Ao. 1807 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 240.
Saturday, the 1st of August.
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
Alexander Johnston, in 3 weeks.
George Bone, in 14 days.
William Finlayson, in 2 or 3 weeks.
Francis Williams, in 1 month.
July 17, 1807.
J. C. M'Leod and Wm. M'Kenzie, (for a
short time) in [??] days, from 18th July.
C. Marquis, in 14 days, from July 21.
July 25, 1807.
Wm. Brown, in 14 days.
July 31, 1807. J. C. Stadtman, first
FROM THE SECRETARY'S OFFICE. [heading]
All those who have any Claims against
the Estate of E. I. Bertho Loncke, Esq. deceased, are hereby desired to render
them in to the hon. F. C. Loncke, or to C. Hofstede, Esq. LL.D. Stabroek,
within Three Weeks from this Date, in order that his affairs may be brought to
a speedy conclusion.
Demerary, Aug. 1, 18[7. P. F.
ONDERTROUWED THIS WEEK. [heading]
J. Thibou Mathews, Esq. LL.D. to Miss
Tempe[accent]te, Esq. to Mrs. Sabathier
A very excellent Six-oared New Yacht for
Sale, and Ten Carpenter Negroes to be hired from New Hope Estate.
Apply to Colin Macrae
Aug. 1, 1807.
In addition to their former Assortment,
the Subscribers have now landing from on board the Brig Kitty, Hugh Clarkson
Master, from Portsmouth, North America, the following Articles, which they
offer for sale at moderate Prices, at their Store on Werk & Rust, viz.
Fish in hhds. and boxes
Plank, Boards and Scantling
Red and White Oak Staves
Red and White oak Shooks
Clapboards and Shingles
Oars, &c. &c. &c.
Also, on Hand,
Madeira Wine in Qr. Casks
Tobacco in hhds. and barrels
Crackers in barrels and kegs
Segars, Snuff, and Tea
Beef in whole & half barrels
Irish Linens, Brittanias, and Checks
Nails, Soap, and Split Pease
Smoked Beef and Sausages
Essence of Spruce
Pork in barrels
Oysters, &c. &c.
Demerary, Aug. 1, 1807.
Engels & Van Senden.
Field Negroes for Hire,
Inquire of the Printer.
Aug. 1, 1807
The Subscriber hereby informs the
Publick in general, that Thomas Morgan is no longer Attorney or q.q. for him;
and that he will not be answerable for any Debts contracted by the said Thomas
Morgan after this date.
Demerary, Aug. 1, 1807. His
Thos. X Frier
ON SALE, [heading]
Pipes, Hogsheads, and Quarter Casks, of
CHOICE MADEIRA WINE,
Imported in the Intrepid, Capt. Turnbull
Demerary, Aug. 1, 1807
Heywood & Taylor
By letters from Holland, of the 3d of
May last, intelligence has been received of the Death of the Hon. William van
Braam, on the 21st of February, in this year, at Loenen.
Demerary, Aug. 1, 1807.
A SMALL PUNT [heading]
Picked up a few days ago on Plantation
Le Grange. The Owner may have her restored by applying as above, and defraying
Aug. 1, 1807.
An Acceptance drawn by Mr. C. Marquis in
favour of the Undersigned for the sum of One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Guilders,
Ten Stuivers. Any person having found the same, will very much oblige both
parties by returning it to Mr. Marquis.
July 28, 1807. C. Treadwell, Jr.
Absented Himself from the Subscriber, on
Sunday morning the 26th inst., a Negro Carpenter, named La Fleur, of the Papa
nation, about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 inches high, very black, of an open
countenance, and very plausible in his speech of both Dutch and English. He
was seen and spoken with the same morning in Corobano, with a paper in this
hand, and said he was going to Berbice. He had on when he went away a pair of
white duck trowsers.
Whoever will bring him to the
subscriber, or lodge him in the barracks, shall receive Two Joes Reward.
July 31, 1807. J. F. Meyer.
TO BE SOLD, [heading]
The Half Concession No. 19, eligibly
situated on the Middle Dam, Stabroek with all the Buildings thereon, consisting
of Two convenient Dwelling Houses, with Brick Store Rooms, Negro Houses,
Stables, Water House, Two Kitchens &c. &c.
Apply to B. Teyssen, Jr.
Aug. 1, 1807.
WANTS A SITUATION, [heading]
As A Book-Keeper, a Young man who has
been some years in the Employ of a respectable House in the Colony. For
particulars, apply at the Office of Jas. Bruce, Esq.
July 30, 1807.
The Subscriber, having removed from
Stabroek to Plantation Marys, informs those who may have any concerns with him,
that his Domicilium is at the logie where he formerly carried on business.
