Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 October 03

Vol. II.)


(No. 92.

Saturday, October 3d, 1807.

The Subscribers inform their Friends who Commissioned them to Purchase Negroes in Barbados, that they have received by the Ship Admiral Colpoys, Capt. Coley,
200 Very Prime Gold-Coast
which they will be ready to deliver on Saturday the 10th of October, at 12 o'Clock.
William King & Co.
Cumingsburg, 30th September 1807.

New Negroes. [heading]
The Subscribers beg leave to inform such of their Friends as Commissioned them to import Negroes, that they have just received
90 Prime Young Gold-Coast
being part of the Cargo of the Ship Admiral Colpoys from cape coast, last from Barbados, which will be ready for delivery on Saturday the 10th Instant, at the Store of John Madden, Esq.
Colin Macrae,
Underwood, Johnson & Co.
Demerary, 3d October 1807.

The Subscriber offers Seventeen Stivers per lb. Cash for Fifty Bales good clean Cotton.
C. D. Forrester.
3d October 1807.

For Sale. [heading]
An Excellent Saddle and Draft English Horse, who can be well recommended to be Strong and Healthy. Any Gentleman wishful of Purchasing, can see him at the Subscriber's on Lot No. 88, Brick-Dam, Stabroek.
3d Octbr. C. Smith.

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. Patrick Field Bycraft in 12 days, Octbr. 2d.
Doctor Joseph Davis, in 14 days, October 2d.
Mr. Charles Eboral, with the first Convoy.
Mr. H. Tempest, in 14 days, from September 21st.
Mr. Thomas Frankland, in ditto, from 25th Sept.
Mr. F. C. Long, in 4 Weeks, from the 12th September.
Mr. Nathaniel Littlefield, in 14 days or 3 weeks.
Mr. W. Chorley, in 14 days or 4 Weeks, Sep. 11th.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Word mits deezen geadverteerd dat naa de Expiratie van Drie Weeken zal worden gepasseerd: -
Door de Respective Wees en Onbeheerde Boedel-Kaamer van Demerary, op Authorisatie van den Hove van Justitie alhier, Transport van zeekere halve Concessie en Gebouwen geleegen aan de Noord-dam van de Hoofdplaats Stabroek, bekend onder No 58, bevoorens de Eigendom van wylen Nancy Elliot, en vervolgens van J. Blauw, en R. Tourtell, aan M. Marx, en vervolgens op J. Toussen en van laastgemelde op Mejuffrouw Sejourne.
Door Adam Knight Hypotheecq op zyn Concessie met de daaropstaande Scheeps-Timmermans Logie ten faveure van Abm: Brower.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, deezen 2de October 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.

All Persons having any claims against the Estate of Philip Jackman, deceased in the month of January last, are requested to render in their Accounts; and those indebted, to make immediate payment of the same to Mr. J. G. Walteling as Trustee of said Estate, at the House of H. Cantzlaar, Esq. on or before the 31st of October next.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.
Secretary's Office, 3d October, 1807.

Bekentmaking. [heading]
Alle die geene welke iets te pretendeeren hebben ofte verschuldigd zyn aan den Boedel wylen Doct J. G. Sommers, worden verzogt binnen de tyd van Zes Weeken naa dato deezes daarwaar opgaave en betaaling te doen ten Huize van de Heer G. H. Van Senden, in qualiteit als met en beneevens de Heer A. V. Beckurts, Executeur Testamentair in de Boedel voornoemd.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary deezen 2de October 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, eerste 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 bidders in presence of the Councellors Commissaries of the Honorable Court of Justice and their Secretary in the Town of Stabroek, on Tuesday the 6th of October next: -
In behalf of Walcott & Forrester, Underwood, Johnson & Co. and Underwood & Co. Plaintifs and Triumphants, versus J. E. Donovan, - One old Sopha, one Table, one Cow and Calf, one Heifer, and eight Geese; in case any Person or Persons inclined to purchase any of the abovementioned goods, are requested to attend on the day of Sale abovementioned.
Rio Demerary, 2d October, 1807.
Marts. Smit, First Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch,
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.

