Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 December 12

Vol. II.)


(No. 102.

Saturday, December 12th, 1807.

Proclamation. [heading]
By His Excellency Colonel Robert Nicholson, Acting Lieutenant Governor in and over the Settlements of Essequebo and Demerary President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. &c.
By Virtue of an Order of His Majesty in Council dated the Fifteenth of August 1805, already Published in Brigadier General Montgomerie's Proclamation of the 30th of November 1805, and by special Instructions received from Lord Castlereagh, One of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, concerning the limited importation of Slaves into the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, with their Dependencies; published by His Excellency Lt.-Governor Bentinck, on the 6th of December 1806.
I do issue this my Proclamation and hereby give Public Notice.
That in order to supply the Waste that may have occurred in the Year ending the 31st of December 1807, it is His Majesty's pleasure that a number not exceeding Three for each Hundred on the whole amount of Slaves at that time in those Colonies, should be imported from His Majesty's Colonies in the West Indies which were not surrendered to His Majesty's Arms during the present War under the following Regulations viz; - Any Planter wishing to obtain a Licence to import Slaves, must apply for that purpose to me or to the Officer administering the Government of these Colonies, on or before the 6th day of January next by a petition signed by him wherein he is to state the particular causes, whether of scarcity, epidemic disease or Casualty by which the deficiency of his Slaves in the Year preceding has been produced and also to verify by the Registers Certificate, the fact that such deficiency or decrease appears by Comparison of the returns registered in his Office, and in order to prevent any application for importation of Slaves in consequence of a deficiency occasioned by ill treatment, neglect, or overworking, the said petition is to be authenticated by a Certificate from the Medical Attendant of the Plantation or the nearest Medical person according to the Form annexed to this Proclamation, and it is hereby distinctly notified that deficiencies arising from Sales on any existing Estate will not only be excluded from the Calculation of waste hereby intended to be replaced, but that Licences to import will be absolutely refused to any Old Planter, who shall be proved to have knowingly sold Slaves for the purpose of new cultivation and that no Licences will be granted for any Waste that may take place on any Estate begun to be cultivated or enlarged by clearing and opening of new lands (Provision Ground excepted) after the 30th of November 1805. No Petitions will be received by me after the 6th of January next if the Number of Slaves allowed to be imported during the ensuing Year has then been applied for by approved petitions, and if at that period the number applied for, exceeds the number to be allowed, a rateable deduction will then be made from each petition and Licence granted accordingly under my Hand and Seal, and if the Slaves allowed by such Licences are not imported before the 1st of March 1808, those licences will agreeable to His Majesty's Order in Council of the 25th of March 1807, be nul [sic] and void. The original Licences thus obtained, are in all cases to be deposited in the hands of the Naval Officer or his deputy and a Copy thereof certified by his signature, is then to be [illegible] by the Planter to his Correspondent or Agent for purchasing such Slaves in any of His Majesty's Colonies in the West Indies not surrendered to His Majesty's Arms during the present War, and if the Slaves purchased are new Negroes the same must be specified on the Licence by an Officer of His Majesty's Customs in the Colony which supplies them; if they are seasoned Negroes a certificate must be obtained from the person selling them, made upon oath, before a Justice of the Peace that they are not sent away from such Colony for any Crime or Misdemeanor. And every master of a Vessel bringing Slaves to these Colonies after the 31st December next, shall, on his landing here, be bound to produce the certified Copy of his Licence for so doing, and also before he breaks bulk, is to give Notice to the Naval Officer or his deputy, with whom the original Licences are deposited of the number of Slaves he has on board and of the person or persons to whom they are consigned, and if the said Naval Officer or his deputy shall find such Numbers not to exceed the numbers mentioned in the Licence or Licences lodged as aforesaid in his Custody, and that all the preceeding regulations have been complied with, he is then to allow the Slaves to be landed. And as some inconvenience might arrise [sic] from each Planter being obliged to freight a Vessel where the number required and licensed may be but few, it is hereby allowed that upon any number of Planters delivering in their Licences to the Naval Officer or his deputy to procure certified copies of the same, they may upon informing him of their intention, be permitted to import in one and the same Vessel the Number of Negroes which their united Licences will amount to, the same being specified by the Naval Officer or his deputy on certified copies of the Licences; and if any Vessel should contain more than the number mentioned in the Licence or Licences under which such Slaves were to be imported, such number of the best and most valuable of the Slaves on board such Vessel as shall be equal to the excess beyond the number mentioned in such Licence or Licences aforesaid shall be forfeited to His Majesty, his heirs and Successors, and the Slaves so to be forfeited shall be selected and chosen out of the whole number of the Slaves on board such Vessel, by such person as I shall then appoint for such purpose, who shall select and choose those whom he shall judge to be best and most valuable among them and to be employed or disposed of according to the instructions given in this behalf by His Majesty; and all Slaves imported or attempted to be imported without such Licence as aforesaid, shall together with the Vessels importing or attempting to import the same or from which the same shall be landed, and their cargoes, be forfeited to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and such Slaves be dealt with in the same manner as herein before-mentioned in respect of Slaves imported beyond the Numbers contained in the Licence as aforesaid.
An account of Licences granted is to be sent by the Naval Officer in Essequebo and Demerary where the Registry of the Slaves is to kept, in order that the numbers imported for each Estate may be added to the last return of Slaves made by the Planters.
And I do further in His Majesty's Name require the Officers of the Customs and all others within this Government whom it may concern, to aid and assist in carrying the foregoing regulations into strict execution according to the true intention and meaning thereof.
Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms at the King's House in Stabroek this Tenth day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven and in the Forty Eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign.
Robt. Nicholson,
By His Excellency's Command,
Geo. Eddington, Govt. Secty.

