Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 May 14

Vol. III.)


(No. 124.

Saturday, May 14th, 1808.

By His Excellency Colonel Robert Nicholson, Acting Lieutenant Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, and their Dependencies, President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c.
Whereas I am chiefly to rely, under Divine Providence, on the zealous assistance and support of the Medical Gentlemen of this Colony in general for preventing the few instances of Small-Pox that have occurred, which cannot be traced to any particular source, from spreading the disease throughout the whole Colony, and by that means becoming a most dreadful Public Calamity, and there being every reason to hope that the measures which have been thus far adopted will, with the assistance abovementioned, prove successful in attaining that desireable end, - I do hereby again require all and every Medical Practitioners or Practitioner throughout this Colony, in case of any fresh instance of Small-Pox occuring to them, or either of them, wihout loss of time to make the Report directed in my former Proclamation and at the same time to use every means in their power to prevent the further communication of the Disease by confining the Patient with proper attention in a retired but airy situation and to make constant use of such fumigations as are known to have a specific effect in mitigating the destroying Contagion. *
The Medical Practitioners are further called on to quiet the anxiety of their Patients and Friends for inoculation, as by the Reports directed to be made to the Officer of Health, I shall be enabled to judge of the actual state of the Disorder, and will give timely Notice if it should be necessary for the Public Safety to have recourse to that measure; and in the mean time all Medical Practitioners and others are forbidden from inoculating the Small-Pox on pain of incurring such Penalties as the Laws may direct.
And it having been suggested that the withdrawing for a time the Passes which have been given to Hucksters to travel with Goods in the Country would be a further measure of prevention.
I do hereby also require that all Passes given to Hucksters shall be returned forthwith to the Government Secretary's Office and that, until further Proclamation, no Hucksters shall on any account be allowed to travel in the Country, but that when it shall be again found expedient to permit the travelling with Goods in the Country all such Passes as have been returned, shall be renewed Gratis for the now unexpired time of such Passes.
And all Planters and Inhabitants of the Country Districts are hereby required to warn all such Hucksters as may be seen travelling in their Neighbourhood, that they forthwith return to Staborek and deliver up their Pass, and in case of their not attending to such warning it shall be lawful to take up such People so travelling (after having been warned), and send them to the Fiscaal.
Given at Government-House in Stabroek,
Demerary, this 13th day of May 1808.
Robt: Nicholson.
By Command,
P. F. Tinne,
Dy: Secty. of the Colony.
* The one chiefly to be relied on is that recommended by Doctor Carmichael Smith, viz: - Put about a table spoonful of Vitriolic acid in a tea cup or deep saucer, place this in heated sand adding from time to time some Niter or common salt; one or more of these should be near the bed of the infected Person, and the fumigation may be constantly kept up by having two small iron pots filled with sand - that one may be kept by the Fire ready to be used as soon as the Sand in the other cools. This fumigation is attended with no inconvenience and the materials are very cheap.

The Subscribers beg leave to inform their Friends and the Public in general, they have removed from the Premises of John Madden, Esq. to their Stores adjoining the American Stelling, where they have for Sale, - Irish Rose Butter, do. Beef and Pork in barrels and half do., Hams, Potatoes, Candles, Soap and Tallow, imported in the [blank] lately from Belfast.
14th May. C. & J. Ryan.

The Undersigned gives Notice to all those who are indebted to him, and were unable to settle their Debts by last Convoy, now to come forward and enable him to make good his engagements by the Convoy in June. He also, in quality for Capt. Wm: Langley requests all those indebted to him to Pay the amount of their respective Debts in order to remitt him.
J. F. Meyer.
Demerary, 14th May 1808.

Just Imported and For SALE by the Subscriber, -
New Superfine Flour,
Prime Irish Butter,
Do. Beef,
Do. Pork,
Firkins and half do. Lard,
Cordage assorted,
Temper Lime,
14th May. T. Barry.

TEMPER LIME. [heading]
A Few Iron-bound Kegs of the best Bristol Marble Temper Lime for Sale by the Subscriber.
M. Downie.
New-Town, 14th May 1808.

The Subscriber offers for Sale at her residence in Bridge-Town above the Post-Office, the following very elegant and entirely new fashionable Articles, lately received from Europe, -
[first column]
Superfine coloured lace Shawls,
Do. white do. do.
Do. black do. do.
Cotton long spider-nett sleeves,
Silk pick net mittains [sic],
Shirt buttons,
[second column]
White lace veils,
Black do,
White and coloured head handkerchiefs,
Coloured lace dresses,
A great variety of fine lace,
Jewellery, &c.
[end columns]
They will be disposed of at very moderate prices, a quick Sale being particularly wished for.
14th May. S. Van Hove.

