Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1811 January 01


Vol. VI.]

[No. 333.


By His Excellency H. W. BENTINCK, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Colonies of ESSEQUEBO and DEMERARY, and their Dependencies, Vice Admiral, and President of all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. &c.
And, The COURT OF POLICY, Combined with the Representatives of the Inhabitants of the said Colonies, for fixing Colonial Taxes, &c.
Unto all whom these present may and shall concern, GREETING, Be it known:
WHEREAS a statement has been laid before our present combined Assembly of the supplies wanted to defray the Colonial Expenditure for the ensuing Year:
We have fixed and by these present do fix, a Colony Tax for the Year 1810, as follows; viz: -
That all Proprietors, Renters or Occupiers of any Plantation or Plantations in the said Colonies, or their Dependencies, Cultivating or preparing to Cultivate, Sugar, Rum, Molasses, Coffee, Cotton, Cocoa or Indigo, shall Pay the Sum of Three Guilders Ten Stivers for each Slave attached to or worked upon such Plantation or Plantations, including House-Slaves, Tradesmen, Sailors, Children, Sick, Lame, Superannuated and Infants, and all other Slaves, of every age and description, according to the returns to be given in as herein aftermentioned.
That all other Persons in the said Colonies or their Dependencies aforesaid, shall Pay a like Sum of Three Guilders Ten Stivers for each of his, her or their Domesticks or House-Slaves of every description.
That all Persons deriving or who may derive a Revenue in the said Colonies from any other Source than Military Situations, fixed Salaries from Government, (the profits, fees or emoluments of any kind received by all Public Civil Officers whatsoever being liable to the after-mentioned Tax), or the Cultivation of some of the Articles of Produce herein beforementioned, shall Pay on the gross amount of his, her or their said Revenue or Revenues, without deduction of any Expence, according to the gross amount of such Revenue or Revenues from the 1st of January 1810 to the last day of December of the same Year, and so in proportion for any shorter period within the present Year, such rate as is pointed out by the following Classes, viz: - those whose Revenue or Revenues aforesaid amount to any Sum from –
--- No. 1. -- - - f 2000, to f 3500, - - f 44. ---
--- -- 2. -- - - 3500, -- 5000, - - - 88. ---
--- -- 3. -- - - 5000, -- 6500, - - - 110. ---
--- -- 4. -- - - 6500, -- 8000, - - - 160. ---
--- -- 5. -- - - 8000, -- 10,000, - - - 200. ---
--- -- 6. -- - - 10,000, -- 15,000, - - - 250. ---
--- -- 7. -- - - 15,000, -- 20,000, - - - 370. ---
--- -- 8. -- - - 20,000, -- 25,000, - - - 500. ---
--- -- 9. -- - - 25,000, -- 30,000, - - - 620. ---
--- -- 10. -- - - 30.000, -- 35,000, - - - 740. ---
--- -- 11. -- - - 35,000, -- 40,000, - - - 850. ---
--- -- 12. -- - - 40,000, -- 45,000, - - - 1000. ---
--- -- 13. -- - - 45,000, -- 50,000, - - - 1200. ---
--- -- 14. -- - - 50,000, -- 55,000, - - - 1400. ---
--- -- 15. -- - - 55,000, -- 60,000, - - - 1600. ---
--- -- 16. -- - - 60,000, -- 65,000, - - - 1800. ---
--- -- 17. -- - - 65,000, -- 70,000, - - - 2000. ---
--- -- 18. -- - - 70,000, -- 75,000, - - - 2200. ---
--- -- 19. -- - - 75,000, -- 80,000, - - - 2400. ---
--- -- 20. -- - - 80,000, -- 85,000, - - - 2600. ---
--- -- 21. -- - - 85,000, -- 90,000, - - - 2800. ---
--- -- 22. -- - - 90,000, -- 95,000, - - - 2900. ---
--- -- 23. -- - - 95,000, -- 100,000, - - - 3000. ---
--- -- 24. - - - 100,000, -- 110,000, - - - 3200. ---
--- -- 25. - - - 110,000, -- 120,000, - - - 3400. ---
--- -- 26. - - - 120,000, -- 130,000, - - - 3600. ---
--- -- 27. - - - 130,000, -- 140,000, - - - 3800. ---
--- -- 28. - - - 140,000, -- 150,000, - - - 4000. ---
Excepting from such Payments, respecting the Tax on Revenues, all Persons whose Annual Revenue or Revenues, has or have not respectively for the present Year, exceeded the Sum of Two Thousand Guilders, - with this proviso however, that Persons coming within this description shall be obliged to pay the abovementioned head-money of f 3 10 for each Slave or Slaves they may be possessed of, whether Domestic or others.
It is also to be understood that all Persons who derive a revenue by the labour of Slaves, not attached to Estates, in whatever way such Slave or Slaves are employed and altho' occasionally worked upon Estates as Task-Gangs or hired Negroes, shall be considered as coming within the description of Persons liable to Pay the Tax on Revenue, and are consequently to pay the said Tax on the gross amount of the Revenue derived by them from the labour or hire of such Slaves, as well as on any other Revenue derived by them from any other source or sources, than those above excepted, and without making any deductions for the maintenance of such Slaves or otherwise. Such Persons nevertheless are to give in a Return of their Slaves.
