ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
August 8th, 1807.
Tuesday next, the 11th Instant, the Directors of the Church and Poor Fund of
this River will Publicly lay before the Honble. Court of Policy, in presence of
whoever may chuse to attend, an Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the
said Fund for the period commencing 1st January 1806 to June 30th 1807.
August 8th, 1807.
the name of the Directors aforesaid.
F. Tinne, Elder.
His Majesty's Service, [heading]
Bills of Exchange drawn on the Pay-Masters General of His Majesty's Forces, to
the amount of Eleven Hundred Pounds Sterling. Sealed Tenders for the same
(maked [sic] "Tenders for Bills") will be received until the 18th
Instant at 10 o'Clock in the Morning, when they will be opened in the presence
of Brigadier-General Montgomerie, and if approved accepted.
Office, 4th August, 1807.
Persons having Demands against the Estate of the late Surgeon Whimper of the
1st Batln. Royals, are desired to render their Accounts to Quarter-Master
Sneath, properly attested, on or before the 24th August Instant, and all those
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make Payment on or before the
1st Batln. Royals.
8th August 1807.
Persons having Demands against George Brumell deceased, or against the
Plantations Reynestein and The Cottage, are requested to send them to the Store
of Robert Younghusband Esqr. addressed to
Brumell, q q.
8th August 1807.
Subscribers have received by the ship Intrepid, and will dispose of reasonably,
for immediate Payment, a few pipes and hogsheads of best London Particular
Madeira Wine. They are also Landing and have for Sale, the cargo of the Sloop
Perseverance, consisting of Boards, Plank, Scantling, Shooks, Staves,
Clapboards and Shingles, Salt Fish in hogsheads, Beef in whole and half
barrels, and tar.
8. Naghten & Fitzgerald.
in the ship Intrepid, Captain Turnbull, and For Sale by the Subscribers, a
parcel of choice London particular Madeira Wine, in pipes, hhds. and quarter
casks, warranted three years old when shipt.
Bell & Co.
8th August, 1807.
on Sunday Evening last, the Stone and part of the Gold carriage of a seal;
Stone marked with a Phoenix Crest, Motto "Sine Fine" and Ciphers
"W.M.G." - Whoever has found the same, will be rewarded on bringing
it to the Printer of this Paper.
8th August 1807.
those who have Demands against Plantation Melville, situated on the West side
of Mahaica Creek, known on the Chart by No. 20, are requested to render in
their Accounts, on or before the 29th Instant, to either of the Subscribers, as
a Sale of that Property will take place on the 1st of September next, at Public
8th, Francis Wright.
Sale by the Subscriber. [heading]
Wine of the first quality, in pipes, hhds. and quarter casks,
and Brandy per gallon,
Essence for Soups,
in cannisters, Refined Sugar,
in hhds. and barrels,
and back strap'd Boots,
white and black beaver Hats,
and Lamp Oil,
Fish in 6 and 8 quintal casks,
Beef in half barrels,
Staves, &c. &c.
August. Rt. Younghusband.
in the Brig Hope, Capt. Trefether, for Portsmouth, and for Sale by the
Subscribers on moderate terms for immediate Payment - Lumber
Red-Oak Staves, White-Oak Shooks, Wood Hoops, Clapboards and Oars.
Aug. Henry Tulloch & Co.
underwritten being appointed commissaries by the Proprietors of Concessions in
Charles Town, on the front Lands of Plantation Le Repentir, give hereby public
notice that they have been charged to contract at the lowest prices for two
Bridges, one to be laid over the sluice trench of Plantation Le Repentir, and
the second over the trench which divides the said Plantation from that of Werk
& Rust; the plan, calculation of Timber and terms of Payment for said
Bridge are daily to be seen by those who incline to contract for the same, at
the House of F. Schovers, from nine o'Clock in the morning till two in the
afternoon, where Sealed Proposals will be received until the the [sic] 31st
7th August, 1807.
S. van 'Gravesande,
Subscriber has received by the Ship Intrepid, Capt. Turnbull from Madeira a
consignment of Gordon, Duff & Co's choice Old Wine, which he will sell
reasonable for prompt Payment.
August, 1807. S. O. Nurse.
from the Ship Intrepid, on Wednesday Night, two Men, taking with them a small
Black Boat and a Patent Fowling Piece. John Casey, a Mulatto, and John Palmer
marked with small pox, has a mark on his upper lip. Any Master of Vessel
harbouring the said Men will be prosecuted according to Law, and any Person
apprehending and lodging them in the Barracks will receive a Reward one One Joe
[sic] for each.
