Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 March 26

Vol. III.)


(No. 117.

Saturday, March 26th, 1808.

Plan of a Lottery of Lot No 55 Arabian Coast, with the Cultivation and Buildings thereon, appraised by messrs. Henley & Jackson for the sum f 52,300. This Lottery will consist of 120 Tickets at f 330 each, (is f 39,600,) for which a Note will be required payable six months after the drawing in Cash, Cotton, or Coffee in Stabroek, the three Tickets preceding and the three following, the drawing of the Prize will be each entitled to a premium of f 500, to be paid by the Subscribers six months after the drawing. Possession will be given ten days after the drawing takes place.
Tickets to be had of Mr. Henry Buckoll, and at Marshall's Hotel, Stabroek, or Mr. Joseph Hadfield, Capoey Creek.
26th March. Hadfield & Murrow.

WANTED. [heading]
A Steady Sober and industrious Man, who is a good Seaman and well acquainted with the Banks &c. in Essequebo, to take charge of a Colony Schooner. Any Person answering the above qualifications, and can bring good recommendations of any respectable Gentleman in this Town may hear of a situation by applying to the Printer.
Stabroek, 26th March 1808.

FOR HIRE [heading]
Twenty Seasoned Field [heading]
NEGROES. [heading]
For particulars enquire of the Printer.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

FOR HIRE [heading]
Two Capable Painter Negroes, lately the Property of Thomas Wishart deceased. Enquire at the Store of
Alexander Reith.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

OFFICE of ORDNANCE, [heading]
Demerary, 25th March, 1808.
Cash Wanted for Bills of Exchange, not under 100 each, to be drawn on the Right Honble: and Honble: Board of Ordnance for 800. Sealed Tender for which, endorsed "Tender for Bills of Exchange" and addressed to the Subscriber, will be received at this Office 'till Wednesday next the 30th instant, at 12 o'Clock, and when opened the highest Exchange offered will be preferred.
C. J. O'Hara,
Ordnance Store-Keeper.

FOR LONDON [heading]
The Ship Amelia, James Shadforth, Master. For Freight apply to the Master on board or to
Who beg leave to assure the shippers in the Amelia that she will positively go with the first Convoy, and will be particularly thankful to them to send their Produce on board as early as possible.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
The Brig Alert, Wm. Delday Master, will positively sail with the first Convoy being now more than half loaded with Coffee. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master on board, or to
Who will be very thankful to the shippers in said vessel to send their Produce on board as soon as possible.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
The Ship Planet, Capt. William Langley, will positively sail with the Convoy in April. There is yet room on board for a few Bales of Cotton or Bags of Coffee. Apply to the Captain on board, or to
J. F. Meyer.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

TAKE NOTICE. [heading]
All Persons indebted to the Subscriber that do not Settle their Accounts in One Month from date, may depend on being Sued immediately after, without any respect to Persons.
Henry B. Gall.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

The Subscribers regret that they are compell'd to give this Sole Notice, that all Accounts of 1806 and 1807 due and unpaid them after the sailing of the ensuing April Convoy, will (without reserve) be put into the hands of a Lawyer to recover by the speediest legal Process, in order to enable them to discharge Demands against them with that punctuality they wish to adhere to.
Thomas Shute & Co.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
By William Tremain, living at the Vendue Office:
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[second column]
Pilot Bread, and
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Demerary, 26th March 1808.

FOR NEW YORK. [heading]
The British Brig Mary, A. Bernie, Master. She is now taking in Sugars, and will sail with the April Convoy. For Freight of a few Bags of Coffee apply on board, or to Will: Tremain,
Demeary [sic] 26th March 1808. as above.

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:-
Saml. S. Sommers, In 14 days or One Month, from 23d March 1808.
Benjn. Shirnson, In 14 days or One Month, from 23d March 1808.
Robert Griffith, in 14 days or 3 weeks, ditto.
Henry Hubbard, in 14 ditto, from 24th March.
John Brooks, in 14 ditto or 5 weeks, ditto.
J. Daniel, in 14 days, from 25th March.
Thos. Middleton, in ditto, ditto.
Francis Meagher, in 3 Weeks, ditto.
Charles Faddy, in 14 days, or first Convoy, March 29?
John Carpenter, ditto, ditto, 18th do.
J. Van Ysendoorn, do. do. do.
George Gellie, do. do. do.
J. S. Walworth, do. do. do.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

