Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 June 13

Vol. II.)


(No. 76.

Saturday, June 13th, 1807.

Proclamation. [heading]
By the Honorable Peter Charles Ouckama Commandeur ad Intm. in and over the Colony and dependant Districts of Essequebo, &c. &c.
To all to whom these shall come or may concern, Greeting! Be it known:
Whereas on the 11th of April last I issued a Proclamation (agreeable to the Directions sent to me by His Excellency Governor Bentinck), thereby desiring all such Inhabitants of this Colony as are intitled [sic] to vote for the Election of the existing Vacancy of five Members of the Kiezers or Electors College, and of three Finantial [sic] Representatives, occassioned by the Removal of Messrs. R. Nugent, W. Deeges, F. Alstein, L. Sissing, and Jn. [sic] Hubbard, as Electors, and of the three last-mentioned as Finantial Representatives, by Virtue of His Excellency Governor Bentinck's Proclamation dated the 28th March last to send in their Votes in Writing at the Commandement Secretary's Office from that day to the first of June then next following (Sundays only excepted0; - And Whereas on the 1st day of June aforesaid no Votes whatever were delivered into the Box prepared for that purpose, although my said Proclamation was duly sent round for Lecture, and even undersigned by almost every Planter and other Inhabitant being under this Jurisdiction, by which means no Election of my Kiezers or Electors could take place on the day prefixed; - And Whereas I have on the 15th May last issued another Proclamation, thereby desiring the Inhabitants of this Colony competent to Vote for the Election of a Member in the said College of Kiezers or Electors in the stead of Charles Clifton Esqr. now deceased, to send in their Votes in Writing, from that day to the 27th of this present Month.
I therefore think fit to issue this my Proclamation, hereby inviting again all the Inhabitants aforesaid to send their Votes at the same time for the Election of six Kiezers and three Finantial Representatives (which are still Vacant.) from this day to the 27th of this present Month, in the same manner as it has been desired by my former Proclamations.
And in order that no Ignorance hereof may be pretended, this shall be Published and posted up as customary, and also inserted in the Essequebo and Demerary Gazette.
Given in our Commandement at Fort Island in Essequebo, this 10th June 1807.
P. C. Ouckama.
By Command,
J. Schepens, Commt. Secty.

For London. [heading]
The fast sailing Coppered Ship Sibella, Captain Jeffrey, will positively sail with next Convoy. For Freight please apply to the Subscriber who will feel much obliged to their Friends for any assistance given her.
Naghten & Fitzgerald.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

For Sale. [heading]
Fine Stove Salt in Barrels,
Apply to
Naghten & Fitzgerald.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

Wanted as a Book-Keeper. [heading]
A Person who Writes a good clean hand; understands Accounts and can Keep a sett of Books. Enquire of the Printer.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

Stolen from the ship Stork, a small Clinker-Built Boat, Capt. Donald painted on her stern. Any person giving information of and delivering the same to the Printer shall receive One Joe Reward.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

D. P. Simon, Sworn Translator and Book Keeper, respectfully informs his Friends and the Publick, that, for the greater facility of Business, he has resolved to remain in the House of Mr. Narjes, Charles-Town, Le Repentir, where he continues to Translate in several Languages, and to transact all Business entrusted to him with accuracy, fidelity, secrecy and dispatch. He may be found at home every day, at all hours, except from nine till three, during which he may be spoken with at the Secretary's Office.
Demerary, June 13th 1807.