Likewise, that he has a new Schooner boat for Sale, 40 feet keel by 16 feet
beam, built of the best Mora timber, yellow Silverbolly planks, with rudder,
rudder iron and chain, plates, bowsprit, &c. complete. Price f 6000, (one
half down, and six months for the remainder). She may be seen at the Logie in
Aug. 1, 1807. Hugh Holms
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Wednesday, the 5th instant, at the
Vendue Office, a quantity of Beef, Pork, Linen, Checks, Paints and Paint Oil,
and a variety of other Articles.
Aug. 1, 1807.
On Monday, the 17th instant, at the
Vendue Office, by order of Messrs. Frier and Morgan, the Buildings on Lot No.
35, situated in Bridge Town, consisting of a new Dwelling House 30 feet long
and 18 feet wide, kitchen, &c. Terms of Sale, 3, 6, and 9 months' credit.
Also, by order of Mr. H. H. Schaapers
and D. W. F. Steffan, q.q. a Half Lot of Land No. [blank], with a Dwelling
House, Kitchen, and Necessary thereon, situated in front of Plantation Werk and
Rust, and now occupied by Mr. P. van Straaten.
Aug. 1, 1807.
On Wednesday the 19th instant in the
forenoon, at Plantation Bel Air, some very handsome Furniture, consisting of
mahogany dining tables, ditto chairs and sofas, a very elegant mahogany clothes
press, a ditto bedstead, looking glasses, card tables, plate and glass ware,
beds and mattresses, milch cows, and sundry other articles.
Aug. 1, 1807.
Word hiermede bekend gemaakt, dat op den
25 July 1807, in de Colonie Berbice, door Heeren Raaden van Huwlyks zaaken
aldaar in Ondertrouw zyn opgeneemen
John Artson Thomas, Jongman, geboortig
van Demerary ter eenre en
Ann Josephine Brown, Jongedochter, med.
geboortig van Demerary ter andere zyde.
Ten einde die geenen welke vermeenen
zich teegens het solem [?]iseeren van 't voorgem. huwlyk te moeten opposeeren
zulk. In tyde zouden kunnen doen Haar en zoo 't behoord.
Actum Secretary van Rio Demerary den 1
C. T. Tinne, [illegible]
Alle de geenen die iets te
pre[illegible], plus a few more words] ofte verschuldigd zyn, aan wylen den
Heer Thomas Mapp, overleeden te Barbados worden verzogt daar van opgaave en
betaaling te doen aan den Heer Thomas Atkins of Mejufvrouw Elizabeth Mapp als
Executeur en Executrisse hier te lanae in voormelde Boedel; binnen den teid van
ses weeke van dato deeser ten einde gemelde Boedel op het spoedigste ter
liquiditeit te brengen
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary,
den 1 Augustus 1807. In Kennisse van my
F. Horn, geswooren Clercq
De Slagtery gecanteerd hebbende onder de
naam van L. Egner zal voor een tyd op houden om redene, dat de boeken daar van
zullen geflooten worden en word mids dien het geEerde [sic] publice versogt
alle by vertooning hunner verschuldigde reekening zulks te sluyten het zy in
contante ofte wel met een goed van zodanige zomma.
Stabroek, 1 Augustus 1807.
The scurrilous attack made upon me in
the public prints of the day, signed D. P. Simon, behoves [sic] me to answer it
in my defence, that impartial minds, unprejudiced in the cause, may judge of,
and do me justice when the case is weighed on both sides, for which reason I
request you will have the goodness to continue his flourishing epistle of the
18th instant*, addressed to me, and to insert this under it in your next
If I am guilty of any criminal act, why
not have me tried, and then publish the sentence? Is the Gentleman who writes
a Judge, or a President of the Court of Justice, or a Sworn Translator (as he
styles himself), so who is he? If he is a no better Translator than he is an
Historian, his employers might expect a false interpretation, as ungrammatical
as he writes. Nine years and upwards have passed away since the death of Sarah
Lawrence, a free woman, who had confidence in the Gentleman by appointing him a
joint Executor and Guardian with myself to her children, and he has been silent
all that time; till just upon the point of my leaving the colony for Great
Britain, he trumps up his inquiries, and puts every difficulty in my way, to
worm out a commission from her estate. Why did he not cause me to do justice
to the children, if he found me in any wise wanting to them during nine years, if
he could blush, you cannot see it from the gloom to his phiz. did he publish
all my transactions during life, his mal assertions will not affect me; for he
ought to remember himself, and to examine his conscience. I have not abridged
the estate of Sarah Lawrence one farthing more or less; for all her children
who are now minors and incapable of acting for themselves, and a part from that
estate respectable witness can vouch, that in my own will all her children have
been liberally provided for. What would the Gentleman wish to publish? His
implacable malice and malevolence fill him with so much gall as to cause him to
lose sight of the main point it might be his duty to seek into. It would have
been a fortunate case for the Gentleman, had he asked me to have been his
guardian; for his estate is neither here nor there, it was disposed of by the
Marshal of the Courts, but the estate of Sarah Lawrence is a property to be
seen, and to be accounted for by myself, and no other person. His estate he
has wasted, and there is no oil in the lamp; and as it has pleased God to grant
me, in his supreme excellence, the goods of this world, it is my duty as a
trusty steward to preserve them for the good of posterity, and to keep such
effects from the hands of invaders. Had I been his guardian, his creditors
would have been very much obliged to me, and his debts paid, but he fear of --
what? Departing one's own Executor, is a disappointment may happen to the
injury of others. "The arrangement with Miss Harriet entirely to her
satisfaction" is a case I can clear up by the respectable authority of Mr.