Plantains for Sale [heading]
Any Quantity may be had reasonable, the Undersigned will engage to deliver them at his Estate on the West Coast or in Town. For information apply to Mr. F. C. Otto, or
D. L. C. Martini.
Pl: Met & Meerzorgen, 14th May, 1808.

Banannen te Koop [heading]
En Eenige quantiteyten tot billyke pryzen. Den Ondergeteekende neemt aan om dezelve te leeveren op zyn Plantagie van de West Zee Kust of anders in Stabroek, men geleeve zig te addresseeren van nader informatie by de Heer F. C. Otto, of
D. L. C. Martini.
Pl: Met & Meerzorgen, 14 May, 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: -
C. H. Lloyd, in 14 days or 3 weeks, 14th May.
Mrs. Eliza Michel, in ditto, ditto.
Mev. de Wed. Mathews, by the June Convoy.
John Baillie, with the June Convoy, ditto.
J. T. Barrett, in 14 Days, from 12th May, 1808.
A. S. Wade, in 3 or 4 Weeks, Ditto.
Harbourne Barnwell, in 14 days or 3 weeks, do.
Samuel Jones, in 14 Days, from 13th May, 1808.
H. C. Evertz, with the June Convoy, Ditto.
John Lewis, in two or three Weeks, from 6th May.
William Roach, Junr. in 14 days, ditto.
P. Everitt, in 14 days or three Weeks, ditto.
Richard Batty, with the first Convoy, ditto.
David Russel, in 14 days, from 20th April.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Wordt mits deezen geadverteerd dat na de Expiratie van drie Weeken, ten overstaan van Heeren Raaden Commissarissen uit den Ed: Achtb: Hove van Justitie alhier zal worden gepasseerd als volgt, -
. . . [see 18080507EDRG]
Door Sarah Allen Transport van al haar Recht Titul op zeekere halve Concessie geleegen op de voorgrond van de Plantagie Vlessingen, als meede alle de daaropstaande Gebouwen, aan Charles & John Ryan, welke laastgemelde ter zelve daage zullen Passeeren Kusting-Brief ten faveur van opgemelde Sarah Allen.
Door John Sutherland Hypotheecq op zyn Ed: Plantagien Guiana Grove en Dundee in faveur Davidson & Graham te London.
Dor Abrosuis Layne Transport van de Plantagie genaamd Beneede Paarl, cum annexis, aan J. L. Looff, welke ter gelyker tyd zal passeeren Hypotheecq op gemelde Plantagie, met dezelve bepoolingen en beplantingen en verdere ap en dependentien, mitsgaaders een getal van Twentig stuks Slaaven genaamd als volgt: -
1 Alla, 2 Adam, 3 Seconda, 4 Bootsman, 5 Coffy, 6 Hans, 7 Daniel, 8 Middeburg, 9 November, 10 Pasop, 11 Prins, 12 Cupido, 13 William, 14 February, 15 Sondag, 16 George, 17 Jan, 18 Carolina, 19 Aurora, 20 Wambo. - in faveur C. M. Overweg.
Door Colin Macrae en C. M. Overweg qq de Boedel wylen F. Kroll Transporteeren een Lot of Concessie Lands geleegen in het Canaal No 3 bekend by de naam van Sanscoueci, aan Nicolaas Rousselet. Rio Demerary den 6 Mey 1808.
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.


On Monday the 16th Inst. will be exposed for sale at Public Auction by order of J. Henly, A. Reith and Hugh Stephenson, Esqrs. Executors to the Estate of Robert Stephenson (deceased,) the Lot of Land situated on the front of Plantation Vlessengen, with the Buildings thereon, and at present occupied by John Ashley, Esq.
And on the same day, the following articles just imported, - fish in boxes, beef in whole and half kits, an elegant piano forte, boat anchors and cables, a trunk of coat trimmings, &c. &c.
May 14th. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: the first part of this Vendue is rescheduled to 3 June (see 18080521EDRG)]

On Monday and Tuesday the 30th and 31st inst. [see 18080507EDRG] . . .
On the same day will be exposed for sale at 12 o'clock precisely, by order of Jno. Binning, the House and Buildings on Lot No 12, in front of Pl. Vlessengen, now occupied by Rd. Deane, Esq. and from fifty to seventy dozen Madeira wine.
May 7th. Robert Kingston.

