Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1807 January 31


Ao. 1807 )


Essequebo and Demerary


( No. 214.

Saturday, the 31st of January.

The Box containing the Votes of the Inhabitants for the Election of a Kiezer, and of two Financial Representatives, agreeably to His Excellency's late Proclamation, having been opened yesterday, it was found that, by a large majority, James Johnstone, Esq. had been elected to the former, and James Ogle and Thomas Mewburn, Esqrs. to the latter situation
Court House, Jan. 31, 1807. P. F. Tinne,
Dep. Sec. of the Colony.

The Honorable Court of Justice of this Colony will meet again on Monday, the 16th of February next ensuing.
January 30, 1807.

Secretary's Office. This is to inform the Public that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Mr. Robert McCulloch, in fourteen days, from January 17.
Mr. Rowland Hacket, in fourteen days, from January 23.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.

Notice is hereby given, that the Domicilium Citandi et Executandi, of the Subscriber, is at the House of C. Hofstede, Esq. LL.D in Stabroek.
January 30, 1807. C. I. Bo[umlaut]rner.

The Subscribers inform the Publick, that the Power given to Mrs. Ward and J. Luke jointly is from this date void; and all who have demands against Jos. Ward, contracted by J. Luke, q.q. are requested to render them for Payment in three weeks, otherwise they cannot be allowed.
Demerary, January 30, 1807. Jos. Ward.
John Luke.

The Undersigned has resigned Business, and intending to leave this Colony in Six Weeks, hereby informs those concerned, that all Accounts not settled to his satisfaction before his departure, will be put into the hands of his Attorney, N. Rousselet, Esq. to be sued for without distinction of characters.
January 31, 1807. I. T. Barrett.

NOTICE. [heading]
The Subscriber hereby, for the last time, calls the attention of persons concerned to an Advertisement published in the Essequebo & Demerary Gazette of August 24th, 1805, and continued for some weeks afterwards, by Joseph B. Sandiford and Himself, who had been carrying on Business under the Firm of Wm. Hallstead & Co. That Advertisement informed the Public of the Dissolution of the said Copartnership on the 23d of that months, and required all persons concerned therein, either as Debtors or Creditors, to call on the Subscriber for settlement and payment; but, with respect to the former class, the Advertisement has been totally disregarded by many, though his applications, either personally or by letter, have not been wanting. As they must be conscious of this, no further application will be made by him; but the influence of a Lawyer will be resorted to, if timely measure be not taken to prevent it.
Demerary, Jan. 31, 1807. Wm. Hallstead.

WM. HALLSTEAD [heading]
Informs his Friends and Customers generally, that there is the same pressing Necessity of collecting the Debts due to himself on the 31st December last, as there is for collecting those alluded to in his other Advertisement of this date. If he should not be enabled, through their assistance, to effect this in a short time, it will place him in a state of great embarrassment, as he has no other means of satisfying persons who have claims against him. He presumes nothing further is necessary to be said to those who are able and willing to pay.
He proposes selling off his remaining Stock of Provisions, Dry Goods, Ironmongery, &c. at what they cost him, for prompt payment in Cash, Cotton, or Coffee. Particulars of these Goods will appear the next week. Any of his former punctual customers, who may not find it convenient to send such payment for what they may require, can be supplied on the usual terms.
Demerary, Jan. 31, 1807.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the 4th and 5th of February, at the Store of Mr. Robert Younghusband, a general assortment of Dry Goods, Sadlery, Crockery and Earthenware, Canvas, Sugar, &c.
Jan. 30, 1807.

FOR SALE, [heading]
On Front of Plantation Incertitude (next to Vriedestein, belonging to Chas. Edmonston, Esq.) Three Lots of Negro Houses, all New, framed in Wallaba feels [sic] and Wallaba pasts, 6 inches square, and 8 feet in height, say 149 feet in length, more or less, and 18 feet wide; the whole covered with troolies. Likewise, a New house Frame, 40 by 22, one story and a half high, with a Portico, 10 by 10, the whole height. If not sold by Private Sale before the 1st of March next, the same will be exposed at Public Vendue, of which due notice will be given. For further information, apply to James Jackson or William Harris.
Stabroek, Jan. 29, 1807.

