Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1807 May 23


Ao. 1807 )


Essequebo and Demerary


( No. 230.

Saturday, the 23d of May.

Secretary's Office. This is to inform the Public that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Joseph Beete, junior, Esq., Mrs. Beete, and Miss Ferrier, with the first Convoy.
Mr. J. Schneido, with ditto.
And the free Mulatto Alexander Cassie, with ditto.
Mrs. Beaujon, Miss M. C. van Oolen, Messrs. D. Telford, Joseph Bowman, Andrew M'Clelland, I. van Ysendoorn, Francis Yates, Hugh Davidson, and J. L. Morson, within 14 days or with the first Convoy.
John Newton, Wm. Frederick Wells, Thos. B. Copnar, Grant, and Duncan M'Donald, with the next Fleet.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.

The Members of the Eendragt Society are informed, that the Half Yearly General Meeting will be held on Saturday, the 6th of June.
Demerary, May 23, 1807. T. Duim, Secretary.

Notice is hereby given to such Persons as are willing to supply the following Colonies and Islands with Flour of the newest and best quality to the dates set opposite them, respectively, that their Proposals (marked "Tenders for Flour," sealed and addressed to the Subscriber) for Barbados and Trinidad will be received at this Office until the 18th June; for Grenada, St. Vincent, and St. Lucia, until the 18th July; and for Surinam, Berbice, Tobago, Demerary, Antigua, St. Kitt's, and Dominica, until the 27th July; upon which days their said Proposals will be opened in the presence of the Commander of the Forces, and the most advantageous for Government accepted: -
Barbados, from 25th June, 1807, to 23d Feb. 1808.
Trinidad ditto ditto
Grenada 25th July ditto
St. Vincent ditto ditto
St. Lucia ditto ditto
Surinam 3d Aug. ditto
Berbice ditto ditto
Tobago ditto ditto
Demerary ditto ditto
Antigua ditto ditto
St. Kitt's ditto ditto
Dominica 13th do. ditto
The above Contracts are to be entered into upon the following terms, viz. –
1st, Proper security must be given for their performance.
2d, Payments to be made for the Flour in Government Bills, at 4s.8d. Sterling per dollar.
3d, No larger quantity to be received by the respective Assistant Commissaries than will be equal to the consumption of their Garrisons for three months, or less than two months.
4th, That if any quantity of Flour shall be ordered from England by the Commissaries for Victualling, after its arrival in any of the above Colonies and Islands, the Assistant Commissaries in such place or places where the same shall arrive will be at liberty to refuse to receive any further supply from the Contractor or Contractors, until such importation of English Flour shall be nearly exhausted. - The supplies of Flour from Europe have hitherto been confined to the Colonies situated on the Coast of Guiana, viz Surinam, Demerary, and Berbice.
Barbados, 12th May, 1807. Samuel Chollet,
Commissary General

NOTICE. [heading]
The Undersigned has received instructions from Samuel Chollet, Esq. Commissary General, to advertise that Government Bills will be exposed to Sale (sufficient for the Expences for Two Months of this Colony and Berbice) on or before the first of July next, to be drawn in convenient sums for the accommodation of the Purchasers; and that the Tenders will on that day be opened before Brigadier General Montgomerie, and accepted if the Terms are approved. Will. N. Firebrace,
Demerary, May 22, 1807. Resid Commy.

FUEL WOOD, [heading]
Wanted, for the Use of the Garrison at Fort William Frederick.
Sealed Proposals for which will be received at this Office until Wednesday the third of June, when they will be opened in the presence of the Officer commanding His Majesty's Troops, and the one most advantageous will be accepted.
Security will be required for the due performance of the Contract.
Commissary's Office, Demerary, May 22, 1807.

Het Domicilium Citandi et Executandi van den Ondergeteekende is ten huyze van den Heeren Engels & Van Senden, op Werk en Rust.
Demerary, 22 May 1807.
Lt. Senn van Basel.

WANTED. [heading]
One Hundred Bales of Cotton and Three Hundred Bags of Coffee. The Subscriber is ready to treat with any one for the above Articles, for which he will give Cash and Bills immediately.
May 23, 1807. C. H. De Munnick.

Lime and Sand to be Sold, [heading]
and a large Punt to be Hired,
by L. Van Dalin.
Werk & Rust, May 21, 1807.

