ESSEQUEBO & DEMERARY ROYAL GAZETTE.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th,
WANTED, the following articles, to be approved of by the Assistant
Quarter and Barrack Master General and delivered at his Store at Fort William
47 Tradesmen's Hats,
47 Do. Jackets,
47 Do. Trowsers,
111 Labourers' Hats,
111 Do. Jackets,
111 Do. Trowsers,
2 Boy's Hats,
2 Do. Jackets,
2 Do. Trowsers,
149 Yards Check.
Sealed Tenders, in quadruplicate, and on half sheets foolscap
paper, marked "Tenders for Clothing," will be
received at this Office until Monday next, the 18th instant, at 10 o'clock,
when they will be opened in presence, of the Officer commanding His Majesty's
troops, and the lowest if approved accepted.
Assistant Comsy General.
Subscriber hereby gives Notice, that he will give a liberal price in Cash for
any quantity of BORICARADA or LETTER WOOD, delivered to him on or before the
first of April next.
ALL Persons having Demands against the late WILLIAM HEATHCOTE Esq.
or against the firm of HEATHCOTE, SOUTHERN & Co. are requested to render
them to the Subscribers for Liquidation, and those, who are indebted to either
of the above Concerns, are requested to make payment without delay.
AD. SMITH, [right pointing brace indicating 'Executors.']
Cumingsburg, 15th February 1811.
Wanted a Manager [heading]
For a large COFFEE ESTATE.
ANY Person, fully qualified as such, and of respectable Character,
will hear of a very advantageous situation, by applying to
Cumingsburg, 15th Feb. 1811.
THE Subscriber intends to leave the
colony for the benefit of his health, and visit the Islands of Nevis, St.
Eustatia, St. Thomas, St. Christopher, and Curacoa, from which latter place he
will return to this Colony; his friends may profit by such opportunity for the
delivery of Letters. All Persons who have any Demands against him prive, or as Sequestrator of Plantation Uytkomst, on Articles delivered
by his order, are requested to call for payment; and he also requests that his
Clients will call for their Papers, or he will be obliged to deposit them, on
their account and risk, at the Secretary's Office.
15th Feb. 1811.
FROM the residence of Mr. D. McKAY in Kingston, on Thursday the
14th inst. Two SILVER CUPS the stamp mark GS [with the letters 'TH.' directly
below] any person giving information so as to detect the thief, shall be
handsomely rewarded. Should the same be offered for Sale it is requested the
bearer thereof may be Secured.
Demerary, 16th February 1811.
ON the third of May next will be exposed for Sale, and Sold to the
highest bidder, by the Vendue Master of Essequebo, by order of the Executors of
the Estate of T. DUIM, thereto authorised by the Honorable Court of Justice of
Demerary, as supreme Guardians.
The Sugar Estate called Perseverance,
formerly De Noord star, situated on the Arabian Coast, between the Plantations
Goede Hoop, and Berlyns Welvaaren, containing 280 acres Land, of which about 40
acres are planted in Canes, and twelve in plantains, with all the buildings
thereon, Consisting in a brick Boiling house, with one set of boilers, a Cattle
Mill, Pagas Logies, Dwelling house, Hospital &c. And also fifty four good
Negroes and Twenty six Mules.
The above property will first be exposed seperately and the
Negroes in families, payable in four instalments at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months from
the day of Sale. And afterwards the property and all the Negroes will be
exposed in one Lot. When a first payment, of Twenty five thousand Guilders,
will be required within six weeks from the day of Sale, and the remaining Sum
in three annual instalments, to be calculated from the day of Sale, and
interest on the remaining unpaid Capital.
Should a better offer be made in the last instance than in the
former, the former must be considered void.
On the same day will be exposed for Sale, Sixteen Prime negroes
belonging to the same Boedel, who have been employed for the last three years
on the above-mentioned plantation, without being attached to it.
Two good Securities will be required, to the satisfaction of the
The Sale will take place on the plantation PERSEVERANCE, and to
begin in the morning at ten o'clock.
Essequebo, 16th February 1811.
D. HOOLA VAN NOOTEN, q. q.
B. HEBBELINCK, q. q.
the Subscriber, a Young Negro Man, named HARRY; lately bought from Mr. BAUCH;
he speaks English, has a pleasant Countenance. A JOE Reward will be given to
any Person who will secure him in the Goal [sic] of Stabroek.