On Wednesday the 1st June, [see 18080430EDRG] . . .
Also, on the same day and place will be sold by order of Hugh McKenzie, Esq. Executor to B. Scobie deceased, - 2 Negroes.
April 30th. Robert Kingston.

On Saturday the 4th June will be exposed for sale at Public Auction on the premises by order T. Higgins and P. Henderson, Esqrs. Executors to John McClure deceased, - a piece of Land known by the name of Plantation Grove, situated between Plantation Pereka and Namryk, on the West Coast of Demerary; household furniture, cattle, &c. &c.
May 14th. Robert Kingston.

On Thurday [sic] the 16th June, will be exposed for sale at Public Auction by order of C. Elbers Esq. Executor to Mrs. Adling deceased, on the Premises, - a Lot of Land situated on the East side of Mahaica ferry, with the buildings thereon, house and field negroes, household furniture, silver and gold plate, excellent piano forte, &c. &c.
May 14th. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 21st, 22d and 23d June, by order of R. S. Turton qq. A. B. Morris, Esq. (will be sold without reserve), - 4-4 and 7-8 Irish linen, 9-8 Russia sheeting, platillas, garlicks, brown pomeranias, Russia diaper and ditto for table cloths, huckaback, long lawn, white callico, India nankeens, mens' and womens' silk and cotton hose cambrick muslins, chambreys, tabinettes and an elegant assortment of worked and other muslins, fine chintz, furniture ditto, printed cambricks and callicoes, romal, pullicat and silk handkerchiefs, patent worsted and cotton net for pantaloons, coloured marsailes, flannel and swansdown dowlas, superfine broad cloth, common and fine hats, Nelson's patent jackets, stationary assorted, back-gammon boxes, leather and other articles for shoemakers, candles and soap, 4d to 30dy nails, scupper do. and battins, hoes, shovels, cutlasses, pruning knives, round-eyed falling axes, stay barrs and staples, chamber-door brass locks, stock ditto and padlocks, plated and metal candlesticks, table knives and forks with carvers, pen knives, pocket knives and negro knives assorted, fine and common scissars, razors and razors [sic] strops, powder and shot, powder flasks, single and double shot belts, gun and musquet flints, brass bullet moulds, nutmeg and cassada graters, London and Whitechapel needles assorted, sail and packing ditto, rat traps, common and plated snuffers and Pelham bridles, chaise and tandum harness, paint and paint oil, watches, and watch strings.
May 14th. Robert Kingston.

Op Dingsdag den 24 deeser zal in het huis van wylen de Weduwe De Beet [sic], op de Noord dam van Stabroek, verkogt worden, - een huis en halve concessie staande op de midden dam van Stabroek thands bewoond door de Heer A. De Boer; een dito agter het zelve, bewoont door de Haer [sic] Balmer een dito in haar Ed. leeven, bewoont door de Wed. de Beete zynde ieder eene quart Concessie. Deeze huize zullen een ieder afzonderlyk, en daar na als op eene Concessie staande in een koop worden opgeveilt. Een Neger man genaamt Cupido, een dito genaamt Sluis, een dito genaamt August, een dito genaamt Avantuur en andere Neegers en Negerinne. Een extra fraye pendule, superbe bureaux en toilet latasel, nevens andere meubelen, twee diamante ringe, andere bijouterien, oude goude en zilver, vrouwe en mannen klederen, paarden, een caricle en alles wat voorts zal worden te voorschyn gebragt.
May 7. Robert Kingston.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
(Certainly with the FIRST CONVOY.) [heading]
The fine fast-sailing Brig Joseph, Thomas Dickinson, Commander, stands A 1 at Lloyd's, burthen 220 Tons. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on board, or to the Subscriber on Robb's Stelling.
Thos: Finlayson.
14th May, 1808.

NAAR LONDON. [heading]
(Zal Zeeker Zeylen met het Eerst CONVOY.) [heading]
Het snel zeylend Brick Joseph, Capt. Thomas Dickinson, staande A 1 te Lloyd's, draagende 220 last. Voor Vragt of Passage te bevraagen by de Capitein aan boord of by den Ondergeteekende op Robb's Stelling.
Thos: Finlayson.
Den 14 Mey, 1808.

WANTS EMPLOY. [heading]
A Young Man who has been in the employ for several years in one of the most respectable Counting-Houses in London, and is well acquainted with Book-Keeping, offers his services to the Gentlemen of this Colony; he flatters himself he will give satisfaction to those who may think proper to employ him. For particulars a Line addressed to S. W. left at this Office, will be attended to.
Demerary, 14th May, 1808.