Absconded from the Subscriber, a Negro Man named Louis, and a Ditto Boy named Smart. They are supposed to be lurking about the Fort. Whoever will apprehend and restore either or both of them, shall be handsomely rewarded by
Jan. 31, 1807. James Jackson.
No. 52, Brick Dam.

STOLEN, [heading]
On Monday night last, from the Mouth of the South Canal, a Tent Punt, 29 feet and a half long, and 9 & a half broad, with Deterba ends, and a New Cable and Grappling Iron. Whoever will give such information to the Undersigned as may lead to the restoration of it, will be handsomely rewarded.
Jan. 31, 1807. James Jackson.

TO BE SOLD [heading]
A Water Lot, in the front of Plantation Vlissingen, with an extensive Platform viz 100 feet by 60, suitable Buildings, adjoining Miss Nelly Blair's on the Westward, and Mr. Neale's on the Northward. Apply to Mr. Francis Meagher, American Stelling.
January 31, 1807.

The Undersigned, having opened a Blacksmith's Shop, on the Fore Ground of Werk & Rust, in the same house lately occupied by Mr. Schapers, hereby informs the Planters, Merchants, &c. thereof, and begs leave to assure them and the Public in general, that no pains will be spared on his part to recommend himself to their favour and encouragement.
Jan. 31, 1807. Chris. Schafher.

Van den Ondergeteekende, op dato 18 dezes, een NEGERINNE genaamd Bettie, voormalig behoord hebbende aan de Heer Verwayen, en ingevolge zekere berigten 't veer van Stabroek zonder pas is overgebragt; versoekende ieder die de gemelde Negerinne mogte zien, haar op te vargen, en aan de Bariks of by den Ondergeteekende te leveren, zal daar voor eerlyk beloond worden.
Plan. Bendorf, den 27 Jan. 1807. G. T. H. Milborn.

Ofgevischt in de rivier een plaate Pont, circa 21 voeten lang en 7 voeten breed (mooglyk van een Zucker Plantagie). De regt Eigenaar kan dezelve by betaaling der kosten en vooy voor de Negers terug bekoomen op Plantagie Klein Pouderoyen, door den Directeur H. Eils.
Demerary, den 27ste January 1807.

Run Away from the Undersigned, a few Days ago, a coal black Negro Man, named Sam, with many old marks of the whip about him. He was purchased at Public Vendue from the Boedel of T. L. Cramer, Esq. the 1st of October last, and is said to have formerly been the property of John Hopkinson, Esq. Whoever will lodge him in the Barracks, or return him to the Undersigned, shall be handsomely rewarded.
January 31, 1807. W. A. Leeseman.

TO BE SOLD, [heading]
A Neat Gig, with Curricle Springs, and elegant S[illegible] and Landum [sic] Harness. Also, an elegant Saddle Rose and a Gig Ditto; both warranted. Likewise, a stout Negro Man, of good conduct and a complete Groom; together with several house Boys, worth the attention of any Gentleman desirous of purchasing servants. Apply to the Printer of this Paper.
January 31, 1807.

Superior flavoured Cette Brandy
January 29, 1807. Thomas Shute & Co.

The Members of the Eendragt Society are hereby informed, that on Wednesday, the 4th of February, a Balloting will take place.
Demerary, Jan. 24, 1807. T. Duim, Secretary.

