Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 July 23

Vol. III The No. 134.

Essequebo and Demerary

Royal Gazette.

Saturday, July 23d, 1808.

CASH WANTED. [heading]
Wherefore Bills of Exchange to the amount of £ 400 a £ 500 Sterling at 3 months sight, at the rate of f 14 per £ Sterling will be given.
A. Meertens.
Demerary, 23d July, 1808.

TO BE LET. [heading]
The House, Stable, Kitchen, &c. lately occupied by Mr. D. P. Simon on Charles-Town, Plantation Repentir, to be immediately occupied. For information address to
J. S. Masse qq. Narjes.
Demerary, 23d July, 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
The Premises belonging to the late Firm of James Lyon & Co. For Particulars apply to Andrew Blackwood, or to the Undersigned.
James Lyon.
New-Town, 23d July, 1808.

The Sale of the Pottery and Negroes belonging to the late Dr. Allanby will take place on the Premises, and not at the Vendue Office, as formerly Advertised.
Demerary, 23d July, 1808.

Manager & Overseer Wanted [heading]
On a Sugar Estate, they will meet with good encouragement provided their conduct and abilities are satisfactory; none need apply but such as can be well recommended for Sobriety, Attention and Industry. Further Particulars can be had at the Printer's.
Demerary, 23d July, 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
The Lot No 17 in Cumingsburg, with the Buildings thereon. For particulars apply to
Jas: Brown.
Cumingsburg, 23d July, 1808.

District of Bridge-Town, 23d July, 1808. [heading]
The Commissaries of this District wish to contract with some Person for cleaning the Trenches within the same, and will receive Proposals for that purpose till Monday the first day of next month, when the most advantageous Offer will be accepted. The said Proposals to be addressed to the Subscriber.
Wm: Roach, Secretary.

The Subscriber, Commissary of Charles Town, gives this Public Notice to the Inhabitants of said Town, to have the Roads the length and wedth [sic] of each of their Lot or lots weeded and the drains well cleared on or before the ensuing week, as after the 1st day of August next Commissaries will be obliged to Hire the requisite number of Labourers for the above purpose, and for account of such Lots as will appear not to be in order.
Demerary, 23d July, 1808.
L. St. van s'Gravesande.

Runaway from the Subscriber some time since, a Carpenter Negro named Nelson, who formerly worked in Mr. Roderick Young's Gang, he is of the Cormentie Nation but without the usual marks in his temples, short, well-made, and has remarkable long hair on his eye brows. Whoever will apprehend and lodge him in the Barracks shall be rewarded.
Colin Macrae.
Cumingsburg, 23d July, 1808.

TO BE LET. [heading]
A House and Concession, middle dam Stabroek, lately occupied by L. Desaulles Esq. the House is extremely airy and inclosed with palisades which prevent intrusion; there is room sufficient in front to admit of a little shrubbery. Any Person inclined to Purchase or Rent the above will be pleased to enquire of N. Rousselet.
Demerary, 23d July 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
The Subscriber informs those it may concern, that being about to quit the Colony, he means to enforce by Law all his demands, he shall immediately put in the hands of his Lawyer those Accounts for which he has in vain solicited Payment for some years past, and at the expiration of four weeks he shall also deposite [sic] with him the remainder of them; those who may have any claims against him will be pleased to render an Account of them in the course of a month.
Jno: Hall.
Demerary, 23d July, 1808.

FOR LONDON [heading]
The Staunch built Brig David, coppered and copper fastened, burthen 170 Tons, Alexander Lambert, Commander. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master on Board, or to
Thomas Finlayson.
Robb's Stelling, 23d July, 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: -
Madm: V. Coulange, in 2 months from 22d July.
William Brown in 14 days or 3 weeks. July 16.
Nicolas Osborne, ditto. ditto.
Colin Elder, in six or seven Weeks. 8th July.
John Robert Griffith, in 14 days. ditto.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Word van weegens het Secretary dezer Colonie bekend gemaakt, dat de Heer James Purcell voor het tegenswoordige heest of gezien van zyn voorneemen om deeze Colonie binnen kort te verlaaten, en mits dien zyn affaires blyst continueeren in het Huis door hem bewoond aan de hoek van de Americaanse Stelling, waar elk en een iegelyk die iets van hem te Pretendeeren hebben, of aan hem verschuldigd zyn, worden verzogt zig te adresseeren.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, dezen 9 July, 1808. In kennisse van my
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.
[Transcriber's note: unable to find this in an earlier issue]

Alle de geenen welke iets te Pretendeeren hebben van de Heeren Hendrick Beekman & Hendrick Trachten zoo in privé als voor hun firma van Beekman en Trachten gelieve daar van opgaave te doen, binnen den tyd van drie maanden aan hun Gemachtidge de Heer J. Schneido ten Einde hunne Zaaken tot Een behoorlyke Liquideteit te brengen.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, deezen 21 July, 1808. In kennisse van my
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.


