Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 April 09

Vol. III.)


(No. 119.

Saturday, April 9th, 1808.

The Subscribers have received by the Ship Macclesfield, Capt. Graham –
Newfoundland Cod Fish, Prime Irish Mess Beef & Pork, Superfine Flour, and Long Wood Hoops.
Which they offer for Sale on very moderate terms.
Cornfoot, Bell & Co.
Cumingsburg, 9th April 1808.

Hugh Hyndman having joined the Concern of Lucius Cary & Co. the Business will in future be conducted under the Firm of
Hyndman & Cary.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
Just Arrived in the Brig Joseph of London, Thomas Dickinson, Master, the following Goods: -
Irish Mess Beef and Pork,
New Irish Butter,
Holland's Gin, Cogniac Brandy,
Candles and Soap,
Coals in hogsheads,
Wood Hoops, Lime in hogsheads,
Malm Paviors, Whiting in hogsheads,
Salt in baskets and barrels,
Pale Ale in tierces,
Green Paint, White Lead,
Linseed Oil, Lamp Oil,
Stockholm Tar,
Curled-hair mattresses with bolsters &c. complete, Portable Writing Desks, &c. &c.
Apply to the Captain on board, or to the Subscriber on Robb's Stelling.
Thomas Finlayson.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

FOR LONDON, [heading]
The Brig Joseph, Thomas Dickinson Commander, burthen 220 Tons. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on board, or to the Subscriber on Robb's Stelling.
Thomas Finlayson.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

The Subscriber has just received by the Joseph, Capt. Dickinson, from London, the following Articles which he will dispose of reasonable, for immediate Payment, at the Store partly occupied by Mr. Thos: Marsh: -
An elegant assortment of Printed Callicoes of the newest fashion, yard and ell wide, either by the piece or in Trunks,
6-4 Cambrick and Japan muslins,
Irish Linens,
Flush Bordered Pocket Handkerchiefs,
8-4 & 10-4 Damask Table Cloths,
Cotton Towells, shirting, and lining callico,
Cotton Stockings, &c. &c.
Joseph Hill.
Who will be much obliged to those indebted to him to come forward with Payment of their open Accounts and Notes of hand, as he cannot wait longer than the first of May. Those who have any Demands against him will please apply for Payment.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

Plantains for Sale [heading]
On Plantation Potosie, - to be cut out of a new Walk. Price Ten Stivers per Bunch Cash payable in One Month, or 12 1/2 Stivers payable in there Months in Cash, Coffee or Cotton at Cash Price.
R. Harding.
Demerary, 9th April, 1808.

TO LET. [heading]
A Comfortable Chamber in an airy and healthy situation, near the Premises of Messrs: McInroy, Sandbach & McBean on Werk & Rust. Enquire of the Printer.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

Wanted for His Majesty's Troops [heading]
in this Colony. [heading]
Persons willing to Supply either of the above Articles, to be delivered at the Commissary's Stores, in such Quantities as may be required for the Expenditure of the two next Months, commencing the 25th Instant, are requested to make tenders for the same, seperately [sic], marked - "Tenders for Coffee or Sugar" - previous to Tuesday the 19th Instant, on which day they will be opened in the presence of the Officer Commanding His Majesty's Troops, when the most advantageous Offer or Offers will be Accepted.
It is to be understood that the Person or Persons Contracting for the supplies of either of the above Articles shall be bound for the due performance of it, under the Penalty of One Hundred Pounds Sterling.
Will: N. Firebrace.
Residt: Commissary.
Commissary's Office, 9th April 1808.