By Virtue of an order of the Honble. Court of Justice dated 18th August last, I the Underwritten First Exploieteur [sic] of said Court, do hereby in the name of the Free Coloured Woman Nanny Orr, summon all and every Person or Persons who may be any wise concerned in the Estate of the late F. Kroll, Esq. deceased, or those who may claim any right to dispute her, the said Nanny Orr's title to a Lot of Land named Grenada, situated in the Canal No. 3, to appear before the Honble. Court of Justice on the 16th November and following days; in order to see Transport given the said Nanny Orr of the aforementioned Lot of Land, by the Executors of the Estate of the late Mr. Kroll, or to substantiate the grounds on which they may think themselves entitled to oppose such Transport being passed, and further to proceed according to Law.
Demerary, 29th September, 1807.
Mart. Smit, First Exploieteur.
Alexr. Tinne, Sw. Translator.

Ten Joes Reward. [heading]
Last Night about Eight o'Clock a Seaman belonging to the Ship Admiral Colpoys, was stopped on the Stelling near Messrs. Naghten & Fitzgerald's, by four negro men; and a Pocket Book containing 2 Joes, 3 Dollars, 2 English Shillings and 2 Gold Earrings (one of which was broken) was forcibly taken from him. The above reward will be given to any Person who will bring forward such proof as will convict the offenders, by
William King.
Cumingsburg, 3d October, 1807.

Newfoundland Cod Fish [heading]
For Sale by
Underwood, Johnson & Co.
Demerary, 3d October 1807.

Notice. [heading]
The Undersigned informs his Friends and the Publick that he has removed to the House of Messrs. S. Mourant & Co. in front of Plantation Vlissengen, he intends continuing Business in the same Line and under the same Firm as hitherto, and begs a continuance of their favors.
F. C. Otto.
Demerary, 3d October, 1807.

To Let. [heading]
And may be entered into by the 1st of November next, a House and Lot, situate on the Middle-Dam of Stabroek, at present occupied by Mrs. Sampson. For further prrticulars [sic] apply to the Attorney at Law H. Cantzlaar JZ. in Stabroek.
Demerary, 3d October 1807.

Andress Luntuin (Carpeter [sic]), runaway last night from the Ship Wilding, he is about 5 feet 7 inches hight [sic], short hair, and has got a mark on his brest [sic], and light complexion, not a very stout man, but of middle size.
Daniel Foresale (Seaman) runaway along with the Carpenter, he is about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark hair, wearing his hair tied, dark complexion, broad stout set man, he likewise has robbed three of the ship's company of a quantity of wearing apparel. A Reward of Two Joes will be paid to any Person apprehending either of the above men, on application to W. King & Co. or to the Subscriber on board the Wilding.
2d Octr. 1807. John Marman.

All Persons having any demands against David Shepherd of Waratilla Creek, are requested to meet at the House of the Subscriber on Monday the 16th November next at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, when proposals will be laid before them to satisfy all his Creditors; the reason of D. Shepherd not summoning his Creditors by Edict, is because they are few in number, and he himself not possessing the means to enable him to go through the regular course required by Law.
3d October, 1807. Jno. Ashley.

A Brown Horse was brought to the Barracks by the Dienaars [sic] on the 13th of September last, and will be Sold at Public Auction within fourteen days from this date, if not previously reclaimed and all expences paid.
3d Octr. S. G. Martens, Drossart.

Cotton. [heading]
The Subscriber will give the highest Cash Price for the first One Hundred Bales of good clean Cotton.
At Mrs. Culver's, Stabroek.
3d Octr. 1807. Will. Chorley.


On Wednesday the 7th inst. will be exposed for sale by order of Messrs. McDonald, Halket & Co. at their Store New Town, - Soap, candles, paints, paint and neatsfoot oil, cordage, nails 4 a 20dy, pots, locks and hinges, puncheon hoops, corn mills, sadlery, Irish linen and sheeting, Russia sheeting, dowlas, platillas, brittanias, printed calicoes, cambrics, diaper, cotton shirting, Gentlemens ready-made cloths, hats, boots, and shoes.
Octr. 3d. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 8th inst: at the Vendue Office, Bread, Flour, Port Wine, India Goods, &c. &c.
Also, two new and one second hand chaise, tin ware, cane bottomed chairs, hats, boots and shoes, paints, straw bonnets, port wine, &c.
Octr. 3d. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 9th inst: on Plantation Great Diamond, - Household Furniture consisting of four posts [sic] mahogany bedsteads and bedding, chairs, sophas, mahogany dining and other tables, mirrors, sideboard, &c. Also several head of cattle.
Octr. 3d. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 15th inst: will be exposed for sale by order of Obediah Whiston, Esq. on the premises, a lot of land with the buildings thereon, and at present occupied by himself, a schooner boat copper bottomed, in good order; household furniture consisting of mahogany tables with D ends, sophas, chairs, bedsteads, &c. Also, several valuable boat carpenters, and house negroes.
October 3d. Robert Kingston.

