Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1806 November 29
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Alzoo dene Heer Jacob Pantlitz
voorneemens is tot herstel van zyne Gezondheit binnen zes weeken van hier naa
elders te vertrekken zoo word zulks mits deesen bekend gemaakt ten einde die
geenen welke iets van hem te pretendeeren hebbe, of hem verschuldigd zyn, hunne
pretensien koomen ontsangen of hunne schulden betaalen, ter zyner Domicilium
Krachtens twee Stuks bekome
Authorisatien van Zyn Excellentie den Hoog Gebooren Heer H. W. Bentinck, Lieut.
Gouverneur over de Colonien Rio Essequebo & Demerary, &c. &c.
PRACTICA EST MULTIPLEX. [heading]
TO BE LET, [heading]
J. Thibou Mathews, LL.D. respectfully
requests the Gentlemen who have entrusted him with papers, to call at his
Office and take them up, paying the expences, in order to enable him to settle
such accounts as are produced against him; as he intends declining business.
The Public are hereby informed that the
Domicilium of R. Tapers is no longer at the house of
All those who have any Demands against
the Estate of the late O. I. Laurin, Esq. are requested to render in their
Accounts to Mr. Van Sande, at the House lately occupied by the deceased, and
those indebted to the said Estate, to come and discharge the same, in order to
enable the Executors to settle his Affairs as speedily as possible.
The attendance of every Gentleman
belonging to the Society L'Harmonie is requested by the Commissaries on
Saturday next, the 6th of December, when the half-yearly Meeting will be held.
Just Imported in the last Ships, and for
Sale by the Subscribers:
The Subscribers have for Sale, on
moderate terms, for immediate Payment, the following Articles, viz.
FOR SALE [heading]
For Sale, Twelve excellent Cotton Gin
Mills, at a reasonable Price; apply at the Office of this Paper.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
The Undersigned thinks it incumbent on
him to state, for the satisfaction of the friends of I. C. Overbrook, Esq. that
though the Backhouse, Capt. Kelly, in which vessel that Gentleman and his
family were passengers, has foundered at sea, it appears by a letter from Mr.
Wussand (who went to Liverpool in the Brothers, one of the same fleet) that all
the passengers and crew were saved.
For Sale by the Subscriber at his Stork
[sic] on the American Stelling: Irish Potatoes
A Book Almanack for the Year 1807, is now in preparation at this Office, calculated for these Colonies; also one for Berbice. Due notice will be given of the time of publication.
The Court of Rolls of Essequebo and Demerary will meet on Monday next.
A most curious cause was tried at the Recess Court here on Wednesday last. A lady who (after having been respectably married twenty two years, and brought her husband seven children) had so far forgot her duty, and abandoned every praiseworthy feeling, as to elope to another man, sought, by law, not only to make good her iniquitous proceeding, but to strip her injured husband of his property, by means of an alleged contract and a charge of neglect. To the honour of the Court, however, and to the great satisfaction of the public, she completely failed in her attempt. The Gentleman is reestablished in his possessions, and is permitted to put the marital law in force against his wife, for which purpose she is summoned to appear before Commissaries Wednesday next. We do not wish to lacerate the already-too-deeply wounded feelings of a distressed father and his innocent offspring by mentioning names. As to that of the sighing, dying paramour - this gentle, love-sick swain has, we understand, rendered himself so remarkable by his extraordinary tender family regards, that no one can be mistaken in him. The subject was an excellent one for the learned Gentlemen of the Bar to enlarge and display their wit on, and we are told the opportunity was not lost.
We are happy to inform the public, that orders are given to have the Fire Engines, &c. put into proper repair. We believe this great public benefit may be attributed to the following little private circumstance: - Some negroes boiling their pot on a concession in Stabroek last Wednesday morning, either by accident or inattention suffered a lump of fat pork, or other oily substance, to escape from the fou fou into the fire, which of course made a bit of a blaze. The neighbouring gentry immediately fancied the flame to be as high as the house, and straightway the circumstance was made known to the Hon. the Fiscal, who promptly issued the orders above mentioned. It is an old and true saying, that important advantages often spring from the most insignificant causes. Thus what could not be accomplished, a few months ago, by the conflagration of a whole range of negro houses, has now been achieved by the simple combustion of a negro pepper-pot!
We understand that some new regulations have been made in the Exploiteur's Office; by one of which, the two junior Deurwarders (Messrs. s' Gravesande and Loncke) are in future to have an equal share with the three elder ones. Mr. s' Gravesande has obtained leave of absence to re-establish his health, during which, it is believed, Mr. Van Kinschot will officiate.
We understand that H. C. Wahl, Esq. is appointed Post-holder at Pomeroon.
We are sorry to have to state, that the Backhouse, one of the homeward bound fleet, which left these seas in the middle of June last, on board of which were Mr. Overbrook and Family, foundered at sea; the lives of the passengers and crew were, however, saved. A vessel from the islands was also lost at sea, we understand. The remained reached England the latter end of September.
The American brig Neptune, Capt. Chas. Shepherd, which was proceeding to sea, was detained on Monday by his Majesty's gun-brig Demerara; two seamen belonging to the man of war having been found on board her. Report says, that in the search for the men, some circumstances transpired, which, it was thought, would cause her to take a trip to Barbados; she has, however, since been released.
Mr. Williams, we are very happy to say, is nearly out of danger.
The new Paper money has at length made its appearance. In the delicate hands of a negro, it seems likely that this paper, though at present crowned with success, will last just as many weeks as days.
Demerary hoax - A Gentleman, who has since been styled Lord Lauderdale, amused himself last Sunday in the following manner. He cut out of an old newspaper a paragraph stating that Peace had been concluded, and, omitting the names and dates, read it aloud, in the presence of several Gentlemen, as news just imported. The scheme succeeded tolerably well at first, as, by dextrously putting his thumbs over the dates, he could shew his authority in print; but the delusion did not last so long as it otherwise would, because it was on the wrong side the question. What we wish to be true, we readily believe; and if the Gentleman had thought proper to hoax the other way, we will venture to affirm that his success would have been much greater; and it is most probable there would then have been issued another guilder's worth of "important intelligence for the gratification of the Public."
The death of Governor van Batenburg will most likely cause considerable change in the different departments of Administration at Berbice. The wished of the great majority of the people there, will now, no doubt, be gratified by beholding the Hon. P. Eggers, formerly Fiscal and acting Governor, seated in the Court of Policy and Criminal Justice.
J. T. Mathews, Esq. LL.D. and W. Dodgson, Esq. of this Colony, are appointed Secretary and Receiver of Berbice, to commence the exercise of their functions the first of January next. But their appointments, we understand, are not at all connected with the death of the Governor.
Last week died, at Leguan Island, Essequebo, the Widow Rappert, at the great age of 93 years, 6 months, and 15 days.
The following delectable morceau was
picked up yesterday morning outside the gate of this Office by the Printer's
Devil (or errand-boy), and brought to the person to whom it is addressed.
Although the columns of this paper are always open to the insertion of
observations, whether by way of correction or otherwise, the Printer does not
consider himself by any means bound to admit whatever anonymous communications
may be thrown on the dame before the door. However,
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.