It is ordered with regard to Firms or Copartnerships in Trade, Task Gangs, Wood Cutters, Brickeries, or of any other nature whatsoever, that wherever a Copartnership of any kind exists, whether all the Partners be known and named in the Firm, or that only the name of one or more of the Partners appear, the acting Partner or Partners residing in the Colony, shall pay the Tax on the gross amount of the Revenue made by the whole Partnership, whether all or any of the other Partners reside in or out of the Colony, to this effect, that the acting Partner or Partners in the Colony, shall bona fide pay, not only his or their own proportion of the Tax on the gross amount of the whole Revenue made by the Copartnership, but also the proportion of all and every one of the Partners, altho' they may reside in Great Britain or elsewhere. - It being always understood that, independent of the Tax thus to be paid on account of the Partnership, each of the Partners is moreover liable to such further Tax on the gross amount of any Revenue or Revenues derived by him, her or them from this Colony, from any other source or sources unconnected with the Partnership. -
All Person or Persons leaving the Colony previous to the Publishing of the Ordinance [mutilation]ng the Taxes for the Year in the course of wh[mutilation]y shall so leave the Colonies, whether they are or are not liable to the Tax on Revenue according to the Classification contained in the Ordinance for [mutilation]ng the Taxes of the preceding Year, shall, previous to their being entitled to obtain a Passport, besides observing the other formalities required by Law, appoint some Person or Persons duly instructed in case of his, her, or their not having returned to these Colonies at the time at which the Colonial Taxes for the Year during which they shall so leave the Colony, shall become due and payable, to give in, in his, her, or their name or names, or in the name or names of the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships, in trade or otherwise, which such Person or Persons may represent or have represented, his, her, or their Return or Returns of the Revenue or Revenues, he, she or they, or the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships in trade or otherwise which such Person or Persons do represent or have represented, have derived from any source or sources other than those herein before excepted, and shall further duly and lawfully empower and qualify such Person or Persons so instructed as abovementioned to make oath in his, her or their name or names to the truth of such return or returns; and the Person or Persons so leaving the Colony shall further give good and sufficient security, not only for the payment of the amount of the Tax on Revenue which such Person or Persons, on the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships represented by them as aforesaid, shall be liable to pay, according to such returns, but also for the appearance of such Person or Persons, so instructed, empowered and qualified as aforesaid, to give in such return or returns and to make oath to the same; to this effect that the Person or Persons becoming Security as aforesaid, thereby becomes also liable, in case of such return or returns not being made, to the Penalties imposed on Persons neglecting to give in their returns; - and the Secretary's [sic] of both Colonies are hereby enjoined to see a bond of Security to the above effect duly and Lawfully executed, previous to their giving to such Person or Persons, applying for a Passport, the usual Certificates of their having complied with the formalities required by [mutilation] on such occasions.
And it is her[mutilation]dered, that with respect to the said Taxes hereb[mutilation]aves exact Returns shall be made upon [mutilation] as herein after directed, by all Persons subj[mutilation]o such Tax, and by them be delivered or Tran[mutilation]itted to the respective Colonial Receiver's Offic[mutilation] the time of Payment herein after fixed. - [mutilation] aforesaid Returns, as far only as concerns the [mutilation] number of Slaves returned, shall afterwards be [mutilation] for Public Information.
And it is f[mutilation] ordered and required that all and every Pers[mutilation]ersons in these Colonies, without exception, wh[mutilation]ey are or are not liable to the Tax hereby [mutilation] or Revenues, agreeable to the abovem[mutilation] shall before the
May 1811[mutilation] of the said Classes they respective [mutilation] same time further certify and declare upon Oath to the best of their knowledge and belief, - that the gross Amount as aforesaid of his, her or their Revenue, or the gross amount of the Revenue made by the Firm or Firms, Copartnersip or Copartnerships in trade, or otherwise, represented by them does not, for the period aforesaid, exceed the highest Sum of the Class to which he, she or they, or the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships in trade, or otherwise, as aforesaid, shall declare themselves to belong; or (should that be the case) that they do not come within the description of any of the said Classes, either in consequence of their having derived no such Revenue or Revenues at all, or from their respective Revenues not having exceeded the Sum of 2000 Guilders for the period aforesaid: - Excepting from the Obligation of taking the Oath, those who shall declare as aforesaid that they belong to the highest Class and pay their Tax accordingly, all such Persons being hereby excused from taking such Oath.
