ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
Saturday, January 31st, 1807.
By His Excellency Henry William Bentinck, Lieutenant Governor in
and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, with ther [sic] Dependent
Districts, President in all Courts and Colleges, &c. &c. &c.
Having received an Address from the Members of the Court of Policy
or Colonial Legislature, in support of a Petition presented to me some time
before, by a great number of Merchants and Planters, representing the absolute
necessity of these Colonies receiving a constant supply of Tar to keep afloat
the immense number of Boats and Craft of every description, without which
nothing can be conveyed from one part of the Colony to the other, and
requesting in consideration of the certain and utter distress which must
shortly ensue from the want of so indispensable an Article, that the Tar on
board of some American Vessels now in Port, and which in consequence of His
Majesty's late Order in Council, they had not been allowed To Sell, might be
landed for the present supply of the Colony; - And whereas, from these Colonies
having, since their late Surrender to His Majesty's Arms, been almost entirely
Supplied with that Article from the United States of America, the quantity
thereof imported from Great Britain during the last Year being only Six
Barrels, there is no prospect whatever of the scarcity of Tar already felt
being removed by the arrival of the Fleet now momently expected from England.
I therefore taking into consideration the urgent representations
so made and finding on enquiry, the same to be well founded, have thought
proper, to issue this my Proclamation, thereby Permitting the Tar and Pitch now
in Port, and amounting, agreeable to a return thereof, to Three Hundred and
twelve Barrels, to be landed for the present supply of the Inhabitants, until
their Orders for Tar from England can be attended to, or until the Pleasure of
His Majesty shall be known on the statements transmitted by me, and subject to
the same duties that are Paid on other imports from America.
This indulgence being solely granted from the conviction I have of
its paramount necessity at the present moment, cannot on any account be
expected to be repeated, and I do consequently seriously Warn the Planters and
other Inhabitants concerned, to take immediate measures for ensuring a
sufficient supply of Tar from His Majesty's Dominions, to prevent the
recurrence of a scarcity similar to that which they now experience, and for
which then they would only have to blame their own want of foresight.
And I do hereby require all those whom it may concern to take
Notice hereof accordingly.
Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms, at the King's House in
Stabroek, this thirtieth day of January 1807, and in the forty-seventh Year of
His Majesty's Reign.
H. W. Bentinck.
By His Excellency's Command,
John Brown, Got. Secty.
The Box containing the Votes of the Inhabitants for the Election
of a Keizer and of two finantial [sic] Representatives, agreeable to His
Excellency's late Proclamation, having been opened Yesterday it was found that
by a large majority, Js. Johnstone Esqr. had been elected to the Former, and
Jas. Ogle and Thos. Mewburn Esqrs. to the latter Situation.
Court-House, 31st January 1807.
P. F. Tinne,
Dy. Sect. of the Colony.
New Advertisements. [heading]
The Subscribers have just received by the Ship Betsey, Captain
Chipman, from Wilmington, a choice cargo of Pitch Pine Boards and Plank, and
Ranging Timber, and Cypress Shingles, which they are now landing at their
stores in Cumingsburgh, for sale on moderate terms for immediate payment.
Telford, Naghten & Co.
For Sale by the Subscribers (Per Pipe or Gallon); a Quantity of
Superior Flavoured Cette Brandy.
Thomas Shute & Co.
Demerary, 31st January 1807.
The Undersigned as Executor to the Estate of Doctor Peter T.
Simson, having since the demise of his joint Executor Gidney Howard Esqr.
caused a statement of the Boedel to be formed, has entrusted the collection of
the Estate's debts to Mr. James Greenwood, sworn Book-Keeper, 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
January 31st. Rd. Harding.
The Subscriber intends leaving the Colony for the Benefit of his
Health, request all those who are indebted to him, to make immediate payment;
to those who have worried through 1806 by Promises, will observe that no
further indulgence can be expected, (unless settled on or before the 12th
February,) their respective Notes and Accounts will be put into the hands of an
31st Jany. John Clapham.
The Subscriber intending to quit the Colony in the course of two
months, requests all those that are indebted to him to liquidate the same; also
all those that have any demands against him to come and receive payment. He
also offers to hire five excellent Negroes, (two stout men, one washer woman
and two house boys), and will either sell or let his House next to the premises
of Messrs. Kent & Leslie, Werk and Rust. For further particulars apply to
D. Cargil [sic].
Werk and Rust, 31st January, 1807.
For Sale 100 Gin Cranks with Brasses complete; an assortment of
Coopers and Carpenters tools, Pruning Knives, &c. &c. Apply to the
Demerary, 31st January 1807.
For Sale. [heading]
A House Frame of Colony Wood, forty feet by twenty-four, two story
high, of ten feet each story. For further particulars apply to L. D'Helliand,
Stabroek. January 31st, 1807.
