Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1810 February 17


Vol. V.]


[No. 242.

Saturday, February 17th, 1810.

By His Excellency H. W. Bentinck, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo and their Dependent Districts, Vice Admiral, and President in all Courts and Colleges &c. &c. &c.
And, The Honble. Court of Policy of the said Colonies.
Unto all whom these presents may, do or shall concern; Greeting! Be it known:
Whereas it is of the utmost importance that the Government of the Colony should always possess correct information of the number of Slaves deserted from Estates, or from the Inhabitants, and of the Laws enacted at different times for that purpose have of late been little attended to, it is now ordered that a general Return shall be made before the 31st of March next ensuing, by all Planters and other Inhabitants of these Colonies, of all Slaves who have deserted from them or from the Estates belonging to them or under their Administration, as far back as can be traced, which Returns are to specify the number, Names, Country and Sex of such Runaway Slaves, the time since which they have absconded, as well as the names of the Owners, and if so, of the Estates to which such Slaves respectively belong; and all Proprietors or Administrators of Estates, or other, not knowing of any past desertions of the Slaves belonging to them or to the Estates under their Administration, shall nevertheless likewise give in, before the 31st March next, a general declaration, signed by them stating such to be the case - all on pain of a fine of One Thousand Guilders, to be incurred and paid by the defaulters making such Returns, exclusive of the forfeiture of any of their Slaves who may thereafter be taken up and then be found not to have been Returned as Runaways on this occasion.
All the aforesaid Returns to be given in before the 31st of March next, to the Captains of the Militia of the respective Districts in which those making the Returns reside, who, in this particular instance, are required to transmit all such original returns before the 15th April following, direct to the Slave Register in each Colony respectively, who have been appointed by His Excellency the Governor to collect these Returns, and who are to prepare a general abstract thereof to be laid before the Court of Policy at its next ensuing ordinary Session.
It is further ordered by way of renewing and amending the Ordinance enacted by the Court on the 1st September 1795, respecting the information to be given of every occuring [sic] desertion of Slaves, that, independent and exclusive of the General Return required to be made in the first instance before the 31st March next, all Proprietors and Administrators of Estates and other Inhabitants shall be bound, from and after that time, whenever any Slave or Slaves may desert from them, to give in a report thereof to the Captain of the Militia of the District in which they reside, within ten days after the date of such desertion; - which Report is also to contain the name or names of the deserted Slave or Slaves, his, her or their nation, Sex and description, and in the event of any such Slave or Slaves returning to the Estate or Proprietor immediate information is also to be given thereof to the Captain of the District as before stated. These Returns to be transmitted quarterly by the Captains of the Militia in the several Districts, (a fortnight before each Ordinary Session of the Court of Policy), until further order, to the Slave Registers of Demerary and Essequebo respectively, in order that a general Quarterly Return may each time be made therefrom to be laid before the Court. And it is lastly provided that all Owners or Administrators of Estates or other inhabitants who shall not make such Returns within the time required, shall, on any Slave belonging to them being afterwards taken up in the course of any Bush Expedition or otherwise, and who shall then appear not to have been returned, forfeit all title to such Slave or Slaves, and over and above that a sum of Six Hundred Guilders.
All the aforesaid pecuniary Fines to be applied One third to the Fiscal, One third for the Poor, and the remaining One third for the Informer or Informers.
And that no Ignorance may be pretended hereof this Ordinance shall be Printed, Published and sent round for general information.
Done at our Ordinary Session at the Court House in Stabroek, Demerary, the 1st February 1810, and published the 12th of the same month.
H. W. Bentinck, Vt.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.

To Be Sold Reasonable [heading]
For Immediate Payment,
At the Stores of
Q. R. & H. O. Seward,
In Cumingsburg, formerly occupied by Wm. King & Co.
[first column]
Mess Beef and Pork in half barrels - best quality,
Irish new double rose butter,
Sago, Pearl Barley,
Split Pease,
Black Pepper,
Rice in tierces and bags,
Hams, Cheese,
Ox Tongues and Cow-Heel in kegs,
Tripe in ditto,
Potatoes in hampers & bbls.
Double and Single refined Loaf Sugar,
Fine Hyson Tea,
Sallad Oil,
Salt in barrels & baskets,
Soap and Candles,
Inverness Cotton bagging,
Breakfast Setts with trays,
Sandwich Trays,
Quills, Ink Powder,
Best London Particular Madeira Wine in pipes, hhds. and per dozen,
[second column]
Best London Wired Porter,
-- Old Rum,
-- Cogniac Brandy,
Gentlemens boots & shoes,
Ditto fine Beaver and Patent Silk Hats,
Ladies' and Childrens' fine Beaver ditto,
Ladies fashionable parasols,
Ditto Boot and Shoes,
Ditto Pocket Books,
Fine Jean Pantaloons,
Marseilles Waistcoats,
Fine Irish Linen Shirts with Cambric Frills,
Ditto Cravats,
Fine India Muslin,
Best Gentlemens' Pocket Books, Pocket Ledgers and Memoran. Books,
Best Hogskin Saddles,
Double and Single Bridles,
And sundry other Articles.
[end columns]
Newfoundland Cod Fish,
Best White-Pine Lumber,
Wood Hoops, Staves,
Vatts and Vatt and Puncheon Hoops,
Puncheon and Hogshead Truss Hoops.
Demerary, 17th February 1810.

