Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1811 March 23


Vol. VI.]

[No. 356.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23d, 1811.

            Commissariat Office,
                  22d March, 1811.
WANTED for the repairs of the Commandant's Quarters, in Camp, the following articles: -
[first column]
5710 feet American boards
736 feet do. Plank,
1200 Clapboards,
10 M Wallaba Shingles,
[second column]
160 feet hardwood Timber
387 lbs. Nails,
5 Door Locks,
42 pounds Sheet Lead.
[end columns]
The same to be approved of by the Assistant Quarter and Barrack Master General, and delivered at the Barrack Yard at Fort William Frederick, within eight days after the date of the Contract. Tenders in Quadruplicate (and on half sheets of foolscap paper), marked "Tenders for Repairs of Camp House," will be received at this Office until Wednesday next the 27th Instant, at 10 o'clock in the morning, when they will be opened in presence of the Officer commanding His Majesty's Troops, and the lowest offer (if approved) accepted.
Assist. Comsy. Gen.

            Commissariat Office,
            22d March 1811.
FOR the following Bills of Exchange drawn by the Deputy Paymaster General on the Right Honorable the Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces, at THIRTY DAYS Sight.
No. 3048, . . . £ 500
3049, . . . . 300.
3050, . . . . 400.
3051, . . . . 250.
3052, . . . . 250.
3053, . . . . 100.
3054, . . . . 100.
3055, . . . . 100. - £ 2000 Stg.
Tenders in Quadruplicate (and on half sheets foolscap paper), marked "Tenders for Bills," will be received at this Office until Thursday next the 28th Instant, at 10 o'clock in the morning, when they will be opened in presence of the Officer Commanding His Majesty's Troops, and if approved, accepted.
Assist. Comsy. General.

                  OFFICE OF ORDNANCE,
                  Demerary, 23d March 1811.
NOTICE is hereby given to all those who may have Claims on the ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT, previous to the 30th September last, to attend at this Office on Monday next, and ensuing days, for payment thereof.
Actg. Ordnce. Store-Keeper.

ALL Persons who may be indebted or have claims against the following Estates, viz: -
M. Thomson, Rebecca Milliard, Dr. Brown, John Rogers, J. Myers, A. McAulay, J. Buroni, Wm. McCallum, McGogh, S. Jansen, H. Ochs, Duncan Mackay, Joseph, the Free Woman Mietje, George Rix, J. G. Hindermeyer, W. Thomas, Koch, J. Harvey, and James Nanton.
Are requested to pay their debts and have their claims registered at the Orphan Chamber, in Nine Months from date; as those Estates will then be laid over to the Honble: Court of Justice, in order to have the pr¾ and concurrence decided.
Demerary, 22d March 1811.
F. A. VERNEDE, Recorder.

THE undersigned earnestly entreats all persons indebted to him, to come forward with payment. He would, with pleasure, personally wait upon his Friends, for the same; but their residence being, in many instances, not only so far from his own, but also remote from each other, renders such a proceeding on his part, actually impossible. - He is, at the same time, under the necessity of informing those, whose accounts have been more than a year standing, that they will be put into the hands of his Attorney at Law, on the first of May next, if not settled before.
Royal Gazette Office, 23d March, 1811.

                  23d March, 1811.
BILLS on Lancaster, payable in London, at Sixty Days Sight, in the following sums. -
No. 1362 . . . £ 300.
1363 . . . . 200.
1364 . . . . 100. - £ 600 Sterling.

THE Commissaries of the Town in front of Pln: Werk & Rust, (called VRYBURG) give notice, that they are ready to contract for cleaning out the Trenches and making up and bricking the Roads and Streets in the said Town of Vryburg; for which sealed Tenders will be received until Monday the first of April next, at 12 o'clock, when they will be opened at the House of the first Subscriber, and the offer most favourable for the Town be accepted
The Tenders must be made for the Drainage and Bricking of the Roads, and be marked on the cover accordingly.
Tenders will likewise be received for the repairing of the Public Stelling, being 192 feet long, by 12 feet wide, and making of ten different new Bridges, of the following dimensions, viz: -
1 Bridge 60 feet long by 14 feet wide,
5 do. 16 . . . . . . 14 do. do.
4 do. 8 . . . . . . 8 do. do.
The Work required is nearly the following: -
About 1100 Rood of 4 feet [right pointing brace encompassing this and the following line, indicating 'Trench']
250 do. of 8 feet
The Roads to be made up and covered with good gravel or, broken bricks -
About 200 Roods of 10 feet [right pointing brace encompassing this and the following line, indicating 'wide.']
250 do. of 6 do.
Further information will be given on application to the first undersigned.
Demerary, 23d March 1811.