The several Oaths herein mentioned, are to be taken before the Governor of both Colonies or the Commandeur of Essequebo, a Member of the Court of Policy, or before the Burgher Majors or Captains in the respective Districts, such of them not already qualified being hereby specially authorised thereto by the Court of Policy.
It is likewise ordered that Attestations of the taking of such Oaths subscribed by the Persons respectively before whom such oaths shall be taken, shall together with the Returns and Certificates herein before required, be produced and delivered to the said respective Receivers at their respective Offices, before the 1st day of May 1811 and further that the amount of the said respective Taxes, so to be ascertained by the said Returns and Certificates, shall by the Persons liable, thereto, be paid to the respective Receivers at their respective Offices, in Cash or good Bills of Exchange to the satisfaction of the said Receivers, all before the 1st day of May 1811.
All Persons neglecting to give in such Returns, Certificates and Attestations to Pay the respective Taxes herein beforementioned in the manner and before the time above stated shall immediately on the expiration of such time, become liable to Pay at the respective Receiver's Offices, as follows, (viz: those who shall so neglect respecting the Tax on Slaves) their proportion of the said Tax according to the Returns of Slaves given in by them for the last preceding Year, with addition of one fourth as a Penalty, all at the rate now fixed of Three Guilders Ten Stivers for each Slave; and such Persons as may not be known in the Books of the Receivers, and neglect to declare the number of their Slaves for the present Year, are to pay a Sum of Five Hundred Guilders to the Colony Chest; and all Persons neglecting as aforesaid with regard to the Tax on Revenues, to Pay, on the expiration of the aforesaid time, the rate fixed for the highest Class of Income, viz: - Four Thousand Guilders, with the additional of 10 per Cent herein after mentioned.
And it is hereby ordered that for the purpose of receiving the said several Returns and Taxes, the said Receivers shall daily attend at their Respective Offices, from the 1st of January 1811, 'till the 1st day of May thereto following, from 9 o'Clock A.M. 'till 1 o'Clock P.M. Saturdays and Sundays excepted.
Exclusive of the abovementioned ordinary annual Taxes, and of the fines or rates imposed on exemptions from active duty in the Burgher Militia, by an ordinance of the Court of Policy dated the 19th August 1809, and which the combined Court aforesaid have again agreed to approve of as a special Colonial Tax for the ensuing Year, payable as stated in said Ordinance; It is also ordered that the following Regulation duties shall be levied and paid to the Colony, viz: -
1st. A Colonial Duty at the rate of Fifty Guilders per pipe, containing 110 Gallons, and so in proportion for every larger or smaller quantity, on all Madeira and other Wine in Wood, - and also a Duty of One Guilder per dozen of all bottled Wine of every description and denomination to be imported in these Colonies; both of which duties shall be Paid at the Office of the Collector of His Majesty's Customs (who has undertaken the collection thereof for the Colony), on pain of a Fine of Five Hundred Guilders to be forfeited and Paid to the Colony, [mutilation]
every offence, in case of any Wine of the afor[mutilation]
description being found to have been landed [mutilation]
the Colonial duty having first been Paid or Se[mutilation]
the same given to the said Collector; a[mutilation]
provided in this behalf with the c[mutilation]
Excellency the Governor, that no [mutilation]
having imported Madeira or other [mutilation]
wood or in bottles, shall be admitted to a final Entry, unless, in addition to the other Colonial requisites, it shall also appear by the signature of the said Collector on the Manifest of the Cargo of such Ship or Vessel, that such duty has been Paid, or Security given for the same as beforestated.
2dly. All transient Traders, viz: all Masters of Ships or Vessels, Supercargoes or others, who during their temporary stay in the Colony, derive a Revenue from the Sale of Goods or Merchandize, shall Pay a Colonial Tax of Five per Centum on such Goods according to the Invoices thereof, - and it is ordered accordingly that all such Masters of Ships or Vessels, Supercargoes or others, previous to their quitting the Colony, shall either Pay to the Collector of His Majesty's Customs in behalf of the Colony, the above Tax on the original Invoices to be produced by them, or make Oath before the said Collector (who is empowered to administer the same), that they have not derived, directly or indirectly, during their stay in the Colony, a Revenue from the Sale of any such Goods or Merchandize; - and unless either the attestation of their having made such Oath, or a Receipt for the Duties paid by them, be produced in the Secretary's Office, no Permit or Pass for the departure of such Persons from the Colony shall be issued by the Secretary.