Feb. 15, 1811.
the 29th of December, 1810, a Negro Man, named QUASHEY, by trade a Carpenter;
he is thin-made, and about 5 feet 8 inches high; speaks Creole, English, Dutch,
and French. One Joe Reward will be given for apprehending and delivering him
to the Subscriber, or to Mr. W. MASSIAH, New-Town.
16 Feb. 1811.
ALL Persons who have any Account or Demand against the Boedel of
JAMES TELFER, deceased, are hereby requested to render them in, unto the
Subscriber in Charles-Town, for examination, within Six Weeks; and, at the same
time, those who stand indebted to the Estate of the said James Telfer,
deceased, are also requested to come forward with payment, that the Subscriber
may be enabled to arrange the business to the satisfaction of those concerned.
H. P. QUISTEL, Executor.
Charles Town, 16th Feb. 1811.
Wednesday, the 20th of February, by order of MCINROY, SANDBACH, & Co. at
bread and rice in tierces, hams, beef and pork in half barrels, Irish linen,
bed sheeting, platillas, fine dowlas, cotton hammocks, table cloths, harn [sic], calicoes,
cotton and linen checks, brown holland, ginghams, cotton checks, seersuckers,
fine Madrass handkerchiefs, salempores, thread and
tape, cotton stockings, gloves, York stripe, bed tick, Osnaburgs, Russia
sheeting and ravensduck, fine quilting and jean, tin, glass & earthen ware,
beer and porter &c. &c.
February 16th. KINGSTON & MCBEAN.
Saturday the 23d Instant, will be exposed for Sale at the VENDUE OFFICE. - A
trunk printed cambric, a ditto boots, furniture chintz, brown platillas, Irish
linen, checks, oznaburgs, barley and pease in kegs, porter, gin and brandy in
14th. KINGSTON & MCBEAN.
Monday the 4th of March next, will be sold at the ORPHAN CHAMBER.
Wearing Apparel, an Electrical apparatus, Negroes, a Phaeton Harness, a sail
Boat to be seen at the loge of Messrs. BRIDGE & HARROWER, and what further
may be offered on the day of Sale.
16th. KINGSTON & MCBEAN.
Wednesday the 17th April next, will be exposed for Sale at the VENDUE OFFICE,
by order of Mr. JAMES FOTHERINGHAM. - Twelve head Creole Cattle, a Horse and
Chaise, Household Furniture, a large collection of Books, &c.
16th. KINGSTON & MCBEAN.
is to inform the
that the follow-
Colonie word gead-
dat de volgende
van hier na elders te
Henry King, in 14 days or One Month,
from 23d Jan.
Halliday, in 14 days or 5 weeks from 23d do.
Auld, in 3 Weeks or One Month from 23d do.
Moffat, in do. or do. from 23d do.
H. Curtis, in 14 days or 3 Weeks from 25th do.
Henery in 14 days from the 28th January.
E. N. Walcott and Family, in ditto from do.
Tape in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 28th Jany
Dowdle in 14 days from the 1st February.
St. Felix in 14 days or 6 Weeks from ditto.
Templeman, in ditto, do. do.
Austin in 14 days or one Month from Feb. 4th.
Buchannan, in 14 days from the 4th February.
Ramsden, in 14 days, from 11th Feby. 1811.
Fraser, in ditto or 6 Weeks, from 11th ditto.
McGarel, in ditto or ditto, from 11th ditto.
J. A. Stakman, in 14 days, from 11th ditto.
Burton and 3 Children, in ditto, from 14 do.
Sarah Nurse, in ditto or ditto, from 14th ditto.
Fraser, in ditto or One Month, from 15th do.
A. Barrow, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 15th do.
Crone, in ditto or ditto, from 15th ditto.
Rousselet in 14 days, from 16th February.
TINNE, senior Clerk.
to an Order of the Honble: Court of Justice of this Colony, dated the 24th
January last, given in the matter of J. SCHEEIDO [sic –
Schneido] q q. P. F. SCHIRMEISTER, versus the Proceeds of the Executorial Sale
of Plantation- WELGELEGEN, I the undersigned Deputy Secretary do hereby summon,
all those who may lay any Claim to the said proceeds, to give in such their
Claim or Claims, with the vouchers relating thereto, on the 2d day of the
Ordinary Session of the Court of Justice aforesaid, in the month of July 1811,
when the Court will proceed to decide on the preference or priority of such
claims, and decree perpetual silence against those who shall not have given in
their claims at that time.