In Consequence of the resolution of the Honble. Court of Justice dated 19th inst. I the Underwritten First Marshal hereby make known that the said Honble. Court have again appointed the Day of Sales of the Plantation Goede Verwagting belonging to D. Breton, JDZ. deceased, on Friday the 5th day of August next.
Whoever may be inclined to Purchase the said Estate with all its Slaves and other appurtenances please to attend on the day of Sales on said Plantation in the morning precisely at 10 o'clock, when the terms of the Sales will be made known. An Inventory of said Plantation is every day to be seen at the Marshal's Office, Sundays excepted.
Actum Demerary, 22d July, 1808.
M. Smit, First Marshal.

By Authority obtained from the Honble. Court of Justice of this Colony, I the Underwritten First Marshal of said Court will Expose and Sell unto the highest bidder at Marshal's Sale on the 15th day of August next, the Plantation called De Jonge Rachel, situated on the West Bank of this River, with all its Slaves and further appurtenances.
Whoever pretends to have a right to oppose the said Sale, address themselves in Writing at the Marshal's Office according to Law, and those inclined to purchase said Estate will please to attend on the day of Sale on said Plantation in the morning at 10 o'clock. The Inventory of said Estate De Jonge Rachel is daily to be seen at the Marshal's Office (Sundays excepted.)
Actum Demerary, 22d July, 1808.
M. Smit, First Marshal.


On Tuesday the 26th inst. at the New Union Coffee House, by order of R. Thompson, Esq. scarlet cloth, white cassimere, flannel, silk handkerchiefs, medicine chests, carpenters' chest tools, perfumery, sadlery, stationary, black silk stockings, cutlery, &c. &c.
July 23d. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday and Wednesday the 2d and 3d of August, [compare with 18080709EDRG and 18080716EDRG] . . . [right pointing hand icon] See advertisement in last page.
July 9th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 5th August on Plantation Ruimveld, by order of Stephen Cramer, qq. Mr. F. Martin, - household furniture consisting of mahogany dining and card tables, bedsteads, chairs, &c. a considerable quantity of gold and silver plate, carriages, horses, horned cattle, and what further may be produced for sale on the above-mentioned day.
July 23d. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue gets rescheduled to 15 and 16 August in 18080730EDRG]

On Friday the 5th of August at the Vendue Office, [compare 18080709EDRG]
[an insertion here]
And a negro named Thomas, confined by R. Bennie on the 17th April belonging to McPherson.
[and compare 18080716EDRG]
July 9th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday and Saturday the 12th and 13th August will be exposed for sale by order of F. F. Huesteeg [sic], Esq. qq. J. I. Eiles [sic], at his store situated in Stabroek - Dutch plattillas, ditto brittanias, ditto linen, kersimere coats, flannel, French cambrics, waistcoat patterns, marseills waistcoating, kersimere, buttons, earthen ware, ironmongery, a tent boat, chaise and harness, horses, negro jackets, trowsers, and shirts, &c. &c.
Also a lot of land No. 55, with the buildings thereon, situated in Werk & Rust now called Freeburg, also a house frame, negroes, household furniture, and sundry other goods belonging to the Estate of the deceased J. G. Heinkin.
July 23d. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 19th August at the Vendue Office, by order of miss Maria Kendrick, - the lease of a piece of land with a large convenient dwelling and out houses thereon, situated in South street, Robb's Town.
On the same day, negro jackets, trowsers, and hats, 1 trunk hosiery, saddles and bridles, sugar skimmers and ladles, boat cables, 4d, 6d, 8d, 10d and 20d nails, &c. &c.
July 23d. Robert Kingston.

