[2 pages from the
Royal Gazette of December 31, 1831 at this point]
ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
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.
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,
God save the King.
For Sale by the
The Cargo of the
Schooner Oronoko, Capt. Cannon, from Boston, consisting of -
White Pine Lumber,
Red Oak Shooks,
Red Oak Staves,
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.
February, 1810. L.L.D.
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.
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
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.
House, 6th February 1810.
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.
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.
particulars enquire at Marshall's Hotel, or to the Printer of this Paper.
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
A Few Copies of
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.
On Tuesday the 8th
February, . . .
On the same day
and place, by order of F. Van Kinschot, q.q. G. Van Harpen, deceased, Wearing
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.
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.
with his Servant George, in 14 days or 3 Weeks, from ditto.
James Anderson, in
14 days, from ditto.
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.
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.
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.
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
BANNS OF MATRIMONY
Between J. Van der
Haas, Batchelor, born in Holland, and Adriana De Witt, Widow of H. H. Post,
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
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.
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.
Yesterday evening, the 5th inst. Robert Younghusband Esq. to the amiable Miss
Died - This
Morning, at the House of H. Douglas Esq. Mr. Rodk. McLenan, much regretted.
Printed and Published
Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
Edward James Henery.