It is understood that the above duty is not to apply to extended to the Masters or Supercargoes of Vessels from the United States of North America, in consideration of the heavier Duties which these are already liable to Pay in behalf of the Sovereign's Chest.
3dly. The Duty of Twenty-Two Guilders, Payable every Six Months, on Licences for Huckstering or Selling Goods about the Country and in the Town of Stabroek and its Precincts, shall continue to be Paid in the same manner and subject to the same Penalties, as provided by Our Ordinance of the 17th December 1807 and the subsequent one of the 26th January of the past Year.
4thly. It is further ordered, that all Proprietors of Horses in these Colonies, without any Exception or Exemption whatever, shall Pay a Tax at the rate of Twenty-two Guilders for each and every Horse belonging to them.
And it is likewise ordered that there shall be Paid by all Persons in these Colonies, without any distinction or exemption, whether residing on Estates, Plantations or elsewhere, a rate of Fifty Guilders for every two-wheeled Carriage, and of One Hundred Guilders for every four-wheeled Carriage in their Possession; Payment of which respective Taxes on Horses and on two and four-wheeled Carriages, is to be made at the Offices of the respective Receivers of the Colony Chest, on or before the 1st of May 1811, at the same time with the Taxes on Slaves and Revenue herein before-mentioned, - and it is ordered for that purpose that in the Returns and Attestations to be given in, respecting Slaves and Revenues, every Person making such Return, shall also state and make Oath to the number of Horses and Carriages belonging to him on the 31st of December 1810.
And whereas the Extraordinary expences which have been Occasioned by the late Expeditions against the Runaway Negroes, are to be defrayed out of the Taxes to be levied this year, we have thought fit, instead of increasing the Poll or Capitation Tax on Negroes, as a less partial mode of raising the sum required, to order the following extraordinary Taxes to be paid; and we do therefore order as follows:
In the first place – There shall be paid by all Proprietors, Renters, or Occupiers of any Plantation or Plantations within these Colonies or their dependencies, a Tax of Two Stivers on every One hundred Dutch Pounds of Sugar, made between the 1st of January, 1810, and the 31st December 1810, both inclusive.
Twelve Stivers on every One hundred Gallons of Rum, made as aforesaid
Ten Stivers on every One hundred Gallons of Molasses made as aforesaid.
Five Stivers on every One hundred Dutch Pounds of Coffee, made as aforesaid.
Nine Stivers on every One hundred Dutch Pounds of Cotton made as aforesaid.
And Five Stivers on every One hundred bunches of Plantains sold during the above period; the whole to be ascertained by the oath of the Owner, Renter, Occupier or Attorney of the Estate whereon such Produce was made, or from which such Plantains were sold; it being understood, with regard to the Tax hereby laid on Molasses, that the same shall not be paid on such quantity of molasses as may have been used on any Estate during the above period for the purpose of making Rum, -
And it is therefore further ordered that in the Returns [illegible - paper fold] Attestations hereby required to be given in to the respective Colonial Receiver's Offices before the 1st of May 1811, by or on the part of all Proprietors, Renters, or Occupiers of any Plantation or Plantations, shall be included a statement of the
[mutilated]so made on any such Plantation or Plantations
[mutilated] number of bunches of Plantains sold from
[mutilated]foresaid, and oath made to the same
[mutilated – with blank remainder of line]
[mutilated]d place – That all Person or Persons liable to pay the Tax on Revenue as herein before specified shall pay an addition Ten Per cent on the Amount of the Tax which they shall respectively pay agreeable to the Classification herein before inserted; except those whose revenue has not exceeded the highest sum of the first Class. -
And it is further ordered that the Respective extraordinary Taxes above mentioned shall be paid at the respective Receiver's Offices at the same time and in the same manner as the other Taxes herein before mentioned. -
And it is further ordered that in default of payment of any of the aforesaid Taxes, and duties, the same shall, according to the ancient usage, be recovered and enforced by summary Execution.
And it is hereby further ordered that the Returns and Attestations herein required to be made as aforesaid, as far as relates to the Poll or Capitation Tax, Tax or Revenues, Tax on Produce, and on Carriages and Horses, shall be made in the following forms respectively: -