King's Receivers Office, 12th Decr. 1807.
The Period for giving in the Six Months Returns of Slaves commencing on the 1st of January next. Notice is hereby given that Blanks will be sent in the course of the next week to the Burgher Officers and different Ferry's [sic] agreeble [sic] to the following list; these Blanks must be filled up and sent in to this Office (where attendance will be given from 9 o'Clock in the morning untill 1 o'Clock, Sundays and Hollidays excepted) between the 1st and 21st days of January next. The Public will please to observe that no Returns will be received but on these blanks.
Those Gentlemen desirous of obtaining Licences to purchase Slaves under the Proclamation of His Excellency Colonel Nicholson will please to observe that the Returns for the different Estates for which they Petition, must be sent in with the Petitions to enable the Slave Register to give the necessary Certificates. Those Returns therefore will be received before the 1st of January.
Robert Phipps, Slave Register.
On the East Coast.
Thomas Mewburn, [brace pointing right]
W. B. Panye,
Gilbt. Robertson, Esqrs.
D. S. Van s'Gravesande,
Nichol McNichol,
At Mahaicony Ferry and Mahaica Ferry.
River East Side,
Anthy. Osborn,
J. Branders, Esqrs.
River West Side.
Ralph Lee Ashington,
John Jones, Esqrs.
On the West Coast.
The Ferry of the Demerary River.
H. Steur,
F. A. Trotz, Esqrs.
And of the Slave Register.
At the Secretary's Office.
N.B. The Blanks will not be sent round but must be called for as above.

By Order of the Commander of [heading]
The Forces. [heading]
Extract from the Mutiny Act, 47, Geo. III.
Chap. 32.
102. And be it further enacted, that from and after the passing this Act, all negroes purchased by, or on account of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and serving in any of His Majesty's forces, shall be, and be deemed and taken to be free, to all intents and for all purposes whatever, in like manner in every respect, as if such Negroes had been born free in any part of His Majesty's Dominions; and that such Negroes shall also to all intents and purposes whatever, be considered as Soldiers having voluntarily entered in His Majesty's service.

Cash Wanted, [heading]
For His Majesty's Service. [heading]
For Bills of Exchange drawn on the Right Honble. the Lords Commissioners for His Majesty's Treasury, to the amount of Five Hundred Pounds, viz:-
No. 490, ---- L 500.
Sealed tenders for the same (marked Tenders for Bills) will be received at this Office untill Tuesday the 15th int. at 10 o'Clock in the morning, when they will be opened in the presence of the Officer Commanding His Majesty's Troops, and if approved accepted.
Will. N. Firebrace,
Res. Commissary.
Commissary's Office, 10th Decr. 1807.

