Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 June 25

Vol. III.)


(No. 130.

Saturday, June 25th, 1808.

By the Honble: Court of Policy of the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, and their Dependent Districts,
Unto all whom these presents shall or may concern, Greeting, Be it known:
His Excellency 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 same day.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.

TO BE SOLD OR LET. [heading]
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, &c.
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 to
Kent & Leslie.
Demerary, 25th June, 1808.

Wanted Immediately. [heading]
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.

BILLS [heading]
On Lancaster, payable in London, for the following Sums: -
No 370 . . . 100.
371 . . . . 150.
372 . . . . 250.
For SALE by [centered]
A. T. Browne.
Demerary, 25th June, 1808.

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.
Demerary, 25 Juny, 1808.

Wanted to Hire. [heading]
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
William King.
Cumingsburg, 25th June 1808.

The Subscribers have received by the last Arrival a large assortment of
Iron pots fit for Estates,
Grating Bars,
Dutch Knives, &c. &c.
T. Barry & Co.
Who have on hand a quantity of Flat and Square Swedish Bar Iron.
Robb's Stelling, 25th June 1808.

By the 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 quantity.
June 25th. C. Marquis.

The Subscriber 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 Payment: -
[first column]
Cumberland hams,
Double rose butter,
Half barrels Planters' corn'd beef,
Kitts white herrings,
Irish pork in barrels,
Barrels superfine flour,
Bloom raisins in boxes,
Double spouted sugar house lamps,
Boots and shoes,
Camp bedsteads with mattresses and musquetto curtains complete,
Kegs tripe,
Pickles assorted,
[second column]
Buck knives,
Saddles, Bridles,
Horse nets,
Sein and sewing twine,
Fishing lines,
20d Nails in kegs,
tar and pitch in barrels,
Porter, beer and port wine per puncheon or dozen,
22 vol. Inchbalds British Theatre, and 18 vol. Naval Chronicle neatly bound in calf and gilt,
Rosolio and raspberry brandy per dozen.
[end columns]
Also, Madeira Wine in pipes, hogsheads or quarter casks.
25th June. Rt: Younghusband.

LOST OR STOLEN. [heading]
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, 1808.

Any Gentlemen 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.
Demerary, 25th June, 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: -
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.
Frederick Rae with the July Convoy.
Wm. Davis, with the July Convoy. 18th June.
David Jones, with ditto. ditto.
Michl: G. Hamer, with ditto. do.
William Linging, with ditto. do.
James Barclay, with ditto. do.
James Purcell in 3 Weeks from 10 June 1808.
Mrs. Tapers in 14 days,
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Wordt mits deezen bekend gemaakt dat ter aanstaande Commissariaale Vergaadering in de Maand July eerstkoomende zal worden gepasseerd: -
[Transcriber's note: the Lot numbers for the first two Transports change from '51' to '50' here; see and compare with 18080618EDRG]
Door Rudolph 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.
Idem Transport 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 18080618EDRG]
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.
Door de 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, Eerste Clercq.


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.
Whosoever is 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).
Actum Rio Demerary, 24th June, 1807. [sic]
M. Smit, First Marshal.

By Authority 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: -
SLAVES. [centered]
No 1 Mary Ann, 2 Molly, 3 William, 4 Betty, 5 Becky, 6 Lilly, 7 Sarah, 8 Robert.
FURNITURE. [centered]
One dining 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.
MERCHANDIZE. [centered]
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. McSwiney.
Whoever pretends 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.
Actum Demerary, 24th June, 1808.
M. Smit, First Marshal.


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.
June 25th. Robert Kingston.

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. &c.
June 4th. Robert Kingston.

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.
June 25th. Robert Kingston.

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.
June 25th. Robert Kingston.

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.
June 25th. Robert Kingston.

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.
June 25. Robert Kingston.

D. R. C. [heading]
            Demerary, 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. Servt.
Richard Batty,
To 2d Sergt. D. R. C.
Sergt. Major Anderson,
of His Majesty's Royal Regt., Demerary.

Demerary, 24th 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 to be,
with great respect and esteem,
Your most obdt. hble. Servt
Jas. Anderson,
Sergt. Major 1st Batn. Royals.
To Mr. Richard Batty.

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.

Bonaparte has decreed that all American vessels found at sea by his cruizers shall be seized as lawful Prizes.

General Bowyer 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.

On Sunday 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 the Royals.

We understand 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.


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.

The intelligence 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.

In consequence 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 peremptorily refused.

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. - . . .

The conferences 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.

The Subscribers 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 & Breet.
Demerary, 24th June 1808.

Het GeErde Publiek wordt gewaarschuuwd dat na dato deeses Geene Quitanties hoegenaamd zullen worden Goedgekuurd, ten Zy door Ons zelfs getekend.
De Boer & Breet.
Demerary den 24 Juny 1808.

With Surprise 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.
June 25th. J. J. Boullier.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
By Edward James Henery.

Supplement to the Essequebo & Demerary Royal Gazette.


Saturday, June 25th, 1808.

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