Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 March 19

Vol. III.)


(No. 116.

Saturday, March 19th, 1808.

It being required by the 5th and 7th Articles of the Regulations for the Burgher Militia of these Colonies, enacted on the 29th December 1803, that Returns should be laid Quarterly before the Court of Policy, of the Burghers belonging to each Battalion, specifying the Company they are doing duty in, - and that these Returns should once a Year, in the Month of January, also contain a statement of the number of Slaves on each Estate within the District of the Battalion, and further that in the Quarterly Returns mention shall always be made of the Reports which the Captains of Companies may have received from any of the Inhabitants respecting the Slaves that have deserted from Estates during the preceding Quarter.
These are to give Public Notice, by order of His Excellency the Acting Lieut. Governor, that the giving in of those Returns is in future to be strictly attended to, and the Fines and Penalties fixed by the Laws, to be enforced against defaulters. - All Persons whom it doth concern are therefore warned to lose no time in transmitting to the Captains of the Companies they are severally attached to, such information, agreeable to the before-mentioned Articles of the Burgher Regulations, as may enable the Majors of the respective Battalions to give in a complete general Return before the next ensuing Ordinary Session of the Honble: Court of Policy to be held in the Month of April next.
It is to observed that as no Returns were given in at the last January Session of the Court of Policy, it is expected that those now to be made as above required, shall contain a statement of the number of Slaves on the different Estates in the Colony, as it stood on the last day of December 1807.
Court House in Stabroek, Demerary, 19th March, 1808.
By Command of His Excellency
the Actg. Lieut. Governor,
P. F. Tinne, Dy: Secty.

Sixty-five Prime Seasoned Negroes, well disposed and capital Workers. The Payment must be in approved bills of Exchange payable in London. A reasonable extension of the sights of the Bills will be allowed, and the price demanded proportionably 25 per Cent cheaper than New Negroes are sold for.
The Gang consists of 47 Men and Menboys [sic], 9 Women and 9 Children, - and may be seen on Plantation Kitty.
N.B. This Advertisement not to be repeated.
Saturday, 19th March 1808.

FOR LIVERPOOL. [heading]
The Ship Maxwell, John Edwards Master, will positively sail on the 27th Instant. For Freight or Passage apply to
Barton, Deane & Co.
New-Town, 19th March 1808.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
The Fine New Ship Samuel Braddick, will positively sail with the first Convoy; has yet room for a little Coffee, or a few bales of Cotton. For Freight apply to the Captain on board or to
19th March. William King & Co.

Prime Young Angola Slaves. [heading]
The Subscribers beg leave to inform their Friends who Commissioned them to Import Negroes under their Licences, that they have One Hundred and Twenty Very Prime Angolas ready for delivery.
William King & Co.
Cumingsburg, 19th March 1808.

A Master Mason and Brick Layer, with Ten Negroes. Apply to
19th March. Thomas Finlayson.

Positively with the First Convoy [heading]
FOR LONDON [heading]
The Ship Triton. All those Gentlemen who have engaged to load wn the above, are earnestly requested to ship their Produce immediately, there being hardly sufficient time left for the proper stowage of the Cargo. On board the same ship are still some Packages marked as under:
P.B. One Bale.
P.H. in a diamond, one Bale.
D.W. No. 1 and 2, two Casks Dry Goods.
The Owners are requested to come forward and claim them upon shewing sufficient documents and paying the expence of the Advertisement.
Likewise all those who pretend to have any claim against C. Van Dyk prive, or ship Triton are requested to come forward within a week of the sailing of the above-mentioned Convoy, at the House of C. H. De Munnick.
Demerary, 19th March 1808.