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 One Thousand Pounds viz:-
No. 749, ---- L 400.
-- 750, ------ 300.
-- 751, ------ 300.
Sealed tenders for the same (marked Tenders for Bills) will be received at this Office untill Tuesday the 15th int. at 10 o'Clock in the morning, when they will be opened in the presence of the Officer Commanding His Majesty's Troops, and if approved accepted.
Will. N. Firebrace,
Res. Commissary.
Commissary's Office, 10th Decr. 1807.

Cash Wanted, [heading]
For His Majesty's Service. [heading]
For Bills of Exchange drawn on the Right Honble. The Lords Commissioners for His Majesty's Treasury, to the amount of Thirteen Hundred Pounds Sterling, viz:-
No. 5, ---- L 400.
-- 6, ------ 300.
-- 7, ------ 300.
-- 8, ------ 200.
-- 9, ------ 100.
[Note: following issue skips a No. 10]
Sealed tenders for the same (marked Tenders for Bills) will be received at this Office untill Tuesday the 15th int. at 10 o'Clock in the morning, when they will be opened in the presence of the Officer Commanding His Majesty's Troops, and if approved accepted.
Will. N. Firebrace,
Res. Commissary.
Commissary's Office, 10th Decr. 1807.

Secretary's-Office, Demerary.
Notice is hereby given on the part of the Secretary, that the following Persons intend Quitting this Colony, at the expiration of the following dates, VIZ:-
Mrs. Pamelia Waldron, in 14 days, Decb. 9th.
Mr. William Thos. Mason, in ditto, 10th Decb.
Mr. Domineque Bernard, in ditto, do.
Mr. Aron Bryant, in ditto, Decb. 11th.
Mr. John McDonald, in ditto, do.
Mr. Arch. McGuffie, in 14 days, Decb. 5th.
Mr. Newton Stevens, in 14 days, Decb. 5th.
Mr. Eber. Potter, in ditto, do.
Mr. Philip Yates, in 14 days or 3 Weeks, Nov. 28.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Wordt mits deeze geadverteerd dat de Heer John William Jones gebooren te Bristol, in Engeland, meerderjaarige Jongman, Bruidegom ter Eenre, En Mejuffrouw Eliza Meyers, minderjaarige jonge dochter gebooren binnen deeze Colonie, Bruid ter andere zyde. Van voorneemens zyn met elkenderen een wettig Huwelyk aantegaan, ten einde die geene welke vermeenen zich teegens het Solemniseeren van gemelde Huwelyke te kunne opponeeren zulke in tyds te doen daar waar en zoo het behoord.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, deezen 10 December, 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.

Wordt mits deeze van weegens het Secretary alhier bekend gemaakt, dat den Heer James Fraser zyn Domicilium Citandi et Executandi gehoozen heest in Capoey Creek, Essequebo.
Demerary den 5 December 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.


On Monday the 4th January 1808, at the Orphan Chamber, - a lot No. 196, in Cumingsburg, with the Buildings thereon, furniture, gold and silver watches, cloaths, a compleat rifle piece, Negroes, Books, &c. &c.
Dec. 12. Robert Kingston.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the 11th, 12th and 13th January 1808, will be exposed for sale by order of William Turner Esq. at his store, New Town, - all his remaining Stock (without reserve) consisting of Irish linen and sheeting, Russia duck, brown holland, muslin and pullicat handkerchiefs, callicoes, cambricks, brittannias, waistcoat patterns, stripe, checks, salempores, nankeens, Children's hats and shoes, Ladies and Gents' ditto, boots, silk and leather gloves, braces, made cloths, negro cloathing, sadlery, pickles, a large assortment of Jewellery, household furniture, with a variety of fancy articles, &c.
Dec. 12th. Robert Kingston.