The Subscriber having received a Letter from Barbados informing him that a Woman by the name of Hannah Emery or Jacobs, is the property of a Mr. Emery of Tortola, and passed here in Demerary as a Free Woman; begs leave to inform any Person who may wish to take her up on account of her Owner, that she left him about a month ago, and is now in or about Labourgade, where she is hiding from her Owners. She is about five feet ten inches high, with four marks on each wrist, with the front teeth all out except one in middle, with the marks of blisters on her legs, and a natve [sic] of St. Kitts.
the mark of
Hamlet Scott.
Demerary, 14th May, 1808.
Witness, James Fillan.

Whereas an Attempt is strongly-suspected to have been made during the Night of Wednesday last, to set on Fire the House occupied by the Subscriber (situated on Lot No 24, Cumingsburg,) Who, being timely aroused by the suffocating sensation of Smoke within, discovered Fire to be under the Sill of the front Door. Whoever will give such information as will lead to the discovery of the Perpetrator shall meet with a Reward of Five Joes from the Subscriber; - and a further Reward of Ten Joes will be given by Proprietors of Neighbouring Buildings on Conviction of any Person or Persons found guilty by the Law.
Jno: Gill.
Demerary, 14th May 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
The Creditors of John Hubbard, Esq. are hereby informed that there are thirty puncheons of Rum ready to be delivered in Town from his Estates, for which the Undersigned will receive Tenders sealed up and directed "Tenders for Rum" at their respective Houses until twelve o'clock on Wednesday next, when they will be opened in the presence of such of the Creditors as may please to attend at the Union Coffee House, and the highest Offer for a part or the whole accepted.
Thos. Naghten,
Thos. Frankland, [indicated as Trustees.]
Demerary, 14th May, 1808.

H. B. Gall has removed to Mr. Culpeper's House on the American Stelling, where he continues to Practise and Vend Medicine as usual.
Demerary, 14th May 1808.

Just Imported in the Octavia Capt. Cavan, from Belfast, and for Sale by the Subscribers:
Prime Irish Mess Beef and Pork,
Potatoes, hams, Butter
Lard in Kegs,
Soap and sundry other Articles.
Johnson, Dyett, McGarel & Co.
New-Town, 14th May 1808.

Wants A Situation on a Plantation, a Person who has not been used to the business of a Planter, but has every wish to make himself usefull, his knowledge of the diseases of Cattle would render his services of much consequence to any Estate with much Stock. Enquire of the Printer of this Paper.
14th May, 1808.

Notice is Hereby Given - that the Subscriber's Domicilium Citandi et Executandi is on Plantation Calcutta, Abary.
Wm: Mackintosh.
Demerary, 14th May, 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
All Those to whom the Subscriber may be indebted, are requested to render in their Accounts at his House in Cumingsburgh within two weeks from date, that measures may be taken for their speedy liquidation; and those indebted to him are respectfully and earnestly reminded that it is by their assistance alone he can make good his engagements.
James Mackid.
Those wishing to hire Negroes or employ a Gang by the Job, are informed that every attention will be paid to any communication left at his House as above, where he can also be seen from Saturday until Monday every week.
Demerary, 14th May, 1808.

A [sic - no period] Fleischman Attorney at law for both Colonies, Essequebo and Demerary, gives hereby information, that he shall be at Fort Island on Monday the 16th inst. to attend to all Business he may be entrusted with.
Demerary, 14th May 1808.

Fresh Bristol temper Lime. [heading]
In Kegs for Sale at Mr. Furnace's in Cumingsburg.
Demerary, 14th May 1808.

[right pointing hand icon] It is with regret Mr. Pieck announces to the Public that the Concert intended for this Evening is again postponed untill Friday next, on account of the Weather.

Yesterday the Trio, Captain Jackson, arrived in this River, in 29 days from Madeira, where she stopped upwards of seven weeks, brings no news. The Brig Lord Nelson, arrived here from New Brunswick on Tuesday last. She brings American Papers to the 25th of March, from which we have Extracted some of the most material articles contained in them. It is expected that Mr. Monroe will be elected President of the United States. An article in one of those Papers says that, "the Cargoes of 7 American Vessels were condemned at Marseilles on the 21st of January, in consequence of having been spoken at sea by British Men of War."

General Bowyer has been daily looked for, but is not yet arrived here from Surinam, from whence he comes directly without calling at Berbice, as has been reported.

Brigadier-General Montgomerie arrived here on Tuesday last from Berbice, and this Morning attended the general inspection of the Royals.