[first column]
Building lime,
Poland oats,
Pork and Beef,
White biscuit,
Tea and black pepper,
Hollands gin,
Cogniac brandy,
London particular Madeira wine in hhds. and per dozen,
[second column]
London porter,
Paints and oil,
Sailors cloathing,
Negro cloathing,
Cotton bagging,
Gents fine ruffled shirts,
Checks & brown hollands,
Nails, rozin, tobacco,
Glass ware,
Ironmongery, &c. &c.
[end columns]
19th March. Thos. Finlayson.

As some of the Gentlemen shippers are of opinion that the Ship Enterprise, Capt. James Anderson, will not sail with the next April Convoy (in consequence of its not having been Advertised in the public Paper) The undersigned now assures them that she will positively sail (full or not) with said Convoy; and will be very thankfull to his friends for an early assistance to complete her Cargo.
N.B. She loads Coffee and Cotton only.
C. H. De Munnick.
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.

Alzo eenige der Heeren Laders van meening Zyn (uit hoofde van het niet adverteeren in de Nieuws Papieren) dat het Schip de Entreprize, Capt. Anderson, met het April Convooy, niet na London vertrekken zoude; zo verzekert den onderget: hun Ed: dat het ontwyselbaar met gemeld Convooy zeilen zal (bol of niet) en dat by zyne vrienden verpligt zal zyn voor eene Spoedige hulp, ten einde de lading van 't gemelde Schip te completeeren.
NB. De Enterprize laad en keld Coffy en Catoen.
C. H. De Munnick.
Demerary, den 19 Maart, 1808.

The Subscriber will esteem it a particular favor in those Gentlemen who have agreed to pay him in Coffee, to make good their engagements as early as possible, as he has every reason to expect that his Ship Economy, will be fully loaded in all this month; Cash will be expected for all Payments after the 26th inst.
William Ross.
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.

FOR LIVERPOOL. [heading]
The Ship General Hunter, Capt. Oldham, will positively sail with the first Convoy, as the principal part of her Cargo is already engaged. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master on board, or to
March 19th. R. Younghusband.

A Few dozen of Excellent Hock and Spa Water. Enquire at the Union Coffee House. Stabroek, 17th March 1808.

Plantains for Sale [heading]
On Plantation Potosie, to be cut out of a new Walk. Application to be made to J. Culpeper, American Stelling, or to the Subscriber.
R. Harding.
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.

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: -
Charles Faddy in 14 days, or first Convoy, March 12.
John Carpenter, ditto, ditto. 18th do.
J. Van Ysendoorn, do. do. do.
George Gellie, do. do. do.
J. S. Walworth, do. do. do.
Levy Eliazer, in 14 days from 4th March.
Mrs. Neeltje Graaff, in 14 days or 4 weeks,
David Baum, in 14 days, ditto.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Alzo de navolgende Persoonen zig by Requesten aan den Edele Achtbaare Hove van Politie der Rivieren en onderhoorige Districten van Essequebo en Demerary hebben geaddresseerd, verzoekende om brieven van Vrydom, als: -
[see 18080305EDRG] . . .
J. C. H. Kuster voor de hem in eigendom toebehoorende Neegerinne Dianah en haar Kind Semerie.
Zo is 't dat allen en een iegelyk, die eenig Recht of Pretentie op de Voornoemde Slaaven zoude vermeenen te hebben, by deezen worden geadverteerd, hunne Sustenuen daar van aan 't Commandement der Rivier Essequebo, en ter Secretary van den Hove van Politie in Demerary, behoorlyk te koomen aangeeven, tusschen deeze en de aanstaande Sessie van welgemelde Hove die zyn zal in de Maand April eerstkoomende.
Zullende by faute van dien, op de gedaane verzoeken van de Requestranten worden gedisponeerd als bevonden zal worden te behooren.
Actum in Raade van Politie der Rivieren en onderhoorige Districten van Essequebo en Demerary deezen 27ste January 1808.
Ter Ordonnantie van welgemelde Hove
P. F. Tinne, Sects.