House, Stabroek, Demerary, 11th February 1811.
T. TINNE, Dy: Secty:
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an
kragte van zeekere dispositie van den Edele Achtbaare Hove van Justitie deezer
Colonie, d. d. 24 January l.l. in cassa J. SCHNEIDO q.q. P. F. SCHIRMEISTER,
arrestant en Eischer, op en de jegens, het provenue der koopschat van het by
Executie verkogte stuk Grond of Plantage WELGELEGEN. Worden hiermede door my
ondergeteekende Secretaris opgeroepen alle die geenen welke mogen sustineeren
tot het gem. Provenue gerechrigd te zyn, om hunne pretensien op den 2de dag der
Ordinaris Sessie van deesen Hove in de maand July 1811, (als welke dag daartoe
peremptoir is gepr¾figeerd) ten Hove in te dienen; zullende als dan door het
Hof worden geprocedeerd tot het reguleeren der pr¾ en concurrentie, als mede
tot het decreteered van eeuwig silentium; alles ingevolge styl en ordonnantien.
Raadhuise, Stabroek, Demerary den 11e Feb. 1811.
T. TINNE, Secretaris.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an
Cash Prices of Produce in Stabroek this day.
- 14 1/2 to 15 stivs. Sugar - 3 to 3 1/2 stivers.
- 6 to 6 1/2. Rum (C.P.) - 20 to 22 1/2
The Financial Representatives beg leave
to lay before the Inhabitants their Proceedings at the last Meeting of the
Honorable Court of Policy, combined with them for the purpose of laying the
Taxes, as far as regards proposals made for rendering the Representation of the
Inhabitants more complete, the particulars of which will appear by reference to
the Copy of the minutes of the Court, and other papers hereto annexed. Such of
the Inhabitants as approve thereof, are requested to signify the same, by
signing the Memorial to His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Court of
Policy, sent round herewith for that purpose. And it is further requested, that
should any Inhabitant disapprove of the Plan suggested, he would state his
objections, and propose such other plan as he may think better.
An Extract of the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Honorable
Court of Policy of the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary and their Dependent
Districts, combined with the Financial Representatives of the Inhabitants, held
at the Court House in Stabroek, Demerary.
His Excellency Governor H. W. BENTINCK,
The Honble. P. C. OUCKAMA, Commandeur of Essequebo.
The Honble. P. F. [sic] VAN BERCKEL
LL.D. Fiscaal of Demerary.,
And the Honorable [right pointing brace indicating 'Members of the
Court of Policy.']
TULLY HIGGINS, and
J. J. DEEGES, [right pointing brace indicating 'Esquires.
E. BISHOP, Jun.
Tuesday, 4th December 1810.
The Financial Representatives having
attended the Court agreeable to adjournment, &c. Mr. JOHN WILSON rose and
begged the Governor leave to read to the Court a paper containing some remarks
and representations of the Financial Representatives as to the nature of their
offices, which having obtained, Mr. WILSON read as follows: -
The Financial Representatives have long considered that the nature
and extent of the duties of their situation should be clearly defined, but not withstanding
that this inquiry has been made at every meeting of the combined Court, during
a period of several years, yet no satisfactory answer has hitherto been
obtained, nor has the origin of the institution ever been accurately
ascertained, altho' it took place within the memory of most of the present
members. At the last meeting of the combined Court the Financial
Representatives were told that they were appointed by a resolution of the
Honorable Court of Policy subsequent to the capture of the Colony in the year
1796 - the minutes were accordingly referred to, and tho' it appeared that the
Court of Policy sanctioned the election of six persons as Financial
Representatives instead of four Kiezers who had hitherto met the Court in that
capacity, yet it cannot therefrom be inferred that the idea of such a combined
Court originated with them, for it had existed under another form from the
beginning of the year 1795; nor is it likely that they would assume the power
of changing the existing constitution without the sanction of a higher power.