No. 4. 8th December, 1807.
To the Printer of the Royal Gazette.
Sir, - The aggravating circumstance of Negroes absconding from their legal Proprietors, and from the Plantations on which they have been employed, without any plausible reason: has for years past been a growing evil in Jamaica, and in every Windward and Leeward Caribee Island and Captured Colony. Investigation, will shew us, that the blame does not attach so closely to the Slaves as to our imaginary friendly Neutrals. Since 1789 the progress of this evil has been assiduously, cunningly, and quietly extended, and continued by the United States. - I say the United States, because what one member does, extends to the whole body, either in point of innocence or guilt. Tis not requisite to advert to surmise or general argument: incontrovertable [sic] facts will support themselves. - In the Autumn of 1803 several parcels of mixed Slaves arrived at South Carolina, in the Ship Baron Walterstaff, and Sloop Favorite-Anna, both under the Danish Flag, and owned by Irish Neutrals in St [sic - no period] Thomas', where they were procured from Our Islands, and from Guadaloupe and Martinique, thence shipped to Long Bay, a place to the northward of Charleston, where the Planters, or their Agents attended, to receive their stipulated quotas of the number, generally at a very low price: a rate indeed the sellers might well part with them at, when we consider the mode they became possessed of the Property. A similar trade has been carried on with Georgia by the same parties, of which their State Legislature and their General Government are by no means ignorant. - I will not attempt to discriminate, who is most culpable, - the Irish Dane or the American Citizen. If St. Thomas' was somewhat restricted in its accomading [sic] intercourse with the southern States of the American Union, our Planters would not suffer so much by the desertion of their Slaves. Specie has been furnished, and the most direct intelligence communicated by Americans to the Enemy, at Guadeloupe and Martinique. - During the latter part of 1806 and the early period of the current year they received at the Island of Antigua alone, upwards of one hundred thousand pounds currency, a large proportion of which went to Guadeloupe and St. Thomas' and their [sic] laid out in the purchase of sugars and obtaining slaves of the aforementioned description. What quantity of information accompanyed [sic] the money I cannot precisely announce; but the repeated injury done to the Convoys going from, and the frequent capture of vessels bound to that Island, confirms me in the belief that, the neutrals employed between St. Johns and Guadeloupe, among whom is classed Americans, who clear at the former port for the United States, and generally touch at the latter Island, are not deficient in verbal communications, nor do they want punctuality in furnishing every information our Press affords. - With such an unchecked channell [sic] of successive knowledge, 'tis not surprising the injury we have suffered from the Enemy's Cruisers, not withstanding the vigilence [sic] of our own.

The Mail Boat arrived here on Sunday Morning and brought the two Mails for October. The principal part of their contents have already been given in our Papers of the 28th ult. and 5th inst.

We have received a Barbados Paper which gives an account of the capture of the Juno and Elliot from hence, - they were captured on the 5th ult. by three French Privateers in company, the Jalouse of 7 guns and 80 men, the Fripon 5 guns and 90 men, the Becune 3 guns and 50 men. - It is but justice to say that the two Captains did every thing in their power to save their Vessels; - the smallness of their crews, in comparison to that of the Enemy, was such, that they could have but little hopes of escaping, yet the Juno defended herself for nearly two hours before she struck, soon after which the Elliot took fire and struck also.

Two French Privateers, the General Ernouf and Victor, landed detachments of their Crews at St. Bartholemew's, on the 16th ult. and took possession of the Fort, after which they pillage the Town, and took upwards of 100,000 Dollars in Specie, they also brought away, three American Vessels under Swedish Colours, and one belonging to Guernsey, all laden with St. Domingo produce, with which they got safe into Guadeloupe.

Died] - Yesterday Evening at the House of Messrs. Hugh McKenzie & Co., Mr. Aeneas Scobie.
This Morning, at Plantation Potosie, Mrs. Culpeper, Wife of Alleyne Culpeper Esq.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since or last.

Brig Mary Ann, F. Dyer, from Alexandria.
Schr. Ann, Seth North, Antigua.
---- Windham, B. Paine, New London.

Brig Betsy, W. Hart, for Belfast.
Schr. Mary, N. Brown, Wilmington.
Brig Geo. Washington, J. Lake, Portsmouth.