At the Request of N. Rousselet Esq. the following Notice is published on the part of the Secretary's Office:-
N. Rousselet having perceived that there are several Obligations and Goods in circulation, the validity whereof he has reason to doubt, finds himself under the necessity to inform all those whom it may concern, that from and after the 1st of April next he will not issue any Obligations or Goods of his own without mentioning the value received and the name of the Persons to whom such Obligations or Goods are given.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, 25th March 1808.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Ten Verzoeke van den Heer N. Rousselet word hiermeede het navolgende, volgens Schriftelyke opgaave van zyn Ed. van wegens het Secretary gepubliceerd:-
N. Rousselet ontwaar zynde geworden dat 'er Obligatien en Bonnetjes in circulatie zyn welkers valediteit by suspecteerd; vind zich verpligt om een eider [?]le het zy te informeeren dat na den 1ste April aanstaande by geen Acceptatien, Obligatien of Bonnetjes zal afgeeven dan by insertie van wat waarde daarvoor genoten is, en betaalbaar aan den Persoon aan wien by dezelve zal afgeeven.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary deezen 25ste Maart 1808.
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.

Wordt mits deezen geadverteerd dat na Expiratie van drie Weeken ten overstan van Heeren Raaden Commissarissen uit den Ed: Achtb: Hove van Justitie alhier zal worden gepasseerd als volgt: -
Door Capt. Greenidge Transport van het halve Lot Land en gebouwen op Cumingsburg No 24, aan de Weduwe C. Bourne.
Door de Gematchigdens van A. T. Knoop, Transport van een stuk Land in het Canal No 3, aan J. L. Van Well.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, deezen 25 Maart, 1808
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.


On Tuesday the 5th of April at the stores of Edward McSwiney, - Beef and pork in barrels, Madeira wine, brandy, gin, and old, [sic] rum, vinegar in jugs, fish sauces, tea, loaf sugar, negro cloathing, men's and womens hose, muslins, callico, gentlemen's vest and pantaloons, ditto boots and shoes, glass, tin ware, and ironmongery assorted, carpenter's tools, stationary, perfumery, and a variety of other articles.
March 26th. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday the 5th of April at the stores of Samuel Mackay, Esq. Robb's Town, - Two hundred barrels of beef and pork.
March 26th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 8th of April at the store of messrs. Naghten & Fitzgerald, - Fifty pipes of Fayal wine of an exceeding good quality, 200 dozen of red wine, and a handsome four-wheeled carriage, being part of the re-captured ship Joseph and Betsey, and sold to pay expences.
March 26th. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday the 12th of April at the Logie of messrs. Lewis, Lester and Avery on Jaymouth Manor, by order of John Hopkinson & A. Avery, Esqrs. Executors to the late Edwd. Birmingham, a Lot of Land in Mahaicony Creek, known by No. 7, and from 20 to 25 negroes (jointly or seperately [sic],) as also 10 head of cattle; further particulars to be made known on the day of sale.
March 26th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 15th of April at the House of Mrs. Cristian [sic] Clifton, - Umbrellas, calicos, cambricks, muslins, diapers, a variety of checks, linens, stationary, tin ware, writing desks, plated and Pontipool wares, jewellery, shoes, hats, Ladies' bonnets, gloves, flannels, floor cloths, household furniture. Also the House and quarter Lot in which she is now living, and two valuable negroes, the one a complete house and ship carpenter, the other a house carpenter.
March 26th. Robert Kingston.

The Subscribers have received by the Brig Cygnet, Captain Smith (arrived yesterday from London) a few Thousand best Grey Stock Bricks and hogsheads Building Lime, which they offer to Sell Cheap for immediate Payment.
The Cygnet will positively sail for London with the June Convoy. For Freight or Passage, please apply to the Master on Board, or to
Cornfoot, Bell & Co.
Cumingsburg, 26th March 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
The Subscriber requests all who have any Claims against him to render in their Accounts for Payment, and all those who stand indebted to him to come forward immediately and make Payment, so as to avoid the disagreeable necessity of having recourse to coercive measures.
Edward McSwiney.
Who begs leave to inform his Friends and the Public, that the Mercantile Business in future will be conducted under the Firm of McSwiney & Barclay.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

The Members of the late Society Eendragt are respectively informed that as only two of them met the Commissaries at the Meeting appointed and advertised for the 20th Instant, no business was transacted. The Commissaries therefore once more beg leave to call the attention of the Gentlemen Members of said Society to assist in the Honorably closing the Accounts of said Society, for which purpose they again request a Meeting of all the Members on Thursday the 7th Proxmo [sic]; at Noon, in Marshall's Hotel, and should this Notice be as little attended to as the last, the Commissaries must adopt such measures they think proper for the final liquidation of the Society's affairs, when if such should not meet with general approbation, they cannot be considered as reprehensible.
T. Duim, Secretary.
Demerary, March 25, 1808.