That such sanction was given by the Government of Holland appears by a detail
of various communications between this and the mother country, contained in a
memorial presented to General WHYTE on the capture of the Colony in 1795. By
this memorial, which states, we conclude, authentic facts, it appears that the
inefficient representation of the Inhabitants of these Colonies was complained
of at a very early period, and representations on that subject made to the
sovereign previous to the appointment of Baron VAN GROVESTINE [sic] to
the government of these Colonies; which representations, it clearly appears,
were attended to, as is proved by the 39th and 19th articles of his
instructions from the Colony Board, which after some time he communicated to
the Court of Policy; and in consequence of which he summoned that Court to meet
and form a combined Court with the Kiezers, to deliberate on the best mode of
raising the Taxes, and in the manner the most conformable to the 19th article
of his instructions. Neither this, however, nor subsequent meetings, produced
any settled plan; and it was not until after his departure from the Colony, and
during the serious disturbances which were consequent thereon in 1795, and
which were rendered more alarming by a revolt of some Negroes on the West Coast
of Demerary, that the Governors ad interim (two members of the Honorable Court
of Policy) summoned that Court to meet four of the Kiezers, two from each
river, to deliberate not only on levying the Taxes, which were then necessary,
but it was determined that the appropriation of these Taxes should rest with
the four Colony Counsellors and the four Kiezers, forming the combined Court.
And this no doubt was considered the meaning of the several orders received
from Holland on the subject. The Kiezers holding their seats for life were
deemed improper Representatives for Taxation, which, it appears, gave rise to
the election of Financial Representatives, who have only a seat for two years.
It is presumed, however, on their appointment, that the same powers which the
combined Court of Policy with the Kiezers possessed, were delegated to them;
and that they were not only intended to deliberate on the best mode to lay the
Taxes, but to superintend the expenditure of the public money, and also to be
consulted whenever any extraordinary expence should be incurred during the
Unless these powers are vested in the Financial Representatives,
it is their humble opinion, that their sitting with the Honorable Court of
Policy once a year, can be of no possible use to their constituents, and that
tho' it has no doubt always been their intention to act conscientiously, yet
that they could not perform the duties imposed on them by their oath.
Strongly impressed with these sentiments the Financial
Representatives request of the Honorable Court of Policy to state what they
consider the Constitutional duty of, and Powers that are vested in them. And in
the event of their situation being declared to be such as renders them of no
use to the Inhabitants, by whom they are elected; they must then, tho' very
reluctant to impede the Public business, decline taking any part in levying the
Taxes over the Expenditure of which they are to have no controul.
(Signed) J. J. DEEGES.
Demerary, 4th Dec. 1810. RD. NUGENT.
E. BISHOP Junr.
THE GOVERNOR then proposed that the subject of these
Representations should be deliberated upon with the Financial Representatives,
and the same having been duly considered and discussed accordingly, and the
Court having fully admitted the Justice of the Remarks made by the Financial
Representatives, and the Expediency of remedying, under the present
circumstances of the Colony, the deficiency in the Representation of the
Inhabitants in the Legislature; complained of by the Financial Representatives,
it was Resolved unanimously that, as that deficiency could not be remedied
without making some material Change in the Constitution of the Colony,
established by the Sovereign, which this Court have not in their Power to do
without the Sanction of the Sovereign, the Financial Representatives be
requested, in a Memorial to be presented by them to this Court, in the Names of
the Constituents, to propose such measures as they shall think most likely to
bring the Representations of the Inhabitants in the Colonial Legislature on a
more equal footing in every respect; and that the Financial Representatives do
further obtain the sense of the Inhabitants on the measures so to be proposed
by them, when the Court, as soon as it shall appear to them, that the Majority
of the respectable Inhabitants do approve thereof, will request His Excellency
the Governor to be pleased to transmit the Plan to His Majesty's Government, praying
in the name of the Court that the same may be taken into consideration, and the
Changes in the Constitution of the Colony, which it shall so appear to be the
Wish of the Majority of the respectable Inhabitants to obtain, be established
by His Majesty's Government accordingly.
A True Extract,
(Signed) C. T. TINNE, Dy. Secty.
The following is a Copy of the Memorial presented by the Financial
Representatives in consequence of the preceding Resolution of the Combined
Court of Policy and Financial Representatives, which they presented to the
Honorable Court of Policy, as their Sentiments of the Change in the
Representation of the Inhabitants most proper to be made, but without pledging
themselves that their Constituents were of the same Opinion, as they had not
then an Opportunity of collecting their Sentiments.
To His Excellency HENRY WILLIAM BENTINCK Esquire, Governor
and Commander in Chief, and the Honorable Court of Policy of the Colonies of
Demerary and Essequebo.