Just Imported in the Ariadne, Captain Johnson, from Glasgow, and for Sale by the Subscribers: -
[first column]
Porter and small Beer in Bottles,
Port Wine,
Smoaked Beef,
Mutton Hams,
Pickled herrings in kegs,
Pickled Salmon in ditto,
Vinegar in jugs,
Barley in kegs,
Candles and Soap,
Coffee & Cotton baging [sic],
Russia Sheeting,
Negro Cloathing,
Negro Pipes,
[second column]
Paints and Oil,
Cordage and Canvas,
Boat Cables and anchors,
Sein Twine,
Nails of all Sizes,
Trenching Shovels and Cutlasses,
Buck Axes,
Sheet Lead,
Iron Boilers from 50 to 200 Gallons,
Copper Ladles and Skimmers,
Grating Barrs, with a variety of other articles.
[end columns]
Underwood, Johnson & Co.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

For Sale by the Subscriber. [heading]
Hams, Cheese, Butter, Irish Beef and Pork, Tea, Refined Sugar, Beer, Porter, and Madeira Wine.
13th June. F. Meagher.

Imported in the Ship Fame, and Ship Ariadne, and For Sale by the Subscribers, at Reduced Prices, Viz: -
[first column]
Beef and Pork in barrels,
Tongues in half barrels,
Yorkshire Hams,
Corded Demity,
Fine India Jean,
Fashionable Ginghams,
Ditto Calicoes different Patterns,
Fine Cotton cambricks,
Inverness cotton bagging,
[second column]
Backgammon boxes,
Mahogany bason stands,
Mahogany night chairs,
Negro Hats,
Drab and black hats,
Childrens hats with feathers,
Split pease and barley,
Oats in tierces & barrels,
[end columns]
Also on Hand Sundry other articles.
Colin Elder & Co.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

For London. [heading]
The Ship Fame, John Brand Master, will positively sail with the July Convoy, he will be particularly obliged to his Friends for their early assistance in Loading said Ship. - She has elegant accommodations for Passengers.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

For London. [heading]
The Ship Orion, will positively Sail with the First Convoy, two thirds of her Cargo already engaged. For Freight or Passage apply to Rt. Younghusband, or Captain Robert Ross, on Board.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

Notice to whom it may Concern. [heading]
The Undersigned having it in contemplation to quit this Colony for the purpose of bringing to a final close, his commercial concerns with Alexander Geddes his late partner, carrying on business in London under the Firm of Geddes & Laing, and in this Colony under the Firm of George Laing & Co. requests those interested to come forward either personally or by letter addressed to him and left at the Store of Rt. Younghusband Esqr. in order that speedy measures may be taken for the arrangement of same.
George Laing.
Stabroek, 13th June 1807.

Secretary's-Office, Demerary.
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. George Wells, in 14 days, June 12th.
Mr. F. Michel, in 14 days, June 12th.
Mr. Ralph Lacy, with the first Convoy, June 5th.
Mr. N. Volkerts, with July Convoy, June 5th.
J. C. Stadtam, First Clerk.

Word van wegens 't Secretary bkend gemaakt dat d Heer W. L. Cowan voor 't teegenwoordige heest afgezien van zyne voorneemen om deeze Colonie te verlaaten, en zyn Domicilium Citandi en Executandi gekoozen heest aan 't zoo genaamde Union Coffee-House op de voorgronden van Plantagie Vlissingen, alwaar een iegelyk die iet wes van dem te pretendeeren heest of [illegible] hem verschuldigd is, zich kan addresseeren.
Secretary van Rio Demerary deeze 12 Juny 1807.
C. T. Tinne, Eerste Clercq.