For Sale by the Subscriber at the House formerly occupied by Messrs. Wm. Hallstead & Co. viz: -
[first column]
Yorkshire hams,
Double Gloucester cheese,
Do. Rose butter,
Beer and porter,
Soap and candles,
Prime mess beef,
Do. Pork,
Potatoes in barrels and in hampers,
Salt in barrels,
Tobacco in do.
Durham mustard,
White wine vinegar,
Sallad oil,
[second column]
Boots and Shoes,
Gents. best beaver hats,
Do. Planters do. do.
Irish linen shirts,
Negro cloathing,
An assortment of hardware,
Do. Earthenware,
Newfoundland Fish in casks and boxes,
Madeira Wine per dozen,
Cherry do. per do.
Old rum, and
Sundry other articles.
[end columns]
He also offers for Sale the House lately occupied by him in Cumingsburg, the situation of which is very desirable as it will suit either for a private Family or for Business. The Buildings are in excellent order, and there is the convenience of a fine Garden with every thing in as good perfection as the Country will afford.
No immediate Payment will be required.
Feb. 17, 1810. Geo. Lacy.

Notice is hereby given that the Domicilium Citandi et Executandi of the undersigned is now at N. Manget's Esq. Plantn. Ruimveld.
N. Winandy.
Demerary, 17th February 1810.

Public Vendues. [reviewed but nothing new]

The Subscriber offers for Sale his half of Lot of Land No. 86, North Dam, Stabroek, with the Dwelling House and side Buildings thereon erected. The Dwelling House being 28 feet long by 12 feet wide, all in complete repair; the half Lot having been railed round within this month. For further particulars apply to
Colin Elder.
N.B. Who requests all those indebted to him to come forward with payment of the same before the 1st March ensuing, otherwise they will be given into the hands of his Attorney at Law to sue for without respect to person or persons.
Demerary, 17th February 1810.

Lost, Yesterday evening, either in America Street, or betwixt that and South-Street, - a New Red Morocco leather Pocket Book containing about f 400 in Paper-Money and 3 Gold Joes, besides Letters and other Papers. Whoever may have found the same and deliver it at the Store of the Subscribers will be rewarded.
Wardrop & Ferguson.
Demerary, 17th February 1810.

Wants a Situation. [heading]
A Young Man who can make himself useful in a Store. Would have no objection to go to any part of the Colonies to collect; writes a fair hand. A line directed to J.B. at the Printer's will be duly attended to.
Demerary, 13th February, 1810.

This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
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.
Thos. Frankland in 14 days or a Month, from Feb. 7
J. Griffith, in ditto or ditto, - from 8th Feb.
Allen Dalzell, in ditto or 3 Months, from Feb. 9th.
Tempest Coulthurst, in 14 days, - from 10th Feb.
F. De Ridder, with a black Servant, in 14 days or 3 Weeks, - from 10th Feby.
Ms. LaMaison, LL.D. by the first Fleet.
Henry Burton, in 14 days, - from 12th Feby.
Wm. Francis, in 14 days, - from 13th Feby.
Joseph Clarke, with his Wife and two Slaves, in 14 days, - from 14th Feby.
Mrs. Duzart, in 14 days or 3 weeks, from Feb. 16th.
C. T. Tinne, first Clerk. [no citing of Secretary's Office or date]

Theatre Royal, Demerary. [heading]
February 14th, 1810.
On Thursday, the 22d inst. will be Performed
The Tragedy of
George Barnwell,
To which will be added the favorite
Entertainment of
The Anatomist.
Prices of Tickets.
Upper Boxes (where Refreshments will be provided) One Joe; - Lower boxes, Five Dollars; - Pit, Three Dollars; - Back Seats, below, (formerly part of the lower Boxes) - Two Dollars.
Doors to be opened at Six o'Clock, and the
Performance to begin precisely at Seven.
The Proprietors beg leave to observe, that hereafter no Person can be admitted on Nights of Rehearsal. And they will be much obliged to such Persons as intend visiting the future Performances at the Theatre, if they will send for Tickets on the day of Performance, or any day previous to it, which would prevent a great deal of confusion in receiving Money at the doors.