Begs Leave respectfully to inform the Public in general that he commences the Butchery Business on Sunday Morning next the 24th inst. at the New House on the North side of the Government Stelling, where he flatters himself by his choice of Cattle and earnest endeavours on his own part to render satisfaction, he shall meet that encouragement ever due to the exertions of honest Industry. Those Gentlemen who may favor him with their Custom will please send Written Orders.
Demerary, 23d July, 1808.
NB: Any Gentleman having good Cattle to dispose of, please apply as above.

The Subscribers have for Sale at their store on Robb's Stelling, cheap for immediate Payment or to good Customers: -
[first column]
New superfine flour.
Irish butter in firkins and half do.
Refined sugar,
Beer and Porter,
[second column]
Negro pipes,
Paints and oil,
Nails of all sizes,
Sod irons,
Iron pots,
Swedish bar iron,
Fresh Bristol temper lime, &c. &c.
[end columns]
Thomas Barry & Co.
Demerary, 23d July, 1808.

On Sunday last the Army Schooner Maria, arrived here from Tobago, from whence she brought Major Rattray of the Royals, and two other Officers.

An American Brig arrived here on Wednesday last from Berbice in ballast, - and yesterday the Brig David in 40 days from Madeira; consequently brings no news. Except the above their [sic] has been no arrival since our last.

The following Promotions have lately taken place in the Squadron under the Command of Sir Alexander Cochrane K.B.
Lt. H. Bourchier of the Belleisle, promoted to be commander of the Demerary.
Lt. D. Brainer to be commander of the Superieure.
Lt. the Hon. M. De Courcy, promoted to the command of the Nimrod: and Lt. C. Ward to that of the Hippomenes.
Mr. Bartholomew Bonifant, midshipman of the Rammillies [sic], to be Lt. of the Jason.
Messrs. Michael Babb and John Treeve, midshipmen of the Belleisle to be Lt. of the York.
Mr. Moses Willet, to be Lt. of the Dart.
Mr. R. Roberts, to be Lt. of the Hippomenes.
Mr. H. Hawkins, to be Lt. of the Captain.
Mr. Alex. Marcadell, to be Lt. of the Julia.
Capt. the Hon. George Crofton has been removed from the Demerary to the Fawn.
Capt. Joseph Spear, from the Nimrod to the Goree, and Capt. Edward Woollcombe from the Hippomenes to the Recruit.