By the report of the American Brig Venus, from New London, which arrived in Barbados on the 16th ult. it appears that there is strong reason to suppose that the first Packet for August has been taken by the Enemy, the above Vessel was boarded on the 12th ult. 250 Miles to Windward of Barbados, by two French Privateers cruising in Company, (the Jenue Adelle and Fripon) who informed that they had Captured an English Brig Packet from Falmouth, and had sent her to Cayenne on the 2d ult. The Jenue Adelle is the same which attacked the Wilding and Skip-Jack on our Coast a short time since. By the report of another American strong hopes are however entertained that one or both of these Vessels may be captured, having spoken the Blonde Frigate three hours afterwards and the Enemy still in sight, The American Schooner Triton, which arrived in Barbados on the 18th ult. reports having spoken the Blonde with a Schooner in company, supposed to be a Prize, and by the description given of her it is thought to be the Fripon.

In consequence of the ill state of health of Commissary-General Chollet, the Commander of the Forces has been pleased to appoint Thos. Withered Esq. pro tempore.

Yesterday His Majesty's Brig Netley, Lieut. Hodge, arrived in this River, with a Transport from Antigua, - we do not learn that they bring any news.

An American Brig also arrived yesterday from New London with Cattle for Government.

There are no arrivals from Europe.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.

Ship Admiral Colpoys, Rd. Coley, from Barbados.

Schr. Ocean, Wm. Appleton, for St. Thomas.
Brig Elizabeth, Chs. Shepard, Ditto.

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American Affairs. [heading]

New-York, August 4. [centered]
A Letter from a Gentleman near Norfolk, Virginia, to his friend in this city, says - "Should war take place with Britain, our commerce will be absolutely at her mercy; and calamitous as will be the consequences to us, and strange as it may seem, it is an event which I have good ground for believing, was not only anticipated but even wished, prior to the late unparalleled and horrid outrage committed against us. Within a few days previous to that outrage, two Gentlemen of great respectability and of unquestionable veracity, waited on the President to pay their respects to him. - his conversation astonished them both. He expressed his persuasion that the people of the United States were zealous for a war with Britain. When enquiry was made concerning the means of waging hostility with any prospect of success, the answer was - "France has ships, and we have [illegible]." - With the knowledge of a disposition in our rulers, such as is indicated by the above sentiments, who can doubt the continuance of those attachments and antipathies, which heretofore so justly earned alarmed the mind, and excited the admonitions of the president Washington! who can be at a loss to conceive the cause of the precipitate, if not indecorous return [?] of the treaty lately negociated? Yet, probably the appearance of a commendable deference for public opinion, and of a laudable zeal for the public good, will be put on, whilst every means to influence the public mind, and to induce a blindness to the public good, will be covertly and artfully essayed; and with the aid to be derived from the late monstrous outrage, who can doubt of success? War, the, with Britain is to be our fate, until we shall mutually awake by the approach of our mutual ruin; and then perhaps the public indignation may be at last pointed on each side, against those who by wicked arts and deeds, shall have promoted the unfortunate collision, and the obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests which are probably to attend it. The prospect before us is too distressing to be dwelt upon."

August 15. [centered]

Capt. R. Taylor, who went down to the Triumph on public business, returned this morning; from him we learn that the Triumph in the Bay, and the Columbine in the Roads, are the only British ships in our waters. With Captain Taylor, went down the proprietors of some negroes that had got on board the Triumph, where Sir Thomas Hardy detained them until they could be identified and claimed, which being done, they were delivered to their owners.
It is but justice in us to state, that all the Gentlemen who have gone down on business with Sir Thomas Hardy, speak in terms of the highest respect for his character, and of the polite attention which he manifests to them.

