Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 November 19

Vol. III.)


(No. 151.

Saturday, November 19th, 1808.

By His Excellency Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Ross, Acting Lieut. Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, and their Dependencies, &c. &c. and The Court of Policy, combined with the Representatives of the Inhabitants of the said Colonies for fixing Colonial Taxes, &c. &c.
Unto all whom these presents may or shall concern, Greeting, be it known:
Whereas it has appeared to Us from the Accounts of the Receiver of the Colony Chest and other Documents laid before Us, that a great number of Claims against the Colony have been left unpaid from a deficiency in the Revenue of the preceeding [sic] Year, and that considerable Supplies will also be wanted to defray, in addition to the usual Charges, the extraordinary expence to be incurred on account of the intended Repairs and enlargement of the Court-House in the Town of Stabroek, as well as from the necessity of continuing the Payment of Bounties to the Importers of Salted Fish from His Majesty's Dominions.
We therefore have fixed and by these presents do fix, a Colony Tax for the Year 1808, as follows;
That all Proprietors, Renters or Occupiers of any Plantation or Plantations in the said Colonies, or their Dependencies, Cultivating or preparing to Cultivate, Sugar, Rum, Molasses, Coffee, Cotton, Cocoa or Indigo, shall Pay the Sum of Four Guilders for each Slave attached to or worked upon such Plantation or Plantations, including House-Slaves, Tradesmen, Sailors, Children, Sick, Lame, Superannuated and Infants, and all other Slaves, of every age and description, according to the returns to be given in as herein aftermentioned.
That all other Persons in the said Colonies or their Dependencies aforesaid, shall Pay a like Sum of Four Guilders for each of his, her or their Domesticks or House-Slaves of every description.
That further all Persons deriving or who may derive a Revenue in the said Colonies from any other Source than Military Situations, fixed Salaries from Government, (the profits, fees or emoluments of any kind received by all Public Civil Officers whatsoever being liable to the after-mentioned Tax), or the Cultivation of some of the Articles of Produce herein before-mentioned, shall Pay on the gross amount of his, her or their said Revenue or Revenues, without deduction of any Expence, according to the amount of such Revenue or Revenues from the 1st January 1808 to the last day of December of the same Year, and so in proportion for any shorter period within the present Year, such rate as is pointed out by the following Classes, viz: - those whose Revenue or Revenues aforesaid amount to any Sum from -
--- No 1. -- - - f 2000, to f 3500, - - f 44. ---
--- -- 2. -- - - 3500, -- 5000, - - - 88. ---
--- -- 3. -- - - 5000, -- 6500, - - - 120. ---
--- -- 4. -- - - 6500, -- 8000, - - - 160. ---
--- -- 5. -- - - 8000, -- 10,000, - - - 200. ---
--- -- 6. -- - - 10,000, -- 15,000, - - - 250. ---
--- -- 7. -- - - 15,000, -- 20,000, - - - 370. ---
--- -- 8. -- - - 20,000, -- 25,000, - - - 500. ---
--- -- 9. -- - - 25,000, -- 30,000, - - - 620. ---
--- -- 10. -- - - 30.000, -- 35,000, - - - 740. ---
--- -- 11. -- - - 35,000, -- 40,000, - - - 850. ---
--- -- 12. -- - - 40,000, -- 45,000, - - - 1000. ---
--- -- 13. -- - - 45,000, -- 50,000, - - - 1200. ---
--- -- 14. -- - - 50,000, -- 55,000, - - - 1400. ---
--- -- 15. -- - - 55,000, -- 60,000, - - - 1600. ---
--- -- 16. -- - - 60,000, -- 65,000, - - - 1800. ---
--- -- 17. -- - - 65,000, -- 70,000, - - - 2000. ---
--- -- 18. -- - - 70,000, -- 75,000, - - - 2200. ---
--- -- 19. -- - - 75,000, -- 80,000, - - - 2400. ---
--- -- 20. -- - - 80,000, -- 85,000, - - - 2600. ---
--- -- 21. -- - - 85,000, -- 90,000, - - - 2800. ---
--- -- 22. -- - - 90,000, -- 95,000, - - - 2900. ---
--- -- 23. -- - - 95,000, -- 100,000, - - - 3000. ---
--- -- 24. -- - 100,000, -- 110,000, - - - 3200. ---
--- -- 25. -- - 110,000, -- 120,000, - - - 3400. ---
--- -- 26. -- - 120,000, -- 130,000, - - - 3600. ---
--- -- 27. -- - 130,000, -- 140,000, - - - 3800. ---
--- -- 28. -- - 140,000, -- 150,000, - - - 4000. ---
Excepting from such Payments, respecting the Tax on Revenues, all Persons whose Annual Income or Incomes, has or have not respectively for the present Year, exceeded the Sum of 2000 Guilders.
It is also to be understood that all Persons who derive a revenue by the labour of Slaves, not attached to Estates, altho' occasionally worked upon the same as Task-Gangs or hired Negroes, shall be considered as coming within the description of those liable to Pay the Income Tax. Such Persons nevertheless are to give in a Return of their Slaves.
And it is hereby ordered, that with respect to the said Taxes hereby laid on Slaves exact Returns shall be made upon Oath, as herein after directed, by all Persons subject to such Tax, and by them be delivered or Transmitted to the respective Offices at the time of Payment herein after fixed, and which Returns, as far only as concerns Slaves, shall afterwards be Printed for Public Information.
And it is further ordered and required that all and every Persons in these Colonies, without exception, whether they are or are not liable to the Tax hereby laid on Revenue or Revenues agreeable to the above-mentioned Classes, shall before the 1st of May 1809, declare to which of the said Classes they respectively belong, and also at the same time further certify and declare upon Oath, to the best of their knowledge and belief, - that the gross Amount as aforesaid of his, her or their Revenue for the period aforesaid, does not exceed the highest Sum of the Class to which he, she or they shall have so declared themselves to belong; or (should that be the case) that they do not come within the description of any of the said Classes, either in consequence of their having derived no such Revenue or Revenues at all, or from their respective Incomes not having Exceeded the Sum of 2000 Guilders for the period aforesaid: - Excepting from the Obligation of taking the Oath, those who shall declare as aforesaid that they belong to the highest Class and pay their Tax accordingly, all such Persons being hereby excused from taking such Oath.
The several Oaths herein mentioned, are to be taken before the Governor of both Colonies or the Commandeur of Essequebo, a Member of the Court of Policy or of Justice or before the Burgher Majors or Captains in the respective Districts, such of them not already qualified being hereby specially authorised thereto by the Court of Policy.