Dispatches have been lately received in London dated Rio Janeiro, March 14, which announce the happy arrival and cordial reception, of the whole of the Royal Family and its Partizans [sic]. The Prince is exerting himself to conciliate the affection of the Inhabitants of the Brazils, as well as rewarding those faithful subjects who have followed him thither, for which purpose he has instituted an Order of Fidelity and has presented the Insignia of that Order to Commodore Moore, Captain Walker and the other British Officers. The British Secretary of Legation arrived there 3 days previous to the above date, and writes home in high spirits, respecting the state of the Country. The following extract will shew some of the circumstances respecting the
BRAZILS. [centered]
There arrived in town from the Brazils, on Monday, M. de Ferrara, an Officer of the Portuguese Navy. The subject of his dispatches was in the evening transmitted to Mr. Secretary Canning, and the others of His Majesty's Ministers, in a Circular Letter, of which the following is a copy. It was yesterday delivered to the Emigrants from Portugal, and the principal Merchants concerned in the trade to the Brazils:-
"Late last night, a Portuguese Officer arrived at South Audley Street, with the long-expected and joyful intelligence of the safe arrival of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal at Bahia, on the 25th of January; and, after remaining there about a month, he had sailed from the Rio de Janeiro. His Royal Highness made several excursions into the surrounding country; and was present at a great hunting party at Cachoeira, about 15 leagues from Bahia. The concourse of people from the interior was incredible; and his Royal Highness, with his usual affability, gave audience to every one.
"It appears that the Principe Real was separated in a gale of wind from the rest of the squadron; and it was not until the night of the 15th that she was joined by the Bedford man of war, Captain James Walker.
"Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte arrived at the same time, at Bahia, on board the Alfonso, and was in perfect health.
"The remaining persons of the Royal Family, it was known, had arrived at the Rio de Janeiro, with the remaining Portuguese and British men of war, a few of which had previously entered Pernambucco in some distress."
Yesterday his Excellency the Portuguese Ambassador (the Chevalier de Souza Coutinho) had an audience of Mr. Secretary Canning, and last night the house of the Portuguese Ambassador was illuminated as a demonstration of the joyful event.
It appears, that our unfortunate ally first landed at Bahia, with an intention of proceeding over land to Janeiro; but that, after he had refitted his shipping, and obtained some fresh supplies of provisions, he found it more expedient to sail round to the Capital. He was received with the utmost loyalty by his Colonial subjects; and his first consideration appears to be a desire to conciliate the people on whom his future fortune is to depend.
It is a curious fact, that by the separation of the fleet which carried the Court of Lisbon to the Brazils, the whole of that extensive coast was visited at one and the same time, some ships going into one port and some into another. The Prince was desirous of delaying his entering on the functions of Government until he should have assembled all his people at the Rio de Janeiro, and established his Court; but the necessity of satisfying the minds of the people made him forego his intention, and he put forth the following Proclamation:-
PORTUGAL. [centered]
Friend, I the Prince Regent send you, as my well-beloved, greeting: Duly considering the report which you have made me, on the condition of my subjects and my royal revenue, on account of the present critical state of public affairs in Europe, and being desirous to give on that important subjects [sic], a speedy decision, in order to stop the farther progress of evils of such magnitude, &c. I do herewith provisionally ordain until a general system of regulations, respecting the matters in question, shall have been arranged, as follows:
1. That at the Custom houses in the Brazils, all kinds of goods, merchandize, and commodities, brought either on board of foreign ships, belonging to subjects of such Powers as are considered to be on terms of amity and peace with my royal crown, or in vessels belonging to my subjects, shall be admitted on payment of twenty-four per cent. import duty, consisting of twenty per cent. consolidated customs, and 4 per cent. additional duty already established; the collection of the said customs to be effected in the same manner as has hitherto been done at the said Custom House. Wine, brandy, and sweet oil, shall pay double the duty that has hitherto been levied on the said articles.
2. That it shall be lawful not only for my own subjects, but also for those of the Powers above-mentioned, to export to such ports as they shall deem expedient, for the benefit of trade and agriculture, which I feel anxious to promote, every species of colonial commodities and produce, with the exception of Brazil-wood and other articles, the exportation of which is already prohibited, on payment of the same export duty as has hitherto been established in the respective provinces; all laws, royal edicts, and other ordinances, which hitherto prohibited in this State of the Brazils, a mutual intercourse and maritime trade between my subjects and foreign nations, remaining until farther suspended and without force. All which you will cause to be carried into effect with that activity and zeal which I expect from you.
(Signed) The Prince.
Bahia, Jan. 28, 1808.
Be it carried into execution and registered, and the necessary orders for that purpose expedited. (Signed)
Bahia, Jan. 29, 1808. Count De Ponte.
By this it will appear, hat all the produce of the Brazils, except red wood, diamonds, and gold-dust, is allowed to be exported, and all commodities are importable at a duty of 24 per cent. ad valorem; but it does not explain what is to be the tariff of the value.

By an American vessel lately arrived in London which was refused admittance into the Texel, it appears that the Capt. learnt whilst on board of the Commander's vessel there, that the following American vessels were detained in Amsterdam, on the 16th of May last in consequence of Bonaparte's Decree, viz: -
Elizabeth, J. Bartlet; Virginia, A. Crockat; Shepherdess, J. Nelms; Creole, J. Nolkirk; Mount Vernon, J. Owens; America, N. Laila; Monticello, - Story; Sally, T. Frost; Hannah, - Tanning.
And the two following were carried in by Privateers, viz: - Rising Sun, G. Birch; Sally Ann, W. Nichols.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading]

ENTERED [heading]
Barque Mars, Jno: Smith, from Berbice.
Brig David, A. Lambert, Madeira.

CLEARED [heading]
None. [centered]

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 23d July, 1808.



Brought by





Mrs. A. Lerts,

H. Fazy.






Pl: Zorg & Hoop



R. Bennie.



Dr: Wiep.



Vessers Negroes.




A New Negro,


Pl: Ruymveld.


Pl: Bel Air,






R. Benny,

Pl Groot Diamand.


Wm. King,

Pl: La Penitentie.



Pl: Laretraite.



Pl: Monrepos.


Van Thol,

Betsey Steel.

S. G. Martens, Drossart.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
By Edward James Henery.

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