Wordt mits deezen bekend gemaakt dat ter eerstkoomende Commissiariaale Vergaadering in de Maand July aanstaande,
Dat door de gemachtigde van Thomas Cuming zal worden getransporteerd de Concessie No. 189, geleegen op Cumingsburg aan Betsey Lewis voor Eliza Sertima.
Door F. Martin q.q C. Desbratz Transport de helft van een Concessie of stuk grond geleegen aan de noord zyde van het Canaal No 1, aan de Wed: wylen F. Sabbathier, en van dezelve aan Otto & La Haye.
Doop [sic - but gets corrected to 'Door' in next issue] Eliza Elliot Hypotheecq op haar Concessie en Gebouwen geleegen op Cumingsburg bekend onder No 83, faveur F. A. Vernede.
Door Mr. Victor A. Heyliger qq J. Van der Paadevoort Transport van zeeker stuk Land geleegen N Z in het Canaal No 3 aan Joseph Ward.
Een Lastelyk door H. H. Post & C. A. de Florimont Transport van de hun ieder in Eigendom toebehoorende vierde gedeeltens in de Plantagie Willenburg aan C. C. De Witt en N. A. De Witt welke laaste ter gelyker tyd zullen passeeren Transport van een gedeelte van opgem. Plantagie van C. A. De Florimont en door C. C. De Witt en N. De Witt Hypotheecq op de hun in Eigendom toebehoorinde gedeeltens in de Plantagie Willenberg. [sic - Willenberg, not Willenburg]
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary deezen 12 Juny 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, Eeerste Clercq.

By Authority obtained, I the Underwritten first Marshal of this Colony (after precedental process of Law) shall publicly expose and Sell unto the highest bidder, in the presence of the Counsellors Commissaries and their Secretary in the Town of Stabroek, on the Seventh July next, as follows:-
1st. - In behalf of Thomas Thompson, Plaintiff, versus G. Batrey Defendant, the following, given under Execution by the Defendant.
An Order Accepted by T. Duim; f 423.
An Acceptance of W. A. Cozier, 220.
An Accepted Order of John Grifein [sic], 256 9.
2d. - In behalf of F. C. Otto Plaintif [sic], versus J. H. Wiedeman and Beekman and Trachter Defendants, also in behalf of F. C. Engels Plaintif [sic] and Triumphant, versus J. H. Beekman prive Defendant. The following taken under Execution.
Furniture. [centered]
One table, a small sideboard, eight chairs, 14 different pictures and paints [sic], two plate candlesticks, a spy glass, three shades, five decanters, some glasses, a backgammon table, a box for a house clock.
Buildings. [centered]
A Dwelling house of Colony wood, long 36 feet and about 20 feet broad, with a store, &c. boarded with American boards, a kitchen and wash house of American wood, a horse stable with posts in the ground, covered with troelies, two ranges of negro houses boarded and covered with troelies, a side building boarded and covered with troelies, formerly occupied by Mr. Hk. Trachter, a very spacious Carpenters' Logies with posts in the ground and covered with troelies; all the aforesaid Buildings and Side buildings at present occupied by J. H. Beekman himself, standing on the front Lands of Plantation Meerzorg; these Buildings are for breaking down, or with such titles, servitudes and prerogatives as thereunto from former times are belonging.
In case any Person should conceive to have a right to oppose against any of the above Sales, address themselves in writing to the Marshal's Office, where I shall receive them as opposer or opposers, and appoint a day to got to Law; and any Person or Persons inclined to Purchase are requested to attend on the day of Sale above mentioned.
Rio Demerary, 12th June, 1807.
Mart. Smit, first Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch.
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.

By Virtue of a Certain Extract Notul are by me the Underwritten Marshal of the Court of Justice of this Colony, at the request of James Fileen as Executor to the last Will and Testament to the Estate of J. F. Muller deceased and Philip Iskenius and Ms. Smit as Executors to the last Will and Testament of the deceased F. A. Cosack, for the second time Summoned all known and unknown Creditors, Colonial or Foreign, to the once Existing Firm of Muller & Cosack as well as to the private Estates of J. F. Muller and F. A. Cosack, deceased, to appear before the Honorable Councellor Commissary of the Court of Justice of this Colony sitting for audience at the ordinary Court of Rolls in the Town of Stabroek on the sixth of July next, in order to render as yet their Demands properly and lay their Claim thereto as they shall seem meet. Whereas after the fourth and last Exsuperabundanti Summons by Edict shall be prosecuted to obtain perpetual silence.
Demerary, 10th June 1807.
L. S. V. s'Gravesande, Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch.
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translation.