Matters Worthy of Public Consideration. [heading]

As several matters of great importance will come before Congress at the next meeting, it may be of use to call the public attention to such of them as appear to be foremost.
The phrase "within our waters," is often used; it is therefore necessary it should be defined. Congress ought, and undoubtedly will, determine what the extent of our waters is.
Admiral Berkeley's orders, dated Halifax, June 1, in consequence of which the outrage on the Chesapeake was committed, under the assumed authority of searching our national ships, as if our national ships were to be under the orders of a British Admiral, says, "The Captains and Commanders of His Ma-
"jesty's ships and vessels under my command are
"therefore hereby required, in case of meeting the
"American frigate Chesapeake at sea, and without the
"limits of the United States, to shew to the Captain
"of her this order," &c.
Now the fact is, that Douglas's squadron did not meet the Chesapeake at sea. The squadron came without our own waters to wait for her, and followed her out to sea.
This is an additional cause that Congress should determine what the extent of our own waters is. The armed ships of foreign nations have no right to come within our waters without first obtaining our consent, and declaring their object; but the bullies of the ocean, such as Berkeley and Douglas, come within the Chesapeake and lay there, as if the Chesapeake belonged to the British Government.
The last accounts from Halifax say, "that Admiral Berkeley was repairing the Ville de Milan frigate, and was going as soon as possible to the Chesapeake, to take command of the British squadron."
Now after what has passed, it would be an act of hostility in Berkeley to come within the Chesapeake, and I hope by the time he comes we shall have gun-boats enough to make him repent it the first calm that comes. Every calm is a day of triumph to gun-boats, and calms will certainly come.
When Commodore Douglas heard that Capt. Decator was preparing gun-boats and a floating battery to attack him the first calm that should come, he tacked about and set off. The defence of our waters, together with the aid of our military, includes the defence of our towns, for if our waters are defended our towns are defended in consequence.

Commercial Restrictor. [heading]
If any man will prove to us, that it is more expedient or more of the true American, to accommodate our political peculations on the foreign relations of our country to the foolish and mistaken notion of street harangues, rather than to utter the words of truth and soberness, we are ready to sacrifice all we acquire by studying men and things - the interests of nations, the principles by which they ought to be governed, and the dictates of reason and justice. But until that is done, we feel it a duty, paramount to all others, to state things as they really are, and construct our inferences accordingly. If a people refuse to practice upon the truth, because they can imagine something else more agreeable, they arbitrarily plunge into errors which will lead into embarrassment.
Commercial restriction is a favourite topic with many. By some of our great men it is deemed the strength of our nation, and all other resources of power are abandoned, for the imaginary strong hold we possess in this. If the doctrine be true, let it be demonstrated by some plausible train of reasoning, and not by base, unfounded invectives against those who see nothing but disappointment and ruin, as the consequence of such reliance.
Shallow politicians, in their minds' eye, suspend the commerce of the United States, and confining their views to the first and direct efforts of such a measure, they never admit into their contemplations what would certainly follow.
There are now but two commercial nations in the world; Great Britain first, and the United States of America the second. In the case of a rupture with us, the former will possess the only protected commerce on the ocean. The nations of Europe must have intercourse with other parts of the world, and so must we - and if the English can, by their naval superiority, prevent our continuing to supply France, her other enemies and ourselves, with what the relative circumstances of all render necessary, she will, directly or indirectly, find the means of keeping up the wonted intercourse herself. This will be the second effect of our ceasing to trade, not that trade will cease. A state of war will not prevent her from supplying even her enemies with what they much