The Subscriber has Imported in the last London Fleet the following Articles, viz:
An assortment of Brussels Lace and Edging well worth the attention of the Ladies.
Hams, potatoes, smoaked salmon, Bologna sausages, boxes with Confectionary, choice Cakes, sweet-milk Cheese, stock fish, best Schiedam Gin in cases, sweet oil, vinegar, spiced salmon, pickles, mustard, hyson tea, loaf sugar, Port Wine, barley, an assortment of Damask and Diaper Table Cloths with Napkins, Hessian Boots and a variety of other Articles.
Has on Hand [centered]
A few Half Barrels of Beef and Pork.
P. Verbeke.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
To Sail positively with the June Convoy, The Snow Harmony, Capt. Wm. Wilson. For Freight or Passage apply at the Store of
Peter Verbeke.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

HUGH MACKENZIE & Co. [heading]
Have Imported in the Ship Macclesfield, from Liverpool, the following Goods which they offer for Sale: -
[first column]
Irish Butter in firkins,
Ditto in half ditto,
Beef in barrels,
Ditto in half ditto,
Pork in ditto,
Bristol Tripe,
Soap and Candles,
Brown-Stout Porter,
[second column]
Burton Ale,
Holland's Gin,
Cogniac Brandy,
Hyson Tea,
Refined Sugar,
Cordage assorted from 9 thread to 3 inch,
Dining tables with D ends
Sophas and Chairs,
[end columns]
and a general assortment of Dry Gods.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

W. TURNER [heading]
Has received by the Harmony, Captain Wilson, from London, an Elegant assorment [sic] of Jewellery, Perfumery, Stationary, a great variety of Ladies' Slippers, Childrens' ditto, Gentlemens' Shoes, Boots, Hats, hose, gloves, braces, &c. fine printed Cambric Callicoes, Muslins, French Cambricks, Bombazine, Bombazette, black & white Sarsenets, Ribbons, black Barsalonie and fancy silk Handkerchiefs, Umbrellas, Parasols, Cotton Shirting, Ditto Cambric, checks, brown Irish plattillias, Brittannias, white callicoes, and a great variety of fancy Articles.
New-Town, 9th April 1808.

Just Received, - Twenty Barrels of Salmon in high order, and a few Cases Claret (3 dozen each) of an excellent quality, which the Subscriber will Sell very reasonable for immediate Payment.
W. Roach.
Bridge-Town, 9th April 1808.

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:-
James Stallard, in 14 days from the 29th March 1808.
John Croyden Blair, in 14 days from the 29th March 1808.
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.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Wordt mits deezen bekend gemaakt dat de Heer Robert Ridley zoo in prive als q.q. voortaan zyn Domicilium Citandi en [sic] Executandi gekoozen hoest ten huize van de Heer C. D. Forrester.
Demerary den 8 April 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: -
. . . [see and compare with 18080326EDRG, with the following additions]
Door de Representant ten Boedel Pharamond Transport van de half Concessie Lands en gebouwen, Lett. E geleegen aan de zuid dam van Stabroek, aan C. Hofsteede.
Door G. Mahlstedt Transport van de onverdeelde vierde in de Plantagie de Toevlugt met de Slaaven en verdere ap en dependentien aan J. Sargenton.
Door Mary Dowding Transport van het halve Lot No 44 aan de middel-dam van Stabroek, ten behoeve van J. Dominique.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, deezen 29 Maart 1808.
[Transcriber's note: date above changes from '25' to '29' (see 18080326EDRG)]
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.

[HEADING ???? for following? – Summonses?]

By Virtue of an authority contained in the extract of the minutes of the Ordinary Court of Rolls, dated 21st March, 1808, are herewith by me the Undersigned First Marshal of the Honble. Court of Justice of this Colony, in the name and behalf of R Kingston & A. Reith Executors to the Estate of Wm. White decased, for the fourth time Exsuperabundanti by Edict Summond'd all known and unknown Creditors of the before-named Estate, to appear before the Honble. Court of Justice, at their Session, to be held in the Town of Stabroek on the 16th day of May next and following days, in order to render as yet their pretentions in due form and lay their claim thereto; whereas after the expiration of this last exsuperabundantie Summons by Edict will be proceeded against the non appearers to obtain perpetual silence. Thus published and affixed there and where it ought to be, in Rio Demerary, the 7th day of April, 1808.
M. Smit, First Marshal.