By Virtue of a Certain Extract Notul of the 14 days Court of Rolls bearing date 19th May 1807, are by me the Underwritten First Marshal of this Colony, at the request of Alexander Reith, and Phillip Cambridge, Executors to the last Will and Testament to the Estate of Thomas Milbourn deceased, Summoned all known and unknown Creditors to the said Estate to appear before the Honourable Counsellor Commissary sitting for audience at the Ordinary fourteen days Court of Rolls in the Town of Stabroek on the 15th June next, in order to render as yet, their Pretentions to the afore said [sic] Estate and at the same time, lay their claim thereto accordingly. Whereas after the expiration of this fourth and last Exsuperabundanti Summons by Edict shall be proceeded as the Law directs. Thus Published, and affixed there and where it ought to be.
Hctum [sic] Rio Demerary, 11th June 1807.
Marts. Smit, First Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch.
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.

The Subscriber offer for Sale, a Steam Engine for grinding Canes on the same construction as two that are erected on Wakenham Island, both of which answer remarkably well; - It is laying on Pl. Friendship where one of the two alluded to is erected, but would be delivered in any part of the Colony of Essequebo or Demerary. There is an Engineer in the Country engaged to put it up.
He also offers for Sale a Patent Cattle Mill of the newest plant being upon the same principle, exactly as one lately erected by Col. Nicholson, on Pl. Maria Johanna, and two Copper Stills containing one 250 the other 300 gallons with worms, &c. complete.
Nothing but Bills of Exchange will be taken in payment, but either would be Sold for the Cost and Charges only.
William King.
Cumingsburg, 13th June, 1807.

The Subscriber offers for Sale on reasonable Terms, the House he at present Occupies Eligibly Situated on the North Dam Stabroek, as well as the Lot No. 8, adjoining thereto.
C. D. Forrester.
Also for immediate Payment at f 1200 each. Two Pipes of Choice Madeira Wine, Warranted to have been Four Years in this Colony.

For Sale. [heading]
Plantation Glastulsch, situate up the River Berbice, without Negroes. - Said Plantation is furnished with Sugar Works capable of making 200 hogsheads of Sugar annually. There are from 35 to 40,000 Coffee Trees of a bearing age, and in most thriving order. Also a new Empolder completely taken in aback of the present cultivation of about 150 Acres. The most favorable terms will be given on condition of an additional security. For further particularly apply to
J. C. McLeod, QQ.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

The Subscribers request all those Gentlemen who are indebted to them will have the goodness to come forward and Pay their respective Accounts, without delay, as W. Chorley will leave this Colony shortly for Great Britain.
Fisher & Chorley.
Demerary, 13th June, 1807.

It being the intention of the Undersigned to leave this colony in about Four Weeks from this date, He requests all such Persons as may have Claims against him to render the same for Payment, at the House of B. Teyssen Esqr. where he has chosen his Domicilium. Such as stand indebted to him are requested to take Notice and discharge their Accounts &c.
H. C. Evertsz.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

Picked Up a few days ago at Plantation Ruymveldt, an old four oared Tent Boat, unpainted. Whoever can prove it to be their Property can have it again upon paying for the Advertisement, and a small reward to the Negroes who picked the said Boat up.
M. Manget [sic – single initial].
13th June, 1807. Manager, Pl. Ruymveldt.

Absented from the Subscriber, a Negro Man who calls himself James Shaw (formerly Caesar) he attempts to pass himself as a free man, but is in fact the sole property of the Subscriber. He is about five feet eight inches high, has a cast in his eyes, and dresses in the European stile. Any Person brining him to his master at the House of Mr. Ashley will be Rewarded.
Francis Pittman.
Demerary, 13th June, 1807.

Bricks for Sale by [heading]
M. Hoppen.
Werk & Rust, 13th June 1807.