We the undersigned Financial Representatives of the above Colonies
beg leave to state to your Excellency and the Honorable Court of Policy, That
under the present Constitution of these Colonies, We find Ourselves restricted
from doing what We conceive to be the duties of our Situation, and of rendering
that Service to our Constituents that they expect from Us, in as much as We are
taught to understand that We are compelled to confine Our deliberations solely
to the mode of Taxation and to checking the Account of the Public Receivers,
instead of having a Power which as Representatives of the Inhabitants paying
Taxes, we conceive ought to be vested in Us, of superintending jointly with
your Excellency and the Honorable Court, the Expenditure of the Public Money,
and of being consulted in the case of extraordinary Expences to be incurred,
which call for additional Taxes from the People, but understanding that in the
present situation of these Colonies this cannot be altered, and feeling
Ourselves inefficient, We beg leave to suggest that from the encreased number
of Inhabitants of these Colonies, as well by their augmented Cultivation, as by
the very considerable Mercantile Houses now established here, the former number
of elective Members of the Honorable Court of Policy consisting of two only from
each Colony is become insufficient for the Public Duties, and to submit to your
Honorable Court, the Propriety of taking the sense of the Inhabitants on a
Petition for adding three elective Members for each Colony to the Honorable
Court of Policy, whose duties would of course be more enlarged, instead of the
six Financial Representatives, who appear under the present Constitution, to be
no way entrusted with any Controul of the Public Expenditure, and We conceive
that in the present extended state of Commerce of the Colonies, the Mercantile
Body should also have a Right of Election, and that as the Qualification for
the Merchant or other Capitalist should be confined to that Class of
Inhabitants that pay the Tax on an Income of Ten Thousand Guilders or upwards.
We trust that your Excellency and the Honorable Court will receive
these Suggestions, which originate only in an anxious desire to do our Public
Duty conscientiously, and to contribute as far as may be in our Power to the
Welfare of the Colonies with approbation, and will afford Us the necessary
support in carrying this Plan, or any other that may embrace the Objects
required, in the most effectual manner into Execution.
Demerary, 6th December, 1810.
(Signed) J. J. DEEGES.
E. BISHOP Junr.
[right pointing hand icon] It is with exceeding pleasure we
have been enabled to lay the above before the public - to whom it will be
doubtless as welcome, as it is honorable to the Gentlemen it originated with.
The non-arrivals from England still prevent our answering the
following important questions with any satisfaction, either to ourselves or
that extensive population which the Royal Gazette is constantly subscribed to:
the King live?
the Regency established?
Has a Battle been fought in Portugal?
the first, al we can say is – that if the prayers of a grateful people,
enamoured of a reign of love and good-intent, can move the Deity for the
continuance of a life so truly valuable, he, "who has born his faculties so
meek, has been so clear in his high office, that his virtues" speak "like angel
trumpet-tongued," in his behalf – undoubtedly exists!
the second place, as to the Regency – unfortunately for the king
personally, and for the people politically, there has long been occasion for
one; and confident are we, that in our beloved but afflicted monarch's lucid
intervals, its appointment has been, for his people's good, the first wish of
his benevolent heart; and hence we may conclude, (united with the present
Administration's full conviction, that no act is legal without the sanction of
the third estate, whose functions a Regent would exercise,) that long ere this,
that constitutional substitute for a king, is full established in the person of
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; who, always magnamious, doubtless has
over-looked, for the tranquility of his future realm, the form and manner it
has approached him in!
and lastly: - as to "a battle fought by the Britons brave," though not
authenticated, undoubtedly has taken pace – "one, worthy Britons!" for
the reinforcements which have long arrived, have assuredly enabled Wellington
to strike the final bow, and give the natives power to say, that from her
Gallic enemy at last – Portugal is free!
The third subscription Ball, advertised in another part of this
Paper, to be given on Tuesday the 26th instant is expected to be the most
brilliant ever known in the Colony.
- on Wednesday last, Mr. Thomas Riding, carpenter.
Jerome Buonaparte lives, it is said, in great style in the vicinity of
Baltimore; she received her pension of 40,000 dollars upon condition of
breaking her marriage with Mr. Oakley, and never marrying again. Her pension is
paid her annually, and before-hand, by Mr. Beajour, the French Consul at
Philadelphia, who has 2,000,000 dollars in his hands, remitted by American
smugglers to that country from Mexico, before Buonaparte's outrages in Spain
LIST of Runaway and Arrested SLAVES in the
Colony Stocks of DEMERARY, 16th February 1811.
Boed. F. C. Engels,
Boed. Ross, Berbice
Pl. Golden Grove.
S. G. MARTENS, Drossart.
STABROEK: Printed and Published
EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Edward James Henery.