THE Subscribers have received by the JOHN, Capt. TYRER, from Glasgow, and offer for Sale at their Store, viz: -
[first column]
Port wine per dozen,
London stout porter in bbls.
Large fishing seins, 20 to 35 fathoms,
Cotton bagging,
Sein and sewing twine,
Russia sheeting,
Irish linen,
[second column]
Cotton cambric 4-4, 9-8, and 6-4 wide,
Superfine blue, black, and bottle green broad cloths,
Superfine cassimere,
White & colored thicksetts,
Pickled herrings in kegs,
[end columns]
[first column]
Beef in barrels,
Candles, 4's. and 6's.
Soap in small boxes,
Pickles, olives,
Sallad oil,
Hyson tea, loaf sugar,
Madeira wine per dozen,
[second column]
Gentlemen's London made boots and shoes,
Do. coats, coatees, vests and pantaloons,
Fine jaconet muslin,
Leno do. &c.
[end columns]
Who have also for Sale, a large new PUNT, built of the best materials, and well adapted for the river.
New Town, 23d March 1811.

A Horse and Cart.
THEY will be sold separately or together, to suit the purchaser. The Cart is Colony built, of the best materials, Mora, Bullet-tree and Greenheart.
For particulars enquire of
March 22d, 1811. THOS: LAMBLY.

To be Let, and Entered upon on the First day of May next.
THE well known and extensive Premises, with Coach House, Stabling, Kitchen, and further necessary Out-Houses, Water Lot with Stelling &c. standing on the upper end, and in front of Plantation Werk & Rust, at present occupied by Messrs. DE MUNNICK & Co. They are most conveniently and eligibly situated for any kind of business, and particularly for the American trade, having great convenience of large Storage, and plenty of room for platforms to put Lumber on.
Besides all the above advantages, the House commands the most extensive and one of the pleasantest prospects (particularly over the River and Shipping), of any in or about Town.
Enquire of Messrs. DE MUNNICK & Co. on the Premises. Demerary, 23d March 1811.

By the Subscribers at their Store in Cumingsburg:
Best London particular Madeira Wine,
In Pipes, Hogsheads, and Quarter Casks.
Some of which has been upwards of two years in this Country. It will be sold on moderate terms for immediate payment in Cash or Bills.
They have also a few pieces of Cotton Bagging, which will be disposed of on the same terms.
Demerary, 23d Marhh [sic] 1811.

A HOUSE in Cumingsburg, situated on the half Lot No. 98; it is in a very airy situation, and will be sold cheap to an approved purchaser. For further particulars please apply, to the Subscriber living on the premises.
Demerary, 23d March 1811. J. TRIGGER.

PICKED up at Plantation Herstelling, an old Punt, 26 feet long, and 6 feet wide, with two beams. The owner may have her by applying to the manager on said Estate, and paying the expences of advertising, &c. Demerary, 23d March 1811.


BY Authority obtained, I the undersigned First Marshal of this Colony, shall offer for Sale, at the Court House, in the Town of Stabroek, on Tuesday the 9th of April next, in presence of two Commissaries of the Honourable Court of Justice, and Secretary: -
In behalf of the Attornies of M. Lamaison, residing in this country, versus the Representative to the Estate of the late HANNAH FOWKE decd. - A half Lot of land No. 45, and Buildings thereon, situate in front of Pl. Eve Leary; also the half Concession and Buildings, next to the Military Hospital, at present occupied by the free Negro Woman SARAH MORGAN, likewise situate in front of Pl. Eve Leary or Kingston.
Whoever pretends to have any right of property against the above premises, will be pleased to state their reasons of opposition to me the undersigned First Marshal, and those intending to purchase attend on the day and at the place abovementioned, to hear the conditions.
Done in Demerary, 22d March 1811.
M. SMIT, First Marshal.


On Monday the 1st of April, by order of WILLIAM GOOD and JOHN P. HICKS, at their Stores, Lamp and Spermaceti Oil in casks and barrels, Beef in whole and half barrels, Soap, Candles, Hams, Cocoa, Tar, Irish Linens, and other Dry Goods.

On Monday the 8th of April, will be Exposed for Sale, at the Vendue Office, by Order of Mr. WM. McBEAN, Two Bales of Negro Clothing, Jackets and Wrappers, to close a Consignment. Also Callico, Check, Cambric, Britannias, Hats, Beer and Porter in bottles, Old Sherry Wine, Paint and Paint Oil, &c.

On Thursday the 11th of April next, will be Sold at the House of Mr. E. J. HENERY. -
A variety of Household Furniture, such as Dining, Card, and Pembroke Tables, a Secretaire and Book case with glass doors, a handsome Colony wood Side-board, Chairs, Sophas, a Carpet, Pictures, Mirrors, Glass and Earthen Ware, a Silver Tea Set, a China do. Silver Spoons, Forks, &c. a Piano Forte, Bedsteads, Chests of Drawers, &c. &c. Maps, sundry Books, among which are Buffon's Natural History, Pope's works, Pope's Homer, Sterne's Works, Bellamy's Apology, Thomson's Works, History of George the Third, Savery's Greece, &c. A Glass Case, an Iron Chest, a great variety of Stationary, about 20 dozen of Lavender Water, many articles of Dry Goods, &c.
Also on the same day, will be exposed for sale, several valuable domestic Slaves, saddle and draft horses, &c.

On Wednesday the 17th April, will be exposed for sale at Public Auction, precisely at 10 o'clock, at Yorkshire Hall, by order of N. ROUSSELET Esq. - A large assortment of excellent Furniture, a great variety of Plate, and several valuable Negroes, &c.
[Transcriber's note: date of vendue changes from Monday the 15th April to Wednesday the 17th April – compare with original in 18110309EDRG.]