Imported from London, in the Brig Hercules, Captain Scott, and For Sale by the Subscribers: - Fashionable Giggs with best plated Harness, Gibson's light Hunting Saddles & Bridles, common do. Best plated chaise Harness, White and coloured horse fly nets, Chaise and Hand Whips, Curry combs and Brushes, Hempen Halters, Pembroke tables, Mahogany and Leather Backgammon Boxes, Chess boards complete, Brass bound Mahogany celleret and writing Desks, Chamber dressing Glasses, Bedsteads - with best Hair Mattrasses and Netting complete, Hair Mattrasses from 3 to 5 1/2 feet with feather bolsters and Pillows, Cherry Tree Chairs, Mahogany night do. Ivory and Black handle Knives and forks, A large assortment of the newest and most fashionable hanging paper with bordering fitted to each pattern, Hams, Bologna Sausages, Cheese, Tea, Refined sugar, Almonds in shell, Finest bloom raisins in boxes, Turkey figs in jars of 1 lbs, each, Spices assorted, Hoffman's raspberry vinegar, Cherry brandy and fruits in brandy, French olives, capers, Essence anchovies, Fish sauces assorted, Salad oil, Mustard, Pickles in cases each containing Girkins, Beans, Cauliflowers, Cabbage, Onions, and Piccalille, Sago, Black Pepper, Stoughton's bitters, Basket Salt, Blue and Starch, Garden seeds in small boxes, Shades, Do. on stands, Vase and Barrel Lamps, And an assortment of cut and plain glass ware, Ewers and basons, Breakfast ware in small sets, Plated, Japann'd and brass candlesticks, Painted Tin shower baths, Sets of Dish covers, and a general assortment of Kitchen Tin ware, Black Leather Trunks and Portmanteaus, Red gilt and hair trunks in nests, Medicines, Fowling Pieces, Handsome light gilt hangers, gunpowder and shot, Scarlet, Blue and Black superfine broad cloths, Green cloth for tables, Fashionable black silk waistcoats & waistcoating, Black and coloured coats, Black crape and Muslin, Buck and Doeskin Gloves, Silk Umbrellas and Braces, Dress and strong boots and shoes, Ladies and Gentlemen's silk, thread and cotton stockings, Silk and best beaver hats, Servants Glazed do., Sheet copper for coffee mills, Brass wire for Manaries, Iron boilers from 50 to 350 gallons, Copper Teaches, Grating Bars, Iron Pots, Nails from 4dy. to 5 inch spikes, Anchors, Grapnels, Sheet Lead, Skimmers and Ladles, Wood, Iron and Socket handled cutlasses, Axe and round eyed felling axes, Hoes & shovels, Vat & Puncheon Iron hoops, long Wood and truss do. Mill grease in firkins, Whip, Crosscut and handsaws, and files, Small steelyards, T, HL, and hook and eye hinges, Brass, Iron, and stock locks, Bolts, Vat and Wine Brass Cocks, Braces, with sets of bitts, An assortment of Coopers' & Carpenters' tools, Guaging [sic] rods and marking Irons, Sad Irons, Farrier's pairing [sic] Knives and rasps, Pump Leather and tacks, a general assortment of Stationary, Negro cloathing and slops, Inverness cotton bagging, Lubec Ducks, Oznaburgs, Check, Salempores, White and brown Russia and Irish sheeting, Irish Linens, Long Lawns, French cambrics, India Dimity, Russia and English sail cloth, Russia Duck, Furniture Chintz, Musquitto Lawn, Window Gauze, Welch Flannel, Cordage from 1 to 5 1/2 inch, 1/2 and 2 inch white rope, Deep sea and fishing lines Seine and sewing twine, Soap and candles, Paints, paint and Neatsfoot oil, Spirits Turpentine, and Vinegar in jugs, Lamp Black, Bottled beer, Porter & Port Wine in Puncheons, Draught Porter in barrels, Poland oats in puncheons, Barley and split pease in kegs, and assortment of Perfumery, Best Grey Stock Bricks and Lime, &c. &c.
June 13th. Cornfoot, Bell & Co.