Wanted, One or Two Persons of good Reputation and Sobriety, to serve as Overseers on a Sugar Estate in this River. Such as are already acquainted with the mode of Culture, &c. may receive, besides Lodging and Board, the sum of One Thousand Guilders per annum. Address to the Printer of this paper.
Demerary, May 20, 1807.

FOR SALE, [heading]
By the Subscribers, at their Store, on Robb's Stelling:
[first column]
Madeira Wines, consisting of London Particular and London Market in pipes, hhds and quarter casks
Also Malmsey, Sercial, and Tinta, of very superior quality, in half qr. casks and per doz.
Brown Stout in hhds. barrls. and bottles
Bottled Small Beer
Bristol Tripe in kegs
Barley & Split Pease in kegs
Refined Sugar
Kegs of Crackers
Sadlery, consisting of Gig Harnesses, Saddles, Bridges, Whips, Portmanteaus, &c.
An assortment of Tin & Glass Ware
Nails assorted
Tobacco in barrels
Negro Jackets, Hats, and Blankets
Check Shirts
Osnaburg Trowsers
Seine and Sewing Twine
Hand and Deep Sea Lines
Fishing and Log Lines
India Silk Handkerchiefs
Gentlemen's Patent Silk and broad rimm'd Hats
Ladies' and Children's Do.
Ladies' Shoes
[second column]
Gentlemen's Fashionable Ready-made Clothes
Do. wash Leather Gloves
Portable Writing Desks and Dressing Cases
Gunpowder, Shot
Mottled and Brown Soap
White Lead
Green Paint
Yellow do.
Spanish brown, black Paint
Black lead in firkins
Paint and Lamp Oil in jugs
Florence Oil
Paint Brushes
Stationary, consisting of
Post and Foolscap Paper
Blank Books
Memorandum do.
Sealing Wax
Paper folders
Brown and Bleached Russia Sheeting
Coffee Bagging
White Jean
Corded Dimities
Linen Checks
[end columns]
And a Variety of other Dry Goods.
May 23, 1807. David Wardrop & Co.

FOR LONDON, [heading]
Positively to Sail with the First Convoy
The Ship Tarleton, Edward Jackso [sic – Jackson?] Master; having the greatest part of the Cargo on board. For a few tons of light Freight apply to the Master, at the Store of Messrs. D. Wardrop & Co. or to the Hon. V. A. Heyliger
May 23, 1807.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
Full or Not, positively to sail with the First Convoy, The fast sailing copper bottomed ship Pelican, A. Bowles Master. For Freight or Passage, apply to the Master on board, to C. H. De Munnick, Esq. Vlissingen, or to E. G. Storm van s' Gravesande.
May 23, 1807.

To Be Sold, at Public Vendue, on Tuesday the 9th of June, by Order of and at the stores of Mr. John Madden,
50 to 60,000 feet White Pine Boards & Plank
40 Hhds. Newfoundland Cod Fish in very good Order
A quantity of Sail Canvas, principally No. 1.
A parcel of fine Osnaburghs and Flaxen sheeting
100 dozen Table Beer
10 quarter casks old Port Wine
Bottled Port wine in tierces
Claret in cases
White, yellow, and black Paints in kegs
Green and blue ditto in pots
Paint Oil, Spirits of Turpentine, &c.
Stabroek, May 22, 1807.

On Saturday the 30th instant, at the Store of Messrs. Thomas Mackenzie and Co. 264 dozen long cork Claret, 108 dozen Port wine, Sadlery, Negro Clothing, Herrings in barrels, Flour, &c.
May 22, 1807.

SELLING OFF [heading]
At the Store of F. C. Otto, Brick Dam, the following Goods, at Prime Cost, for Ready Payment.
[first column]
Boots and shoes
Elegant muslins
[illegible] & French cambricks
[illegible] quilting
[illegible] diamond towelling
Tamboured nankeens
[illegible] cord
[illegible – furniture? ]iture chintz & calicoes
Pullicat handkerchiefs
Coffee bagging
Negro blankets
Ditto jackets
Superfine Bielefeld and Irish linens
Cotton shirting
Long lawn
[second column]
Bretagnes and platillas
Sail cloth
4, 6, 8, 10, 20, & 30d. nails
Iron hoops
Pruning knives
Falling axes
A large assortment of carpenter's tools
Broad axes
Ditto grapnels
All sorts of paint & paint oils
Spirit of turpentine, &c.
Pickled sausages & tongues
A large assortment of earthen & glass ware
Also elegant vase and globe lamps, shades, &c.
An assortment of fashionable jewellery, epaulets, &c.
[end columns]
N.B. The above Articles, if not sold prior, will be sold at Vendue on the 10th June and following days.
He offers also for sale a few Pipes of his Choice London Particular, and a supply of old London Particular wine in quarter, half, and whole pipes.
Stabroek, May 22, 1807.