On Tuesday the 12th inst. at the Vendue Office, by order of messrs. Naghten & Fitzgerald, from forty to fifty pipes of Fayal wine, and one hundred and fifty dozen of port wine.
April 9th. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 21st inst. by order of Mart. Smit, Esq. - The Pl. Tyd & Vlyt, situated in the Canal No. 3. between Plantations Perseverance and Haagsche Bosch, with 21 slaves, the buildings are all of Colony wood, and a new koker and bridges of green heart; terms of sale, the sum of six thousand guilders payable at three months, and the like sum of six thousand guilders at six months (without interest,) the remaining part of the principal payable in two equal installments at 12 and 24 months with interest thereon; but should no favorable offer be made for the above-mentioned Land, Buildings and Slaves, the same will be disposed of seperately on the following conditions, viz. - the Negroes payable at three and six months, and the Land and Buildings in three equal installments with interest, at 6, 12 and 24 months credit.
April 2d. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue did not appear in the April 2 issue]

On Friday the 22d inst. at the Vendue Office, by order of messrs. William McKenzie & Co. seven prime seasoned field negroes.
Also, an assortment of dry goods.
April 9th. Robert Kingston.

On Saturday the 30th inst. by order of John McCluer, a lot of land known by name of Plantation Grove, situated between Plantations Parica and Namryk, on the West Coast of Demerary, containing sixty-eight acres of land, more or less, of which there are 9 acres in plant canes about 12 months old, and 25 acres empoldered land as pasture ground, with 13 negroes, 5 men, 1 of which is a carpenter, and 1 a sail maker, 6 women, 1 of which is a washer, and 2 house servants, and 2 children; a dwelling house on brick foundation, of best hard wood frame and planks, a kitchen and sick house of same materials, on brick foundation, covered with wallaba shingles, two large logies covered with trolies, one a carpenters logie, the other for horses and cattle, and two frame negro houses, with other articles which will appear on the day of sale; the sale to take place on said Estate. For terms of sale and particulars enquire of the Vendue master.
N.B. This place would be an eligible situation for carpenter or boat builder, the timber being on the land, or an excellent place for raising cattle.
April 9th. Robert Kingston.

On Monday the 9th May at the House of J. L. Morson, Esq. Lot No. 30 with the buildings thereon, excellent dwelling House consisting [sic] large dining room and sitting room and four chambers, with kitchen, negro rooms, and stable for three horses.
April 9th. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday the 10th May, at the Vendue Office, by order of Colin Macrae Esq. - Six Excellent Carpenter Negroes some Years accustomed to finishing and framing Houses under the direction of respectable Tradesmen in and about Stabroek, they are all able Young men of good health and character. Terms of Payment 3 and 6 months after the sale.
April 2d. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue does not appear in the April 2 issue.]

To be Sold at the Vendue Office on Monday the 15th [sic] of May, by order of Miss Sarah Allen, Several Washerwomen and Ironers, also Household Furniture, Dry Goods, &c. &c.
April 2d. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue does not appear in the April 2 issue.]

Te Koop by den Ondergeteekende, woonende thans op de Voorgrond van Plantagie Repentier [sic], genaamd Charles-Town, naast de Heer Parss, en regt over het Domicilium van J. Lachtrop: - Vleesch en spek in heele en halve vaate, booter in firkins en klyne vattjes, Westphalse en Engelsche hammen, tongen in vaatjes, peekel warst in vaatjes, zoete oly, azyn, paerel gort, suprafyne blom, rogge blom, erweten, split pease, spermaiceti en smeer kaarsen, marselliansche zeep, speceryen en zwarte peeper, oesters, comcommers en olyven, bonte in zoorten, geelhegte houwers, bokke corralen, segaars, blaade tabak in blom vaate, salempoeres, &c. &c.
April 9. J. C. H. Kuster.

