess Beef
Ditto Pork, in Whole & Half Barrels
Kids Salmon, Mackarel, &c.
Demijohns of Peas
And other Articles.
Nov. 22, 1806. I. T. Barrett.
Just Imported in the Brig Alligator
Capt. Fall, from Portsmouth, N.H. and for Sale by the Subscriber,
Salt Fish in Hhds and Boxes
N. E. Shingles
R. O. Staves
R. O. Shooks
W. O. Ditto, with Heading
Butter, Soap, Candles, and Beef in
Also, on hand, for Sale, [heading]
Ironmongery and Dry Goods, as usual.
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806. Wm.
The Undersigned having observed in the
Essequebo and Demerary Gazette, of the 15th inst. a Notice from Mr. Van
Greuningen, desiring that no Merchant, or others, will give credit to the
Mulatto woman, named Katje van Greuningen, now living with the Undersigned, he
therefore requests, that any person with whom the said Mulatto woman may have
contracted a debt in the name of that Gentleman, during the time she has lived
with him, will call on him, when the same will be immediately paid in Cash.
And further, the Undersigned begs leave
to inform the public and particularly Mr. Van Greuningen, that from this date
the said Mulatto woman will have all her wants supplied by him alone, and that
he does not wish for the assistance, or security of any other man, much less of
Mr. Van Greuningen.
Stabroek, Nov. 22, 1806. C. F.
The Subscriber respectfully informs the
Public, that he undertakes house Painting, and will furnish his own materials
if required, having an assortment of Colours lately arrived for that purpose.
He also undertakes Chaise Painting and Glazing, and will use his utmost
endeavour to give satisfaction to those who think proper to favour him with
He has also for Sale at his Store Dry
Goods, Glass and Earthen Ware, and Ironmongery, cheap, for Cash or Produce.
Robb's Town, Nov. 22, 1806. A. Solis.
Op gevangen op de Plantagie Sophia, een
bruine Mer[??] met zwarte maane en staart. Den Eigenaar kon deze[?] tegens
betaaling der onkoste terug bekoomen.
Dem. den 22ste Nov. 1806. I. I. Van
Found last week, by the Negroes of
Plantation Zorg & Hoop, a Ship's Yawl, without either rudder or oars.
Whoever can prove the same to be his property, may have it restored on paying
expences, by application on the said Plantation.
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806.
Picked Up At Sea, nearly opposite the
Plantation Hague, A Punt, Twenty Five Feet long and Eight Feet broad, with one
Beam, and planked with Pitch Pine. The Owner may have it restored, on paying
the expences of this Advertisement, and remunerating the Negroes. Apply at the
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806.
N. Volkerts, having disposed of his
House and Concession No. 20, Stabroek, together with his Printing materials,
and all Right and Property in the Business, as well of the Essequebo and
Demerary Gazette as otherwise, to Thomas Bond and Adam Aulert, the same to
commence from the 31st of December next, hereby acquaints the Public therewith,
and recommends the Purchasers thereof to the particular notice of his Friends.
At the same time, he begs leave to
repeat, that it is his fixed determination to proceed to Europe early in the
next year; and as his connection with the Printing Business will entirely cease
after the said 31st of December next, he hopes he does not intrude too much on
the indulgence of the Public, by requesting as early a settlement of their
Accounts after that time as possible.
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806.
Thomas Bond and Adam Aulert most
respectfully inform the Public, that on the last of January next, they will
commence the Printing Business on their own account; N. Volkerts having for
that purpose bona fide sold them the whole concern.
In soliciting patronage and
encouragement for their undertaking, Bond and Aulert only deem it necessary to
state, that they will use every endeavour to merit it, and that they shall ever
feel grateful for the smallest favours conferred.
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806.
The attention of the Public is requested
to the foregoing Advertisements; by which it will be perceived, that, after the
31st of December next, Mr. N. Volkerts has nothing more to do with the property
of this paper; it will then continue to be printed for the emolument of T.