8th. W. Turnbull.
from Plantation Golden Grove no. 26, West-Coast of Berbice, two Mulatto Men,
Carpenters, one by name William Leach of a fair Complexion, he can Read and
Write, and most likely will endeavor to Pass as a Free Man. The other is named
Thomas. A Reward of Fifty Guilders each will be given to any Person that will
deliver them at the said Plantation, or at the Store of
August. R. S. Turton.
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:
John Craig, in 14 days, August 7th.
John Gray, in 14 days or 3 weeks, August 7th.
Charles Treadwell Jr., either in 14 days or four Weeks - July 29th.
William Brown, in 14 days - 29th July.
Edwd. King, in 14 days, 25th July.
C. Marquis, in 14 days, 21st July.
C. Stadtman, First Clerk.
those who have any Demands against or are indebted unto the late Hannah Fouwke, free Coloured
Woman, deceased, are requested to apply within fourteen days from this date to
Mr. James Elder, as Substituted Executor to her last Will and Testament, or to
Mr. H. Cantzlaar Jz. Attorney at Law, in order to give in their Demands or Pay
what they Owe the Estate; as at the Expiration of that time Mr. Elder will give
up the Estate to the Heirs.
Office, Demerary, August 6th 1807.
C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.
de geenen die iets te pretendeeren hebben van, of verschuldigt zyn aan de
Boedel wylen de Vrye Negerinne Hannah Fowke, worden verzogt, binnen Veertien
daagen na dato deeses hunne Pretensien op te geeven, en het Verschuldigde komen
voldoen, aan de Heer J. Elder in qualiteit als gesubstitueerde Gemachtigde van
de Heer G. M. Forrester, als Executeur Testamentair in voorm. Boedel, ofte ten
Comptoire van de Heer Hugo Cantzlaar Jz. Procureur. Alzo de Heer James Elder
qq na Verloop van opgem: tyd de Boedel aan de gezaamentlyke Erfgenaamen zal
ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, dezen 6 Augustus 1807.
C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.
de Heer Eugene Henry Tempest, Meerderjaarig Jongman, gebooren te Frankryk,
Bruidegom, teer eenre, En
Maria Barbe Voiturier, Weduwe van Wylen de Heer Francois Sabbathier, Bruid ter
andere zide. -
voorneemens zyn met elkander een Wettig Huwelyk aan te gaan, zoo alse dezelve
ook reedes op den 30 July jongflt. ten overstaan van Heeren raaden
commissarissen met den Edele Achtbaare Hove van Justitie deezer Rivier in
Ondertrouw zyn opgenoomen. Zoo word zulks mits deezen bekend gemaakt ten einde
die geenen welke vermeenen zig te kunnen opposeeren zulks in tyds te doen daar
waar en zoo het behoord.
in Rio Demerary den 1 August 1807.
C. Stadtman, Eerte [sic] Clercq.
dit de 2de Bekendmaking.
note: not present in issue of August 1, 1807]
Virtue of a certain Extract of the Minutes of the Honourable Court of Justice
dated 17th July, 1807, are herewith by me the Uunderwritten [sic] first Marshal
of this Colony at the request of A. H. Walstab in his capacity as the only
surviving Executor to the Estate of, and as joint Guardian over the minor
Children of Cornelis Mulder and his Wife Jacoba Constantia Loof deceased, for
the second time Summoned by Edict all known and unknown creditors of the said
Estate of Cornelis Mulder and his wife Jacoba Constantia Loof deceased, either
here, in Europe or elsewhere, to appear before the Councellor Commissary of the
Honorable Court of Justice sitting for audience at the 14 Days Court of Rolls
in the Town of Stabroek on the 17th Day of August next and following Days; in
order to render there their pretensions with the vouchers thereto belonging,
under penalty that against the non-appearers by default, shall be proceeded
conformable to the local stile to obtain against them the perpetual silence,
and further to proceed as the Law directs. Thus Published and Affixed there
and where it ought to be, in Rio Demerary this first day of August, 1807.
Smit, first Marshal.
from the Dutch.