Alzo de Heer Rudolph Oninck, Weduwnaar van Catharina van der Does, Bruidegom ter Eenre. - En Mejuffrouw Jeanette Crousaz, meerderjaarige Jonge dochter, gebooren in Luthri, Canton Bern in Zwitzerland, Bruid ter andere zyde. - Van voorneemens zyne met elkander een Wettig Huwelyk aantegaan, zoo als dezelve ook reeds op den 8ste deezer maand, ten overstaan, van Heeren Raaden Commissarissen uit den Edele Achtbaare Hove van Justitie alhierin ondertrouw zyn opgenoomen. Zo word zulks mits deezen aan elk en een iegelyk geadverteerd, ten einde die geenen welke vermeenen zich te kunnen opponeeren, zulks in tyds te doen daar waar en zoo het behoord.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary deezen 18de Maart 1808. Zynde dit de Tweede Bekendmaaking. In Kennisse van my
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.

Word mits deezen geadverteerd dat ter aanstaande Commissariaale Vergaadering zal worden gepasseerd, -
Door P. Rose Transport van de Concessie en Gebouwen op Cumingsburg bekend onder No 126, aan Henry Baillie.
Door J. Domenick Transport van een quart Concessie en gebouwen geleegen aan de Noord zyde van de middel dam Stabroek, bekend onder No 49 aan J. N. Pauver, en de halve concessie agter voorenstaande concessie uitkoomende aan de noord dam met de daaropstaande gebouwen, aan A. Brommer.
Door Leonard Hoopstad Hypotheecq op de Plantagie de Vriend in Mahaica Creecq, met alle de Slaaven en verdere ap en dependentien, ten faveur H. H. Lutres q.q. E. N. Wichers.
Door P. De Vries Transport van de quart concessie en gebouwen op de voorgrond van de Pl. Werk & Rust, bekend onder No 40, aan C. Kalenburg.
Door J. Leotard als gemachtigde en voogd over de by Testament van wylen Vrouwe de Wed: Martin Bollers, voor de derde gedeelte benoemde Ersgenaamen zal voor den gepasseerd Transport van het zelve derde gedeelten in de geheele Boedel en Nalatenschap waaronder is behoorende een derde in de Plantagie Pattensen geleegen aan de oost zee kust deezer Colonie met alle de daaropstaande gebouwen, bepoolengen, beplaantingen, Slaaven en verdere ap en dependentien, aan John George en Christiaan Nicolaas Bollers, welke ter gelyker tyd zullen passeeren een Kusting brief in faveur van opgemelde Erven.
Door J. Eberlin Transport van de halve Concessie en Gebouwen geleegen op Werk & Rust, bekened onder No 53 aan J. Pheiffers, welke laastgemelde ter gelyker tyd zal passeeren Hypotheecq op gem: halve Concessie No 53 en gebouwen, mitsgaaders ses stuks Slaaven genaamd Jacob, William, Hendrik, Penny, Nancy, en Maria, ten faveur van P. C. Mickerts.
Demerary den 19 Maart 1808.
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.
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[For the remainder of Advertisements from the Exploiteurs' Office, see the Supplement.]

The Subscriber hereby gives Notice, that his Domicilium Citandi et Executandi is at the House of Mr. J. W. Robinson, New Town.
Henry Farley.
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.


On Monday the 21st inst. [see 18080312EDRG] . . .
Also by order of M. van Kerkwyk, Esq. Executor of his late brother, five prime Negroes.
March 12th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 25th inst. [see 18080312EDRG] . . .
Also by order of mr. John Croal, 12 negroes, most of whom are young boys and girls, and may be easily trained as house servants.
March 12th. Robert Kingston.

On Saturday the 26th inst. at the store of messrs. Thomas Shute & Co. – Bottled porter, beer and cyder, provisions, 20 dozen locks, &c.
March 19th. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday the 29th inst. at the store of messrs. Johnson, Dyett, McGarel & Co. - mess beef and pork, superfine flour, furniture, porter and dry goods.
March 19th. Robert Kingston.

