Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 August 08

Vol. II.)


(No. 84.

Saturday, August 8th, 1807.

On 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.
Stabroek, August 8th, 1807.
In the name of the Directors aforesaid.
P. F. Tinne, Elder.

Cash Wanted [heading]
For His Majesty's Service, [heading]
For 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.
Will. N. Firebrace,
Res. Commissary.
Commissary's Office, 4th August, 1807.

All 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 above date.
Wm. Buckley,
Adjut. 1st Batln. Royals.
Demerary, 8th August 1807.

Notice. [heading]
All 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
Wm. Brumell, q q.
Jos. Walcott, q.q.
Demerary, 8th August 1807.

The 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.
Aug. 8. Naghten & Fitzgerald.

Imported 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.
Cornfoot, Bell & Co.
Demerary, 8th August, 1807.

Lost, 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.
Stabroek, 8th August 1807.

Notice. [heading]
All 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 Vendue.
Duncan McLauchlan.
August 8th, Francis Wright.
1807. James Reid.

For Sale by the Subscriber. [heading]
Madeira Wine of the first quality, in pipes, hhds. and quarter casks,
Gin and Brandy per gallon,
Mustard and Vinegar,
Vegetable Essence for Soups,
Tea in cannisters, Refined Sugar,
Tobacco in hhds. and barrels,
Hessian and back strap'd Boots,
Gentlemens' white and black beaver Hats,
Sugar in barrels,
Temper Lime,
Paint and Lamp Oil,
Newfoundland Fish in 6 and 8 quintal casks,
Mess Beef in half barrels,
Lumber, Staves, &c. &c.
8th August. Rt. Younghusband.

Imported in the Brig Hope, Capt. Trefether, for Portsmouth, and for Sale by the Subscribers on moderate terms for immediate Payment - Lumber
Fish, Red-Oak Staves, White-Oak Shooks, Wood Hoops, Clapboards and Oars.
8th Aug. Henry Tulloch & Co.

The 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 August, 1807.
Demerary, 7th August, 1807.
L. S. van 'Gravesande,
F. Schovers.

The 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.
8th August, 1807. S. O. Nurse.

Runaway 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.
August 8th. W. Turnbull.

Runaway 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
8th August. R. S. Turton.

Secretary's-Office, Demerary. [heading]
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. John Craig, in 14 days, August 7th.
Mr. John Gray, in 14 days or 3 weeks, August 7th.
Mr. Charles Treadwell Jr., either in 14 days or four Weeks - July 29th.
Mr. William Brown, in 14 days - 29th July.
Mr. Edwd. King, in 14 days, 25th July.
Mr. C. Marquis, in 14 days, 21st July.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

All 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.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, August 6th 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.

Allen 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 overgeeven.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, dezen 6 Augustus 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.
Huwelyks Bekendmaking. [heading]

Alzo de Heer Eugene Henry Tempest, Meerderjaarig Jongman, gebooren te Frankryk, Bruidegom, teer eenre, En
Vrouwe Maria Barbe Voiturier, Weduwe van Wylen de Heer Francois Sabbathier, Bruid ter andere zide. -
Van 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.
Actum in Rio Demerary den 1 August 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, Eerte [sic] Clercq.
Zynde dit de 2de Bekendmaking.
[Transcriber's note: not present in issue of August 1, 1807]

By 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.
Mart. Smit, first Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch.
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.

A 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.

Mr. Simon's Letter came too-late for insertion in this day's Paper; - but shall have a place in our next.

By 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.

The 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.

Three o'Clock, P.M. - The Mail Boat, with the second June Mail, has just arrived the River.

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.

Admiral Cochrane has shifted his Flag (Rear of the White) from the Northumberland to the Bellisle of 80 guns.

Died: - On Tuesday last, in Essequebo, Mr. Thomas Whimper, late Surgeon to the 1st Bat. of the Royals.
On Thursday, Mr. Jas. Ronayne, of Cumingsburg.
Yesterday, Mr. Mathew Hay.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.

Schr. Hope, Stillman, from Hartford.
Brig Hero, W. Trefethen, Portsmouth.
Ship Intrepid, W. Turnbull, Liverpool & Madeira.
Sloop Perseverance, A. Harman, Saco.
Brig Richmond, Stephen Gillman, Portsmouth.
---- Valerius, F. Gross, Bath.

Ship Otter, T. Boardman, for Barbados.
Schr. Nautilus, M. H. Smeek, Ditto.

All 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.
F. Kent, qq.
Stabroek, 8th August, 1807.

[no 'List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves']

[confirm the placement of the following]

Rupture with America. [heading]

Herald Office, Norfolk, June 23, 1807. [heading]

Alarming!!! [centered]
An 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: -
Yesterday 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.
This 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.
The above may be relied on as substantially true, and we give it without a single comment.

Norfolk, June 24, 1807. [heading]
We 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.
At 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: -
The 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 last evening.
It 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 so thinking.
In 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.
We 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.
In 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.

Norfolk, June 25. [heading]

On 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: -
A List of the Killed and Wounded on board the frigate Chesapeake.
Killed - Jos: Arnold, John Laurence, John Sharkler.
Wounded - 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.
As 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 prevent accidents.
The 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.
The 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.
Let 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.
Yesterday 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.
As 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.

June 26. [heading]
We 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 parts.
The Leopard has returned into the Bay, and remains with the other ships: all the pilots have been landed at their request.
The 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.

Extract of a Letter from Hampton, dated June 26. [heading]
"We 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.


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