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present and recent wars, just as far as the abundance and freedom of our commerce left it necessary. Let our commerce be relinquished, and her's would of necessity, in some way, introduce itself to supply the deficiency, not even excepting our wants. Of this latter position the history of our own revolutionary war afford incontrovertible evidence.
Where then will be the might advantage to us, our adopting as a war measure, a plan of commercial restriction? We shall throw trade out of our hands, and we may find it very difficult to regain it. Trade has its habits - if we put nations into the habit and in a way of doing without us, we only lessen our own consequence, and injure ourselves. It is for our interest, on the contrary, to supply all the world if we can, and to make it always more convenient to be supplied by us than any other nation, or we shall find the truth of that trite but very just and important maxim, there is no friendship in trade.
The last war taught our eastern settlements, which depended for their bread on the lumber trade with us, to cultivate their fields and supply themselves. They acquired a habit of it, which has not changed since the peace, though their population has immensely increased. We can refuse the West-India Colonies our beef, pork, fish and corn. They will be under the necessity of taking the same articles of others who may offer to supply them, or of raising themselves, which would not be difficult. - Much the same would be the effect every where. - Then what would be the advantage of such a war measure? We should gain a loss, a very heavy one. Like an inconsiderate mechanic, who quarrels with his employer,, in the full persuasion that he will be avenged in withholding his services. Another is engaged on the same terms, or his employer strips off his coat and goes to labour himself, and perhaps finds he can do his own business. The work goes on, the mistaken workman loses his job, and solicits employment elsewhere under a disadvantage, or starves.
No - we are the second commercial nation in the world. We ought of course to be the second maritime power. Let us never teach nations to supply their wants without us, but make our intercourse every where convenient. Commerce, as it grows. furnishes means for the defence of itself. The more commercial, the more rich; the more rich, the more able to be formidable and command respect. But if when molested we only fly to a state of nature, we may, to be sure, become as independent and as poor as our savages, and perhaps the world will deem us a nation of philosophers, but some more cunning and spirited nation will take our place. Americans, think on these things - as these are not the fantasies of a visionary brain. It is the voice of commonsense, the [illegible] of [illegible].

Absented form [sic] the Subscriber a Negro Woman named Celia, the property of Eliz. Knott, is well known about Town. Whoever will lodge her in the Barracks or deliver her to me shall receive a Joe Reward.
3d October, 1807. J. Bischoff.

For Sale. [heading]
A Colony-Built Schooner, about thirty six feet Keel and fourteen feet Beam, built of the best materials and in complete repair, well furnished in ground and running Tackling. For particulars apply to
October 3d. Thomas Marsh.

Ten Joes Reward. [heading]
The Boy Advertised in this Paper of the 19th ult. not having yet appeared, strong apprehensions are entertained that he has been decoyed, with a view not the most honorable; as however, he is well known by several Persons, he will no doubt at some future time be recognized, and should the offender or offenders be discovered, he or they will have the full force of the Law instituted against them. - Meanwhile should said Boy be returned, the above Reward will be given by
3d October, 1807. G. M. Forrester.
Who has for Sale, twenty prime seasoned Negroes.

Stolen out of the Store of Thos. Thompson on the night of the 1st inst. or early on the morning of the 2d, the following Goods, - Irish linens, muslins, lace, 9 1/2 yards scarlet cloth, silk stockings, ladies and Gentlemens hats, table knives and forks, Grenadiers feathers, 1 pair yellow top boots, and several other articles; supposed to be done by some Negro Driver and his gang, at [sic] the Driver's stick was left in the Store. Whoever sees any such articles offered for Sale by the Hucksters he begs the public to stop them and enquire where the said Goods came from.
Demerary, 3d October, 1807.

To Be Let.
The House, together with a large Yard, situated on the Main-Street of Werk & Rust, belonging to Doctor Wolff, lately occupied by A. Van Braam Esq. for particulars enquire of the underwritten at the house of N. Cline Esq. on Werk & Rust, or, if convenient, to the Proprietor himself, at Blakenburg Estate on the West Sea Coast.
C. Muller, q.q.
Demerary, 3d October 1807.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 3d October, 1807.



Brought by



J. H. King.


Boedel Lawrin,

R. B. Daly.


Pl. O. Nassau,







J. Ver Wagen.





Dort. [sic] Liot,

Pl. La Crange [sic].








Ditmitt [sic – no comma]

Thos. Kewley.



Js. Ogle.


Tappin, Berb.



Pl. Coldingen,

Order Fiscaal.



H. Douglas.


Daniels, Berb.

Pl. Park, Abary.





Pl. Lancaster,

Negroes Atkins.


P. Benjamin,







Van Cooten.




And a new negro woman her name and owner unknown.

S. G. Martens, Drossart.

See the Supplement.

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

Supplement to the Essequebo & Demerary Royal Gazette.

Saturday, October 3d, 1807.

Stabroek: - Printed by E. J. Henery.


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