Departed this Life on the 27th Ultimo, in Mahaica, - Joseph Lucas Esq., one among the Oldest and most Respectable Inhabitants of this Colony.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading]

ENTERED [heading]
Brig Lord Nelson, J. Richards, from New Brunswick.
Galliot Octavia, W. Cavan, Belfast and Madeira.

CLEARED [heading]
Schr. Gingle, Th. Davis, for Surinam.

From the American Papers. [heading]

Feb. 15. - The friends of Mr. Munroe, in Virginia, have had a meeting since the legislative Caucus in that State, and resolved, to spare no pains nor expense in promoting his election to the next Presidency. It is computed, that a majority of the talents and property of that State, is in favor of his party.
We believe it to be a fact, that a considerable number of American shipwrights, are engaged to emigrate (some of whom have set out) to Lake Erie to be employed in building British armed vessels on that inland sea. We have heard names mentioned; and hat the Conductor is to receive, by contract, ten dollars per day.

March 23. - We have several, and contradictory, accounts of the arrival of a squadron of foreign men of War in the Chesapeake. - On the 10th of March, in lat 35, 40, long. 73, 40, Capt. Ladd, arrived at Newburyport, saw five sail of English ships of the line, and one frigate standing N.W. by W. wind S.W. bound into Hampton-Roads; was boarded from the frigate, and treated politely. Other accounts say it is the Rochefort squadron which has arrived there. There were no men of war in the roads on the 11th.
The Embargo scribblers have lately changed their tune respecting that measure. - At first they called it a War measure, and cried out. "To your tents, O Israel!" - And even Mr. Jefferson's "silky, milky" paper equivocally denominated it a "strong measure." - Now, forsooth, finding the People love Peace better than an unrighteous War, the Embargo is nicknamed a "Peace measure." - But the People are not now to be cajolled by names. Thank God, they are opening their eyes: - And they now see, that though its name may be changed, its nature is not altered. They feel it to be a devouring Monster that has grown out of the foolish and partial measures of the Administration: - Which has deprived thousands of Farmers of the usual fruits of their industry. - The Merchants and Mechanics of all employ; and made miserable Clam-diggers of the Fishermen and Labourers. They feel all this; and while they condemn the administration which has caused the Embargo, they will not support those who support it. Pensioners of government, and office-holders, who suck the People's blood, and whose stipends are increased a third by the Embargo, may well praise it. - But they who pay the salaries, and who suffer have a right to condemn.

March 25. - In all the charges of British influence, no Democrat has ever thought of saying that British influence passed our Embargo Law, so injurious to our Farmers, Merchants, Fishermen and Seamen. It was the party in Congress that use the harshest language against the English, that passed that Law.
On the 12th inst. Duckworth's squadron was off the Chesapeake.
Ad. Duckworth sent a letter to Mr. Rose, desiring him to acquaint government with the cause of his coming on the coast - and that he should not remain off the Capes more than 48 hours.
Capt. Stacy, who arrived yesterday from Alexandria, came out of the Chesapeake on the 19th inst. and saw no men of war. It is probable Ad. Duckworth's squadron is cruising a few leagues to the Southward of Cape Henry - expecting to intercept the French fleet, or obtain information.
The Rochefort squadron consists of the Majestique, Lys, Ajax, Suffrien, Magnanime, Jemappe, of the line - and Flora, 24 - and Surveilant 16.

[Fire in Trinidad fund - some repetition in Subscriber names] Subscriptions already Received.

Capt. Ince . . . 110.
Victor A. Heyliger . . . 220.
F. P. van Berckel . . . 220.
P. A. de Veer . . . 110.
L. van Rossum . . . 110.
P. F. Tinne . . . 220.
Chs. Vincent . . . 220.
Jonas Fileen . . . 220.
W. A. Perry . . . 220.
Jas. Bruce . . . 110.
Anthony Meertens . . . 550.
C. J. O'Hara . . . 150.
Thos. Frankland . . . 110.
Thos. Bond . . . 110.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 14th May, 1808.



Brought by






Pl Haagsche Bochs.



Pl Zwaanenschutt.






Pl: Zorg & Hoop



R. Bennie.


Dl: Timmerman,

Pl: Non-Pareil.



Pl. Fellowship.



H. Fazy.



Pl. Zant Heuvel.





Dl: Timmerman,

Pl. Le Repenteer.



Pl. Le Henery.






Pl: Bushy Park.



Pl: Thomas.


Pl Thomas,


S. G. Martens, Drossart.

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