P. Simon, Sw. Translator.
Mule has been taken-up and sent to the Barracks, by Mr. R. Van Cooten, on the
31st of July last; - The Owner thereof can have it, by applying to the
Drossard, and Paying the Expences. August 8th 1807.
Simon's Letter came too-late for insertion in this day's Paper; - but shall
have a place in our next.
the arrival of a Danish sloop from Barbados, we have received the Mercury to
the 25th ult. which contains an account of a serious affair having taken place
between the British 50 gun-ship Leopard and the American frigate Chesapeake,
the latter; by her refusal to deliver four mutineers from on board her has,
suffered very much by the fire from the Leopard, who strictly followed her
orders in procuring by force, that which she could not obtain in amity; the
conduct of the Americans towards the British men of war has been of the most
aggravating nature for some time past. Stimulated by their Government the
People of America are deluded, and mistake the accrimony of their President for
their own cause, we sincerely hope that the affair may be amicably adjusted,
yet should that not be the case, America will see her fatal error too late.
second Mail for June arrived in Barbados on the 23d ult. by which it appears
that the French have gained some advantages since the fall of Dantzic, the two
great Armies still continue to menace each other, without the least apparent
inclination to hazard a general action. Various reports respecting
negociations for Peace, still continue to be circulated.
o'Clock, P.M. - The Mail Boat, with the second June Mail, has just arrived the
Trade from Surinam under the Swinger and Dominion brigs, arrived in Barbados on
the 19th and sailed on the 23d ult. with several other vessels to the general
rendezvous, under convoy of the Northumberland, 74, Capt. Hargood.
Cochrane has shifted his Flag (Rear of the White) from the Northumberland to
the Bellisle of 80 guns.
- On Tuesday last, in Essequebo, Mr. Thomas Whimper, late Surgeon to the 1st
Bat. of the Royals.
Thursday, Mr. Jas. Ronayne, of Cumingsburg.
Mr. Mathew Hay.
Entered and Cleared since our last.
Hope, Stillman, from Hartford.
Hero, W. Trefethen, Portsmouth.
Intrepid, W. Turnbull, Liverpool & Madeira.
Perseverance, A. Harman, Saco.
Richmond, Stephen Gillman, Portsmouth.
Valerius, F. Gross, Bath.
Otter, T. Boardman, for Barbados.
Nautilus, M. H. Smeek, Ditto.
those who have any demands against the late Firms of Thomas Fryer & Co. and
Fryer & Ballard, are earnestly solicited once more (and for the last time)
to render them in to the Subscriber for settlement; and all those who stands
indebted to the above Firms, either on Notes of Hand or Open Accounts are
hereby informed that they are put into the Hands of C. Hofstead [sic] Esq.
LL.D. with positive orders to sue for, by the first Court in September.
8th August, 1807.
'List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves']
the placement of the following]
with America. [heading]
Office, Norfolk, June 23, 1807. [heading]
extraordinary occurrence took place off the Capes yesterday - an event, we
believe, unparalleled in the records of nations - an engagement has taken place
between the frigate Chesapeake, Commodore Barron, and the British ship Leopard,
of 50 guns. The particulars as far as we have been able to trace them, to
satisfy the public curiosity, are as follows: -
morning, about nine o'clock the Chesapeake got under way for the Mediterranean,
when signals were seen passing from the Bellona, 74, to the Triumph, 74, and
from the Triumph to the Leopard, stationed near the Capes; the event terminated
in the Leopard's getting under way, and when the Chesapeake had reached the
Capes, the Leopard bore down on her, when a communication was seen passing
between them, and their sails all aback, for near an hour. A sharp firing then
took place between them, commencing with single shot, and ending with
broadsides; seven broadsides were fired by the Leopard, and five by the
Chesapeake - and when the firing had ceased, and the smoke cleared away, it
appeared that the Chesapeake had struck; both ships close together in company,
bearing N.E. most probably for Halifax.
wanton aggression is supposed to have arisen from the ship Leopard's insisting
on the right of searching the Chesapeake for some of His Britannic Majesty's
subjects; which pretended right was very properly denied by Commodore Barron. -
The engagement is said to have lasted nearly an hour.
above may be relied on as substantially true, and we give it without a single
June 24, 1807. [heading]
are now to present our readers the details of a most unexampled outrage, in the
perpetration of which the blood of our countrymen has been shed by the hand of
violence, and the honour and independence of our nation insulted beyond the
possibility of further forbearance.
