Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1806 November 29


Ao. 1806 )


Essequebo and Demerary


( No. 205.

Saturday, the 29th of November.

Secretary's Office. This is to inform the Public that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Mr. Thomas Delisle, in fourteen days, from November 18.
Mr. Henry C. Pollard, in fourteen days, from November 22.
Mr. H. Van Kerkwyk, in fourteen days, from November 25.
Mr. Josiah Knisey, in fourteen days, from November 25.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.

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
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary deezen 18 November 1806.
F. Horn gezw Clercq.

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. &c.
[illegible - four or five words] Exploiteur deezer Colonie na voor [illegible] reght pleging, ten overstaan van heeren raaden Commissarissen en den Secretaris, ten Raadhuise op de Hoofdplaats Stabroek den 2de December aanstaande, zal op[??[en en aand [very difficult to transcribe - court cases Richard Bas Daly contra James Parss]
[Francis Stanford contra Duncan Steward about an Acceptance of George Laing]

Notice is hereby given to the Inhabitants of Stabroek, to be particularly cautious how they suffer any Cows to come near the Premises of a certain Half Concession, Lott [sic] [space] situated on the back part of the South Dam of Stabroek, as the Owner thereof makes it his daily practice to order his Negroes to let open the gates of his Concession, in order to trap Cattle; by taking which to the Barrack, he comes in for a share of the Fees, amounting only to Nine Dollars!
Demerary, Nov. 22, 1806. H. C. Evertsz.

TO BE LET, [heading]
On the North Dam of Stabroek, Lot No. 21, formerly occupied by Messrs. McInroy, Sandbach, & Co. a large Logie, fit for a Store, and other Accommodations, to be taken instant possession of. Apply to the proprietor
Stabroek, Nov. 29, 1806. F. S. Swanke.

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.
Werk & Rust, Nov. 29, 1806.

The Public are hereby informed that the Domicilium of R. Tapers is no longer at the house of
Demerary, Nov. 29, 1806. D. P. Simon.

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.
Demerary, Nov. 29, 1806. K. I. Kotwyk,
L. S. Van Basel,
Appointed Executors by the Court.

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.
Demerary, Nov. 29, 1806. R. Onink, Secretary.

Just Imported in the last Ships, and for Sale by the Subscribers:
[first column]
Pickles and Spiced Salmon
Pine Cheese
Refined Sugar
[second column]
Irish Mess Beef and Pork in whole and half barrels
New Irish Butter
Bottled Porter
And sundry Articles of Dry Goods
[end columns]
Dem. Nov. 29, 1806. Underwood, Johnson, & Co.

The Subscribers have for Sale, on moderate terms, for immediate Payment, the following Articles, viz.
[first column]
Salt in tierces
Oats and Beans in puncheons
Porter in bottles, barrels, and hhds
Pale and Brown Beer in bottles and barrels
Irish Butter in firkins
Tongues in kegs
Earthenware in casks (assorted)
Vinegar in jugs
[second column]
Iron Pots
Nails assorted, from 4d. to 30d.
Brown Holland
Linen and Cotton Stripes
Nun's and coloured Threads
Adelphi Cotton Thread
Lime in hogsheads
Coffee Tierces, &c. &c.
Dem. Nov. 29, 1866 [sic]. M'Inroy, Sandbach, & M'Bean.

FOR SALE [heading]
A Boat's Crew, consisting of Five Good Sailor Negroes, Three of which are capable of taking charge of a Boat as Captain, will be sold separately or together, as may suit a Purchaser. Enquire of the Printer.
Demerary, Nov. 29, 1806.

For Sale, Twelve excellent Cotton Gin Mills, at a reasonable Price; apply at the Office of this Paper.
Demerary, den 29ste Nov. 1806.