By the King - A Proclamation. [heading]
For recalling and prohibiting Seaman from serving Foreign Princes and States. [heading]
George R.
Whereas it hath been represented to us, that great numbers of Mariners and seafaring men, our natural-born subjects, have been enticed to enter into the service of foreign States, and are now actually serving, as well on board the ships of war belonging to the said foreign States, as on board the merchant vessels belonging to their subjects, notwithstanding our former proclamations recalling them, contrary to the duty and allegiance which our said subjects owe unto us, and to the great disservice of their native country; we have therefore thought it necessary at the present moment, when our kingdom is menaced and endangered, and when the maritime rights on which its power and greatness do mainly depend, are disputed and called in question, to publish by and with the advice of our Privy Council, this our Royal Proclamation: We do hereby strictly charge and command all Masters of ships, Pilots, Mariners, Shipwrights, and other seafaring men, being our natural-born subjects, who may have been enticed into the pay or service of any foreign State, or do serve in any foreign ship or vessels, that forthwith they and every of them do (according to their bounden duty and allegiance, and in consideration that ther [sic] native country hath need of all their services), withdraw themselves, and depart from and quit such foreign service, and do return home to their native country; or do enter on board such of our ships of war as they may chance to fall in with, either on the high seas, or in any rivers, waters, havens, roads, ports, or places whatsoever or wheresoever.
And, for the better execution of the purposes of this our Royal Proclamation, we do authorise and command all Captains, Masters, and others, commanding our ships and vessels of war, to stop and make stay of all and every such person or persons (being our natural-born subjects) as shall endeavour to transport or enter themselves into the service of any foreign State, contrary to the intent and command of this our Royal Proclamation, and to seize upon, take, and bring away all such persons as aforesaid, who shall be found to be employed or serving in any foreign merchant ship or vessels as aforesaid: - but we do strictly enjoin all such our Captains, Masters, and others, that they do permit no man to go on board such ships and vessels belonging to States at amity with us, for the purpose of so seizing upon, taking, and bringing away such persons as aforesaid, for whose discreet and orderly demeanor the said Captains cannot answer; and that they do take especial care that no unnecessary violence be offered to the vessels, or to the remainder of the crew, from out of which such persons should be taken:
And in case of their receiving information of any such person or persons being employed, or serving on board of any ship of war belonging to such foreign State at amity with us, we do authorise and command our Captains, Masters, and others, commanding our ships of war, to require of the Captain or Commanders of such foreign ship of war, that he do forthwith release and discharge such person or persons, being our natural-born subjects or subjects; and if such release or discharge shall be refused, then to transmit information of such refusal to the Commander in Chief of the Squadron, under whose orders such Captain or Commander shall be then serving; which information the said Commander in Chief is hereby strictly directed and enjoined to transmit, with the least possible delay, to our Minister residing at the seat of Government of that State to which the said foreign ship of war shall belong, or to our Lord High Admiral, or Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty for the time being, in order that we, being apprized of such proceeding, may forthwith direct the necessary steps to be taken for obtaining redress from the Government to which such foreign ship of war shall belong, for the injury done to us by the unwarranted detention of our natural-born subjects in the service of a foreign State:
And whereas it has been further represented unto us that divers mariners and seafaring men, or natural-born subjects, have been induced to accept letters of naturalization, or certificates of citizenship from foreign States, and have been taught to believe, that by such letters and certificates, they are discharged from that duty of allegiance which, as our natural-born subjects, they owe to us; now, we do hereby warn all such mariners, seafaring men and others, our natural-born subjects, that no such letters of naturalization, or certificates of citizenship, do, or can, in any manner, divest our natural-born subjects of the allegiance, or in any degree alter the duty which they owe to us their lawful Sovereign. But, in consideration of the error into which such mariners and seafaring men as aforesaid may have been led, we do hereby publish and declare our free Pardon to all such our subjects, who, repenting of the delusion under which they have acted, shall immediately, upon knowledge of this our Royal Proclamation, withdraw themselves from foreign service, and return to their allegiance to us; and we do declare, that all such our subjects, who shall continue in the service of foreign States, in disregard and contempt of this our Royal Proclamation, will not only incure our just displeasure, but are liable to be proceeded against for such contempt, and shall be proceeded against accordingly; and we do hereby declare, that if any such masters of ships, pilots, mariners, seamen, shipwrights, or other seafaring men (being our natural-born subjects) shall be taken in any foreign service by the Algerines, or other Barbary Powers, and carried into slavery, they shall not be reclaimed by us as subjects of Great Britain.
And we do hereby notify, that all such our subjects as aforesaid, who have voluntarily entered, or shall enter, or voluntarily continue to serve on board of any ships of war belonging to any foreign State at enmity with us, are and well be guilty of high treason; and we do by this our Royal Proclamation declare, that they shall be punished with the utmost severity of the law.
Given at our Court at the Queen's Palace, the sixteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seven, and in the forty-seventh year of our reign.