Te Koop Een Half Concessie bekend onder No 53, Noord-Dam, met de daaropstaande Gebouw, een Woonhuys, lang 81 voet; breet 18, hoog 10 voet, Inlandsch Vraam van sipirie en Wallaba, gedekt met wallaba singels, staande op 3 voet blokke, een sey gebouw lang 30 by 20, gedekt met wallaba zingels, een gemakhuys van inlands hout, een half dak, in twee verdeelt voor Neeger huyse, een half dak voor kombuys, gedekt met wallaba cingels, Te bevraage by
Betsy De Jonge.
Stabroek, 9th April 1808.

For Sale by the Subscriber: [heading]
Firkins double Rose Butter,
Barrels and half-barrels Prime Mess Beef,
Half-Barrels Ditto Pork,
Irish Lard in firkins and half-firkins,
Candles, 4's and 6's. Also
A few Casks Prime Newfoundland Fish,
T. Barry.
Robb's Stelling, 9th April 1808.

For Sale by the Subscriber, at the House of Mr. H. Cantzlaar, J.Z., the following Goods, imported in the Harmony, Capt. Wilson. -
[first column]
Stock Fish,
Dutch Cheese,
Pine Cheese,
Westphalia Hams,
Smoaked Beef,
Butter in firkins,
Pickled Oysters,
[second column]
Spiced Salmon,
Tongues in firkins,
Hessian Boots,
Yellow top ditto, &c.
[end columns]
J. H. Cantzlaar.
Demerary, 9th April 1808.

Te Koop by den Ondergeteekende, ten Huize van de Heer H. Cantzlaar JZ, de volgende Goederen, aangebragt per de Harmony, Capt. Wilson.
[first column]
Stok Visch,
Komyne Kaesen,
Edammer dito,
Annanas Kaesen,
Westfaelse hammen,
Gorookt vleesch,
[second column]
Ingelegd Zalm,
Boter, Tongen,
Zuuren in sorten,
Laarsen, en andere Goederen
[end columns]
J. H. Cantzlaar.
Demerary, 9 April 1808.

The Subscriber has just received per Brig Harmony, Capt. Wilson, from London, an Elegant assortment of the following Articles, which he offers for Sale on the lowest terms, for Prompt Payment only, (except to those Gentlemen who have kindly assisted him with the Payment of their last Year's Accounts, and whose favors he still solicits,) VIZ: -
[first column]
Ladies' and Gentlemen's patent silk hats,
Childrens beaver hats,
Servants leather do. with gold and silver bands,
Ladies' kid half boots and laces,
Spanish leather and Morrocco slippers,
Childrens Morrocco and plain shoes,
Gentlemens hessian and back-strapt boots and dress shoes,
Youths and Boys strong and dress do.,
Ladies, Gentlemens and Children superfine cotton hose,
Green gauze for window blinds,
Ribbons and ferretts,
Superfine black broad cloth and cassmeres,
Ladies tortoise shell long bent combs,
Do. do. ornamented with pearls,
Gentlemens do.,
Swivel do. in cases,
Tambourines, Violins,
Military Fifes,
German flutes with 6 keys
Octave do.,
Violin, strings,
Musick Books of the choicest collection for the flute, violin and piano forte,
Best large silk umbrellas,
[second column]
very large do. with French plated mounts & parasols,
Ladies superfine elegant fancy straw hats and bonnets,
Elegant double twisted brass wire mahogany bottom parrot cages with double drawers and gilt knobs,
Iron wire do.,
Do. rat and mouse traps,
Patent desk locks and hinges, and a general assortment of ironmongery and cutlery.
Lamp black,
Turkey oilstones,
Elegant setts of Queen's ware, breakfast bowls and saucers,
Wash-hand basons and ewers,
Sliding, reverse, swinging and pocket looking glasses,
Green and yellow paint in pots,
Best japan black & red ink,
Real japan shoe blacking and shoe brushes,
Brushes of various kinds,
Pearl barley in kegs,
Stock fish & best florence oil,
Black pepper and spices assorted,
Best corks, and a variety of other articles too numerous to insert.
[end columns]
Geo: Angle.
Demerary, 9th April, 1808.

