ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
By the Honble:
Court of Policy of the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, and their Dependent
Unto all whom
these presents shall or may concern, Greeting, Be it known:
Lt:-General Bowyer, Commanding His Majesty's Forces in the West Indies, having
appointed Lt:-Colonel Ross to succeed Brigadier-General Nicholson in the
Command of His Majesty's Troops in these Colonies and in the Temporary
Administration of the Civil Government of the said Colonies, during the absence
of the Lt:-Governor or until His Majesty's pleasure shall be known, - the said
Lt:-Colonel Ross was this day introduced into our Assembly, and having taken in
our presence the Oath appointed in this case, the Civil Government of these
Colonies was thereupon resigned by Brigadier General Nicholson into the hands
of Lt: Colonel Ross aforesaid, who consequently has now entered upon the duties
of the Office of Governor of the said Colonies and President in all Courts and
Colleges within the same.
And all Persons
whom it doth or shall concern, will take notice thereof accordingly.
Done at the
Court House in Stabroek, Demerary, this 24th June 1808, - and Published the
By Command of
P. F. Tinne, Dy.
TO BE SOLD OR
That Large and
well situated Lot of Ground, being No One, Werk & Rust, bounded on the
North by the Canal at the back of the Secretary's Office and on the West by the
Property of Messrs: McInroy, Sandbach & McBean; - On which is erected a new
and commodious Dwelling-House 45 feet long by 26 feet wide, two stories high,
and Garrets, The first floor is divided into a Store the whole length of the
House and 18 feet wide with a Counting Room and other Conveniences, the second
floor contains a large Dining Room, two good Bed Chambers, a Closet and two
Sleeping Rooms above. The Frame is strong of best Colony Wood and Wallaba
Shingles. On said Lot there is a Logie of Hard Wood covered with Wallaba
Shingles 60 feet long by 30 feet wide, which could easily be converted into an
excellent outer Store, where much room may be required. There is also a hard
wood frame raised for a Kitchen in which there is a brick oven, the frame being
too long for a kitchen the other end would answer well for a horse stable,
The yard is
quite convenient for landing Goods being close along side the Trench which will
float the largest Punt when loaded. This Lot is not on lease, the Property is
perpetual, and pays no ground rent: - for farther information as to terms apply
A Young Man as
an Overseer, who understands his duty. Good Encouragement will be given.
Apply at Plantation Good Intent, River Demerary.
25th June 1808.
payable in London, for the following Sums: -
No 370 . . . £
371 . . . .
372 . . . .
For SALE by
A. T. Browne.
De Predikant der
Hollandsche gereformeerte Gemeente adverteerd, dat by den Godsdienst in
Essequebo zal houden, en dus voor de drie eerstkomende Zondagen geen Godsdienst
alhier zal zyn.
Wanted to Hire.
A Task-Gang to
prepare some Land for Canes on an Estate on Wakenam; any Person wishful of
undertaking the same may learn further particulars by applying to
25th June 1808.
have received by the last Arrival a large assortment of
Iron pots fit
T. Barry &
Who have on hand
a quantity of Flat and Square Swedish Bar Iron.
25th June 1808.
FUEL WOOD FOR
Subscriber, at his Stelling on Werk & Rust, near the Premises of Messrs:
McInroy, Sandbach & McBean, where the Boats can take it off at high water;
and Captains of Vessels may be supplied, at a moments notice, with any
June 25th. C.
has received per the Ships Demerary from Liverpool, and Frederick from London,
the undermentioned Articles which he offers for Sale on low terms for immediate
Planters' corn'd beef,
Irish pork in
Bloom raisins in
sugar house lamps,
Boots and shoes,
with mattresses and musquetto curtains complete,
Sein and sewing
20d Nails in
tar and pitch in
Porter, beer and
port wine per puncheon or dozen,
Inchbalds British Theatre, and 18 vol. Naval Chronicle neatly bound in calf and
raspberry brandy per dozen.