On the 30th inst. [see 18080312EDRG] . . .
Also on the same day and place, six valuable carpenter negroes, and one grass cutter.
March 12th. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 31st inst. at the Vendue Office, a consignment lately arrived, consisting of negro cloathing, sadlery, whips, nails assorted, cables from 3 to 6 inches, boat anchors and grapnels, copper skimmers, &c.
And a considerable quantity of bottled porter, beer, salt, &c. just imported.
March 19. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 1st of April, [see 18080312EDRG] . . .
Also by order of Robert Phipps and James Reid, the unexpired lease of a half lot of land with the buildings thereon, in front of Pl. Vlissengen, at present occupied by Dr. Gall, the situation is very convenient for mercantile business, being near the Vlissengen Canal; further particulars will be made known on the day of sale.
March 12th Robert Kingston.

On Saturday the 9th April, by order of Mart. Smit, Esq. on the Plantation Danckbaarheid, Mahaiconie Creek, - twenty head of fine cattle, (chiefly milch cows), forty sheep, a capital chaise horse, a saddle horse, household furniture, and what will be exposed on the day of sale.
March 19th. Robert Kingston.

Wanted to Purchase to the value of from Four to Five Thousand Guilders; Cash will be paid on delivery of the Cotton in Stabroek. Apply to the Printer.
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.

J. P. Muncker's Counting-house will be kept from the 28th inst. at his Dwelling in front of Plantation Werk & Rust, where he will attend private and qq. business on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday's [sic].
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
Warranted to Sail with the April Convoy. [heading]
The Union, William Kind, Commander, burthen 150 tons, stands A 1 at Lloyd's. For Freight or Passage apply to the master on board, or to
Thos. Finlayson.
19th March. Robb's Stelling.

Stolen out of the House of J. Hendriks and J. Fox in Co. in the night betwixt the 10th and 11th instant, a new broad cloth coat grey coloured with bright buttons, one new jacket and trowsers white ground coloured, one piece checks, one piece blue and white stripe check, a gold watch with two glasses, one ditto with engraved case, a writing desk containing papers, razors and a bag with fifty Joes, 6 new shirts, 6 waistcoats, 3 Ladies' Gowns and Childrens cloaths, and a black pocket Book with three Joes in paper money. Demerary, 19th march [sic] 1808.

Gestoolen in de Nagt tusschen den 10 en 11 deezer, by Huis-Braak, ter wooning van J. Hendriks en J. Fox in Co. een Nieuwe lakens rok, peeper en zout couleur met blanke knoopen, een nieuw baaitje en lange broek couleerd met witte grond, een piese catoen bont, een piese blaauwe en wit gestreepte bont, een goude horolgie met 2 glaasen, een dito met een gedreeven kast, een schryfkist met papieren, scheermessen, en een sakie met Vyftig Johannesse, 6 nieuwe hemden, 6 vesten, 3 vrouwe japons en kinder goed, en een Swart Sakboeke met drie Johannisse in papier geld daarin. Demerary den 19 maart [sic] 1808.

The Underwritten gives Notice to whom it concerns that he has removed his residence to Concession No 44, North-Dam, Stabroek, lately occupied by H. J. Van der Waater Esq.
C. Muller.
Demerary, 19th March 1808.

Den Ondergeteekende geest by deezen kennis aan wien zulks aangaat, dat by zigter woon begeeren heest op de Concessie No 44, Noorddam van Stabroek, laatst bewoond geweest door den Heer H. J. Van der Waater.
C. Muller.
Demerary, 19th March 1808.

Weggeloopen van den ondergeteekende, een Neeger Jongen genaamd William, met een Pagaal waarin diverse Goederen zyn; gemelde Jongen houd zig denkelyk aan de West Zee kust deezer Rivier op, alwaar by laaatstleeden [sic] maandag den 14de, van wy weggebleeven is; die deeze Neeger Jongen ten myne huise in Stabroek of in de Barrakken bezorgd zal daar voor beloond worden.
19 Maart. H. J. Van de Water.