The Subscriber intending to quit the Colony, for the benefit of his Health, by the next Convoy, requests all Persons having any Demands against him will immediately render in their Accounts to Mr. John Ashley to be forwarded to him; and those who are indebted to him are requested to come forward and Pass their Obligations for the same.
Chas: Edmonston.
Mibiri Creek, 9th April 1808.

Since our last the Sloop Hancock and Schooner Fame have arrived from Barbados, and on Thursday morning the Mail Boat came in with the second February Mail. No European news has been received of a later date than that given in our last.

With respect to America, the conduct of that Government is so ambiguous, that it is but vague to risk an opinion.

We are concerned to state that two French frigates, the Themis and Penelope, have captured six of the outward-bound London fleet, five of which they burnt, and one, the Little Jane, Riddle, has been re-captured by the Hippomenes, Capt. Woolcomb, and carried into Barbados. The following are the Vessels destroyed, - Ships London, Smith; Richmond, Jeffry; Magdelen, Richards; Jupiter, Reed; and Brig Trafalgar, Lowes; the above Vessels were all captured within a few hours of each other in Lat. 35, 15. A Gentleman who was a Passenger in one of the Vessels was removed on board the Little Jane, and was well treated by Captains Mencard and Bordieu, of the two Frigates, on board of which he had been; they put Dispatches on board the Little Jane for Martinique, where it is known they have been long expected, although they asserted it was their intention to go to Toulon to join the Naval force collecting at that port, and that upwards of 30 sail of the line were already there; they report also, that the Rochefort Squadron was certainly gone to Toulon.

An article brought to Barbados by the Sloop Susanna from Bermuda, which arrived there on the 25th ut. [sic] says that, the Mullet Schooner had been chased in Lat. 27, by a Squadron, from which she escaped by the use of her sweeps (it being calm) and that Sir John B. Warren had dispatched the Swiftsure and all the other ships of war then at Bermuda, in quest of the Enemy.

An American Vessel had also arrived at Bermuda which had passed a Squadron of men of war which she asserted to be the Rochefort Squadron, and said to consist of the following Vessels, La Majestaux, 110 guns; Magnanime, 74; Leone, 74; Souffrion, 74; and Calcutta, 54; - the Jemappe, of 74, which sailed with them had put back.

La Franchise Frigate has arrived in Barbados with the London Trade, consisting of 55 sail. General Villettes, Lieut. Governor of Jamaica, was Passenger on board La Francise [sic], which captured a French privateer lugger of 4 guns, coming down Channel, which she carried into Barbados.

The Ship Intrepid, Capt. Turnbull, which left this Colony with the last fleet, has put into Antigua in a very leaky state.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading[

ENTERED [heading]
Ships Fanny, David Graham, from London; Macclesfield, Archd: J. Graham, Liverpool. - Brigs Harmony, Matthew Reed, London; Traffic, W. Main, Ditto; Joseph, Th. Dickinson, Ditto. - Schrs. Industry, John Frith, Barbados; Eleanor, J. P. Hicks, Surinam; Fame, John Tynes, Barbados. - Sloop Hancock, M. Mecanger, Ditto.

