Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1810 August 21

Vol. V.]


[No. 295.

Tuesday, August 21st, 1810.

For London. [heading]
The Ship Hopewell,
Alex. Fullerton, Master.
Will Sail a Running Ship the latter Springs of next Month. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on board, to
Kingston & McBean, or
Wardrop & Ferguson.
Demerary, 20th August 1810.

The Creditors of William Postlethwaite Esq. are hereby informed that there will be Thirty to Forty Bales of Cotton ready for delivery on Monday the 27th Instant, for which Tenders are requested to be given to the Subscribers, at the House of Mr. Madden, which will be opened at 12 o'Clock on that day, in presence of such of the Creditors as choose to attend, and the highest bidder for the whole or part will be accepted of.
Demerary, 20th Wm. McBean.
August, 1810. John Madden.

To Hire. [heading]
A Gang of 40 to 45 Strong Healthy Negro Men, - they have been for several Years in a Task-Gang - are presently Picking Coffee, but will be disengaged on the 1st Proximo. For particulars apply to
Hugh Mackenzie & Co.
Demerary, 21st August 1810.

Notice. [heading]
The Subscriber requests all Persons who are indebted to him, either by Notes of hand or open Accounts, to come forward and settle and discharge the same in ten days from date, to enable him to settle the pressing Demands against him, otherwise he will be under the disagreeable necessity of putting all such as are not paid in the hands of Mr. Van Der Stok, to recover by law, the next Commissary Court and Court of Justice.
Demerary, August 20, 1810. R. Harding.

Notice. [heading]
Runaway from Plantation Potosie, a Barbadian Negro Woman named Daphny. She is a tall yellow-skin'd woman, with a fore tooth out, young with Child and speaks English. Whoever will have her apprehended will receive a Joe reward. All Masters of vessels are cautioned from taking her off from this Colony, and all Persons forbid habouring [sic] her, as the Law will be rigourously enforced against them.
August 20th, 1810. R. Harding.

All Persons indebted to the Estate of Mr. J. D. Scantlebury decd. are requested to come forward and Pay, and all those to whom the said Estate stands indebted, are requested to render their Accounts for Examination.
J. R. Lamprey.
Henry Archer.
Deliberating Executors.
Demerary, August 21st, 1810.

Stolen from alongside the Ship Blanchard, by two of the Crew, early on the Morning of the 13th instant, - a Boat about 16 feet long, with a white Bottom, green Body and black upper-strake. Whoever has picked up the said Boat and will give information of the same to the Master on board, or Messrs. Cornfoot, Bell & Co. will be liberally Rewarded.
Demerary, 21st August 1810.

To Be Let. [heading]
The House and Garden of Concession No. 40 and 41, with a good Cistern; - the whole in complete order, situated in Stabroek, next between the Concessions and Houses of Mrs. Haley and C. H. De Munnick Esq.
August 21st. N. Rousselet.

Notice. [heading]
There is in circulation an Acceptance of Ab. Brouwer, drawn by Rob. Mains on the 6th October 1804, in favour of William Caerd, amount f 347. - As this Acceptance is payable to William Caerd and not to his Order, the Subscriber requests Mr. William Caerd or his Heirs or Executors to call at his House for payment, under deduction of such amount against said Acceptance as will appear due by the said Mr. Wm. Caerd.
Yorkshire Hall, 20th August 1810.
N. Rousselet,
General Attorney to
Abm. Brouwer.

Daar is in Circulatie een Acceptatie van Ab. Brouwer groot f 347. - dewelke op den 6e October van den Jaare 1804 door Robert Mains in faveur van William Caerd op hem getrokken is. - Daar die Acceptatie alleen aan William Caerd betaalen is, zo word gem. William Caerd, of zyne Erven of Executeuren verzogt de voldoening van die Acceptatie ten huysen van den Ondergeschreevene te komen Ontvangen, na astrek nogtans van sondanig sommen als teegens W. Caerd schuldig te zyn.
Yorkshire Hall, Charles Town, 20 August 1810.
N. Rousselet
gen. gem. van A. Brouwer.

Secretary's Office. [heading]
This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
John Jack, in 14 days or 3 Weeks from 17th July.
James H. Thomson in ditto from the 19th July or by the Schooner Augusta.
William Merjaring, in 14 days, from the 19th July.
Henry E. Lemmix, with his Wife and Children, in 14 days or 3 weeks, from the 23d July.
Thomas Lawrence, and Family, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from the 24th July.
Willm. Payn, in 14 days, from the 26th July.
Capt. Robt. Anderson, late of the Ship Friendship, in 14 days, from the 30th July 1810.
J. Elliot, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from 31st July.
Leonora de Rousseau, with her Servant Jacob, in 14 days or 3 weeks, from the 2d August.
Urbain Jancourt, in 14 days, from the 3d August.-
Elizabeth Robinson, with four Slaves her Property, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from the 6th August.
J. D. Goddard, in ditto or do. from ditto.
Moses Jacobs in 14 days from the 13th August.
Alexr. Bisset in 14 days from the 14th August.
Wm. Grant, in 14 days from 16 August.
A. Tinne, senior Clerk.

Average Cash Prices of Produce in Stabroek this day
Cotton - 15 1/2 to 16 stivs. Sugar - 3 to 3 1/2 stivers.
Coffee - 9 to 9 1/2. Rum (C.P.) - 23

On Sunday arrived here the Ship Hopewell, bound to Surinam, which place she could not fetch. She had 35 days passage from Falmouth, from which she sailed in company with the West India Packet, (of course the First for July.) The Master states that he had news-papers confirming the defeat of Gen. Sebastiani, but being boarded by several vessels of war in the channel, he gave them all to the various Officers. He had not heard of any Battle having taken place between Lord Wellington and the French in Portugal.

The Drama to-night is very attractive - "The Heir at Law" is the chef d'ouvre of the English Aristophanes George Colman. It contains the strongest satire on pedantry, perhaps, that ever issued from the pen of any writer, and abounds in wit of every kind. We understand a new Performer will make his debut in Zekiel Homespun.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.

August 20 Schr. Prosperity, Capt. Barnard, from Berbice.
Ship Hopewell, Fullerton, London, - Ballast.
21 Brig Hope, Gilbert, New-London, horses, cows, Lumber, &c.
August 21 Schr. Driver, Capt. Gilbert, for Trinidad.

From the Barbados Mercury. [heading]
Barbados Agricultural Society.
Sir, - The agricultural Society request that the following Paper be inserted in your next publication as being well worthy of the attention of Planters.
I am, Sir, your humble obedient servant,
Mr. Orderson. L. Warren, Sec.
Tobago, 1st January, 1810.
Sir, - In the different visits I have paid your Island, the smallness of the cattle employed in agriculture has always attracted my attention: I have seen from fifteen to twenty-four cattle doing that work which in other Islands is generally done by four.
This I should suppose to be owing to an opinion equally prevalent here until lately, that American oxen could not be kept alive in this climate, but would die of what is called the red water.
During a residence of upwards of forty years in the West Indies, I have seen many instances of the facility with which we yield to whatever does not succeed on the first trial. I will take leave to give two strong instances and their effects: - In 1772, I saw on one Estate in Grenada, a dumb feeder in a windmill, and was told that they were tried on two or three Estates, and that they were likely to succed. [sic] The advantage of such a discovery was apparent, and on my return here I made it known, and it was tried by myself and several of my friends; they did not answer, and our tradesmen said they would not: thinking it might be owing to their ignorance, I wrote to Grenada to enquire how theirs had answered, and was informed they had failed. They were no more thought of until 1795 or 1796, that I went to pay a visit to Governor Rickets; when on an excursion with Sir Francis Ford I observed with astonishment a bumb turner in one of the mills, and inquired of the Manager if he had used it long, and whether it succeeded. His surprize at the question was as great as mine, he said they were in general use, and had long been so. I therefore concluded that the ignorance of our tradesmen, and our credulity had long deprived us of so valuable a discovery - I recollected the dimensions of the cases of one of my mills, had one made and brought with me, and in a few years there was not a mill in the island without one.
In the early settlement of this Colony we were in great want of Cattle, we tried both Spaniards and Americans, the former in great numbers - they seldom succeed as draught cattle, except on Estates perfectly level - and the loss was immense.

I at one time got twelve oxen and a bull from America, all about two years old, which I considered the best for seasoning, I paid them, as I thought, every possible attention; the whole died in a few months, of the red water. I therefore concluded they would never answer, and it came afterwards under my knowledge, that numbers purchased, by the Commissaries had died in the same manner.
I have now to state as a fact established by experience, that American oxen will answer in the West Indies as well as in America, and are equal if not superior to the largest creoles. The advantage that may be to your Island, you and the Gentlemen Planters can best appreciate; I have now to state how I obtained this knowledge.
On my return from Europe in 1806, the Commissary had a great number of American cattle for the troops, which had been in his possession for three or four months. I inquired if none had died of the red water; he assured me they had not. I then requested to know if there was any particular mode of treatment; he assured me none, but that he always kept them under cover, and only allowed them water once a day, which was carried to them.
I immediately thought it possible, that the [sic] being turned out to pasture and allowed as much water as they chose to drink might have been the cause of the red water, or the disease denominated such. Being then in want of working cattle, I purchased two American, which I kept from two to three months in the house, and only gave water once a day, and not much: at the end of that time I sent them with the other stock in the morning and evenings, and put them up in the heat of the day. I began to work them at the end of six months: they have now worked three crops, and I have since bought nine and treated them in the same manner, and they are equal to any cattle in the West Indies; some of them would butcher to 600 lb. They have all taken kindly to the draught, and after the just six months, required no other treatment than the other cattle. I generally buy those of a dark red colour, from three to four years old, short legs and deep ribbed; the house I keep them in is cool, and I don't let them out for the first three months, and their food at first is a little dried; they may be bled when first bought, and again about a month or six weeks afterwards.
In the first settlement of this Colony, great numbers of negro children died before the ninth day, of the tetanus or locked jaw: a very simple preventative I got many years ago from Dr. Stewart of Grenada, and have constantly used with success ever since: as soon as the navel drops, dip a little fine lint in spirit of turpentine and apply it to the navel, bandage it well, and renew the application every days until the nineth: - where this has been done, I have known no instance of the locked jaw. We used formerly to lose many negroes of the same disease, occasioned by cuts, bruises, or punctures from nails or splinters; a similar accident never occurs now, if there is a dressing of spirit of turpentine immediately applied, which has been long done on all my Estates. Should the circumstances stated in the preceeding not be known in whole or in part to the Planters in Barbados, I have no doubt but you will make it so, and whatever benefit is derived from it will afford me satisfaction.
I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient and most humble servant,
John Balfour.
To the President of the Agricultural Society, Barbados.

To Sophia. [heading]

Since the dire mandate's given to part,
And we must breathe a last adieu;
I'll yet indulge my anguished heart,
With one transporting look from you.

Did nature read that beauteous form,
To bless a mean unpolished soul,
And grace it with each mental charm,
To bow beneath such harsh controul.

Ah! at his rude imperious voice,
That soft susceptive heart must sigh;
Life must resign its wonted joys,
And tears bedew each sparkling eye.

Can my lorn breast endure the day,
Which yields Sophia to his arms?
No - may the lightning's vengeful ray,
Destroy the wretch who clasps those charms.

Oh! never shall that angel face.
On his detested pillow rest;
Nor by the moon-beams shall he trace,
Your lily neck and panting breast.

By heaven! he ne'er shall mark you lie,
Entranc'd in visions of repose,
And kiss the lid that veils your eye,
Or view its trembling light unclos'd.

For in yon vast irradiate sky,
There dwells a pow'r forever just;
That God would bid the ruffian die,
And whelm him in his former dust.

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


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