Bond, the present printer (under whose direction it will still continue) and
his partner A. Aulert (also regularly bred to the profession, who accompanied
him hither from England). In consequence of mutual agreement, all monies due
at the end of this year are to be received by Mr. N. Volkerts, who then takes
his final leave of the concern.
The Printer has hitherto experienced so
liberal an encouragement from all the respectable inhabitants of these
Colonies, that it would be offering an affront to doubt the continuance of such
support now he has an opportunity of reaping the benefit of his labours; on the
contrary, he believes he has only to point out the mode of rendering that
support most effective, to receive it in the fullest extent. This may be done
in a very few words. It is a fact too well known to every man in business,
that the trouble of collecting monies which are even allowed to be due, is
greater here than in any other part of the world; to avoid such difficulty,
which would fall particularly hard on young beginners, it is proposed rightly
to adhere to the plan pursued throughout the West Indies, viz. to have all
Subscriptions paid in advance, and to insert no Advertisements, but for Ready
money except for constant Customers whose accounts are settled every Three
The repeated and unasked for assurances,
which have been given of the continuance of the present numerous List of
Subscribers, and even of much additional support from those who, having
inadvertently committed themselves for one paper, and not relishing the expence
of two, could not well commence before the next year, leave little room for
apprehension on the score of diminution, and the Printer cannot for a moment
allow himself to entertain a suspicion that the absolutely requisite regulation
hereby announced, will operate to the real disadvantage of that paper, in which
it will ever be his pride and endeavour, as far as he is permitted, to lay
before the public the truth, and to hold up ridicule and deserved contempt
those who attempt to hide or disguise it.
A Subscription Book for 1807 at Thirty
three Guilders per annum is now opened by T. Bond and A. Aulert. Every
gentleman who does not send contrary orders before the 1st of January next will
be considered as continuing a Subscriber, and the Subscription Money expected
accordingly the first opportunity.
Messrs. Krieger and Sahorst, of Berbice,
Mr. Jefferies, of Mahaiconni, and Mr. S' Gravesande, of Mahaica, have kindly
offered to receive Subscriptions, for the accommodation of Gentlemen living in
Between one and two o'clock on Tuesday
last, a young man alighted from his horse at the Post Office, went in, and
inquired if there were any letters for him. On being answered in the negative,
he used much abusive language, which occasioned Mr. Williams (the Deputy
Postmaster) to desire him to depart, and to enforce his desire by pushing him
on the shoulder, when the young man drew a pistol from his pocket and shot Mr.
Williams a little above the hip. He then deliberately mounted his horse and
rode off. Mr. Williams did not fall immediately. He ordered his boy to endeavour
to seize the assassin, which was attempted, but without effect. The best
surgical assistance was immediately procured, doctors Lloyd, Duncan, and
Waddle, attended; but all attempts to extract the ball proved fruitless. He
bled profusely, did not appear to suffer much pain, was perfectly calm and
collected, and made his will.
The person of the perpetrator of this
dastardly act was well known from his former outrageous proceedings in this
Colony. We believe his name is Marcou, a creole of Santa Cruz, and, we are
sorry to say, that he has very respectable connections. The only motive
assigned for the rash act is jealousy; but that jealousy, according to account,
was for a most unworthy object - one that, if report speaks true, half the town
has had occasion to be jealous of, and whom, while so many mad-brained young
men remain here, perhaps it would be conducive to the public tranquillity [sic]
to remove, or at any rate to keep within decent bound.
The ill fated youth, who has thus
brought disgrace on himself and affliction to his family, had been heard to
declare his intention some days previous, but as he had frequently threatened
others before, and appeared to act more like a madman than a rational being, no
attention was paid to him. His going in to ask for letters, was only an
excuse. He had been past the Post-Office three times before that morning, each
time calling on Mr. Williams to come out, and using the most opprobrious
epithets. After the deed was done, it appears he rode to the house of Colin
Macrae, Esq. with what intention is not precisely ascertained; but not finding
that gentleman at home, he proceeded up the coast. He was, however, overtaken
about Cuming's Lodge by the Officers of Justice, and, with the assistance of
Doctor Robinson, secured. On their first coming up, he presented a pistol,
threatening any one who should attempt to apprehend him. Doctor Robinson,
however, advanced, and, levelling [sic] one at him, ordered him instantly to
drop it. He then turned his pistol, presented the but end and said the Doctor
might come and take it. Mr. Runnels now came up, and the former order being
repeated, he dropped it accordingly, and suffered himself to be taken into
custody. He was lodged in the barracks.