a very early hour yesterday morning a report reached this place, which produced
a degree of agitation beyond any thing we ever witnessed or can attempt to
describe. It was reported that the preceeding evening the Chesapeake frigate
which had gone to sea that morning, had been attacked by the British ship
Leopard, Capt. Humphries, of 50 guns, and that the Chesapeake had struck her
colours. Although the source from whence this information was derived was not
such as to deserve the highest consideration, yet it was stated in that way,
and attended with such circumstances, as left but little hope that it was not
true. Accordingly every vessel or boat from the Cape was boarded with great
anxiety, and which was not relieved until about two o'clock, when pointed
information was received that the Chesapeake was returning to Hampton Roads,
without showing any colours. About four o'clock all doubt was relieved by a
spectacle which was calculated, and did not fail, to rouse the indignation of
every American present and we trust it will never subside until ample
satisfaction has been made - eleven of our wounded fellow-citizens arrived in a
boat dispatched from the Chesapeake; and now we learn the following
particulars, which we believe are correct: -
Chesapeake frigate, Capt. Gordon, under Commodore James Barron, got under way
on Monday morning, and proceeded to sea, passing the Capes about twelve
o'clock. At nine o'clock, the Leopard, by signal from the Commodore's ship,
got under way, and stood out to sea. About three o'clock the Chesapeake and
Leopard approached, when the customary signal of firing a gun to leeward, the
signal for friends, was made from both ships. Being about three leagues from
the land, the ships came within hail, when the Commander of the Leopard hailed,
and hoped Commodore Barron was well, and informed that he had dispatches for
the Commodore. The ships hove to, and a boat came on board the Chesapeake with
a letter from Capt. Humphries. In this letter was a copy of one from Admiral
Berkley, at Halifax, to the British Commanders on this station, in which they
were ordered to demand from the Commander of the Chesapeake four British seamen
named in the letter, and that if they were not delivered by fair means, to use
force. Capt. Humphries stated in his letter, hat as Commodore Barron would
perceive that his orders were peremptory, he hoped that he would not oblige him
to execute them by force. Commodore Barron returned an answer to the letter,
in which he stated that the orders of his Government forbid him to permit his
vessel to be searched, or to deliver a man from her. The boat from the Leopard
had no sooner returned on board, than a gun was fired a-head and stern of the
Chesapeake, and instantly followed a broadside from the Leopard, accompanied by
swivels and small arms. Six other broadsides followed, the ships when within
pistol-shot. - On board the Chesapeake all was astonishment; the ship was
unprepared for action, no man at his quarters, and some of the Officers at
dinner. In this situation Commodore Barron hailed the Leopard repeatedly,
without effect; he then ordered the colours to be struck; as this was doing, a
gun from the Chesapeake was fired, upon which the Leopard fired another
broadside. The colours being now down, an Officer was dispatched to the
Chesapeake, who, on coming on board, expressed some regret on behalf of his Commander
for what had happened. He was received with great indignation by the American
Officers, who tendered their swords; which he refused, saying, that he wanted
the four men, and nothing more; and demanded the muster-roll, which was
produced by the Purser; - and then was exhibited the degrading spectacle of
nearly 400 Americans mustered on the deck of an American man of war, by order
of a British Lieutenant, and four of the crew taken away. The Lieutenant said
he was desired to make Commodore Barron an offer of any services in the power
of his Commander. It would be needless to say in what manner such an offer was
received - it was considered as an aggravation of the outrage which had been
perpetrated. The British Officer refusing to consider the Chesapeake as a
prize, departed, informing the Commodore Barron that he was at liberty to
proceed whither he pleased. The Commodore returned to Hampton Roads, as before
stated. We are sorry to add to this account, that three of the crew were
killed and sixteen wounded, some of them dangerously. Commodore Barron was
slightly wounded in the leg, and one Midshipman. The ship is greatly injured
in her hull, masts, and rigging, and must be repaired before she can go to sea.