Wine in pipes, hogsheads or quarter casks.
LOST OR STOLEN.
A Ladies' Gold
single Case Watch, Makers name "Watson, London," and marked on the
outside the Case with the Initials S. A. Two Joes Reward will be given on
returning it to the Printer, and no further enquiry made. Demerary, 25th June,
who may have occasion for a Mill Carpenter to superintend his Negro Carpenters
by the Year or any other way that can be agreed upon, by applying to the
Printer will find one at present disengaged.
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: -
John Clapham, in
14 days, from the 20th June.
Mrs. C. Clifton
with the July Convoy.
John Bennett in
14 days from the 22d June.
with the July Convoy.
Wm. Davis, with
the July Convoy. 18th June.
with ditto. ditto.
Michl: G. Hamer,
with ditto. do.
with ditto. do.
with ditto. do.
James Purcell in
3 Weeks from 10 June 1808.
Mrs. Tapers in 14
J. C. Stadtman,
deezen bekend gemaakt dat ter aanstaande Commissariaale Vergaadering in de
Maand July eerstkoomende zal worden gepasseerd: -
note: the Lot numbers for the first two Transports change from '51' to '50'
here; see and compare with 18080618EDRG]
Onink Transport van halve Concessie (meer of min) met de Gebouwen geleegen aan
de noord dam Stabroek, bekend onder No 50, aan P. C. Mickerts.
van de andere halve Concessie en gebouwen (meer of min) uitkoomende aan de
midden dam Stabroek bekend onder No 51, aan de vrye meid Eliza.
. . . [see
Door R. B. Daly
Transport van circa 1-4 Concessie en gebouwen geleegen aan de Noord dam van de
Hoofdplaatse Staborek en bekend onder No 46, aan J. A. Otto. Iemand geneegen
zynde f 20,000 op Intererressen te neemen mits passeeren een Eerste
Hypotheecq gelieve zig te addresseeren aan de Secretary alhier.
gemachtigden van Alleyne Culpeper, John Culpeper, William Hughenos als in
huwelyk hebbende Vrouwe Elizabeth Culpeper, Thomas F. Elliott als in Huwelyk
hebbende Vrouwe Mary Culpeper, alle voor 4-5 gedeeltens Ersgenaamen van Wylen
Alleyne Culpeper en Sarah Harding, Transport van 4-5 gedeeltens in de Plantagie
Free and Easy, cum annexis, aan James Bradford als in Huwelyk hebbende Sarah
Culpepr laast Weduwe van Wm. Mansfield, thans voor een vyfde gedeelte Eigenaar
in opgem: Plantagie, welke laastgem: ter gelyker tyd zal passeeren Hypotheecq
ten behoeve van Jan Bonjes qq J. Turing & Co. en de Erven Daniel Steven
Shover te vestigen op Plantagie Free and Easy voornoemd.
Actum in Rio
Demerary, 17de Juny 1808.
J. C. Stadtman,
Notice is Hereby
Given from the Marshal's Office, that the day of Executional Sales of the
Plantation de Goede Verwagting by order of the Honorable Court of Justice of
this Colony, has been appointed for the 15th day of July next.
inclined to purchase the said Plantation de Goede Verwagting (situated on the
East Coast of this River) with all its Negroes and further Appurtenances will
please to attend on the day of sales on the premises, at 10 o'clock in the
morning precisely, when the sales will commence.
NB. [sic] The
Inventory of said Plantation de Goede Verwagting, is daily to be seen at the
Marshal's Office (Sundays excepted).