Evan Fraser requests such Persons as have any Demands against him to render them for Payment before the 1st of January next, as he intends to quit the Colony in course of that Month.
Demerary, Kitty Estate, 12th Decb. 1807.

Just Landed and for Sale by the Subscriber, Cheap for Ready Money, -
New Flour, Irish Rose Butter, Hams,
Cheese, Tongues, Tripe, Salmon,
Beer and Porter.
H. Douglas.
Stabroek, 12th December 1807.

The Subscriber intends going to Europe by the first opportunity after the 1st of January 1808, - he therefore requests all those to whom he may be indebted to render in their Demands that they may be immediately paid.
W. T. Mason.
Demerary, 12th December 1807.

Tar. [heading]
A Few Barrels for Sale by the Subscriber at f 22 Cash or Coffee.
12th Decb. E. Troughten.

The Subscriber Qualified Executor to the Estate of Thomas Hays lately deceased in North America, hereby gives Notice to all who have Demands against said Estate to render their Accounts for settlement.
The House belonging to the deceased on Lott No. 2, Vlessengen, next that of Mr. De Munnick, is offered for sale, - and if not disposed of by private Contract, will be sold at Vendue, three Months hence.
12th Decb. Jas. S. Alves.

Hams, Brick Cheese,
Firkins and half do. August double rose Butter,
Kegs Tripe,
Geneva of a superior quality, [bracket (right pointing) joins this and next] per gallon,
Cogniac Brandy,
Baltimore Flour,
Beef and Pork,
Best mould Candles,
Sheet Lead,
Ditto Copper,
Sweedish [sic] and English Bar Iron,
Cordage of all sizes,
For Sale By
12th Decr. Thomas Shute & Co.

N. Rousselet Attorney at Law, informs his Clients that he does not intend to take any more Business for the ensuing Year, except on suits under f 600; he requests those who have any demands against him to call for their money, and those indebted to him to pay him.
Stabroek, 12th Decr. 1807.

Wanted. [heading]
An Honest Manager for a small Cotton Estate; he will be certain of his wages in Cash whenever it is due. There are a plenty of Provisions on the premises, and fresh Fish in abundance. Any Person who answers this description and that is inclined for this employment will be pleased to send his letter addressed to Mr. A. B. to the care of the Printer. Stabroek, 12th Decbr. 1807.

For Sale. [heading]
The Schooner Ann, Burthen 105 Tons per Register. A British Bottom, and a remarkable fine, fast sailing schooner; stows 700 barrels, and has just undergone a thorough Repair. This Vessel is well worth the attention of any Person who wants one of her discription [sic], and will be sold Reasonably.
Underwood, Johnson & Co.
Demerary, 12th December 1807.

An Excellent Draft and Saddle Dark-Grey Horse to be disposed of for Forty Joes. He is Young and warranted sound.
Apply to Mr. O'Hara, Kingston.
Demerary, 12th December 1807.