Average Cash Prices of Produce in Stabroek this day.
Cotton - 18 7 looking up. Sugar - 3 to 4 stivers.
Coffee - 9 1/2 to 10. Rum (C. P.) - 22 & 1/2

Once more - and the contents of two Mails, viz. the Second December and First January, have suddenly poured in on our attention with but little time for preparation, or giving a digest to our Readers.

We copy the following from the Berbice Gazette of Saturday last: -
"In our last Wednesday's Supplement we announced the arrival of his Excellency General and Governor Dalrymple and his assumption on Monday of the Civil Government, and his departure same day for Demerary. We hope soon to [illegible] greet his approach and trust his stay with us may be permanent.
At the same time, that we sincerely regret the loss, of his late Excellency Governor Woodley, particularly to his domestic sphere, such loss being irremediable, we cannot [illegible] congratulating the different classes of society in [illegible] on the first place being filled by one, whose wishes for [illegible] prosperity of this Colony and whose possession of [illegible] agreeable properties, necessary for his elevated rank, [illegible] render him an object of universal esteem and respect [illegible] can we pass without remark his silent entry on the [illegible] his high station, deeming it a trait of dignified sensibility [illegible] appropriately delicate.
A frequent change of Governors may be considered detrimental to the interests of a Colony; and this [illegible] allowed, should we not when we are favoured with [illegible] whom the fates bestow agreeable to our interests and [illegible] wishes, should we not endeavour to secure so acceptable [illegible] boon? can we not exert ourselves to that effect; or in it [illegible]patible with the duty of citizens, to request as a [illegible] their Sovereign that good, which they know by experience would benefit the community? questions such as [illegible] easily answered and we must only regret our own [illegible] if we lose what we desire to retain, when we do not [illegible] single effort for its retention.
These remarks are made in the hope of arousing [illegible] who have the necessary consequence and ability of [illegible]ing a measure of the kind, and whose interest [illegible] with the interest of the colony, would be by such a [illegible] benefited. To suggest a point may be permitted us [illegible] has not the desired effect we may regret the failure, [illegible] must console ourselves with the idea of having done our [illegible]

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.
ENTERED. - None.
Feb. 14 Schr. Good Intent, Capt. Strickland, for Barbados.
------------- Catherine, Hicks, Surinam.
---- 15 Snow William Rathbone, Kennan, Liverpool.
---- 17 Ship Thomas, Forster, Liverpool.

For Sale or Hire. [heading]
A large and Convenient House on the Brick-Dam, above Government House, formerly belonging to Mr. Blair, It has every accommodation of a genteel Family. Apply to
Q. R. & H. O. Seward.
Cumingsburg, 13th February 1810.

Notice is hereby given that the Domicilium Citandi et Executandi of the undersigned is at the House of Messrs. Johnson, Dyett, McGarel & Co.
Ralph Lee Ashington.
Demerary, 13th February 1810.

Wants A Situation. [heading]
A Female who is a good Seamstress and Mantua-Maker, - she would render herself serviceably by taking charge of Children or attending to the duties of House-Keeping. A line addressed to A B and left at the Office of this Paper will be immediately attended to. Demerary, 13th February 1810.

House to Let. [heading]
On Reasonable Terms to an approved Tenant.
The House lately occupied by John McAulay in North Street, Bridge Town, consisting of a Store fitted up with Shelves, Counters and Counting house; a Hall, Chamber and Pantry on the same floor, four Chambers in the attic story; a good Kitchen and Oven, with water casks to contain a Thousand Gallons water, all in good repair; and immediate possession can be given. For particulars apply at the Office of this Paper. Feby. 13.

The Subscriber being under the absolute necessity of leaving these Colonies within three Months from this day, calls upon all those who have any business to settle with him to do it without delay. - Those indebted to him will please to take Notice that on account of these urgent circumstances, he is compelled to inforce Payment with all possible dispatch, and hopes therefore that none of them will compel him to take harsh measures, which can only be avoided by a speedy settlement of Accounts.
N. Volkerts.
Demerary, 10th February 1810.

From an Advertisement dated February 7th 1810, signed Wm. S. Mackintosh and W. A. Dixon, requesting the Public not to give further credit to the Firm of Joseph Tayler & Co. it is also Joseph Tayler's particular wish that the firm should not be credited and does thereby declare the Partnership to be null and void.
J. T. informs the Public that Goods and Open Accounts are to be paid to him only, unless they have his indorsement. Feby. 13, 1810.

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


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