The Subscriber, intending to leave the Colony early in the month of June next, will be obliged to those indebted to her for a speedy Payment of their Accounts.
Any persons having Demands against her, are desired to render in their respective accounts at her house for settlement.
She is now selling off, for Cash, the Goods specified at foot (which are of the very First Quality), at the following Reduced Prices:
[first column]
Men's Patent Silk hats f 22
Do. Fine White Beaver Do. 16 10
Do. Do. Black Do. 15
Inferior Do. Do. 6
Women's Black Beaver do. 16 10
Silk Do. Do. 19 5
Do. Do. Bonnets 18
Children's Lift Plush Do. 7
Women's do. Do. 9
Fine Split Straw Bonnets and Hats, dressed 22
Plain Do. Do. 12
Large Leghorn bonnets 7
Children's Do. Do. 4
Large Leghorn Hats 6
Small Do. Do. 3
Town made Boots 22
Do. Do. Fine Shoes 7
Long Military Feathers 7
Black Velvet Stocks 3
Sward Knots 5 10
India Nankeens, per Roll 33
Long Do. Do. per Piece 6
Fine Cambrick Cravats 2
Ready-made Fine Cott. Shirts 10
Linen Inferior Do. 5 10
[second column]
White Trowsers f 4
Spring Braces f 4 & 5
Fine Britannias 6
Black & White Silk Stockings 12
Plain White Silk Gloves 6
Do. Do. Mitts 5
Large Umbrellas 18
Small Do. 9
Japanned Muslin, per Piece 19
India Stripe Do. 7 yards, 44
Coloured Br. Muslin pr ps. 18
Italian Sarcenets per Do. 22
Dress D. Do. per Do. 44
Plated Castors 27 10
Do. in Morocco Stands 18
Bottle Stands, per pair 3
Plated Candlesticks, per do. 18
Pontipool Do. per do, 6
Do. Coffee Bagging [sic] 16 10
Smaller Do. Do. 13
A Lady's elegant inlaid Dressing Table 229
A Tea Cellaret 44
A Mahogany Wardrobe 264
Green Tea, per lb. 6
The Subscriber also offers for Sale the House she at present occupies. It is perfectly commodious for a small family; is built of Colony Wood, and has lately been put in thorough repair.
North Dam, Stabroek, Christian Clifton.
Jan. 30, 1807.

Picked Up by the Subscriber a Ship's Boat. The Owner may have her restored by paying the expences for advertising, and rewarding the Negroes, on application to Mr. Breurman, Plantation Velzenhoofd.
January 31, 1807. H. H. Schapers.

WANTS EMPLOY, [heading]
A Young Man, who can be well recommended, and who understands the Dutch, English, and French Languages. A Letter addressed A. B. and left at this Office, will be duly attended to.
Jan. 31, 1807.

The Undersigned as Executor to the Estate of Doctor Peter T. Simson, having since the demise of his Joint-Executor, Gidney Howard, Esq. caused a Statement of the Boedel to be formed, has intrusted the Collection of the Estate's debt- to Mr. James Greenwood, Sworn Bookkeeper, and hopes he will meet with every assistance from those who may be indebted, there being an absolute and pressing necessity of bringing the affairs to a close.
The Creditors of the Estate will, he doubts not, wait the issue of a couple of months.
January 31, 1807. R. Harding.

The Subscribers have just received by the ship Betsey, Capt. Chipman, from Wilmington, a choice Cargo of P. P. Boards and Plank and Ranging Timber, and Cypress Shingles, which they are now landing at their Stores in Cumingsburg, on moderate Terms, for immediate Payment.
Jan. 31, 1807. Telford, Naghten, Co.

We understand that the Hon. Members of the Court of Policy held a meeting on Thursday last, to take into consideration the mischievous consequences likely to result to these Colonies from the restriction on the importation of Tar, when two Petitions were drawn up concerning it; one to be forwarded to the Government at home, and the other to His Excellency the Governor, praying that, in the intermediate time, His Excellency would be pleased to adopt some measures of relief.

The ordinary Meeting of the Court of Policy, it is probable, will take place on the 23d of February.

The Court of Justice will not meet till the 16th Feb.

His Excellency the Governor came to town yesterday for the first time since his indisposition.

The Civil side of the Barracks was broken through on Thursday night last, and seven prisoners made their escape, one of them a mulatto man who was confined for debt. Another (the eighth) was secured by the watchman in the attempt. We understand that no blame can attach to any of those connected with the care of the prisoners; the part of the building whence they effected their escape, having become quite rotten from the natural decay of the wood.