By Permission of His Excellency Lieutenant [heading]
Governor Nicholson, &c. &c. &c.
Plan for a Raffle or Lottery of a Concession or Lot of Land with the Buildings thereon, the property of Messrs. Rousselet, Hofstede & Cantzlaar, situate on Werk & Rust, and known on the general chart under No. 6, formerly occupied by the Society the Eendragt; the said concession and Buildings having been appraised at f 27,161 10.
The said Lottery to consist of 95 Tickets, at f 242, - together f 22,990.
The Concession and Buildings aforesaid to be the only prize, and two premiums of 500 guilders each, one in favor of the Lot or Ticket drawn immediately before the first and only prize, the other for the following Ticket, the said premiums are to be paid two months after the drawing of the present Lottery, by the holder of the said prize.
The Tickets are to be paid (say f 242) two months after drawing in Coffee, Cotton or Cash.
The Drawing will take place in the House so to be disposed of, by two Children in the presence of a Clerk in the Secretary's Office. The House, &c. may be immediately occupied by the drawer of the prize, and a full and clear Transport thereof will be given in August, 1808.
Tickets may be had at Messrs. Rousselet, Hofstede & Cantzlaar in Stabroek, who will in due time advertize by the News Papers the day of drawing.
12th Decr. Cantzlaar, JZ.
For self and Messrs. Rousselet & Hofstede.

For London. [heading]
With Or Without Convoy. [heading]
The Good Intent, Cornelius Stuveng, Commander, burthen 160 tons, new coppered and mounts 12 carriage guns, men answerable, is now taking on board her homeward bound Cargo consisting of Coffee only, and will positively sail the 15th January, having great part of her Cargo engaged. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on board or to the Subscriber at the new store facing the river on Robb's Stelling.
John Nichol.
Stabroek, 12th Decr. 1807.
N.B. The remainder of the outward bound Cargo (as already advertized) is now selling off on reasonable terms. Apply as above.

The Subscriber makes known by this to the Public, and those it may concern, that he has paid in full to Mr. J. Smith living in Essequebo, his due part of the Estate of his Father, J. P. Smith deceased, and that the above-mentioned J. Smith has no pretensions whatsoever to the Estate of his deceased Father.
P. C. Mickerts,
Demerary, Decb. 12th 1807. Executor.

Runaway. A Negro Woman named Liece (or Ires) formerly of Grenada; she is yellow skin, has bad front teeth, is well known in Town and Country, having been employed huckstering; speaks French and English remarkable well. It is supposed she secrets herself in or about the Camp. A Reward of One Joe will be given for her apprehension by applying to
Decb. 12th. Anne Jordan Ashley.

Absented himself from the Subscriber, four weeks ago, a negro man named John, a creole of Barbados, very stout, is well known in and about Town where he has been seen some days ago; the said negro was lately sold at the Vendue Office in Essequebo for a Cook and Boatman, but calls himself a Painter and Butcher. A reward of Forty-four Guilders will be given to any Person who will lodge him in the Barracks or deliver him to C. H. de Munnick, Esq. by whom the money will be paid.
D. C. Scheidurs.
Demerary, 12th Decr. 1807.

Choice Provisions [heading]
Landing from the Ship Queen, and for Sale at the store of the Subscriber.
Newfoundland Fish
in Casks of 4, 6 and 8 Quintals.
Hams, potatoes, Irish butter, smoaked beef, pickled tongue, Cheshire cheese, double Gloucester ditto, herrings in kegs, salt in barrels, tobacco.
Also on Hand,
Superfine Baltimore Flour,
Candles, soap,
Porter and Beer,
Nails assorted,
And a general assortment of Dry Goods,
Madeira Wine,
Decb. 12th. F. C. Otto.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 12th December, 1807.



Brought by


Boedel Lawrin,

R. B. Daly.



Thos. Kewley.


Pl. Golde [sic] Grove,




Van Genderen.









Pl. Lepenetense.


F. De Ridder,

Pl. Success.


W. B. Liot,

Pl. Legrange.



Pl. Chateau Margo.



F. Meagher.





W. B. Liot,




P. C. Mickerts.


Ts. Reyding,

Ts. Trieland.








Ts. Reyding,

Pl. Rome.

And a new negro man unknown brought by Pl. Belmond.
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 Gazette.

Saturday, December 12th 1807.

Stabroek: - Printed By E. J. Henery.


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