Runaway from the Subscriber a Negro Man named Mentus, formerly the
property of Peter Grundie deceased, the said Negro is of a Yellow complexion,
in stature about five feet, was some time since taken out of the Block-House,
and now strongly suspected to be harboured about the Fort, having very lately
been seen there, any person apprehending and delivering him to Messrs. Frier
& Morgan, shall receive a Reward Two Joes, and any person found harbouring
him shall be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the Law.
31st Jany. G. Lockett.
Notice is hereby given on the part of the Secretary, that the
following Persons intend Quitting this Colony, at the expiration of the
following dates, Viz -
Mr. Robert McCulloh, in 14 days, from Jan. 22
Mr. Rowland Hackett, in 14 days, from Jan. 23.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.
The Subscriber, hereby, for the last time, call the attention of
Persons concerned, to an Advertisement published in the Essequebo and Demerary
Gazette of August 24th, 1805, and continued 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 Month, 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 restored [sic] to, if timely measures be not
taken to prevent it.
Demerary, January 31st, 1807.
Wm. Hallstead, [heading]
Informs his Friends and Customers generally, that there is the
same pressing necessity for collecting the Debts due to himself on 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, January 31st, 1807.
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 Person having demads [sic] against her, are desired to
render in their respective accounts at her Store, for a final 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: -
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
Do. silk hats . . . 19 5
Do. do. bonnets . . . 18
Childrens light flush do. 7
Women's do. do. . . . . 9
Fine split straw bonnets and hats dressed, 22
Plain do. do. . . . . 12
Large leghorn bonnets, . . . 7
Childrens do. do. . . . 4
Large leghorn hats, . . . 6
Small do. do., . . . . 3
Town made boots, . . . 22
Do. do. fine shoes, . . . 7
Black Velvet stocks, . . . 3
Sword knotts, . . . 5 10
India Nankeens per bolt, . . 33
Long do. do. per piece, . . . 6
Fine cambric cravats . . . . 2
Ready made fine cotton shirts, . 10
Linen inferior do. do. . . . 5 10
White Trowsers, . . . 4
Spring braces, . . . 4 & 5
Fine britanias, . . . 6
Black and white silk stockings, .12
Plain white silk gloves, . . . 6
Do. mitts do. . . . . 5
Large Umbrellas, . . . . 18
Small do. . . . . 9
Japaned muslin per piece, . . . 19 5
India stripe do. 7 yards, . . . 44
Coloured British per piece 18
Italian sarsenetts do. 22
Dress do. . . . 44
Plated Castors, . . . 27 10
Do. in Morocco stands, . . . . 18
Bottle stands per pair, . . . 3
Plated Candlesticks per pair, 18
Pontipool do. do. . . . . 6
Do. Coffee biggins, . . . 16 10
Smaller do. do. . . . . . 13
A Ladies elegant inlaid dressing table 220
A Tea Celleret, . . . 44
A Mahogany Wardrobe, . . . 264
Green Tea per lb. 6
The Subscriber offer 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, 31st January 1807.
The Subscriber, as Executrix to the Estate of the late Mr. John
Crone, requests all Persons indebted to him to come forward with Payment of
their respective Accounts; all such as have demands against his Estate, will
render them in to her, in the course of One Month, from this date. She offers
for sale the half Lot no. [blank] on Werk and Rust, (next that of J. F. Meyer
Esqr.) with two Dwelling-Houses, Kitchen, &c. thereon: - An approved
purchaser will meet with liberal terms.
January 31st. Peggy Crone.
Opgevangen Een Scheeps Yol, met merk van vooren P.R. Die dezelve
toebehoord, kan na Betaaling de Kosten te rug Bekoomen op de Plantagie de
Demerary, den 31ste January 1807.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Tuesday the 3d February, by order of Mr. William Mudie, at the
House lately built by Messrs. Kent & Leslie, opposite the Store of Messrs.
McInroy, Sandbach & McBean, an elegant assortment of Household Furniture,
consisting of Dining tables, sofa tables, card tables, sofas with covers, one
sofa bed with curtains, two elegant sideboards, dressing and toilet tables,
bason stands, night tables, Ladies work tables with silk bags, writing desks,
matresses with bolsters and pillows, knife cases, portmanteaus, muslins,
pullicat handkerchiefs, checks, platillas, calicoes, shawls, stockings, tin
ware, tea trays, saddles, bridles, mirrors, prints, gilt frames, gold rings,
broaches, ear-rings, ling fish in boxes, smoaked and pickled herrings in half
barrels, Gloucester cheese, &c.
On Friday the 6th of Feb. [see 18080124EDRG] . . .
Also, Dry Goods, Provisions, &c. &c.
On Monday the 9th February, at the Vendue Office, by order of
Francis Meagher and Robert Stephenson q.q. John Lanan, the Lot of Land No. 3 in
the District of Bridgetown and all the buildings thereon consisting of a
Dwelling House three stories high, and several side buildings, two Negroes, and
Also by order of Francis Meagher and Robert Stephenson q.q.