We are very happy to state, that
contrary to expectation, the wound, it is now thought, will not prove mortal.
Mr. Williams is in a progressive state of amendment; and, though the ball is
not yet extracted, nor he cannot be said to be out of danger, great hopes are
entertained that the united skill of the medical Gentlemen who attend him will
eventually be attended with success.
The Courts of Rolls of Essequebo and
Demerary will meet on Monday the 1st of December next.
A new Paper Currency is about to be
issued, from One to One Hundred Guilders, and after the 15th of December next,
no Berbice Assignations, nor other notes of that Colony, are to be considered
as a legal tender in Demerary or Essequebo.
Notice has been given in the Berbice
Gazette, that his Excellency Brigadier General James Montgomerie has taken
charge of the Administration of the Civil Government there, during the absence
of the Governor.
We understand that His Excellency
Governor van Batenburg died at Barbados soon after his arrival there. The Hon.
General's Civil Administration may therefore be of a little longer duration
than was at first expected.
A French lugger privateer, commanded by
Capt. Bidon, well known in this colony as a prize-master on board the Good
Intent brig, last week captured, on the Berbice coast, a boat belonging to J.
C. M'Leod, Esq. with two pippes of Madeira wine and two negroes on board.
Monsieur Bidon kept the wine and the negroes, and sent the boat back with a
letter to the owner, politely thanking him for the refreshment.
The American brig Hannibal, Capt.
Rogers, which arrived here yesterday, fell in, off Surinam, with two French
privateers, one of 18 guns and 100 men from Martinique, the other of 1 gun and
about 40 men from Cayenne. The former had taken the mail boat from Barbados to
Surinam; the Master of which came here in the Hannibal.
On Friday fe'nnight [sic], upwards of
twenty Spaniards landed in Capoere Creek, on the Arabian coast; but the
burghers immediately assembling, and making a great noise, they thought proper
to re embark, without effecting any thing.
A Spanish privateer was close off this
bar the greatest part of last Thursday, notwithstanding there was a colony
schooner out after her. The great superiority of sailing which she evidently
possessed enabled her to set at defiance the efforts made to come up with her.
A Gentleman was conveyed to the Barracks
on Monday morning, on presumption of having violently beaten the Drossaard the
preceding evening; he was, however, released the next day, so we imagine there
was no just ground for the charge.
Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our
Nov. 17. Brig Alligator, Daniel Fall,
from Portsmouth, (for Cargo, see Mr. Hallstead's Advertisement)
Nov. 18. Brig Sally and Jenny, C. W.
Rindge from Portsmouth, with Fish, Tobacco, Oil, Soap, Spermaceti Candles,
Butter, Lumber, &c. &c.
Nov. 18. Schooner Sally, S. Silvester,
from Baltimore, with Flour, Pork, Beef, Fish, Hams, Spermaceti and Mould
Candles, Butter, Soap, Rice, Shooks, Hoops, Staves, Crackers, Tobacco.
Nov. 18. Brig Hunter, Chas. Blanchard,
from Boston (for Cargo see Mr. Barrett's Advertisement.)
Nov. 20. Schooner Eliza, [?] P. Augur,
from Newhaven, with Horses, Cattle, Beef, Pork, Herrings, Flour, Cornmeal,
Fish, Tobacco, Coffee Bags, Candles, Vinegar, Soap, Butter, Salt, Staves,
Shooks, Potatoes, Poultry.
Nov. 21. Schooner Hannah Matilda, I.
Williams, for Boston.
Nov. 22. Brig Neptune, Chs. Shepherd,
for New York.
Nov. 22. Ship Belleisle, W. Gemmell,
List of Runway and Arrested Slaves. [not
Printed by T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam,