ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
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July 10th, 1810.
Ship Ann, Capt. James Peers, to sail a running Vessel second Springs next
Month; For Freight or Passage apply to said Master, or to
Bell & Co.
July 10th 1810.
Cantzlaar, J.Z. Attorney at Law to the Bar of the Honble: Court of Justice, has
removed to the House of Mr. Martens, Drossard, Brick-Dam, Stabroek, where his
Office will be kept, and all Business attended to from 8 o'Clock in the Morning
'till 3 in the Afternoon, Sunday and Holidays excepted.
10th July 1810.
Arrived and Landing from the Ship Ceres, Capt. Robinson, from Liverpool, -
large Quantity of Coffee and Cotton Bagging, Sail Cloth and Oznaburghs,
will be Sold reasonable, for Cash or Produce, at the Store of the Subscriber in
July 10th 1810.
Subscriber from the many disappointments he has met with in Collections, and
thereby having been prevented for some time, from evincing that punctuality
which it is his wish always to observe, is under the necessity of offering for
Sale a Valuable Cooper and Carpenter, both well known in Town. He will also
dispose of the Premises he at present occupies, or the Lot next to Messrs.
Douglas, Reid & Co. bounding on Vlissingen Canal, on which there is a fine
new Store fifty feet by twenty, erected on Brick Pillars. Terms will be made
easy as possible to an approved Purchaser.
Bridge-Town, 10th July 1810.
Subscribers offer for sale at their store, in Middle Street, the following
articles, viz: -
mess beef and pork in whole and half barrels,
double rose butter,
and pine cheese,
and draft porter, & ale,
and wine per dozen,
and sallad oil,
garden & flower seeds,
jackets and blankets,
and cotton shirts,
and light prints,
and corded dimities,
and Madrass do.
& Ladies gloves,
boots and shoes
silk, beaver, and willow hats,
made flannel jackets,
and fancy waistcoats,
and sundry other articles.
Lacy & Co.
10th July, 1810.
Ewan McLaurin, late of Essequebo, being deceased, his Creditors are required to
render in to the Subscriber a proper statement of such Claims as may be against
his Estate, - and all Persons owing money to the said Ewan McLaurin, are
required to make Payments, to
Bridge-Town, July 10th 1810.
themselves from the Subscriber, on the 22d last month, two Negro Men named
Cupid and General, without any cause for so doing, from the road they were
observed to take, when going off, they are supposed to be concealed about
Plantation Success, or some of the Estates in that neighborhood, having
formerly belonged to, and being well known in that quarter. Gentlemen
Proprietors and Managers of Estates on the East-Coast of this Colony are
therefore requested to have them apprehended and sent to the Barracks. Or on
giving them up at the Store of MR. John Mackintosh in Cumingsburgh,
a liberal reward will paid for their apprehension. Phineas Mackintosh.
10th July 1810.
Subscribers have received by the Ship John, Capt. Tyrer, from Glasgow, and for
sale at their Store. -
and fine barley,
shovels, and cutlasses,
knives and Axes,
fusees with bayonets,
fowling pieces twisted steel barrels,
linen, diaper & dowlas,
and linen checks,
& dark blue grd. do.
& imitation Russia sheeting,
blue, black and mixt Cloths,
blue & black cassimeres,
white kid & black Spanish shoes,
shoes & boots,
on Hand. [centered]
nankeen, tea, sweet oil, mustard, black pepper, common and Russia canvas, seine
and sewing twine, blankets, Ladies' hats, patent and beaver hats; bedsteads
with mattresses, curtains, &c. mattresses with pillows and bolsters; dining
tables with D ends; card, breakfast, and Pembroke tables, small liquor cases,
looking glasses, wood-bottom chairs, sadlery, nails assorted; locks, hinges,
and bolts, iron pots, cambooses, small anchors, and grapnels, Coopers' and
Carpenters' tools, knives and forks, tea and table spoons, pale bark, calomel,
temper lime, turpentine, negro pipes, &c.
Sandbach, & Co.
& Rust, 10th July, 1810.
Subscriber has just received in the Friendship from London, a small assortment
of Manufactured goods of the first quality and in the latest style, consisting
Molou, Plate, and double plated Ware
general assortment of Birmingham and Sheffield Hard ware,
assortment of Silk and Cotton hose,
kid, jean and Spanish leather shoes,
a general assortment of Fancy Articles.
Stelling, 10th July 1810.
Staunton will give Cash f 13 per Cord, for One Hundred Cords, provided it is
delivered in Town, or on board the Ship James, in six days from date.
A lesser quantity will be taken at the same rate, if it be not under Twenty
10th July 1810.
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this
Paxton, in 3 weeks from the 18th June by the Brig Louisa.
Yates in 14 days from the 19th June.
H. Dearborn in ditto.
Graham in 14 days or 3 weeks from 22d June.
Young in one Month from the 22d June.
McLeod in ditto.
F. Obermuller, in 14 days from 25th June 1810.
Halliday, in do. from 25th do.
Grant, in do. or three Weeks from 26th do.
B. Slengarde Overbrook, in do. or do. from 26 do.
Owen, in 14 days from 29th do.
Simmons, in do. from 29th ditto.
Morison, in 14 days from the 2d July.
Rose, in 14 days or one month, from 4th July.
Squires, in ditto or ditto, from do.
Henry, in 14 days or six weeks, from 5th July.
Tinne, senior Clerk.
is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the Executorial Sale of
Plantation Peter's Hall is postponed until the 24th day of July next ensuing.
Demerary, 10th July 1810.
the absence of the First Marshal.
a Schooner arrived from Tobago, and shortly after another Schooner from
Barbados, which brought the Mercury of the 30th of June. - . . .
have received a second communication from Laicus Britannicus which we insert
with pleasure, and we are quite sure no one will read it with any other
sensation, except the individual whom he (satirical rogue!) calls his Ally.
The good natured badinage in the Postscript forms an admirable contrast to the
angry impotence of his Ally, (Oh delightful Ally!) and forces us to acknowledge
the many obligations we owe the writer, first inasmuch as he started the
subject that introduced "Anglicanus," secondly, as he brought on the
stage of being who fully evinces the truth of the maxim of the Author whom he
quotes, that -
fool quite angry is quite innocent."
lastly for having proposed for discussion a subject worthy of the Public
attention, and of the Talents of "Laicus" and "Anglicanus."
to our having omitted to puff the previous production of "Laicus," we
plead guilty to the charge - We remember, however, that the Poet who appears to
be in great request on this subject, speaking of Authors has somewhere a line
some he paid in port and some in praise."
though we failed in the first instance to bestow on "Laicus" either
of those articles so dear to Authors, we are desirous to make atonement by
giving him a tolerable portion of the latter now, and we shall be happy to add
some of the former whenever time and circumstances shall permit.
praise, however, must not be construed into an approval of the matter of either
of the disputants as it bears on the question; it applies only to the manner
and abilities of the Writers. - On the merits of the question at issue we are
determined to remain strictly neutral.
addressing the Public on the present situation of the English Church in this
Colony, I had no other purpose than to call on the liberality of the
respectable part of the resident Community, but more particularly on the
Representatives of absent Proprietors, to give that little additional
assistance which its situation requires, and which I rather conceive to be witheld from inattention
and forgetfulness than from design; and in mentioning the Calvinistical Church
as the established one in the Colony, I did not intend to excite a controversy
on the Hierarchy of a Country where in truth there exists so little Religion on
either side that the supremacy can scarce be worth an argument. That the
Capitulation in other instances, as far as it may be considered in any way to
affect English Subjects, is most grossly misunderstood or misinterpreted I
admit; and I should be pleased to see a controversy carried on with temper and
moderation on that subject, but not blended with the present one. All I wish
to do is to explain, as far as my knowledge extends, the conduct of the
Committee for erecting the English Church, and I trust to exonerate them from the
charge of wanting Christian Humility or of setting up the slightest plea of an
independence of Government.
Scheme, I believe originated with Governor Nicholson, and redounds, in my
opinion, most highly to his honour. Many of the Gentlemen to whom he repeatedly
proposed it doubted the ability of procuring its completion and were at last
principally urged to the attempt by the respect they bore to His Excellency and
their wish to attempt a compliance with his very laudable desire. It was,
however, in all its stages opposed by some very respectable Gentlemen, on the
principle that should the Colony revert to its former Government the Building
would be taken from them and applied to other uses, and in the [mutilated]
Edict that was issued by the former G[mutilated]
Clergyman of the English Church p[mutilated]
he garbled it by omitting the Pray[mutilated]
and gracious King, (then at Peace w[mutilated]
in his Chapel he prays, like his Saviour [mutilated]
and Slanderers. Not being at t[mutilated]
I was ignorant till then of the fact, but [mutilated]
can be no hesitation in deciding on its illiber[mutilated]
its being the first, and I hope will remain the last [mutilated]
such conduct between Nations in a state of amity[mutilated]
other, nor that the executor and advisor of suc[mutilated]
rendered themselves most unworthy of the P[mutilated]
of that Sovereign under whose sacred wing they have taken shelter from the
ingratitude of those by whose Orders or Suggestions they violated a sacred and
solemn Treaty of Peace as soon as it was ratified; but his Lenity and Goodness
is not bounded by their merits or demerits and long may he live to return Good
Nicholson, however, paid very great attention to these allegations and altered
his plan of placing the Church on the Ground originally designated for one in
the Plan of Stabroek, and I have reason to believe it was induced by these
arguments to abstain from applying to the Court for any part of the funds of
the Colonial Chest that no Public claim might be founded on it. I confess I
never considered this reasoning as nugatory, its effect, however, was so strong
on the Gentlemen that adduced it, that their extreme anxiety for the future
stability and duration of the Church got the better of their strong desire for
its existence, and their names are not to be found on any of the lists of the
Subscribers that I have seen. I have reason to think that the Governor with
whom it was left never made any application to the Court for assistance, and of
course it never could have been declined or rejected by the Committee. I
confess, however, as far as my feeble voice may go on such an occasion, that
(whatever I might be then,) I am now decidedly against such application, if to
be avoided; and I trust and hope its completion is not far off, through the
blessing of the Almighty on our own humble means and honest endeavours.