Such are the details of this affair, which we believe are substantially
correct, being mostly furnished by a gentleman who was on board the Chesapeake
is impossible that on such an occasion there can be but one sentiment in the
heart of every American. The independence of our country has been attacked,
and in defending it our fellow-citizens have been killed. Submission to the
command made to Commodore Barron could not have been made without relinquishing
our right as an independent nation. Every national ship is considered as a
part of the nation's territory; as well might the Government of Great Britain
instruct her officers to land in our country and assume the right of punishing
those who have offended her laws, as to enter our ships of war for the same
purpose. This is not the act of a rash, imprudent Commander, but acting in
execution of the deliberate orders of his superior officers, if not from the
highest authority of the British Government, and we shall state our reasons for
the month of March, the Halifax sloop of war, commanded by Lord Townsend, was
lying in Hampton Roads, and one of her boats, with four men and a petty
officer, was sent on some duty. Being out of the reach of the guns of the
Halifax, or being unobserved, the men rose upon the officer, and one threatened
to throw him overboard; this, however, they did not do, but pulled for the
shore, which they reached, and proceeded to this place, where they entered with
an Officer then engaged in the enlistment of men for the Chesapeake. A formal
demand was made to have them delivered up. The civil authority refused to
interfere, and the Officer who had enlisted them did not think himself
authorised to deliver them without orders from his superiors. The case, we
believe, was represented at Washington, but what passed there on the subject we
know not. The men were not delivered up, and were believed to be on board the
Chesapeake. We are confident that a representation of the case was made to the
British Government, whose orders, we apprehend, were to take the men wherever
they were to be found. Our Readers will be informed that the Leopard arrived
here only a few days since, and brought the orders of the Admiral at Halifax,
to take the men at all events, and under any circumstances. It may be
objected, that there has not been time to hear from England since the
circumstance respecting the Halifax occurred, which we think was about the 9th
or 10th of March; but we know that answers to letters written to London as late
as the 20th March have been received here. However this may be, the Captain of
the Leopard has acted under the orders of his superiors, and as such, the act
claims the serious attention and resentment of the People and Government of
this Country. It is no justification to say, that the men ought to have been
surrendered in the first instance. We shall not stop to examine the subject
now; but whenever matters of dispute between nations are settled by force, then
it is War - unless from fear, or something worse, one of the nations is
disposed to submit - which we trust and believe is not the case with the United
States. It is the established usage for nations who are determined upon
hostilities to seek redress by negociation, and certainly America has pursued
that course with Britain on many occasions. If this act, then, it is to be
ascribed to the British Government, there is an end of all further negociation
on the subject, and War must be the result. Greatly as we always have
deprecated War with that Country conscious as we are that our Country will
experience infinite distress, we look upon it as degrading beneath contempt, if
we are to submit to such insult. - No! we trust that there will be but one
heart and one hand in supporting the just rights and the honour of our Country.
If the act has not proceeded from the Government of England, we persuade
ourselves that our Government will not want the unanimous support of its
citizens in pursuing measures for the obtaining of ample satisfaction.
cannot close these remarks without noticing the manly and dignified conduct of
the citizens of this place, under this trying occasion. Exhibiting that cool
but firm countenance, which is the true indication of determined courage, no
act of violence was committed, or intemperate expressions used toward the
British subjects who happen to be here at this time; and it would be an act of
injustice to the latter if we did not add, that from every thing we could hear
and see, they were penetrated with the deepest concern upon the occasion.
consequence of the outrage which we have detailed in the proceeding article, a
Town Meeting was convened this morning at the Town-Hall, which, on account of
the great concourse assembled, was adjourned to the large Church. The meeting
adopted many resolutions upon the subject, which we cannot obtain for this
day's paper. In substance, they went to express the horror and indignation
excited by the occasion; a determination to support with life and fortune, the
Government, in obtaining satisfaction; it was determined to refuse all
intercourse with, or to furnish supplies to, any of the British ships of war;
the Pilots were invited to refuse to conduct any ships of war into our waters;
Committees were appointed; the People in all the United States were invited to
co-operate in these resolutions, and to hold as infamous all who should violate
them, or refuse co-operation. There were some others, which we do not well
remember. The meeting was conducted with great moderation and temper, when the
occasion is considered.
June 25. [heading]
Tuesday we gave a short account of the sad affair which now engrosses all time
and all conversation - Shortly after that publication, the Chesapeake arrived
in Hampton Roads without colours, and the officers without arms; and about four
o'clock in the afternoon of the same day (Tuesday) the wounded men arrived at
this place, and were immediately sent to the Marine Hospital, where every thing
necessary and comfortable is provided for their relief. The following is a
list of their names, and of the names also of those killed: -
List of the Killed and Wounded on board the frigate Chesapeake.
- Jos: Arnold, John Laurence, John Sharkler.