The Subscribers will dispose of the following Articles at moderate Prices for immediate Payment: -
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Fish in hogsheads,
Shads in barrels,
White pine Lumber,
Clamp Boards,
Spars of different sizes,
Oars, Truss Hoops,
White oak Shooks and Heading,
White oak But [sic] do & do,
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Red oak Staves and Shooks,
Tar in barrels,
Superfine Flour in barrels and half barrels,
Wood Hoops,
Chalk, &c. &c.
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William King & Co.
Cumingsburg, 26th March 1808.

On Monday the Mail Boat came in from Barbados with the first February Mail, which brings London Papers to the 7th of that month. . . .

Yesterday two Brigs arrived here, the Cygnet, Captain Smith, from London, and the ---- from Liverpool. The Cygnet parted company with London Fleet on the night after they quitted Portsmouth, she has had 31 Days passage. The Harmony, Captain Wilson, the Ships Joseph, Fanny, and Peggy, are destined for this Port.

An English Schooner arrived here on Wednesday from New York, which place she left in Ballast. According to the account she brings, every thing was in a most ruinous state, Bankruptcies increasing Daily, and the lower orders of People totally without employment or bread. Dispatches had been sent off on board the Osage on the 24th Feby. for England.

Sir A. Cochrane in the Belisle, flag-ship, in company with the Ramillies, York and Defence, ef the line, left Barbados on the 6th inst. to proceed to the newly captured Island of Marigalante, from thence to the other Leeward Island [sic - no period] He has taken some troops with him to Garrison the above place.

DIED] - On Thursday last, at Plantn. Rome, Alexr: Fraser Esq. of the Good Intent, and yesterday was interred on the same Estate.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading]

ENTERED [heading]
Schr. Active, J. Attwood, from New York.

CLEARED [heading]
Brig Mary & Rachael, Th: Reed, for Bath, N. A.
---- Lord Duncan, W. Greenidge, Barbados.
Ship Maxwell, J. Edwards, Liverpool.
---- Union, R. Macgeorge, St. Vincent.


Jan. 29. - Some French letters received yesterday state, that Spain has ceded the Floridas to France, and it is supposed, according to these letters, that the Rochfort squadron is gone to take possession of these settlements. The report, as to the cession of the Floridas, seems to be justified by the letters from Charlston, in America, of the 29th ult. These letters state, that great apprehensions prevailed there in consequence of a rumour afloat that the Floridas had been ceded to France.

Jan. 30. - No further accounts have been received of the Rochefort squadron. But there is every reason to believe we shall be able to give a good account of them - Sir John Duchworth [sic] and Sir Richard Strachan's squadron, are both in pursuit of them, and wherever they go they will find a force more than able to cope with them. If they go to the Brazils we have six sail of the line there - if to the East Indies, we have six sail of the line there, if to the West Indies, we have six sail of the line there. - There is no apprehension with respect to the Mediterranean. - If they go to the Floridas, there is no protection for them on that coast - if to the Chesapeake, they may be attacked.
There are now the following vacancies in important military situations: - For the Chief Command in the West Indies, vice General Bowyer, who is coming home. - For the command at Tobago, to succeed the deceased General Delhost. - For the command at Antigua, to succeed the deceased General Archer. - For the valuable Government of Surinam. . . .

Feb. 1. - King Louis, of Holland, according to letters of the 22d, is understood to have at length prevailed upon his brother Napoleon to consent to a modification of the present heavy imposts in that country, and a less rigorous method of collecting the various duties; and a proposition to that effect is about to be submitted to the Legislative Body of the one "High and Mighty," but now poor and needy, States of Holland.

Feb. 3. - In the present privation of all Colonial produce, which the Continent feels most keenly, the Berlin Telegraph and the Moniteur encourage the offer of rewards for those who shall point out the best mode of supplying the place of those Colonial articles which are in most request. Chymists are invited to vie with each other "in attempting to free the world from the tyranny of English commerce."

Norfolk, Jan. 19. [heading]

The merchants and dealers in flour and wheat at the Southward, are severely feeling the first effects of embargo. Flour has fallen at New York, Alexandria, Baltimore, and other places, to 4 and 4 1/2 dollars, and several great failures have already occurred: one at New-York last week, for eight hundred thousand dollars, it is said.