I do hereby declare and make Oath to the best of my knowledge and belief: - that the number of Slaves of every description attached to Plantation [blank]
amount on the 31st December 1810 to [blank]
and no more.
That on the 31st December 1810 I was in possession of no more than [blank] two wheeled Carriages, [blank] four wheeled Carriages, [blank] Horses.
That there have been made on the said Estate, between 1st January 1810 and 31st December 1810, both inclusive, no more than
[blank] Pounds (Dutch weight) of Sugar,
[blank] Gallons Rum,
[blank] Gallons Molasses,
[blank] Pounds (Dutch weight) of Coffee.
[blank] Pounds (Dutch weight{ of Cotton.
And that there have been sold from said Plantation during the above period [blank] Bunches of Plantains and no more.

* Sworn before me this [blank]

(*) Here is to be inserted whether the Person making the Return has derived any Revenue in these Colonies from any other source than those on the Revenue whereof no Tax is required to be paid, agreeable to the Court's Publication; and if so, the Class to which such Revenue belong, &c.

I do hereby declare and make Oath, that the gross amount of Revenue derived by [blank]
[mutilated] other source than those on the Revenue whereof
[mutilated] is required to be paid, agreeable to the Court's
[mutilated]ee for levying the Taxes for the year 1810, has not
during that year exceeded the highest sum of the [blank] Class.
That [blank} on the 31st December 1810 in possession of no more than [blank] Slaves [blank] Four wheeled Carriages, [blank] Two wheeled Carriages, [blank] Horse.
Sworn before me, this [blank]
And it is further ordered that Printed Copies of these blank Returns shall be transmitted by the Colonial Secretary to the Burgher Majors and Captains in the respective Country districts, to be filled up by the Persons making their returns, and the said Burgher Majors and Captains are to attend that the same be duly filled up by the Persons who shall take before them the Oaths hereby required.
In the Districts of Stabroek and at Fort Island the said blank Returns may be had at the respective Colonial Receivers Offices.
And that no Ignorance may be pretended of the several Orders contained in this Ordinance, these presents shall be Published, Affixed, and sent round for general Information.
Thus resolved in Our Annual Combined Assembly held in the Town of STABROEK in DEMERARY, on the 5th day of December 1810, and Published the 31st of the same Month.
By Command of the Court,
C. F. TINNE, D. Secretary.


On Thursday the 3d Instant, [mutilated] order of Messrs. CORNFOOT, BELL & Co. [mutilated] be exposed for Sale on the American Stelling - [mutilated]er Six Hundred Quintals of first quality Dry [mutilated]undland SALT FISH, in 8, 6, 4, and [mutilated] Quintal[mutilated] to close Sales of the Brig Henry's Cargo.
January 1st. KINGSTON & MCBEAN.

On Tuesday and Wedndsday [sic] the 22d and 23d inst. at the Store of Mr. THOMAS SHUTE, adjoining the Vendue Office (at four Months Credit) his present assortment of articles (without any reserve) consisting of Dry Goods, Provisions, Groceries, Liquors, Haberdashery, Hosiery, Boots and Shoes, Glass, Earthen, Plated, Pewter, Japan, Tin, and Ivory Wares, Ironmongery, Sadlery, Stationary, Cutlery, Jewellry, Perfumery, Cordage, Nails, Pipes, Brushes, Blocks, Puncheon Hoops, and an extensive assortment of Brass-Ware.
Also Negroes, House-Furniture, Books, Glass Cases, and the House occupied by himself with a piece of Land behind 50 feet by 16, - the latter on liberal Credit
January 1st. KINGSTON & MCBEAN.


THIS is to inform the
Public, that the follow-
ing Persons intend
quitting this Colony;-

deezer Colonie word gead-
verteerd dat de volgende
Persoonen von voorneemen
zyn van hier na elders te
vertrekken, viz;

John Millard, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from Dec. 10th.
James Jackson with two Slaves in 14 days, from do.
James Elder, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from the 12th Dec.
James Allen, in 14 days from the 13th Dec. or by the Packet.
John Foal, in 14 days from the 14th Decb.
Aaron Bryant, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from Dec. 24.
A. De Rick, in 14 days, from 27th do.
Isaac Lazarus, in do. from 28th do.
A. TINNE, senior Clerk.

THE Subscribers as a Committee for Investing certain sums of Money in the Funds of Great Britain, as a Security for the COLONIAL PAPER of these Colonies, will be ready to receive Tenders of BILLS of London, at 90 days Sight, to the amount of Twenty Thousand Guilders, or any part thereof, to be paid for in Colony Paper; which Tenders are to be Sealed and addressed to them at the Colony House, and will be opened on Wednesday the 9th day of January, when those at the lowest Exchange and which are otherwise approved of will be accepted.
Committee of the Colonial Fund.
Stabroek, 1st January 1811.

WILL be given to any Person or Persons that will discover and bring such Proof as will Convict the Thief or Thieves that broke open the Subscriber's Window the last Evening and Stealing thhrefrom [sic] some Goods, - a part of which have been recovered by two respectable young Gentlemen returning home and hailing a Negro, found him in possession of some Goods, which he dropped and ran off, - said Goods were very kindly taken up and delivered this day.
1st Jany. 1811. J. W. ROBINSON.

ARE Now Landing the Cargo of the Brig Abeona, Capt. OLIVER C. BLUNT, from Portsmouth, N. A. as follows: -
W. P. Boards, Plank and Scantling,
W. O. Shooks and Heading,
R. O. Staves, W. P. Shingles,
Fish, Flour, Rice, Ship Biscuit,
Herring, Mackrel, &c. &c.
Cumingsburg, 1st January 1811.

Landing from Nerva Mill.
GREENHEART and Cabocally Lumber, which I offer for sale, at 5 s. a foot, payable on delivery, in Produce or Cash.
Quantities not less than 3000 feet will be landed by Mr. J. Bergh on any Estate in this River, upon application to him on Plant. Vreede a Rust [sic].
Demerary, 1st January 1811.

STORAGE for any Quantity of Goods, to the extent of Five Hundred Casks or Bales, may be had at the Premises lately occupied by Mr. MADDEN. Also a few Sailor Negroes to hire, by the day or Month. Apply to the undersigned at his Store on the American Stelling.
Demerary, 1st January 1811. D. SMITH.

A Task-Gang of 20 to 30 Negroes, for digging out Trenches and weeding Grass
Apply to Mr. OBERMULLER, Stabroek, or at Plantation Recht door Zee, Canal No. 1.
Demerary, 1st January 1811.

MEN VRAAGD, Een TASK-GANG van 20 a 30 Negers, om Gras te werken, en te delven. Advise by de Heer OBERMULLER te Stabroek, of op Plantage Recht door Zee, Canaal No. 1.
Demerary, 1ste January 1811.

Wants a Situation as Manager.
A Young Man who understands the Cultivation of Sugar, Cotton and Coffee, and can give satisfactory references in point of Character. A line addressed to T. B. and left with the Printer will be attended to. January 1st, 1811.

Will positively Sail for London the next Springs; she has still room for a few Bags of Coffee and Bales of Cotton. The Subscriber will be thankfull to any of his Friends for their early assistance. JOS: BEETE.
Pl. Ph¤nix, 1st January 1811.

The well-known Ship MARY,
To Sail the First Springs in February. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master on board, or to PETER ROSE & Co.
Who will be thankfull to the Friends of Messrs. BOLTON & LITTLEDALE, for their early assistance to the above Vessel. Demerary, 1st Jany. 1811.

HAVE received by the Ship Mary, from Liverpool, an extensive assortment of DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS, &c. which they are selling at their Store opposite that of P. VERBEKE Esq
Particulars of which will be given on Saturday.
New Town, 1s January 1811.

And if encouraging Freight offers,
The fast sailing Cutter TELEGRAPH, For Freight or Passage apply to Capt. FRAISER, or at the Store of
American Stelling, 1st January 1811.

Sixteen Hundred Pounds Sterling, on London, to be drawn in Bills of Exchange for such sum as may
be required, at 90 days Sight,
Four Puncheons RUM,
And a parcel of COFFEE,
Two Bales of inferior quality COTTON.
Newtown, 29th December 1810. AGENT.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]

PERSONS (of every description who left Work with the Subscriber at his GOLDSMITH SHOP, whether to make or repair, are hereby cautioned to call and pay for the same. Such as remain unpaid for after Four Weeks from this date, will be Sold at Vendue.
Robb's Town, 1st Jany: 1811. WM. A. ELLIS.

A PURPLE Leather Pocket-Book, supposed to be dropt between the Custom House and the American Street, on or about the 17th instant containing several Obligations and Papers, which can be of no value to any one but the Owner; who will be thankful to whom may have found it, on delivering the same to the Printer of this Paper, when a liberal Reward will be given if required.
Demerary, 26th December 1810.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]

JUST Imported in the Brig BETSEY, Capt. KILBOURN, from New London, and for Sale by the undersigned at his Store in New Town: -
42 excellent Saddle and Draft Horses,
Rice in whole and half Tierces,
Flour in whole and half Barrels,
Herring in Barrels, Red Oak Staves,
Walnuts, Onions, and Cheese.
Likewise a few Cows, Bulls, and Sheep, Imported in the Brig ABEONA, from Portsmouth.
1st January 1811. P. BENJAMIN.

THE Copartnership of BRIDGE & HARROWER, being disolved [sic] this day by mutual consent, they request all those who have any demands against them to render in their accounts for settlement, and all those indebted to them to make payment to the se-second [sic] undersigned, so as to enable them to close their concern speedily, as Mr. BRIDGE'S health requires his immediate departure from the Colony; such accounts as are not settled by the first of March they will be under the disagreeable necessity of giving in to the hands of their Attorney at Law for collection.
Demerary, 31st December 1810.

ALEXANDER F. HARROWER returns thanks to his Friends and the Public for their favors to the firm of BRIDGE and HARROWER, and informs them that he continues to carry on the SHIPWRIGHT, BOATBUILDING, and PUMP MAKING BUSINESS, at the Logie on Lot No. [illegible]sburg, and solicits a continuance of their favours, he having engaged Mr. ANGUS CATENACH to carry on the BLACKSMITH, FOUNDERY, and FARRIER BUSINESS, Gentlemen wishful of having their horses shoed by the year will be regularly attended to.
Demerary, 28 December 1810.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]

LOST by [mutilated] RUT[mutilated]ys Boat Captain,
between [mutilated]ica, the Register
of the Schooner [mutilated] A Joe Reward
will be given on i[mutilated]
Jany. 1st, 1811.

TOBACCO in hogsheads, - First quality Butter in firkins, - Hams, - Cheese, - Porter, - Ale, and an assortment of Dry Goods, which the Subscriber has received by the Ship Mary, on consignment, which he will sell for Cash only, or at his Vendue, on the 8th and 9th instant.
Jany. 1st, 1810. [sic] WM. LUCAS.

JUST IMPORTED, and for Sale by the Undersigned, the Cargo of the Schooner CONFIDENCE, Capt. THOMPSON, consisting of
Demerary, 25th December 1810.
[Transcriber's note: compare with original (18101225EDRG), where schooner name given as 'Coupden.']