Demerary, 24th June, 1807. [sic]
M. Smit, First
obtained, I the Underwritten First Marshall [sic] will Expose and Sell in
presence of the Honble. Counsellor Commissary's [sic] of the Honble. Court of
Justice and their Secretary, on the 5th day of July, 1808, - in behalf of the
Honble. V. A. Heyliger, LL.D. per Letter empowered by R. Gordon & Duff
& Co., W. Delday & R. Young, all Plaintiffs in case of arrest, versus
Edwd: McSwiney: -
No 1 Mary Ann,
2 Molly, 3 William, 4 Betty, 5 Becky, 6 Lilly, 7 Sarah, 8 Robert.
table, two card tables, one sopha table, one sideboard, 18 chairs, two large
looking glasses, 18 pictures, one lanthorn, two bedsteads, a parcel glass ware,
ditto earthen ware, 12 silver spoons, large and small.
4 kegs nails, 20
pieces muslins, 20 leather caps, 44 pair Ladies slippers, 10 dozen wine
glasses, 1 ditto tumblers, 15 pair of trowsers, 40 do. ditto, 1 barrel pork, 15
gallons brandy and rum, 6 loaves sugar, 2 writing desks, 1 iron chest, 30
bottles fish sauce, 2 shaving boxes, 5 dozen Gentlemens and Ladies hose, 6
large cocks, 12 dozen penknives, 4 blue jackets, 6 blue trowsers, 6 leather
portmanteaus, 1 dozen fishing lines, 2 large vatts, 6 ditto, 1 case with books,
1 parcell bolts, 1 parcell tin ware, 1 box powder and pomatum, 10 glass
wash-hand basons, 6 bags whole coffee, about 1/2 a bag broken ditto.
Also, a good of f 11,
against T. T. Thomson, a do. f 3 10, do. W. Kiernan, a do. f 2,
do. H. A. Kruse.
And lastly, a
chaise and saddle horse.
Further for the
same Plaintiffs and versus as above-mentioned, on Tuesday the 2d of August,
1808, the following, viz: -
A Lot of Land
situated in front of Pl. Vlissengen, with the thereon standing Dwelling house,
of which the lower part is regulated for a store, with the side buildings
thereto belonging, and the said premises at present occupied by said E.
to have a right to oppose said Sales will address themselves at the Marshal's
Office according to Law, and those inclined to purchase please to attend on the
Day of Sale above-mentioned.
NB. On the Day
of Sale it will be made known where the said sales will be.
24th June, 1808.
M. Smit, First
On Tuesday the
28th inst. will be exposed for sale at the Vendue Office, by order of Thos:
Shute & Co. for the benefit of those Concerned, - One puncheon damaged
sadlery; also a quantity of Swedish bar iron, beef, pork, and two negroes.
On Friday the
1st July, [see 18080604EDRG and 18080611EDRG] . . .
Also, by order
of J. P. Hicks, Esq. at the Vendue Office, the fast sailing schooner Eleanor in
good repair, two anchors, cables, camboose, small boat, sails, rigging, &c.
On Monday and
Tuesday the 4th and 5th July, will be sold at Public Auction by order of
messrs. C. & J. Ryan, at their store, - Irish mess beef and pork in
barrels, ditto pigs tongues in kegs, new rose butter; spice salmon in kits,
hams, loaf sugar, oatmeal and barley in kegs, puncheons of London porter and
Bristol beer in bottles, claret and hermitage wine in cases, glass ware in
crates, cases pickles, Ladies and Gentlemen's patent silk hats, straw bonnets,
Ladies muslins and silk dresses, writing desks and neat work boxes, umbrellas
and parasols, Irish linen and sheeting, fancy pattern muslin and printed
callicos, Childrens dresses in trunks, Ladies and Gentlemen's silk and cotton
stockings, silk and kidskin gloves, views of the Isle of White [sic] and siege
of Copenhagen in burnished gold frames, Portraits of Lord Nelson and
Collingwood in ditto, and a variety of other articles.
On Friday the
15th July, at the Vendue Office, by order of James Lyon, qq. John Grant
deceased, a Negro man, a land surveyorr's [sic] Theodolite, a camera obscura,
and a writing desk.
Also by order of
J. C. Schott, Esq. a piece of land part of lot No. 6, situated in Robb's Town,
with the buildings thereon, and ten negro women.