NOTICE. [heading]
Found Drifting in the month of February, a Ship's long Boat, over the Barr, full of water, and no oars in her. Any Person or Persons proving her to be their property, may have her on paying the expences of bringing her in and this Advertisement.
C. Saltwater,
19th March. Acting Pilot.

FOR SALE. [heading]
The House at present occupied by the Subscriber, which she will dispose of on the most reasonable terms; it is perfectly commodious for a small family, and is in complete repair.
Also a few London-made iron bound puncheons.
She will be obliged to those Persons indebted to her for a speedy payment of their Accounts, as after the 15th April next all those unsettled; also all Goods held by her will be put into her Lawyer's hands. Any Persons having demands against her will render the same at her House for a final settlement.
Christian Clifton.
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
Two Elegant Phaetons, with new Harness complete, just imported by Captain R. Ross. Enquire of
March 19th. A. Fleischman.

The Subscriber offers for Sale, his House lying on Lot No 29, being the corner above Marshall's Hotel, in the line of the Orange Walk, it is quite new, built of the best materials, and well adapted for a small family, having every convenient office belonging unto it; it has an understory framed but uninclosed, which will afford a room 30 by 16 feet, convenient for a store or dining room; a Navigable Canal being cut in front, communicating with Stabroek, render it equally convenient to the merchant as private family. In point of situation, prospect and salubrity of air is not excelled.
Samuel Phippen.
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
On the application of a number of his Friends, and especially his Clients since 1792 - the Subscriber will again continue the practice of Law before the Honble. (and Commissary) Court.
A Person capable of keeping Books in the English Language and inclined to make up the Books of the late Adam Knight deceased, is requested to call on Alex. McNabb, Esq. Executor, or to the Subscriber, who will be much obliged also to any Gentleman who borrowed the First Volume of Tristram Shandy, to return it to
N. Rousselet.
Stabroek, 19th March, 1808.

N. Rousselet informs the Respectable Public, that after the 1st day of April, he shall not pay any of his Notes of Hand than such as are or will be wrote in the Dutch Language and in his own hand writing.
Demerary, 19th March, 1808.

For Sale by the Subscriber, Lot No 86, situated in Kingston, with all the Buildings thereon, consisting of a dwelling house, kitchen, store, and other buildings; very commodious for the reception of a family. Terms may be known either by application to this Office or to Wm. Mitchel, and terms of payment made easy to an approved purchaser.
19th March. Thos. Moore.

The Author of the "Hint" present his Compliments to Mr. Von Schuler, and begs leave to inform him, that he has committed the greatest injustice, to the Person he alludes to, as being the Author of it.
Justice to that Gentleman alone prompts him, once more, to come forward, and to assure Mr. Von Schuler, that since he will have it so, that all Lawyers are "Learned Gentlemen" he is is [sic] one of that description. Had he known at the time, what Mr. Von Schuler now owns, that the only aim of his farago was, to "raise the Pity of the Public" the Author would have suppressed all moral Reflections, and given to Mr. Von Schuler, what he so well deserves - PITY!
18th March. A Subscriber.

The Brig Mary, Capt. Burnie, arrived here on Monday from Barbados, where she touched on her Passage from New York. The account she brings from America, is, that, Mr. Rose was on the ever of departure for England, and that affairs remained in the same undetermined state, as will be seen by the following Extract of a Letter received in Barbados:-
"We still continue (says a letter of the 5th) in a
"state of uncertainty respecting the issue of the exist-
"ing dispute between us and England, though the
"fear of coming to extremes with her seems to lessen,
"while in the same ratio the danger of being involved
"with France increases. We know not where the
"matter will end, nor indeed is even the nature of
"Mr. Rose's mission yet clearly understood. Bank-
"ruptcies daily occur; and one half of the Union is
"but little better than in a state of mutiny against
"the general Government."