It is likewise ordered that Attestations of the taking of such Oaths subscribed by the Persons respectively before whom such oaths shall be taken, shall together with the Returns and Certificates herein before required, be produced and delivered to the said respective Receivers at their respective Offices, before the 1st of May 1809 and further that the amount of the said respective Taxes, so to be ascertained by the said Returns and Certificates, shall by the Persons liable thereto, be paid to the respective Receivers at their respective Offices, in Cash or good Bills of Exchange to the satisfaction of the said Receivers, all before the 1st day of May 1809.
All Persons neglecting to give in such Returns, Certificates and Attestations and to Pay the respective Taxes herein beforementioned in the manner and before the time above stated shall immediately on the expiration of such time, become liable to Pay at the respective Receiver's Offices, as follows, (viz: those who shall so neglect respecting the Tax on Slaves) their proportion of the said Tax according to the Returns of Slaves given in by them for the last preceding Year, with addition of the further, a Penalty, all at the rate now fixed [illegible] Guilders for each Slave; and such [illegible] may not be known in the Books [illegible] and neglect to declare the number of their Slaves for the present Year, are to pay a Sum of Five Hundred Guilders to the Colony Chest; and all Persons neglecting as aforesid with regard to the Tax on Revenues, to Pay, on the expiration of the aforestated time, the rate fixed for the highest Class of Income, viz:- Four Thousand Guilders.
And it is lastly hereby ordered that for the purpose of receiving the said several Returns and Taxes, the said Receivers shall daily attend at their respective Offices, from the 1st of January 1809, 'till the 1st day of May thereto following, from 9 o'Clock A.M. 'till 1 o'Clock P.M. Saturdays and Sundays excepted.
Exclusive of the above Annual Taxes, We have decreed that the following Taxes and Duties, some of which have already been fixed by Our Ordinance of the 17th December 1807, shall be levied and Paid to the Colony, viz: -
1st. A Colonial Duty at the rate of Fifty Guilders per Pipe, containing 110 Gallons, and so in proportion for every larger and smaller quantity, on all Madeira and other Wine in Wood, - and also a Duty of One Guilder per dozen of all bottled Wine of every description and denomination to be imported in these Colonies; both which duties shall be Paid at the Office of the Receiver of the Colony Chest; on pain of a Fine of Five Hundred Guilders to be forfeited and Paid to the Colony, for every offence, in case of any Wine of the aforesaid description being found to have been landed without the Colonial duty having first been Paid or Security for the same given to the Receiver; and it is further provided in this behalf with the concurrence of His Excellency the Lt. Governor, that no Ships or Vessels, having imported Madeira or other Wine, either in wood or in bottles, shall be admitted to a final Entry, unless, in addition to the other Colonial requisites, it shall also appear by the signature of the Receiver on the Manifest of the Cargo of such Ship or Vessel, that such duty has been Paid, or Security given for the same as beforestated.
2dly. The Duty of Twenty-Two Guilders, Payable every [illegible]e Months, on Licences for Huckstering or Selling Goods about the Country and in the Town of Stabroek and its Precincts, shall continue to be Paid in the same manner and subject to the same Penalties, as provided by Our Ordinance of the 17th December 1807 and the subsequent one of the 26th January of the present Year.
3dly. All transient Traders, viz: all Masters of Ships or Vessels, Supercargoes or others, who during their temporary stay in the Colony, derive a Revenue from the Sale of Goods or Merchandize, shall Pay a Colonial Tax of Four per Centum on such Goods according to the Invoices thereof, - and it is ordered accordingly that all such Masters of Ships or Vessels, Supercargoes or others, previous to their quitting the Colony, shall either Pay to the Receiver the above Tax on the original Invoices to be produced by them, or make Oath before the said Receiver, who is empowered to administer the same, that they have not derived, directly or indirectly, during their stay in the Colony, a Revenue from the Sale of such Goods or Merchandize; - and unless either the attestation of their having made such Oath, or a Receipt for the Duties paid by them, be produced in the Secretary's Office, no Permit or Pass for the departure of such Persons from the Colony shall be issued by the Secretary.
It is understood that the above duty is not to apply or to be extended to the Masters or Supercargoes of Vessels from the United States of North America, in consideration of the heavier Duties which these are already liable to Pay in behalf of the Sovereign's Chest.
4thly. It is further ordered, that all Proprietors of Horses or Riding-Mules in these Colonies shall Pay a Tax at the rate of Forty-four Guilders for every Horse or Riding-Mule so belonging to them; it being provided nevertheless, with respect to Estates or Plantations, that an Exemption from this Tax shall be allowed to the same, at the rate of One Horse for every White Person actually employed on such Estate; in which latter description however Medical Practitioners are not to be included and these therefore to be liable to the above Tax.
And it is likewise ordered that there shall be Paid by all Persons in these Colonies, without any distinction or exemption, whether residing on Estates, Plantations or elsewhere, a rate of Fifty Guilders for every two-wheeled Carriage, and of One Hundred Guilders for every four-wheeled Carriage in their Possession; Payment of which respective Taxes on Horses and Riding Mules and on two and four-wheeled Carriages, is to be made at the Offices of the respective Receivers of the Colony Chest, on or before the 1st of May 1809, at the same time with the Taxes on Slaves and Revenues herein before-mentioned, and it is ordered for that purpose that in the Returns and Attestations to be given in respecting Slaves and Revenues, every Person making such Return, shall also state and make Oath to the number of Horses, Riding-Mules and Carriages belonging to him on the 31st of December 1808.
And that no Ignorance may be pretended of the several Orders contained in this Ordinance, these presents shall be Published, Affixed, and sent round for general Information.
Thus resolved in Our Annual Combined Assembly held in the Town of Stabroek in Demerary, on the 2d of November 1808, and Published the 19th of the same Month.
Andrew Ross,
Actg. Lt. Govr.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, D. Secretary.