On Thursday the 4th December, at the Vendue Office, an assortment of Dry Goods just imported, consisting of Salempores, Fine and Coarse Irish Linens, Britannias, Platillas, Long Lawn, Cottons, Cambricks, Candles, Soap, &c. &c.
Nov. 28, 1806.
On Monday the 8th December, at the Store of W. Roach, Esq. Irish Mess Beef in half barrels, ditto ditto Pork in ditto, ditto Tongues in ditto, ditto Butter in firkins, Kegs of Dutch Butter, Rounds of Beef, Split Peas, Old Cogniac Brandy, Gin in cases, Old Rum, Madeira Wine in Pipes and Half Buts, Hyson Tea in Chests and Canisters, Refined Sugar, Pickles in Boxes assorted, Taunton Ale, Bristol Beer and London Porter, Paints and Oil, Candles, Soap, Lard; also a variety of Dry Goods and Hardware.
Nov. 28, 1806.
On Wednesday the 10th December, without reserve, at Three Months' Credit, at the Store of Mr. Wm. Lucas, the remaining Stock of Robert Jackson and Wm. Lucas, viz Checks, Stripes, Platillas, Britannia, Sheeting, Irish Linen, Madras and Pullicat Handkerchiefs Printed Calicoes, Muslins, Gentlemen's Hats, Cloths, Kerseymeres, Nankeens, Glass Ware, Hams, Cheese, Butter, Soap, Candles, Beef, Pork, Salmon, Gin, Brandy, Tobacco, and what further may appear on the day of Sale.
Nov. 28, 1806.
On Thursday the 11th December, at the Vendue Office, Irish Linen, Calicoes, Muslins, Dimities, Cutlery, Negroes, &c. &c.
Nov. 28, 1806.

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.
Demerary, Nov. 29, 1806. I. S. Masse.

For Sale by the Subscriber at his Stork [sic] on the American Stelling: Irish Potatoes
Ling Fish in boxes
Best superfine Flour
Hams and Cheese
Beer and Porters
Demerary, Nov. 29, 1806. F. Meagher.

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,
"When a Lady's in the case,
"All other things must give place;"
and, conceiving that the article in question may really be the production of a female, whose signature it bears, and whose native modesty (the most pleasing characteristic of her sex) alone prevented her from sending it in the customary and proper manner, he not only most readily waves every consideration of form and allows it a place, but he has given all possible effect to it, by correcting a few inaccuracies in the orthography, & - which, however, were very trifling, and appear to have been principally occasioned by the writer being bell [sic] acquainted with the French language. The mistake as to the application of what may be called a technical term, is likewise excusable in a female, who cannot be supposed to be acquainted with such things; but so good a hand at a double entendre might have known that the observation with which the postscript concludes could not, by any stretch, apply to the Printer.
"Mr. Bond,
"The lady you allude to in your last Gazette of Nov. 22 as being a most unworthy object of jealousy - 'one that, if report speaks true, half the town has had occasion to be jealous of' - think, it her duty to inform you, that here circle (of acquaintances) is not yet stretched so wide as you suppose; but that it is on the contrary, too much contracted for a Printer's Devil, who has no proper measure (or decency) to be admitted into it. MARIA.
"P.S. I request you to insert this my letter in your next number, as I do not like that your numerous Subscribers should be misled concerning my person, which has always been company for your betters [print unclear], who had power enough to remove you, Sir."

Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our Last.

Nov. 24. Brig Hannibal, Robert Rogers, from Portsmouth, with Lumber, Staves, Shooks, Shingles, Hoops, Potatoes, Sheep, Crackers, Oars, Truse [?] Hoops, Beef, Fish, and Butter.
Nov. 25. Brig Tropic, N. Archer, from Portland, with Beef, Candles, Butter, Lard, Hams, and Tongues.
Nov. 27. Ship Minerva, L. S[illegible], from London, with Plantation Stores & Dry Goods.
Nov. 27. Ship Mary, W. Miller, from Liverpool.

Nov. 20. Schooner Catharine, B. Chandler, for Boston.

List of Runway and Arrested Slaves. [not transcribed]

Printed by T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam, Stabroek.

Supplement to the Essequebo and Demerary Gazette.


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