FOR SALE, [heading]
A Very Fine Colony Built Sloop Boat, Thirty-four feet Keel and thirteen of Beam, in complete Order, and sails very fast. For particulars and Terms, apply to Messrs. M'Inroy, Sandbach, and M'Bean, in Stabroek, or to the Subscriber in Mahaicony.
Dem. May 23, 1807. John Sutherland.

FOR SALE, [heading]
An easy, elegant Telegraph Gig, with Harness complete, also a Gig Horse, well worth the attention of an amateur. The Owner having little use for either, and not enough for [illegible] last to keep him in good temper, is the cause of his wishing to part with them. Apply to the Printer.

CAUTION. [heading]
All Merchants and Others are hereby cautioned against giving any Credit to a Negro girl named Diana King, as no Debts contracted by her will be discharged by the Undersigned; [illegible] not having yet obtained her letters of manumission, she is not liable to them in her own person. Louisa Warner.
Demerary, May 23, 1807.

Wanted, a smart active Youth, to be articled to the Printing Business. It is immaterial whether he be Dutch or English [illegible]; but he must be able to read and spell one language correctly. The Business will be taught to him, in such a way that he need not be ashamed of practising it in the first English offices, and if he be acquainted with the rudiments of grammar, he will be perfected in the English language, and gave an opportunity of improving himself even in the Dutch. Apply to T. Bond.
No. 20, Brick Dam, Stabroek, May 23, 1807.

Notice is hereby given, that the Copartnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned Thomas Bond and Adam Aulert, was dissolved by mutual consent on Saturday last the 16th instant, and that the Printing Business will in future be carried on by the said Thomas Bond alone, who is to receive all monies due to the late Firm, and discharge all Debts contracted previous to the said 16th instant.
Demerary, May 23, 1807. Thomas Bond.
Adam Aulert

Major Dolphin, of the 4th West India Regiment, left this colony on Saturday last for Surinam in the brig Lord Duncan. It must be a gratifying source of happiness to this Gentleman, to have been so generally respected in every place where he has resided, and the universal regret that has been evinced on his late departure hence, affords the most convincing and pleasing testimony of the high estimation in which he is held by the Garrison and his other acquaintances in this colony.

We are desired to state that it was a Mr. M. Cambridge who died last week, and not Philip Cambridge, Esq. of Cumingsburg.

A PARADUN. [heading]
To dun, or not to dun? – That is the question.
Whether 'tis better that the purse should suffer,
(From lack of cash) by baneful emptiness;
Or, by a gentle dun, to fill it up.
To dun to get the money - and be enabled
To live, and pay our debts - 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To dun - to be denied -
Denied with "Call Again" - Ay, there's the rub;
For in the "call again" what evils come -
What disappointment, sore chagrin, and woe -
What time is wasted - and what shoes worn out
In consequence - must give us pain.
- 'Tis this
That makes so many debts not worth collecting -
'Tis this that sickens business to despair -
And keeps from Honest Labour its reward.

Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our Last.

May 20. Sloop Blackbird, John Tynes, from Barbados.
May 20. Ship Sibella, I. Jesfszey, from Barbados.

May 20. Brig Polly, I. Manion, for Portsmouth.
May 20. Ditto George Washington, R. Blunt, for Portsmouth.
May 23. Ship Huron, I. Newell, for New York.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in the Colony Stocks of

Demerary, on this 22d day of May, 1807.



By whom brought.








Pl. Free & Easy

Camonie Creek









H. Welch



I. van Well





Wm. Munro

Th. Frankland

And 2 New Negroes, the names of their Owners unknown.
S. G. Martens, Drossaart.

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

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