- Mr. Brook, Midshipman; Robert M'Donald, Thomas Short, George Percival,
Francis Coenhoven, James Eppes, Cotton Brown, Peter Simmons, Wm. Hendrick,
Peter Ellison, John Hayden, John Parker, William Moodey.
the anxiety, rage, and alarm on this subject instead of subsiding is
increasing, and the whole of this part of the country is ripe and prepared for
any thin that may promise revenge, we hasten to lay before the Public all the
particulars of this unhappy affair, that we have been able to procure in
addition to those already published. - It is fully ascertained that this is not
at all an affair of accident, that the orders were regularly sent, that the
Leopard went out of the Capes prepared for action. - that she took every
possible advantage of the unprepared and almost defenceless state of the
Chesapeake, and that she did every thing she could to destroy her, until there
remained not the smallest pretence for further fire or for deliberate murder.
It appears that the Leopard, after bearing down to the Chesapeake, sent a boat
on board with the Captain's instructions, which were to procure four men stated
to be mutineers belonging to his Majesty's fleet, and then on board the
Chesapeake, or at least to demand a search for them - the boat was near half an
hour along side, and after much talk, was by signal ordered to the Leopard.
She had scarcely got out of danger, before a shot was fired into the
Chesapeake, and that was succeeded by a broadside; several others followed,
until it appeared evident that mischief enough had been done, and the
Chesapeake's colours were down - in all this time the latter ship fired but
two, or at most three scattering shot, and those almost accidentally and
without order, for so wholly unprovided was she for action, that it is said her
cables were coiled over the guns; and as the powder had not been properly
dunnaged, and had been discovered to be damp, they were that day engaged in
getting it out to dry, and the fires in the ship had been all put out to
two ships, after this, stood further off to sea; and the American ship of war
the Chesapeake underwent a regular search from his Majesty's ship the Leopard,
and four men were taken, two of whom were said to be native impressed
Americans, who had escaped after long confinement.
world is always curious to know the first occasion or the first act of war; and
we have been thus particular that the origin of, perhaps, a new one may not be
forgotten. We should blame no Captain for executing the orders of his superior
if he exerted them like a man, but the cold-blooded, cowardly cruelty with
which this business was effected, reflect disgrace and dishonour on the whole
British Navy; he well knew that the Chesapeake was little better than a
lumbered store-ship, carrying out supplies for the Mediterranean, as totally
unprepared for action as unconscious of danger, and, without waiting to see the
effects of one broadside, or to observe if she had struck, he continued his
fire, till in the sea-phrase, she was quite cut up. Some of the shot went
quite through the hull, her rigging and sails are torn to pieces, and she
arrived with five feet water in the hold.
the English boast of this action and of the burnings of Fairfield together, but
let them remember that similar conduct will produce similar effect - the spirit
of the Country is at last roused, and Britain, detested in all quarters of the
earth but this, is at last detested here - she has no Ally now but the white
Negroes of the North.
a more numerous and more unanimous collection of people assembled in this
place, than was ever before witnessed - but one voice, but one sentiment, but
one spirit of retaliation and revenge was to be seen - temporised, however, by
the will of our Government for the present, in full and ardent expectation of
opportunity of redress hereafter.
soon as the account of the conduct of the Leopard was known at Hampton, the
inhabitants immediately destroyed upwards of 200 hogsheads of water which were
on board a schooner ready to sail for the British men of war.
have nothing to add to the detail of the circumstances respecting the
Chesapeake, given in our last. They were given in haste, but subsequent
enquiry has confirmed them to be substantially correct in all their material
Leopard has returned into the Bay, and remains with the other ships: all the
pilots have been landed at their request.
schooner Margaret K. Bailey, Capt. Ferguson, of and bound to Philadelphia, with
a cargo of sugar and coffee, having a pilot on board, was captured on Friday
last off the Capes of the Delaware, by the British ship Leopard, Capt.
Humphries, and sent to Halifax.
of a Letter from Hampton, dated June 26. [heading]
have late news from the British men of war by the pilots that were discharged
yesterday. - They declare that if their water and provisions do not come to
them as usual, they will lay three ships of war along-side Hampton - send their
barges ashore, and take them by force! The Hamptonians are casting ball and
making cartridges, to bid them welcome."
Stabroek: Printed and Published
(at Thirty-three Guilders per Annum)
By Edward James Henery.