Believe me young Sir, I feel an aversion,
To throwing of squibs in the dark;
For tho' my intention was simply diversion,
A friend may be burn'd by a spark,
In a moment of frolic, my prudence was lost; -
I took from my quiver a dart,*
And threw it at random - but now own to my cost,
It meets no consent from my heart.
No knowledge have I, nay even suspicion,
Of what you may be, or your name;
And when I shall know you, may e'en feel contrition;
And take to myself more than blame.
To make a display of my wit or my learning,
Believe me I did not intend -
The little I have, is of my own earning,
To serve, not to injure a friend! -
I had cause for may satire,# however severe -
Pomposo alone is my mark -
Then cease my young Sir, you have said your night prayer,
so do not throw squibs in the dark! -
January 1st, 1811. Musaeus.
* See Royal Gazette of the 22d ult.
# See Royal Gazette of the 11th ult.

Most willingly, STRAVIT would grant your request,
But cannot bestow, what he never possess'd -
Bells and cap he's refused, for he never will wear,
What a needy learn'd Public so little can spare.
No - Stravit will never do any one harm,
and fleece a poor beggar, to keep himself warm. -

The other communication from STRAVIT has been received, but want of room obliges us to defer it until Saturday.

We are favoured by a Gentleman Passenger by the Ship Mary, from Liverpool, arrived on Sunday, with the following news, extracted from the Log-Book of that Ship: -

"On Tuesday the 11th December 1810, at 11 A.M. boarded the American Ship London Packet, of Baltimore, BENJ. HOUSTON, from Lisbon, sailed December 6th. News –

"The French army had retreated from Villa Franca and had taken up a new position at Abrantes – The allied army were in good health and had an abundance of provisions – The French army in great distress for provisions and other necessaries. – Report after report state that the French were obliged to eat some of their horses; they had not as yet crossed he Tagus. – From Spain, no accounts – the last from Cadiz were that the fever prevailed very much, and that there was a strict quarantine.

"It was the general opinion in Lisbon that the French would evacuate Portugal; and that Lord WELLINGTON was so secret in all his operations, that in Lisbon the English Newspapers in general gave them the first account.

"The people in Lisbon were so full of confidence in the strength of the allies, thate there were only two passengers on board the American ship, the Miss PORTIERS of Martinique, who had been taken off a wreck at sea by a vessel bound to Lisbon, and were going out in her on purpose to get from Baltimore to Martinique."

His Majesty's Brig Liberty, came in this morning from Barbados, after a Passage of four days; - the first November Packet had not arrived there when the Liberty sailed.

In consequence of the misconduct of the crews of some of the Falmouth packets, they are all removed to Plymouth Dock, to which place all letters for Spain, Portugal, the Mediterranean, East and West Indies, America, and all other foreign ports, which used to be sent through Falmouth, are to be directed until further orders. The official order for this purpose given is as follows:-

            "Post-Office, Plymouth-Dock, Nov. 7, 1810.
"On account of the packet-boats having been removed from Falmouth, you will, on or after the receipt of this letter and until further orders, send all letters for Spain, Portugal, the Mediterranean, West Indies, North and South America, and all foreign parts (which used to be sent through Falmouth) to Plymouth Dock. – I am your obedient servant,
"L. AUST, Surveyor-General, Post-Office."

LIST of Runaway and Arrested SLAVES in the
Colony Stocks of DEMERARY, 29th December 1810.



Brought by





J. B. Henery,

Jos. Feuillet.


J. B. Henery,

Chs. M. Brotherson.


Boed. G. F. Engels,



Boed. Rood,



Pl. Bachlrs. adventr

Pl. Greenfield.



Pl. Bylgezigt.



Pl. Industry.


Pl. Golden Grove,




Arabische Kust.





Pl. Lancaster

Pl. Coldingen.






Mahaicony Ferry.


Colrd. Man Louis

Pl. Perseverance.


Juff. Van Dorston,


Lizette and Kind,

H. Buckoll,



Ths. Lawrence,

Garden, King & Co.



Mrs. Cooke.



G. Anderson.



Pl. Pouderoeyen.


Dr. Waddle,




Pl. Schoon Ord.

S. G. MARTENS, Drossart.

STABROEK: Printed and Published
By Edward James Henery.


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