By His Excellency Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Ross, Acting Lieut. Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, with their Dependent Districts, President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. &c. and the Honble: Court of Policy of the said Colonies.
Unto all whom these presents may or shall concern, be it known:
Whereas it has been represented to us that the Captains of the Burgher Militia of these Colonies are frequently prevented from completing the Quarterly Returns of their Companies, required by the Militia Regulations, in consequence of several of the Estates within the District of their respective Companies, refusing or neglecting to furnish thereon with the particular Returns of their Company is to be made.
We therefore, in order to prevent such irregularity in future, have thought fit, in addition to and as an amendment of the existing Regulations for the Burgher Militia of this Colony, to enact and it is hereby enacted accordingly, that in case it shall in future be refused or neglected on any Estate or Plantation, or by an Person liable thereto, to give Quarterly Returns to their Burgher Captain of the Company when going round for the purpose of collecting the same, or to the Officer or Non-commissioned Officer deputed by him for that purpose, - such Estate or Plantation, or Person so liable to make Returns, shall, on report being made of such refusal or neglect, thro' the Majors of the respective Battalions, to the Court of Policy, be liable, for every Offence, to a Fine of One Hundred and Ten Guilders to be forfeited to the Colony and to be applied towards defraying the expences of the Burgher Militia Establishment.
And it is further hereby provided that the official Reports of the Captains or Commanding Officers of the respective Companies of the Burgher Militia respecting any instances of such neglect or refusal before stated, shall be considered as sufficient evidence for the recovery of the aforesaid Fines, and that the said Fines shall be levied and collected by the respective Receivers of the Colony Chest, to whom the reports of the Captains or Commanding Officers of Companies stating such instances of neglect or refusal, and which may be received at the Quarterly Ordinary Session of the Court of Policy, shall be transmitted for that purpose by order of the Court.
And that no Ignorance may be pretended of this Ordinance, the same shall be Published, Printed and Affixed as customary.
Thus enacted in Our Ordinary Session held in the Town of Stabroek in Demerary on the 4th November 1808, and Published on the 19th of the same Month.
Andrew Ross,
Actg. Lt. Govr.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, D. Secretary.

By His Excellency Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Ross, Acting Lieut. Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, with their Dependent Districts and President of all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. &c. and
The Honble: Court of Policy of the said Colonies.
Unto all whom these presents do, may or shall concern, Greeting! Be it known:
Whereas a great number of Pieces consisting of a large Plug of Base Metal surrounded by a narrow rim of Gold, have of late found their way into general circulation, under the denomination of Gold Joes, and have passed as such; - and considering the ruinous consequences which must unavoidably result both to the Public and to Individuals should such Base and False Coin be any longer tolerated.
We therefore with a view both of effectually providing against this growing evil and also of preventing the inconveniences to which the circulation of Plugged Joes, even when made of better materials, must ultimately lead, Have thought fit to issue this our Proclamation, thereby declaring that from this day forward no Pieces with Plugs Whatsoever, made to represent Gold Joes, shall be any longer Current - And We do further call on and require of all Persons in the Town of Stabroek and its Precincts, who have any Plugged Pieces of that description in their Possession, to bring or send them within the space of 24 Hours, to the Offices of the respective Receivers of the King's Chest and of the Colony Chest, at each of which Offices a Member of this Court assisted by either of the Receivers or a Person authorised by them, will attend this day (Friday) from 9 o'Clock to 3 in the Afternoon, and to-morrow (Saturday) from 9 o'clock to 11 in the Forenoon (and no longer) for the purpose of receiving, and of giving in the name of the Colony provisional Receipts for the same in favour of the Person they belong to.
And We do further make known and declare, by these presents, that the measure of withdrawing Plugged Joes from the circulation shall not be attended with any loss to the Individual bona fide Possessors of the same, and that the provisional Receipts to be given as before-mentioned shall be called in as soon as we shall have determined in Our Present Extraordinary Session, on the best and speediest mode of substituting other Current Value for those Receipts.
And that no Ignorance may be pretended of this Our Proclamation, the same shall be Published, Printed and Affixed for General Information.
Done in Our Extraordinary Assembly held in the Town of Stabroek in Demerary on the 17th November 1808, and Published on the 18th of the same Month.
Andrew Ross,
Acting Lieut. Governor.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.

By Command of His Excellency the Acting Lieut. Governor and the Honble: Court of Policy, - Notice is hereby given that the Colony Goods will immediately be prepared which will be given in Exchange for the Plugged Joes deposited with the Receivers, and which will be redeemable in Specie in Eighteen Months, or sooner, and are to Pass in the mean while as a Colonial Currency. The days for issuing the said Colony Goods to be made known as soon as possible.
Court House, Demerary, 19th November 1808.
P. F. Tinne, Dy: Secty.

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: -
George Wilson, in 14 days, from the 12th Novr.
Deborah Yearwood in ditto or 3 Weeks. 17 Nov.
William Hughenos and Family for Barbados, in 14 days
or by the first opportunity. Novr. 19th.
Robert Thompson, in 14 days, 10th November
Frances Wilson, in ditto, ditto.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

A Transport will be given by [see 18081112EDRG] . . .
By J. Thibou Mathews Transport of the lease of a Lot of Land in front of the Plantation Vlessengen, known on the Chart by No 31, with the Frames on the same, to H. Cantzlaar J.Z.
By J. M. Bauch Transport of a quarter Lot of Land, more or less, on the south of Stabroek, known by No 22, to G. Mahlstedt.
By Dr. Arrenberg Transport of the half of Plantation formerly called Zorg Vliet, with all the buildings &c. on the West side of this River between the Plantation Georgia and the lands of William Riley, to C. W. E. Hofstede.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, 12th Novbr. 1808.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.


By Authority obtained, I the Underwritten First Marshal will Expose and Sell unto the highest bidder, at Marshal's Sale in presence of the Honble. Councellors Commissary and their Secretary, at the Court House in the Town of Stabroek, on Tuesday the 6th day of December next, viz: -
1st - In behalf of J. van der Hass & Co. [sic] versus J. J. Kotwyk qq. for self and L. Senn Van Basel qq. O. J. Laurin deceased, the Concession known by No [blank] situated in front of Pl. Werk & Rust, with its Realings [sic], and thereon standing Dwelling House, two large Side Buildings, three small Ditto, two Ditto, a Cooper Shop, and a Necessary; the Water Lot adjoining said Concession, with a valuable Stelling and Platform on said Water Lot.
2d - In behalf of Alexander Fullerton & Co. versus C. F. Guntzel and M. Doyle, the half of the undevided [sic] Pl: Sans Soucie, situated in this River Demerary, on the East side of the lands called Marienburg and that of Doctor Bostock, being 100 roods facade, and 750 Roods deep, more or less, planted with Young Coffee Trees and Plantains; also a thereon standing Dwelling covered with Leaves and Watled with Manicools, a Negro House or side Building covered and watled with Leaves and Manicools; also four Negroes named Plato, Susanna, Dina, and Dina [sic - Dina twice].
3d - In behalf of Bentinck & Bollers versus the Estate of G. Howard deceased, the Buildings standing on the Concession of Judith Cuming deceased in Cumingsburg (to be removed after Sale) a Dwelling House about 30 feet long by 20 feet wide, a side Building serving for Kitchen, Negro House, and a Necessary.
4th - In behalf of Robert Eschildson versus J. Van Groeningen, the undevided [sic] half in the Plantation Sans Soucie, situated in this River of Demerary, with all the Appurtenances according to the Inventory to be seen at the Marshal's Office; also five Negroes, Sodemie, Charles, Adam, Prins, and Pompee.
Whoever pretends to have aright to oppose either of the above Sales, to address themselves in Writing at the Marshal's Office as customary, and those inclined to Purchase please to attend on the Day and Place before-mentioned.
Rio Demerary, 18th November, 1808.
M. Smit, First Marshal.


On Thursday the 24th inst. at the store of Wm. Halstead, Esq. at 4 months credit, payable in cash or good merchantable cotton, coffee, rum, or sugar, at cash price in Town,) [sic - no left parenthesis] a large assortment of Ironmongery, &c. in which are - iron boilers from 75 to 250 gallons, mill wedges and brasses, Smith's vices, large scales with sets Dutch weights, cane bills, hoes and cutlasses, knives and forks, gin cranks, penknives, combs, scissors, brass and wood pullies for lanthorns, land measurers chains, nails, locks and hinges, pewter measures from gallon to quart, musquets, corn mills, Carpenters and Coopers tools, coffin furniture, and a great variety of other articles; also furniture paper, writing do., blank books, ink stands, dry goods and provisions, dry red ochre in kegs of 56 each, and other paints, paint oil, spirits turpentine, corks, tin, glass and crockery ware, sewing twine, powder and shot, saddles, blocks, trucks and hanks, window bolts on springs, small scale beams with sets of weights, buttons, mountain wine per dozen, old rum in kegs from 6 to 10 gallons each, a horse and chaises. Likewise the house and unexpired lease of the south half of lot No. 13, at present occupied by Mr. Pieck, in South Street, Bridge Town, opposite the store of Wm. Roach, Esq. conditions for the house, payment at three, six and nine months credit in cash or produce as above-mentioned.
Noverber [sic] 19th. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday and Wednesday the 29th and 30th inst. at the stores of Messrs. William King & Co. a considerable quantity of India Goods, consisting of - plain jaconet muslin, Ladies muslin dresses, printed and white calicoes, chintz, Madras handkerchiefs, Barcelona do., cotton cambrics, cotton shirting, seersuckers, sewing silk, &c. also white oak butt shooks and heading, white oak puncheon shooks, wood hoops, a parcel of American scantling, stock fish, kegs of brandy, &c.
November 19th. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 1st December next, will be exposed for sale at Public Auction by order of R. B. Ousley, Esq. - Two lots of land Nos. 231 and 232, with the buildings thereon, situated in Cumingsburg, fronting the road leading to the Block house, and formerly occupied by Charles Clifton, Esq. (deceased); 3, 9 and 15 months credit.
November 19th. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this vendue gets rescheduled (see 18081203EDRG) to Dec. 10]

On Monday the 5th December, at the Vendue Office, by order of Philip Yates, Esq. - Nine hogsheads of negro cloathing, consisting of 130 dozen lined jackets, 55 dozen unlined do., and 28 dozen wrappers, being a consignment; terms will be made known on the day of sale.
November 19th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 16th December, at the Vendue Office, - from 10 to 15 seasoned Negroes, who have for several years been accustomed to work in a task gang.
November 19th. Robert Kingston.

On Monday the 16th January 1809, at the Vendue Office, by order of James Jackson, Esq. from 45 to 50 fine seasoned Negroes, who have been accustomed to work in a task gang for the last seven years; terms six months credit in cash or approved bills.
On the same day will be sold (if not previously disposed of by private sale) his lot of land No 52, situated on the south dam of Stabroek, with the Buildings thereon, comprising a Dwelling house 40 feet long and 20 feet broad, one and a half storie high, having a hall and two chambers on the first floor, and two chambers on the second, the frame of hard wood; a side building 80 feet long by 15 feet broad, serving for kitchen, stores, negro houses, &c. another side building 33 feet by 16, being a horse stable and chaise house; terms 6, 12 and 18 months credit.
Also, household furniture, consisting of dining tables with D ends, sideboard, chairs, prints, an elegant mirror, glass and earthen ware, &c. &c.
November 19th. Robert Kingston.

PUBLIC VENDUE. [heading]

On Thursday the 1st of December next by order of the Executors of the late A. B. Morris Esq. on Plantation Lovely Lass, West Sea Coast will be put up without reserve the following articles, payable in three months, in Cash, Colony money, or Bills of Exchange to the satisfaction of the Vendue Master: -
70 head of Cattle, Cows, Calves, and Oxen,
250 Sheep,
2 Horses,
a Parcel of Hogs,
a Baling machine quite new with every thing belonging to it compleat.
Willm. Threlfal.
Actg. Vendue Master.
Berbice, November 14th, 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
A NEW PUNT, faithfully built, of the very best materials, 28 1/2 feet Keel 8 feet Beam; price 50 Sterling in a Bill of Exchange; or f 880 in Cash. Inquire of L. S. Van s'Gravesande; Charles Town, Repentir, where said Punt can be seen.
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
The Proprietors of Lots and Buildings in the Town of Cumingsburgh are earnestly requested to attend a Meeting to be held at Marshall's Hotel on saturday [sic] the 26th inst. to take into consideration the resolution of the Honble. Court of Policy of the 3d inst. with regard to the Taxation of the Town and other important matters. The Undersigned Commissaries feel it their duty to recommend that as few Proprietors as possible will be absent on that day and that those who cannot personally attend will depute others in writing to vote for them as the business then to be discussed is of the utmost consequence.
William King, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Commissaries of Cumingsburg']
Robert Bell,
Robt. Phipps,
Thos. Fitzgerald,
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

CHAPEL. [heading]
It is with the utmost pleasure the Committee acquaint the Subscribers and the Public in general, that there is at length every reason to expect the speedy establishment of the above-named Building, as a Frame 50 feet by 30, of the best Materials, has been Purchased, for the purpose in Suppanam; in order therefore that there may be as little delay as possible in removing, putting up, and compleating the Building, the Subscribers are earnestly requested to make an early Payment of their several Subscriptions. And it is hoped that all other well-disposed Persons will come forward and contribute either by Cash or Materials towards the accomplishment of an Institution so essential to the Respectability and Religious Benefit of the Community.
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

FOR LIVERPOOL. [heading]
The Ship Kelton, Captain Mills, well Armed and Men answerable, will sail the second springs in December. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on board, or to
Cornfoot, Bell & Co.
Cumingsburg, 19th November, 1808.

The Subscribers have received by the Ship Kelton, from Newfoundland:-
Cod Fish in 8 quintal Casks,
Pickled Salmon in Tierces
and Barrels,
Mackarel in Barrels,
Which they offer for sale for immediate payment.
Cornfoot, Bell & Co.
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

The Subscriber offers the following Goods for sale at very reasonable prices, they have been imported in the Duke of Kent.
[first column]
Negro lined and unlined blue Jackets,
Negro blue Trowsers and Hats,
Negro Blankets and check Shirts,
Hoes, Shovels and bright Socket Cutlasses,
4d, 6d, 8d, 10d, and 20d Nails,
Iron money Chests, various Sizes with 2 Keys to each,
Salamporas in pieces of 15yds, color warranted
4-4 Irish Linen,
7-8 and 4-4 Irish Dowlas and strong Sheeting,
5-4 Diaper,
Fashionable light and dark ground printed Cambrics,
Cambric neck Handkfs. in half squares.
Fine Linen Shirts, ruffled with French cambric,
Gentlemens black Coats and black Silk Waistcoats,
White and color'd quilted Waistcoats,
Flannel dressing Gowns,
[second column]
Ladies and Gentlemans silk & cotton stockings,
Silk and cotton ankle Socks,
India white Jeans for pantaloons and Waistcoats.
Corded Dimity,
4-4 plain cotton Cambric,
Linen pocket handkerchiefs with printed borders,
Tamboured and Sewed fancy Muslins,
Lady's Cambric Robes, lace work,
Color'd fancy Ginghams,
London made hunting Saddles and Bridles,
Bit and Bradoon Bridles Headstalls and Reins,
Bridle Headstalls for sewing on Bridles,
Snaffle heads and reins prepared,
Japaned curry Combs and Brushes,
Chaise and Curricle black thorn whips,
Back hook hunting and jockey whips,
Best Cogniac Brandy,
Pickles in Boxes.
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John Mackintosh.
Cumingsburgh, 19th November, 1808.

The Domicilium Citandi et Executandi of the Subscriber is at Plantation Rosetta in Canal No 2.
J. W. Mapp.
Demerary, 18th November, 1808.

The Creditors of John Hubbard Esq. are hereby informed [illegible] there are Three Thousand Three Hundred Gallons of Rum now ready for delivery from his Estates, for which the Undersigned will receive tenders, sealed up and directed "Tenders for Rum" at their respective Houses, or at Marshall's Hotel, until Wednesday next, the 23d inst. at 12 o'Clock, when they will be opened in presence of such of the Creditors as chuse to attend, and the highest offer for a part or the whole accepted.
Thos. Naghten, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Trustees.']
Thos. Frankland,
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.
N. B. It is expected, that each purchaser will provide his own puncheons.

FOR SALE. [heading]
Newfoundland Fish,
In 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 Quintal Casks, just Imported in the ship Kelton.
McInroy, Sandbach & Co.
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

The Subscribers Have For Sale. [heading]
120 Barrels of Salt,
And a few Barrels Shads,
Hyndman & Cary.
Cumingsburg, November 19th, 1808.

Just received by the Sloop Rosa, Capt. Dr. Jose Angel Villasana, from Angustura, Oronoque; -
64 Prime Mules.
Apply to H. Williams.
Demerary, 19th November 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
The subscriber requests all persons indebted to him by open Accounts, Notes of hand or otherwise to make payment: - Otherwise he will be under the very disagreeable necessity of putting his claims into the hands of his Lawyer to inforce [sic] payment, without respect to persons. Those concerned in this advertisement will please consider it as equivalent to an individual personal application.
M. Downie.
Demerary, 17th November, 1808.

TO BE SOLD [heading]
A Sloop Boat in complete repair, with Sails, Rigging &c. about 33 feet long and 12 1/2 feet beam. She will be sold reasonable to an approved purchaser, and time given for the payment, for further information apply to the Vendue Office.
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

Whereas the Subscriber, with discontentment, experiences the negligence of payments of those who have had Tickets in his Lottery; he earnestly requests of those who are indebted to him in behalf of the said Lottery to come forward and make payment and discharge their respective obligations, within Eight days from this date, so as to enable him to comply in due time with his engagements; by failure of which he will be under the disagreeable necessity of giving all those who have not yet paid their obligations, without distinction, into the hands of his Lawyer to enforce payment of the same.
J. De Rooy.
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

FOR THE LAST TIME. [heading]
All Those who have any Demands against the Subscribers in their quality, are hereby requested to render them in as a statement, is to made be within a fortnight.
A. Cart, for self and
D. S. V. s'Gravesande, qq.
Mrs. Eliz: Welch.
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

Runaway from the Subscriber, a Negro Woman named Nancy, (well known about the Town). All Persons are hereby cautioned not to harbour the said Woman.
J. R. Brandt.
Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
The Owners of all Vessels, droghing within the Limits of Demerary and Essequebo, are hereby cautioned, to be provided with the necessary droghing Passes. The Collector and Comptroller are under the necessity of representing, to the Planters and Merchants, of these Colonies, that, from the irregularity, which is observed, in the owners of Droghing Vessels, not furnishing themselves with the necessary Droghing Passes, or renewing those passes whose time has expired, much inconvenience may arise, by the detention of the Produce, or merchandize, conveyed by Vessels of this description, which are not legally authorized; and that the Goods, together with the Vessel, may thereby become forfeited. It is therefore requested of every person, who may have occasion to employ a Droghing Vessel, that he will inform himself, if such vessel is duly furnished with a pass, or other proper Documents, to qualify her for such trade.
The Searchers and Waiters are directed, to be diligent in the execution of their duty; and to seize and detain any Droghing Vessel, which they shall find unprovided with the Documents, which are required by the Law, in this respect.
This notice is not meant to extend to boats solely employed in the service of the Plantations, to which they respectively belong.
John Forbes, Collector.
John Ashley, Acting Comptroller
Custom House, Demerary, 19th November, 1808.

The following Subscriptions have been Paid since the last Publication.
Lachlan Cuming, 440.
James Jackson, 66.

This Day at Noon the Schooner Friendship, Capt. Greenidge, came in from Barbados. The Mail Boat left Barbados the Day before her, with the last September and first October Mails on board.

General Beckwith is appointed to the Civil Government of Barbados.

His Majesty's Frigate Jason was seen towing a Brig of 16 guns (a Prize no doubt) into Dominique.

The Islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe are now completely blockaded; - By 18 men of War off the former and 10 or 12 off the latter, and it is said that they are already in greatest want of salt provisions, flour, tobacco, &c.

On Wednesday the Rosa Sloop, Jose Angel Villasana, Master, arrived from the Oronoque, and has brought 64 Mules. Two Launches have also arrived in the course of the Week, which landed 25 head of horned Cattle at the Estate of Chas. Waterton, Esq.

The Ship Kelton, arrived here on Saturday Evening last from Halifax, with Fish and Lumber.

We were very agreeably surprised Yesterday Morning by the beating of Drums &c. &c. to announce the Proclamation, respecting the stoppage of the circulation of Plugged Joes, which have been in circulation so much of late, (See Proclamation). Two of the Worthy Coppersmiths are in the Barracks under Criminal Arrest - and, when caught, some others are to join them. The two Offices of the Receivers of the Sovereign and Colony Chests were crowded yesterday and this morning untill Eleven o'Clock, and no less than Fourteen Thousand Eight Hundred Pieces of this Base Metal has found its way thither. Government can-not be too highly applauded for this vigorous and necessary measure, by which it has put a stop to a most nefarious proceeding of a few remorseless Individuals.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading]

ENTERED [heading]
Ship Kelton, Capt. Niles, from Newfoundland.
Sloop Rosa, Villasana, Oronoque.

CLEARED [heading]
Brig James, Capt. Norie, for New Haven.
Schr. Porcupine, Evans, Barbados.
----- Dolphin, Pashley, Surinam.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
By Edward James Henery.

Supplement to the Essequebo & Demerary Royal Gazette.


Saturday, November 19th, 1808.

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Stabroek: - Printed by E. J. Henery.

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