The British Consul in New York gave his advice for the Mary to depart, as there was great probability of a general Embargo throughout the United States.

A. Macrae, Esq. came passenger in the Mary.

We understand that account had reached Barbados on the 6th inst. of the Capture of the Island of Marygalant, by the Crews of the Circe and two other Frigates, we have not been able to acquire the Particulars of this event. The Island is of little intrinsic value, except as an annoyance to the Enemy, by which our Cruisers can now prevent that extensive system of Privateering, so long carried on from Guadeloupe, as it is just a little to Windward of that Island.

The two French frigates, L'Italiene, and Sirenne which were lately at Martinique, are gone to the Havanah for Specie, - The General Erhouf and Jenne Adelle Privateers, with three other armed Vessels, have been freighted with Coffee and are gone to France.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading]

ENTERED [heading]
Brig Mary, A. Birnie, from New York. - Ship Joseph and Betty, R. Millon, Fayal. - Schr. Industry, J. Phillips, Berbice.

CLEARED [heading]
Sch. Hebe, J. Vaughan, for Barbados.

The Subscriber having entirely given over all Merchantile Business, requests those who have received Goods from his Store under the direction of Mr. Turton, (and have not yet Paid their last Year's Accounts) that they will come forward and settle their respective amounts, to enable him to Pay the demands against him, before the 20th April, as on that day the Books will be put into the Hands of Hugo Cantzlaar Esq. with positive directions to be Sued for without exception to any Person, as he intends to Quit the Colony in the month of June.
Those Gentlemen who have refused to give Notes and allow Interest are informed that those under f 600 will be Sued for on the 25th Instant, and those above that amount the delivery of the Goods will be sworn to by the Clerks who deliver'd them or their Notes for the delivery produced in Court. The Expence of Translation, Lawyers, Secretary's and Deurwaarder's Fees will be well worth saving.
Alexr: B. Morris.
New-Town, 12th March, 1808.

Notice is hereby given that the Copartnership lately existing under the Firm of Gahan & Purcell is this day by mutual consent disolved [sic], - all Debts due to and by said late Firm will be received and paid by Jas. Purcell, by whom the Business will in future be carried on.
He solicits a continuance of those favors which his predecessor Mr. Francis Meagher so liberally experienced.
Mathew Gahan.
James Purcell.
Demerary, 7th March 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
By the Subscriber, the Logie and lott which he now resides on, also a Schooner Boat 37 feet Keel, 14 feet Beam, 5 feet 6 inches deep, built of the best morah timbers and planked with silver-bolly. Should the logie and Boat not be disposed of at private sale in all this Month, it will then be sold at Vendue in April next. For particulars apply on the premises to
Richd. F. Yearwood.
Cumingsburg, 12th March 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
On Reasonable Terms for Cash, Boat Cables and Hawsers of 5, 6, 7 and 8 inches. Also a few Tons of bar Iron.
Apply to Richard Batty at Mr. Frankland's, Cumingsburg.
Demerary, 12th March 1808.

Absented herself some days ago, a negro Woman named Phillis, of the Timney Nation, Whoever will apprehend and deliver her to the Subscriber will receive a Joe Reward.
March 12th. J. Bischoff.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 19th March, 1808.



Brought by






M. N. Manget.

A new negro man,





Pl Haagsche Bochs.


Mrs. Jonas,

Pl. Rome.



Pl Zwaanenschutt.


Dr. Farrell,

James Ogle.



J. D. Breton.











Wm. King,

Pl. Kitty.











Dr. Sadnojes,

J. D. King.

S. G. Martens, Drossart.

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Stabroek: Printed and Published
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Supplement to the Essequebo & Demerary Royal Gazette.


Saturday, March 19th, 1808.

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