On Tuesday the 16th inst. at the Vendue Office, Dry Goods, Provisions, Household Furniture, &c. &c.

On Wednesday and Thursday the 17th and 18th inst. by order of R. S. Turton, Esq. at Mahaica, Household Furniture, &c. [right pointing hand icon] See Advertisement.
Also by Order of Paul Smith, Esq. a House Frame of Colony Wood, 40 feet long and 24 feet wide, 2 stories high, 10 feet each in the clear. Also a Logie Frame of Colony Wood 40 feet long and 20 feet wide.

On Friday the 19th inst. by order of M. Marx, Esq. at his house, Werk and Rust, Glass Ware, Ironmongery, Dry Goods, &c. &c.

A White Horse has been taken-up at Plantation Ruymveld, and sent to the Barracks on Sunday last. The Owner thereof may have him restored by applying to the Drossard and Paying the Expences.
Demerary, 13th June 1807.

By the arrival of the Ariadne, in 35 days from Glasgow, the contents of the second April Mail, are completely anticipated, we have been obligingly favoured with a sight of London Papers to the 30th of April, in which we find that his Majesty has dissolved the Parliament after having had but one Session, and having existed 4 month. His Majesty is desirous, from the new arrangements that have lately taken place, to take the sense of the Nation, at this important Crisis. (See the Proclamation.)

Yesterday arrived here in 7 days from Barbados his Majesty's Schooner Subtle with Dispatches. Neither the second April or first May Mail had arrived there, though both due, it is much to be feared that the second April mail is taken.

About 16 days ago the Boats of the Subtle cut out of the Port of St. Pierre's, a Brig of 2 guns and 60 men, which was protected by a Battery of 3 guns and 40 men ashore, who, at every discharge from the Boats were seen running from their quarters - after a considerable resistance the Brig was carried with the loss of 3 men only, and brought up safely to Barbados.

The Fame, Capt. Brand, arrived on Wednesday last, with the Brig Hercules and Brig Sisters, they were of the London Fleet, left Portsmouth on the 16th of April.

On Tuesday Morning the vessels from windward joined those from hence under, the Convoy of the Arab sloop of war, at noon they were all completely under way, and at 2 o'clock all out of sight of land.

We are sorry to find that the Eliza letter of marque, has been captured by the enemy and carried into Guadaloupe.

We understand that the Canada, 74, and Northumberland 74, are both going home to be refitted.

We understand it is Admiral Cochrane's intention to send the Netley, Skip Jack, and 2 other small vessels to Cruise off the mouth of the Oronoque.

We are happy to announce that by a Letter received this day from His Excellency Governor Bentinck, he is safe arrived at St. Kitt's in very improved health, and had taken his passage in the Freeling Packet for England; which was to sail in two days after the date of his Letter.

The Ball on Monday next, being given in honor of His Majesty's Birth Day, will no doubt attract a numerous and splendid assemblage. Mr. Campbell has received orders to pepare [sic] a Supper Table of One Hundred Covers.

The following article has been handed us for insertion: -
A Publick Nuisance.
The Wreck of the Ship Princess Royal, that was burnt, has been floating up and down the River, (the intolerable stench from which is sufficient to produce an infectious disorder among the shipping)and now lays opposite la Bourgade. It is surprising that those whose business it is to remove every inconvenience on the River, should be so neglectful of their duty.
An Observer upon the river.

Vessels Entered since our last.
Schr. Active, J. Barss, from New York.
Brig Hercules, W. J. Scott, London.
---- Sisters, J. Pavy, Ditto.
Ship Fame, J. Brand, Ditto.
---- Ariadne, G. Johnston, Greenock.

[No 'List of Runway and Arrested Slaves']

Stabroek: Printed and Published
(at Thirty-three Guilders per Annum)
By Edward James Henery.


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