Anglicanus says he has no intention of throwing any damp on the zeal of the
supporters of the undertaking - I dare say he has not, such however is the
effect of his publication, - How very little argument is necessary to induce us
to approve of throwing our burthens on the Public, and how highly is it
appreciated when it chimes in with our own narrow inclinations to spare our
money? One man never gives to common beggars - ask him why? - he will not tell
you honestly that it is because his Soul is as narrow as the neck of a vinegar
cruet - No - but he has heard it encourages Idleness. - Another never assists
his Relations - why - not because he is a niggardly hound! - but because
Relations are ungrateful. - Another gives no where, because Charity begins at
home, and his Relations or Children may want - and indeed so they may for him.
Whoever assists our Avarice with the shadow of a reason, however futile and
contemptible, does as far as his little power extends some injury to society. -
Attempt to smother zeal with argument, heap contradiction, controversy and
reasoning upon it, and the same burns more fiercely if not more brightly. -
Assail it with the most keen and brilliant arguments, addressed only to the Eye
or the Ear, and it is invulnerable; but make your attack on the Pocket, and it
cools instanteously. The application is worth a thousand good arguments, why a
Church should not be built though you had supported the converse of the
proposition just before.
"Neither Time nor place,
"Did then co-here - you would make both,
"Now they have made themselves."
Anglicanus may now be quoted to prove that the Public ought to find the money,
his feeble arguments are "confirmation strong as proof of holy Writ,"
if they can but assist the salvation of a single Joe.
Swift travelled, he went on foot, or in a Waggon, stopt at hedge Alehouses and
mingled with the lowest class of people, - Some of his admirers ascribed his
conduct to his enjoyment of their humours; others, to his knack of observation
of human nature in all its various shades; but Dr. Johnson who well knew that
nature ascribes it to its probable true motive, an innate and unconquerable
passion for a shilling.
will conclude by again intreating the very worthy Subscribers to this good
work, to add a small augmentation to their Subscriptions for its completion -
to work while it is yet day, and to remember the night cometh when no man can
"If thou hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast little do they
diligence to give gladly of that little."
writing the above I have seen the Letter of an auxiliary of mine, in a rival
Paper. I will not by any means say nec tali auxilis, nec defensoribus istis,
but submit to his cooler judgment whether it is not better for us to dispatch
our adversaries with the polished Sword that sparkles while it wounds, than to
pound their bones one by one with the tremendous iron mace of the Giants in
Romance. Subscribing will all due and proper humility that as a writer in your
Paper, my productions must of necessity be like those of Anglicanus, all
"Stuff and Nonsence". I confess myself at a loss to discover how
your inoffensive five lines, relating merely to fact, drew down upon you so
heavy a portion of Wrath and Indignation from my worthy Ally. I admit that
your commendation of the letter of my antagonist Anglicanus, while Laicus had
not a single Puff in his favour, evinced you want of Critical Judgement; but
with the modest consciousness of an Author that my own Productions are the best
that ever were, can, or shall be composed, I sat wrapt up, as in a cloak of
conscious vanity, and only pitied your Ignorance. My worthy Ally is not,
however, so merciful, and if Anglicanus has a drop of Knight-Errant's Blood in
his veins he will surely spill it in defence of his dought Squire so sorely
mauled; while I retiring from the contest contemplate in a whole skin the
direful deeds of the hardy Champions, for "when Greek meets Greek then
come the tug of War."
most certainly have every wish to encourage the erection of a respectable Dutch
Church in the Colony, and so I dare say have the liberal part of my Countrymen,
(and as for the opinions of others, of my own or any other Country, I do not
value them a rush,) but I submit to my worthy Ally when we are engaged in any
controversy, whether it be not better to prove by our arguments that our
antagonists are stupid, arrogant, unprincipled, and ill-natured, instead of
calling them so. - an assertion that they retort by throwing the appellations
back upon us, tho' we well know we are wise, modest, honest and good-natured.
I hope I shall not offend my Ally by quoting four more lines from his favourite
"The Coxcomb Bird, so talkative and grave,
"Who from his cage calls cuckold, whore and knave,
"Tho' many a Passenger he rightly call,
"You hold him no Philosopher at all."
Printed and Published
Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
Edward James Henery.