CLEARED [heading]
Ships Kelton, G. Hewison, for Liverpool; Ariadne, G. Johnston, Greenock; Lavinia, B. Sharp, Newfoundland; Duke of Kent, James Dougal, Glasgow; Neptune, W. Frier, Liverpool; Queen, J. Mares, Ditto; General Hunter, E. Oldham, Ditto; Harriott, Js. Clarke, London; Samuel Braddick, G. Ford, Ditto; Mary Ann, W. Service, Ditto; Amelia, John Craig, Ditto; Hibernia, C. Kewley, Belfast; Planet, W. Langley, London; Triton, C. van Dyk, Ditto; Oeconomy, W. Ross, Ditto; Fame, Philip Williams, Liverpool; Flora, Geo. Ravely, Ditto; Eglintoune, W. Hamilton, Glasgow. Brigs Mary, A. Birnie, New York; Phillis, J. Smith, London; Ulysses, E. Wardropper, Dublin,; Union, W. Kind, London; Caledonia, J. Stewart, Glasgow; Hero, R. S. Tibbetts, Boston; Trafalgar, Jno. Gibb, London. Bark Redic, Th. Keen, Nivis. Schrs. Polly, S. Greenland, Boston; Industry, J. Phillips, Ditto.

Halifax, February 19. [heading]

The American Papers contain many extracts of letters and different reports from Washington, relative to the pending Negociation; but we believe that little is publicly known, except that Mr. Rose still remains in that city. A pause seems to have taken place in the discussions, which (some say) was occasioned by the refusal of the President to rescind the interdiction against British ships of war - and others, the pertinacity with which Mr. Jefferson insists, that the American flag shall be allowed to protect all who chose to sail under it.

Washington, House of Representatives, Feb. 3. [heading]

The message from the President (received yesterday) was read, transmitting a copy of the late decree of the British Government. The message was as follows:-

"To the Senate and House of Representatives of the U.S.
"Having received an official communication of certain orders of the British Government against maritime rights of neutrals, bearing date the 11th of November, 1807, I transmit them to Congress, as a further proof of the increasing dangers to our Navigation and Commerce, when led to the provident Act of the present session, laying an embargo on our own vessels.
      "February 2."      "Thos. Jefferson.

Mr. Dana moved hat the message and documents be referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.
Mr. Love moved that it be referred to the Committee of the whole, on the state of the Union.
After some debate they were referred to the Committee of the whole, on the state of the Union - Yeas, 87.
The report from Washington, under date of January 29, is, that Mr. Rose having offered to our Government an explanation on the affair of the Chesapeak, with which the latter was satisfied, had requested that the Proclamation of the President prohibiting all British armed vessels from entering the waters of the United States be rescinded; that our Government has refused to comply with this request, and that in consequence the discussions on other points were at a stand. The above is contained in a letter from a Member of Congress, and as such we give it to our readers without comment.