On Monday and
Tuesday the 18th and 19th of July, at the store of Messrs. McInroy, Sandbach
& McBean, on Werk & Rust, - a large and general assortment of Dry
Goods, Provisions, Plantation Stores, &c. &c.
Uit Krachte van
S'Hofs appoinctement de dato 21 May lleeden op zekere Requeste van Charles
Vincent,-- word hiermeede geadverteed, dat op den 6 Augustus aanstaande,
ingevolge het 5 Articul de placaat van 20 May 1777 aandemaal Publicq zal werden
opgeveild en aan demeest biendende verkogt, de Plantagie genaamt Amelia's
Waard, gelegen aan de Oost wal dezer Rivier, met all desselvs Slaaven en verder
toebehoorende, ten fine uit het Provenu van dien te knunnen verhaalen het
laaste en nog onbetaalde termyn der Voorige Koopschat van den 1ste October
1805. Alsmeede de Kosten van deze nieuwe Verkoopinge.
D. R. C. [heading]
4th June 1808.
Sir, - In the
name of the Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Demerary Rifle
Company, I am desired to present you with a Purse containing Sixty Joes, of
which they request your acceptance as a small mark of their Esteem and Respect
for your assiduous attention in drilling and disciplining that Company.
I am, Sir,
Your most obdt.
Sergt. D. R. C.
of His Majesty's
Royal Regt., Demerary.
June 1808. [heading]
Sir, - I have
been honoured with your letter of the 4th inst accompanied with a Purse of
Sixty Joes, from the Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Demerary
Rifle Company, and have to request you will be so kind as to present my most
grateful thanks to the Gentlemen of that Corps for their liberal Present, and
to assure them that so flattering a mark of their approbation of my conduct
shall ever be remembered with the most lively sence [sic] of gratitude.
I have the honor
respect and esteem,
Your most obdt.
Sergt. Major 1st
To Mr. Richard
On Monday last
the Mail-Boat arrived here with the first May Mail, - it brings London Papers
to the 12th ult. from which we have extracted the most material articles.
decreed that all American vessels found at sea by his cruizers shall be seized
as lawful Prizes.
left Barbados on the 12th inst. for Europe in the Lily Sloop of War. General
Beckwith succeeds him as Commander in Chief on this station.
evening the Emma, Army Ship, and Maria Army Schooner, arrived here from
Barbados. In the former of these Vessels came over Colonel A. Ross, who has
been appointed by General Bowyer to the Command of the Troops of this Colony,
in consequence of which the Civil Government devolves on him, the functions of
which he assumed yesterday. The Emma and Maria brought over 138 Recruits for
that to-morrow morning is appointed for the departure of our late Governor,
Brigadier General Nicholson on board the Emma, it will be seen by the
Proclamation in our First Page that he has resigned the Civil Government of
these Colonies into the hands of Colonel A. Ross.
General Nicholson leaves this with the
best wishes for his happiness, of the Inhabitants of these Colonies, having
filled the Office of Civil Governor in a manner, which will make a lasting
impression on the minds of all Good Men.
Died] - On
Tuesday last, at Marshall's Hotel, after a short illness, Mr. W. L. Cowan.
On Wednesday, at
her Sister's House, Miss Frances Warner. On Thursday, at Plantn. Covent
Garden, Miss Osborne.