We are happy to hear, the failures at Portland originated, in some measure, in the demand for security for a large amount of Exchange, the Bills for which were protested for non-acceptance, on the ground of the non-arrival of the property, on the faith of which they were drawn, but would probably be at hand long before the Bills would be due, the present suits unnecessary, thereby releasing the property. One House in Liverpool is said to have protested 40,000. sterling in one day, of bills from Massachusetts - it having been agreed by the American merchants there, to accept no more bills until the property on which they were drawn had arrived.

Jan. 21. - The French 74, L'Eole, is aground at Hawkin's Point, a few miles below the Fort. She was going to winter quarters at Baltimore.

Jan. 22. - We have at length the pleasure of announcing the arrival of Mr. Rose in this City. After the cloud of ephemeral untruths which has so long obscured the public vision with regard to the source of embarrassment as well as actual situation of this Gentleman, his certain arrival at the seat of Government may be properly considered as cause of solicitation. We understand that the instructions sent by our Government to the Collector at Norfolk, were considered by Mr. Rose as perfectly satisfactory, and that on the 9th instant, he took passage in a packet for this place.

On Wednesday, in consequence of the accidental detention of this vessel below Mont Vernon, a barge was dispatched for him from the Navy Yard (in virtue, we presume, of directions from the Navy department): in which he reached the Navy-Yard on the ensuing night. We venture confidently to say, that every facility towards his prompt reception, in the power of the Executive, has been rendered.

New-York, February 6. [heading]

Extract of a Letter from Philadelphia, dated Thursday Noon. - "We have this morning received a Letter from respectable correspondent, whose information we know to be authentic, stating that Mr. Rose's powers to negociate are confined to the affair of the Chesapeake - that he is authorised to make full and honourable reparation for the aggression of the Lepard [sic] - but he refuses to say what this reparation consists of until the President's Proclamation, prohibiting British vessels of war to enter our waters, is withdrawn - Notwithstanding this demur, an opinion is expressed that matters will be accommodated with Great Britain.

"Government has received dispatches from Mr. Pinckney by the ship Powhata, arrived at Norfolk."

A letter from a Member of Congress to his friend in this city, dated Jan. 27, says, that it is understood, from authority of the highest respectability, that our differences with England will be honourably adjusted, without the necessity of resorting to War; and that the embargo will be taken off immediately on agreeing to a Treaty with England.

A British armed schooner anchored in Hampton Roads on the 21st ult. from Bermuda. It is said she is the bearer of dispatches from Sir J. B. Warren (arrived at Bermuda) to Mr. Rose, and that she is immediately to proceed to Annapolis.

The North Carolina Price Current says - Flour is down to 2 dollars, 25 cents, the barrel, and tobacco to 2 dollars, 50 cents, the cwt. In Maryland it has occasioned a resolution being offered for closing the Courts of that State. Such is the beginning of the embargo measure - but what will be the end?

Next President. - At a Meeting of a number of the Members of the Legislature of Virginia at the Capitol in the city of Richmond, on the 21st of January, it was resolved that James Munroe, of Virginia, be supported for the office of President of the United States, at the ensuing Election, and on the 23d ult. the Members again assembled, and proceeded to fix upon proper characters to be voted for as electors of a President and Vice-President of the United States. The Meeting then appointed a corresponding committee to promote the success of said election, by corresponding with each county committee.

Bermuda, Feb. 13. - His Majesty's ship Triumph, Captain Sir Thomas Hardy, arrived on Monday last from the Chesapeake; and on Tuesday the Bermuda, Captain Byam, from New Providence, having under convoy the brig Nassau, Gibson, with a detachment of the 99th Regiment, under the Command of Major Darling.

Runaway with, by four of the Hibernia's Crew, on Thursday night last or early on Friday Morning, a Pinnace Boat with four Oars, Masts and Sails. Any Person or Persons apprehending the said Seamen shall, on their being secured and lodged in the Barracks, receive the above Sum. A liberal Reward will also be given for the returning of said Boat. Masters of Ships are cautioned against shipping said Men, viz: - John Smith, Joseph Antonio, John Andrews, and Wm. Gardner.
26th March. Thos: Pratt.

A Brown Horse was sent to the Barracks some time ago, and which if not Claimed, in fourteen days from date, will be Sold at Public Vendue to Pay the Expences.
S. G. Martens, Drossaart.
Demerary, 26th March 1808.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 26th March, 1808.



Brought by






Pl Haagsche Bochs.


Mrs. Jonas,

Pl. Rome.



Pl Zwaanenschutt.


Dr. Farrell,

James Ogle.








Betsey Kroll,

Pl. Unity.


A: Meertens,




R: Wells.


De Winter,

Pl. Rome.






A. Reed.

S. G. Martens, Drossart.

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Saturday, March 26th, 1808.

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