William Hogan deceased, and John French, the Water Lot No. 3, on the South side
of Robb's Stelling, consisting of 110 feet by 50, English measure, a Platform
50 by 50, a side building, and a House Frame unraised.
Also by order of Mr. Alexander Gray, the Western Quarter of Lot
No. 78, in Cumingsburg, next above the Dwelling House of the Hon. F. P. van
Berckel, L.L.D. together with all the Buildings erected thereon, consisting of
a well-built Dwelling House, Colony Frame, two stories and a half in height, 36
feet in length, and 19 feet in width, with different side buildings, 75 feet
long and 15 feet wide, all of Colony wood frames; and also a Brick Kitchen and
Oven; all in good repair, and nearly new. The Quarter Lot measures about 57
feet in front, and 80 in depth, railed round. Terms of Payment, one half in
six months, and the remaining half in twelve months.
On Tuesday the 10th February, at the store of I. T. Barrett, his
remaining stock on hand, viz: 100 half barrels mess beef, 40 boxes spermaceti
candles, 10 boxes mould ditto, 40 demijohns lamp oil, 30 kegs Dutch butter, 600
pieces nankeen, 15 barrels mackarel, 2000 red oak staves, 8000 clapboards, and
a few hogsheads and barrels sugar.
At the request of a Gentleman in this Colony who has not been in
Barbados for some Years, we insert the following Notice: -
To all Men whom the Advertisement may Concern; be it known: - That
a Pound Barbados Currency is 20 shillings, that One Dollar is Six shillings and
three pence, and One Dollar is Ten Bits.
Three Dollars and two Barbados bits (or two tenths of a Dollar) is
one L Barbados Currency, or 20 shillings equal with 32 bits in Barbados, so
that the Dollar in Demerary, calculated at the present standard of f 3, makes
in Demerary the L Barbados Currency, the Sum of Nine Guilders Twelve stivers H.
Runaway from the Subscriber on Monday last, an Ebbo Boy named
Jack, had on a pair oznaburg trowsers and a blue jacket turned up with a red
collar and sleeves, no hat, speaks good English; supposed to be harboured about
the Camp, as he was chased from there last Thursday into Vlissengen Cotton
piece. All Masters of Vessels and others are forbid harbouring said Boy. A
generous reward will be given by delivering him either into the Barracks, or to
January 31. William Good.
We are happy to state that His Excellency the Governor is so far
recovered from his late indisposition as to enable him to return to his Town
residence, where he arrived Yesterday Morning.
The Honble. Court of Justice of this Colony will meet again on
Monday the 16th of February ensuing.
The present week has been remarkable from the non arrival of any
Vessel from either Europe or the Islands, which leaves us totally deficient of
News; - The Mail may be hourly looked for; when we hope its contents, will
enable us to lay more flattering accounts, before our readers, than have
appeared of late; some rumours have been circulated in Town, (but upon what
authority we know not, nor can we vouch for their authenticity) that the King
of Prussia is still at the Head of thirty three Battallions [sic] of Infantry
and a considerable Body of Cavalry and that hopes are entertained that he may
still, be enabled to retrieve his late misfortunes: - we shall feel an extreme
pleasure to be able to announce such an event, or any other, that may tend to
check the horridly rapid Progress of the Haughty and overbearing Conqueror.
For three or four Days past a signal has been made at the Block
House for a Square Rigged vessel, but which never came in, we have learnt that
it is the Dick Guinea-Brig, which lost all her Anchors, and is thereby under
the necessity of standing off and on untill she can be helped.
On Monday last a Race was ran on the road between the Block House
and the Kitty Gate between an American Grey Horse and a brown Stallion
belonging to J. D. Breton Esqr. The Grey won with the greatest ease, Brother
Johnathan rode his own Horse, and although he did not display much elegance he
shewed he had a thorough knowledge of what his Horse could do, as he offered
two to one before starting, considerable sums were pending and it was generally
believed if the Race had been for two instead of one mile, that the Stallion
would have won, for he came in very fresh.
Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.
Ship America, R. McEwan, from Berbice.
Ship Barton, J. Ford, for Liverpool.
Grace, R. Spencer, New York.
Brig Velocity, H. Gartner, Baltimore.
Jane, A. Jenkins, Saco.
Greyhound, S. Gelpatrick, Ditto.
List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 31st January, 1807.
Reith, in Berbice,
On be Kend,
Horn (or Hend,)
Pl. Gt. Diamond,
On be Kend,
And 6 Negroes of Plantation Bushey Park in Mahaiconie.
And 3 New Negroes their Names & Owners unknown.
J. Runnels, Drossaart.
Stabroek: Printed and Published
(at Thirty-three Guilders per Annum)
By Edward James Henery.