HORSE RACE. [heading]
A Race was run on Monday morning last from the Blockhouse to the Kitty (about a mile), between a grey horse called Broken Jaw, the property of Mr. Foote, a celebrated horse-dealer, lately arrived from North America, and a stallion belonging to Mr. Breton. The former was rode by his owner; the latter by Capt. Hill, who made the bet, and who is considered one of the best horsemen in the country. The money staked at first was 50 Joes, and the American to give 100 feet; but we believe the sum was afterwards doubled, for which Mr. Foote gave 10 Joes premium. Many other bets were of course depending; but the odds, notwithstanding the distance given, were latterly so much in favour of Broken Jaw, that none could be obtained on the ground, and the even justified the general opinion. Mr. Foote, with the greatest ease, passed his opponent before he reached the Cocoa Nut Tree (about a quarter of a mile); and all the rest of the way, the only exertion requisite on his part, appeared to be to hold in Broken Jaw, lest he should leave the Captain too far behind to allow himself the pleasure of occasionally talking to him.
Broken Jaw is not made like an English racer; no one would suppose him so capable a horse from viewing him in the stable, or from his appearance when rode by his master on the yankee canter along the Dam; but his looks are very deceitful, and he has a peculiar mode of running, throwing his hind feet remarkably forward, which gives him an astonishing spring.
Captain Hill was neatly dressed, and touched off in the jockey style; but Mr. Foote was not even in the common way, at least the common English way, for he threw off both hat and shoes before he started. His motive for the latter circumstance, viz. riding without shoes, occasioned much conjecture among some of the spectators; but we did not hear a more philosophical reason given by any one than by an Irish soldier, who swore by the Holy Virgin, and by all the powers of St. Patrick, that to be sure it could be for nothing at all else than to spur the poor crature [sic] with his big long ten toe nails all the whole way.
We hear that another match is on the carpet, for which a horse is in training.

Things of this kind generally cause some after-sport; accordingly we find that the same evening, about eleven o'clock, another race took place in the New Town; but it was of rather a different description from that of the morning. The heroes were not horses, nor exactly asses, but of a superior order of being, and the bet was only for a ham and turkey. The parties had been in good training a few hours previous to starting, of course neither was deficient in spirit; but, contrary to expectation, the solidity of age triumphed over the impetuosity of youth, and, we are happy to say, no accident happened.

Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our Last.

Jan. 24. Ship America, R. M'Ewan, from Berbice, with Bottled Liquor, B[illegible], Bricks, Hams, Earthenware, Tongues, Printed Cottons, Hardware, Tierces, Lime, Slates, &c.

Jan. 27. Ship Grace, R. Spencer, for New York.
Jan. 27. Brig Velocity, H. Gartner, for Baltimore.
Jan. 27. Brig Jane, A. Jenkins, for Saco.
Jan. 27. Brig Greyhound, S. Gilpatrick, [blank]

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, on this 31st day of January, 1807,

in the Stocks of Demerary.



By whom brought.





Rieth (in Berbice)



Trulock, do.

J. Kenyon.


Brittlebank, do.

I. Turner.






R. Murray.







James (Mulat.)

Barker in Esseq.




Pl. Columbian.





Pl. Groot Diamond.




Pl. Georgia.


B. Hall.




Mr. Daly's Baas.






J. James.






Jeffery, Mahaconi.

With 6 Negroes of Plantation Bushy Park, in Mahaiconi.
And 3 New Negroes, the names of their Owners unknown.
J. Runnels, Drossaart.

Published by Bond and Aulert, No. 20, Brick Dam, Stabroek.


By Virtue of Sentence duly obtained by regular legal process, and by Authority, I, the undersigned first Marshal of this Colony shall expose for sale to the highest bidder before the Hon. the Commissaries and the Secretary, at the Court House, Stabroek, on Tuesday, the 3d of February next,
The Negro named Pieter taken in Execution in behalf of N. Morehouse triumphant, contra W. Williams,
Meanwhile any person imagining they have right to oppose the said Sale, must address themselves to the Undersigned, and those who wish to profit by the said
Sale, must attend on the aforesaid day at the place of Sale accordingly
Rio Demerary, Jan. 24, 1807. M. Smit, First Exploiteur


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