On the same day,
W. A. Perry Esq. late Actg. Comptroller of His Majesty's Customs here.
FROM THE LONDON
May 3. - The
Osage is at length arrived with Mr. Nourse, Mr. Lewis, and Mr. Morgan. They
left L'Orient on the 26th, and arrived at Falmouth on last Saturday. Mr. Lewis
is the bearer of the dispatches to France: Mr. Nourse of the dispatches to this
country. They arrived both at Mr. Pinckney's last night. The Osage, after her
arrival at L'Orient on the 22d of March, was seized, because it had transpired
that she had been spoken by a British cruiser off that port. It was only in
consequence of the repeated representations of Gen. Armstrong, that she was
finally released and permitted to proceed to England. Mr. Nourse was not
suffered in the first instance to land, but after remaining on board the Osage
for about a week, and it being stated that his health was greatly impaired by
the voyage, he was suffered to go on shore and reside in the town of L'Orient,
but on no account was he to be permitted to visit Paris. Mr. Lewis, who was
the bearer of dispatches to the American Minister there, could not procure
leave to proceed to Paris until after four days.
brought by these Gentlemen is said to be strongly indicative of a war between
America and France. - Some of the last American papers had informed us that
Bonaparte had declared his determination to have no neutrals; that the only
conditions on which he would continue at peace with the United States were,
that they should shut all their ports against British shipping of every
description, and suspend all intercourse with England; for that, in fact, he
would have no neutrals. - Mr. Lewis was sent in the Osage with an answer to
that declaration, and with a demand, according to report, of the abandonment of
a Decree of the 21st November, 1806. - Bonaparte refused this demand in the
most positive manner, and General Armstrong was informed, that the declaration
made to the American Government might be considered as the ultimatum from which
France would not depart.
of the probability of a speedy rupture, many of the Americans in France had
applied to the French Government for passports to leave the Country, to every
one of whom the request was refused. Mr. Morgan the Gentleman named, made his
escape on board the Osage. The conduct of the French Government towards American
shipping is severe in the extreme.
It is added,
that General Armstrong in his last conference with the French Minister stated,
that as his instructions by no means extended to the objects proposed by
France, he must request passports for himself and all American Citizens in
France, who might choose to return to their own country. After repeating this
application several times, the request of Gen. Armstrong was refused.
May 4. - The
account we gave yesterday of the relative state of affairs between America and
France, is, we understand, perfectly correct, except in one point. - General
Armstrong did not apply for passports for himself, but for such of the
Americans in France as might choose to return to America. - This was
May 7. - . . .
Mr. Pinckney had
an interview with Mr. Secretary Canning on Thursday, on the subject of
dispatches lately received by the former.
[This Gazette likewise contains a
Proclamation for pardoning such seamen and marines as have deserted, and shall
return into his Majesty's service on or before the 31st day of December next.]
May 11. - . . .
between Mr. Secretary Canning and Mr. Pinckney, have for the present
terminated, and this day Mr. Nourse sets out on his return to America, with the
result. Much discussion is understood to have arisen upon the subject of the
right of searching merchant ships; and it is scarcely necessary to observe,
that the interests of Britain have not been compromised by any concession of
ours on this important point.
hereby informs the Public in general, that from the date hereof No Receipts
will be considered valid by them without they are Signed by themselves.
De Boer &
Publiek wordt gewaarschuuwd dat na dato deeses Geene Quitanties hoegenaamd
zullen worden Goedgekuurd, ten Zy door Ons zelfs getekend.
De Boer &
Demerary den 24
have I seen in the last Saturday's News-Paper, of the 18th instant, an
advertisement of D. W. F. Steffan, wherewith he informs the Public to be able
of producing Certificates, and that of Reputable Inhabitants, concerning his
Brave and Honest Character or behaviour, of which I the Subscriber do greatly
doubt, notwithstanding I do wish that D. W. F. Steffan would clear or adjust
himself of so censorious a scandal, by advertising in the News Papers, such
Certificates as may prove or testify that D. W. F. Steffan in his capacity as
Book keeper and Cashier never defrauded or in a dishonest manner abridged the
late Butchery of L. Egner. If there be any reputable man in this Colony who
can give such Certificates, I the undersigned am ready at all times to justify
said brave and honest Steffan.
J. J. Boullier.
Printed and Published
Edward James Henery.
Supplement to the Essequebo
& Demerary Royal Gazette.
Stabroek: - Printed by E. J. Henery.