War[??]cker, who knows that I observed to him it was better she should have a
house provided through her own means, than any suitor invite her to his, and
when she was found capable to take the guidance of a family, her brothers would
be placed under her care; in the mean time, she could enjoy the services of the
negroes till her brothers and herself were of proper ages to act for
themselves, when a dividend would take place. This is a point I did not inform
Harriot, and she may have imagined, when we set out together from Mahaica to
the metropolis, I did not mean to give here satisfaction. I did it to try what
her conduct would be toward me, and it could be no wise unpleasant, had she not
some ill advisers. She shall have her proportion; but she cannot expect the
whole of her mother's estate. Knowing what I had said to Mr. Warricker one of
my attornies, I could venture to tell the Gentleman I had arranged with Miss Harriet
to her satisfaction. She could expect no more, and such is and was my
intention. After my pass, &c. were legally obtained, and I was on board
the Dalrymple, I came on shore again principally to clear up and settle the
business relative to the estate of Sarah Lawrence, and to convince my readers
the Gentleman had erred and injured me. If the will is a forged one, it is
neither his fault nor mine as Executors; but it is the error of the witnesses
who can be called on to testify the correctness of it. Was Sarah Lawrence
alive, and in her senses, when she signed her will, as the point in question?
If the Gentleman is in doubt, let him legally inquire. Why disturb the public?
Why expose his ignorance? As to the characteristic of the Gentleman, let him
please himself in his fancy. He may see himself in the Fashionable Advertiser
called The World, and I advise him to read more and to write less; then he
might be less erroneous. In the bringing up of his rear, let him let him not
forget the Ass and his achievements. He would be a reformer, but he is
completely unreformed in himself. I am, Mr. Printer, yours, &c.
Essequebo, July 20, 1807 Tho.
The Meeting of the Hon. Court of Policy
was adjourned on Monday to the 10th inst.
A Proclamation was issued on Saturday by
His Excellency General and Governor Montgomerie, allowing the sale of Salt
Provisions imported in Neutral Vessels, on satisfactory proof being given that
the supply from British ports is not sufficient, until the 10th of January 1808.
Also permitting the importation of Pitch and tar, on similar proofs being
Some more Negroes have arrived this
week, who made their escape from Angesturas.
Died. On Wednesday, in Stabroek, I. P.
Smit, Esq. one of the oldest inhabitants of the Colony.
On Thursday night, in Werk & Rust,
E. I. Bertho Loncke, Esq. of the Exploiteur's Office, son of the Hon. F. C.
Loncke. late President of the Court of Justice. The amiable manners and quiet
inoffensive demeanor of this young Gentleman had caused him to be so well and
generally esteemed, that the loss must be doubly distressing to his much
Lately, in Essequebo, Mrs. Miller, wife
of Dr. Miller, not long from England.
The Undersigned hereby informs all those
whom it may concern, that she is about to quit this Colony for Berbice.
Demerary, Aug. 1, 1807 Eliza Barzun.
Vessels Entered and Cleared Since Our
July 24. Sloop Two Friends, P. Hazel,
from St. Vincent.
July 25. Schooner Ann, B. Bowen, from
July 27. Schooner Gingle, H. C. Darrel,
July 29. Brig Kitty, H. Clarkson, from
Aug. 1. Ship Ariadne, G. Jonathan, for
List of Runaway and Arrested
Slaves, in the Colony Stocks of
Demerary, on this 1st day of
B. Daly's Negroes
B. Daly's Negroes
S. G. Martens, Drossaart.
Printed By T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam,