Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1810 February 06


[2 pages from the Royal Gazette of December 31, 1831 at this point]

Vol. V.]


[No. 239.

Tuesday, February 6th, 1810.

Proclamation. [heading]
Demarara. [sic]
By His Excellency Henry William Bentinck Esq. Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Settlements of Demarara [sic] and Essequibo, with their Dependencies, Vice Admiral, President of all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. &c.
Whereas His Majesty has been most graciously pleased to permit a considerable quantity of SILVER MONEY to be coined at His Royal Mint in the Tower of London, for the use and convenience of the Traffic of the Inhabitants of these Colonies, which Coinage, consisting of tokens of the value of Three Guilders, Two Guilders, One Guilder, Ten Stivers, and Five Stivers, or a considerable part thereof, has been Shipped and may be hourly expected, I do hereby, by and with the advice of the Court of Policy of these Colonies, Order that the said Coins or tokens be received by the Public Receivers and other Officers, as well as by all His Majesty's loving Subjects in these Colonies, at the Rate or value marked on the said Coins respectively.
And whereas I am anxious that the said Inhabitants may enjoy in as complete a manner as possible the Convenience resulting from these His Majesty's most gracious intentions, and that they be not frustrated or defeated by any evil minded Persons by destroying, counterfeiting, diminishing, defacing or exporting the said Coin, - It is for that purpose hereby obtained, - That any Person who shall melt down, or cause to be melted down, or be concerned therein, in order to withdraw the said Coin from Circulation for any purpose whatever, be punished by a forfeiture of the Value of the Coin or tokens so melted down. - And any Person who shall export or attempt to export or cause to be exported any of the said Coin, shall not only forfeit the Amount of three times the value of the Coin so attempted to be exported, but also be liable to a Fine of One Hundred Joes for each Offence, - And any Person who shall counterfeit, deface or diminish, or who shall import or cause to be imported into these Colonies any Coin counterfeited in order to imitate the said Current Coin of these Colonies, shall be punished either by Capital or such other punishment as is provided by the Criminal Laws of this Country against these respective Offences, and which Criminal Laws, in consequence of His Majesty's Sanction of the above tokens as a Current Coin for these Colonies are declared to be applicable to the same. And I do hereby enjoin the Receivers of the King's and Colonial Chests, and other Public Officers not only to refuse receiving any counterfeit, diminished or defaced Coin at their respective Offices, but to use their utmost diligence in detecting the forger or defacer thereof, not doubting therein of the Assistance of all His Majesty's loving Subjects in these Colonies, for whose Use and Benefit the said Coinage has been prepared.
Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms, at the King's House in Stabroek, this third day of February 1810, and in the fiftieth Year of His Majesty's Reign.
H. W. Bentinck,
By His Excellency's Command,
Jno. Brown,
Govt. Secty.
God save the King.

For Sale by the Subscriber. [heading]
The Cargo of the Schooner Oronoko, Capt. Cannon, from Boston, consisting of -
[first column]
White Pine Lumber,
[second column]
Red Oak Shooks,
Red Oak Staves,
Wood Hoops.
[end columns]
Lewis Sack.
Demerary, 6th February 1810.

The Undersigned intending to leave the Colony with the April convoy, requests his clients to call at his Office for the Papers entrusted to his care, which shall be immediately delivered on the expences being paid.
C. Hofstede.
Demerary, 6th February, 1810. L.L.D.

The Subscriber offers for Sale. [heading]
Four Negroes well known in town, where they have sold Grass constantly for the last seven Years; they are still the property of Doctor Seisson, who when he went away left them under the care of the Undersigned; they are sold for no fault, but the Proprietor wishing for his Money. If they are not sold before the first of March they will be exposed at Public Vendue.
N. M. Manget.
Ruimveld, 5th February, 1810.

Notice. [heading]
All Persons are hereby cautioned to give no further Credit to the Firm of Joseph Tayler & Co. without a written order from one of the undersigned copartners; and also to settle no Debt whatsoever, due to the above Firm, but at the Commercial Coffee House.
Those who are indebted to the said concern will please make a speedy settlement, and all demands against the House are hereby called in for arrangement.
Wm. S. Mackintosh.
W. A. Dixon.
Commercial Coffee House, 6th February 1810.

The Subscriber offers for Sale or Hire. [heading]
A Mulatto Man named William, his property, who is well acquainted with the Carpenters' Trade. He requests that no person will employ him, but with his approbation.
Feby. 6th 1810. R. D. Jeffers.

The Subscriber offers for Sale, Six Valuable Mason Negroes, they are all Creoles; the principal Man is a complete Boat Captain and is well acquainted with the Navigation of these Rivers. They are sold for no fault, the Subscriber having given over the Masons' business and intends departing these Colonies in March. He begs leave to inform those who have any demands against him to render in their Accounts for settlement, and those indebted to make payment thereof.
Feb. 6, 1810. Michael Daxon.
N.B. For particulars enquire at Marshall's Hotel, or to the Printer of this Paper.

At Vendue. [heading]
Will be sold at the Vendue Office on Friday the 16th February next, [as transcribed previously]
Also on the same day to be Sold seperately - the Driver of said Estate, who is a good Trencher, a Carpenter, 5 other able bodied Trenchers, a House Boy and two Young Women, who have been accustomed to the Field and occasionally to washing and ironing; - these Slaves were the best on the Property and now the only ones unsold, - they are some of a choice pick out of a Cargo about 5 Years ago, and have not since belonged to any other person, and would not now be parted with were it not for peremptory circumstances. Also to be Sold several Buildings as advertised by the Vendue Master, which may be inspected at any time previous to the Sale.
Demerary, 20th January 1810.

A Few Copies of the [heading]
Rules and Regulations for the Administration of Justice, and the manner of the Proceedings in the Courts of Civil Justice, for the Colony of Berbice.
For Sale at the Office of this Paper.

Public Vendues. [heading]

On Tuesday the 8th February, . . .
On the same day and place, by order of F. Van Kinschot, q.q. G. Van Harpen, deceased, Wearing Apparel, &c.
Also by order of G. Henschelius and F. Van Kinschot, q.q. the free Woman Mary Arthur, the quarter of Lot No. 40, with the buildings thereon, situated in Werk & Rust, lately occupied by Mr. Hirschman.
Feb. 3d. Kingston & McBean.

On Friday the 16th February, . . .
Also on the same day, by his Order, ten Negroes, a Driver, a Carpenter, 5 Trenchers, two Women and a House-Boy. A part of Lot No. 28 with the Buildings thereon situated in Cumingsburg, at present occupied by himself; a part of Lot No. 87, with the Buildings thereon situated in Kingston, at present occupied by Miss Maria Kendricks, and the house and land adjoining.
Also on the same day and place, by order of Park Benjamin, - five Slaves, . . . ???

This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
William King, in the Month of April next.
Alex. Fraser, in all the Month of February.
Malcolm Fraser, in all the Month of February.
Capt. A. Z. De Munnick, in about 14 days, from the 22d Jany. with the Schooner Anne, of which he is Master, and will trade backwards and forwards with her to the Islands.
M. Jacobs & his Servant Jack, in 14 days from Jan. 23.
Henry Sampson, with his Servant George, in 14 days or 3 Weeks, from ditto.
James Anderson, in 14 days, from ditto.
Philip Phillips with his boy Jacob in one Month, do.
Wm. Cook, in 14 days or 3 Weeks, from 24th Jany.
J. W. Cells, with his Servant Daniel, in 14 days, from 25th Jany.
Mrs. Jane Yates, in 14 days, - from ditto.
J. T. Barrett, in One Month - from 26th Jany.
Allen Dalzell, with his Servant Fingall, in 14 days, - from 26th Jany.
J. C. Heim, with four Slaves named Geluk, Sandy, Betsy and Johanna, in 14 days, from 26th Jany.
John Van Ness, in 14 days, - from the 30th Jany.
Kenneth McKenzie, in 14 days, - from 31st Jan.
Saml. R. Nurse, in 14 days or 3 Weeks, - 3d Feb.
Dond. McLean, in 14 days, - from the 5th Feby.
John Carpenter, in do. or one Month, - from do.
H. J. Lucas, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, - from 5th Feb.
Wm. Gordon, Junr, for Berbice, in 14 days, - ditto.
Thomas Lawrence and Family, in 14 days or 3 Months, 6th Feby. 1810.
C. T. Tinne, first Clerk. [no citing of Secretary's Office or date]

Alzo den Heer J. Van der Haas, gebooren te Holland, ter eenre, En Mejuffrouw Adriana De Witt, Weduwe van den Heer H. H. Post, ter andere zyde - Van Voorneemens zyn met elkander een Wettig Huwelyk aan te gaan.
Zoo word zulks mits deezen aan elk en een iegelyk geadverteerd, ten einde die geene welke vermeenen zig teegens dit voorgenoomen Huwelyk te kunnen opponeeren, zulks in tyds te doen daar waar en zo het behoord.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, deezen 3de February 1810.
C. T. Tinne, loco Secretarii.

Between J. Van der Haas, Batchelor, born in Holland, and Adriana De Witt, Widow of H. H. Post, deceased.
Any Person knowing just cause or impediment why the above Parties should not be joined together in Holy Matrimony must declare the same at the Colonial Secretary's Office. - Demerary, Feby. 3d, 1810.
C. T. Tinne, loco Secretarii.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.

Feb. 6. American Schooner, - Cap. - from Saco, with Horses, Mules, Lumber, &c.
------ Brig - Capt. -- from Boston, Lumber &c.
Feb. 5. Ship John, Capt. Tyrer, for Liverpool.
--- 6. Ship Traveller, Fisher, Do.
--- - Snow Westbury, Gray, Do.

Average Cash Prices of Produce in Stabroek this day.
Cotton - 16 to 17 stivers. Sugar - 3 to 4 stivers.
Coffee - 9 to 10. Rum (C. P.) - 22 & 1/2

We understand that His Excellency the Governor of Surinam is daily expected here on a visit to His Excellency the Governor of these Colonies.

3 o'Clock, P.M. - We hear the Skipjack is just off, with two square rigged vessels, viz: a Ship and a Brig; the first is supposed to be the Ship reported some days ago to have fallen to leeward of this Port, and whose boat (perhaps for the sake of information), is supposed to have given chase to, and fired into a Colony Boat coming up to Town.

Married - Yesterday evening, the 5th inst. Robert Younghusband Esq. to the amiable Miss E. Macdonald.

Died - This Morning, at the House of H. Douglas Esq. Mr. Rodk. McLenan, much regretted.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
Every Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
By Edward James Henery.


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