"England takes all our ships going to France - France takes all our ships going to England - therefore the Embargo is wise."
The foregoing is the substance of Governor Sullivan's reasons in defence of the Embargo, and some men who do not give themselves the trouble to look below the surface, because it requires exertion, think that there is some plausibility in this reasoning.
It is necessary that somebody should go through this process of thinking, and present the result to those who will not think for themselves.
If the above reasoning in favour of the Embargo is true, then it follows that the Embargo ought to last as long as France and England keep on their blockading decrees, and of course it will follow that we must cut up our ships for fuel, and our sailors must begin their apprenticeships to our farmers. The Embargo is to last as long as the pertinacity and pride of Bonaparte - and the power of Great Britain!!!
As to the latter, it will increase and flourish by our Embargo. The British flag will really be the mistress of the Ocean, for it will be the only one upon it; Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Cuba, will soon send embassies to England, to beg them to come to feed and protect them - They must starve, if we embargo ourselves.
But the chief fallacy of Governor Sullivan's reasoning is, that it is founded on false premises. - France cannot take all, nor one twentieth part of our ships going to England, or her Colonies; she can take so few, that the risk would not pay the expences of our arming, nor diminish the profit of our trade.
Let us, then, take two views of these blockading decrees: 1st, the comparative justice of them; 2d, the amount of commerce still left to us, in case they both go into operation.
First, then, the comparative justice of the French and English decrees:-
1. The first idea which presents itself is, that France began this new warfare: it is more than a year since she announced it.
2. The decree of France being a violation of the law of nations, to the detriment as well of Great Britain as of neutrals, Great Britain had a right to expect on the part of neutrals a resistance to this usurpation. This she notified us she did expect, twelve months since. We have not resisted, but have submitted [sic - no period]
3. France was bound to us by Treaty - England was not. By the 21st article of our Treaty with France, she stipulates that she never will declare the ports of her enemies in a state of blockade, unless the blockade be actual, and that we may at all times freely trade with her enemies. We have not violated this Treaty - no complaint is even made against us. The French decree is hen doubly perfidious and unjust.
4. France forbids any trade whatever with Great Britain; - but Great Britain allows a licenced trade through her own ports with France.
5. France prohibits all trade with British Colonies; - but England allows a free trade from Neutral Countries, to French, Dutch, and Spanish Colonies, in the productions of the Neutral Country, and the free importation of the Colonial produce of her enemies into such Neutral Countries.
6. France disfranchises, or prohibits entry for ever of any ship which in any former voyage shall have been, by force or otherwise, in a British port - Great Britain makes no such unjust regulation or prohibition.
7. France gives no notice to the unconscious and unhappy neutral, but subjects him to capture without turning him away. - Great Britain gives actual notice, and never captures till the neutral ship has been warned.
8. France gives no privileges - relaxes no laws as a partial compensation for her unjust decrees. - Great Britain relaxes her darling Navigation Act, in order to give as little cause of complaint to neutrals as possible.
9. France avows that her decree is laid to destroy her enemy's commerce, and finally her existence; it is therefore only a scheme of ambition. - Great Britain declares her decree to be merely defensive, in support of her existence thus threatened, and it will continue no longer than while other nations submit to the injustice of her enemy.
What, then, is our duty and our interest? To resist the decree of France, in order that we may procure the repeal of the other.
Secondly, What will be the amount of our Commerce, if both decrees go into operation?
We now export 41 millions of our own produce; this is of infinitely more importance to the Nation than our exports of foreign produce, because the capital of the farmers will be lost to us if we do not export it, and the mercantile profit only is all we shall lose by the loss of the export trade of the latter.
If both decrees are enforced, as France can do very little in the execution of hers, except in the ports of her allies and in her own, we shall still have - 1st, All our trade with England and her possessions, to which we have exported 26 millions per annum; 2d, All our export trade of our own produce to the French and Spanish, and Dutch and Danish Colonies; 3d, All our import trade from these latter Colonies; 4th We shall be permitted to carry on a free trade to India and China, as before; 5th, We shall have our trade to Russia; 6th, Our trade to Africa - to Sicily - to Trieste - to Smyrna [sic], and the coast of Asia Minor, will still be open; 7th, Our trade to Sweden will be perfectly free, except in French, and Spanish, and Dutch goods; 8th, A licensed trade will be permitted in our own products, and perhaps even in Colonial produce, from hence to England, Gibraltar, and Malta, and thence to the enemies of Great Britain.
If it be said this is prohibited by France, we answer, that a sea coast extended from the Baltic to the Black Sea, occupied by Nations who curse their yoke, and detest this decree, will and must afford room for an extensive and lucrative smuggling Commerce. But if not, it will be seen that three-quarters of all our trade is left open to us, even if these decrees remain in force, and especially that most important part, the export of our own produce, and the import of our own supplies. Will any man be mad enough to say, that an Embargo is preferrable to this extensive and secure, unmolested Commerce.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 9th April, 1808.



Brought by






Pl Haagsche Bochs.



Pl Zwaanenschutt.


A: Meertens,




R: Wells.


Smith, (Berb.)

A. Reed.








Louisa Warner,



D. Bacon,

Pl: New Hoop.




A New Negro,


Pl: Vlissingen.


C. Macrae,

Hefcotte Negroes.

S. G. Martens, Drossart.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
By Edward James Henery.


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