On Friday the 19th of April, will be Exposed for Sale at the Vendue Office, by Order of Mess. [sic] FRASER, CAMPBELLS, and Co. Ten Reclaimed Negroes, Boys, Girls, and Men-Boys; Prime Young People, and sold for no fault, but to satisfy a pressing demand.


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;

Richd. Ferguson, in 3 Weeks, from 8th do.
John Laing, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 8th do.
Thomas Vining, in 14 days, from 12th March.
Louis Cartel, in do. from 12th do.
B. Staunton, in do. from 12th do.
Eliz. Bruce, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 12th do.
Margt. Hogsturd, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 18th March 1811.
John Ryan and Family, in 14 days or 3 Weeks, from do.
John Croal, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 19th do.
William Sloane, in do. or do. from 21st do.
Ann Perry, in do. or 3 Weeks, from 21st do.
Dirk Fleischman and Family, in 14 days, from 21st do.
C. Van Baerle, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 22d do.
Jan Van Ostrum, in 14 days, from 23d do.

AT the request of JAMES FOTHERINGHAM, Notice is hereby given, that he intends in a short time to go to Europe for the benefit of his health, and that he requests all those who have any claims against him, or the Firm of FOTHERINGHAM & THOMSON, to render them without delay at the Counting House of JOHN WILSON Esq. on Pln. Lusignan, when they will be settled if found correct.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, 22d March 1811.

ALZO THOMAS C. LONG, Widoweener [sic], Woonachtig alhier, ter Eenre. en
Mejuffrouw REBECCA ANN GALLUP, Weduwe van EDWARD JONES, mede Woonachtig alhier, ter andere zyde.
Van voorneemens zyn met elkander, een Wettig Hewelyk aantegaan, wartoe by op den 18e deezer Maand door Heeren Commissarissen an den Edele Achtb. Hove van Justitie in Ondertrouw zyn opgenoomen.
Zoo word zulks aan een iegelyk bekend gemaakt, ten einde die geene welke vermeenen zich tegens het voltrekken van dit Huwelyk te kunnen opponeeren, zulks in tyds zoude kunnen doen daar en zoo 't behoord.
Actum Secretary van Demerary den 22e Maart 1810.
Zynde dit de Eerste Bekendmaaking.
In kennisse van my
ROBERT PHIPPS, Sworn Clerk loco Secretarii.

Between Mr. THOS. C. LONG, Widower, and
Mrs. REBECCA ANN GALLUP, Widow of the late EDWARD JONES - for the 1st time.
Any person knowing just cause or impediment why the above Parties should not be joined together in Holy Matrimony must declare the same at the Colonial Secretary's Office. - Demerary, 22d March 1811.

AT the COMMISSARY COURT of the 8th April 1811, will be Passed the following TRANSPORTS and MORTGAGES, Viz: -
By Jos: Beete Senr. and Colin Macrae as the Representatives of James Murray & Co. and Orr, Macrae & Co. Transport of the Buildings situate on Lot No. [blank] in the front of Plantation Vlessingen called New-Town, together with the right and title to the land of said Lot during the present Lease to Wardrop & Ferguson.
By Wardrop and Ferguson Mortgage on the above Premises in favor of Baillie, Thorton & Campbell of London.
By P. A. de Veer as Curator of the Person and effects of J. A. Sargenton, Transport of an undivided fourth in the Plantation Toevlugt, cum annexis, situate on the West-side of this River, to G. Mahlstedt.
By G. Mahlstedt a first Mortgage on the Plantation Recht door Zee cum annixis [sic], situate in the Canal No. 1, in favor of P. A. de Veer as Curator of the Person and effects of J. A. Sargenton.
By H. A. Eberhardi prive and qq Transport of the North half Lot No. 41 situate in the front of Plantation Werk & Rust, called Freeburgh, to the Children of the deceased Joseph Stas.
By H. A. Eberhardi prive and qq Transport of the South half Lot No. 41 situate in the front of Plantation Werk & Rust, called Freeburgh, to the free Lizzette Koefoed.
By Henry Clementson Mortgage on the West half of Lots No. 41 and 42, situate in Cumingsburgh, with the Buildings thereon, in favor of John and Charles McGarel as Trustees for Frances Cox and her Children.
By Sarah Allen Transport of the Buildings situate on Lot No. [blank] North-side of the American Stelling, together with her Right and Title to the Land during the present Lease to Charles and John Ryan.
By Charles and John Ryan Mortgage on the above Premises, in favor of Henry Clementson.
By J. P. Slengarde Transport of a certain piece of Land situate on the East side of this River, being a part of the ground called Susannah's Rust, known on the Chart by No. 29, and that part next the ground called the Jalousie, being 50 rood facade and 750 deep, to M. J. J. Van Kruminge.
By William Cook qq S. Mourant Transport of the Buildings on the Lot No. 21 and half Lot No. 22, situate in Bridge-Town, together with his Right and Title to the Land during the present Lease, to John L. Smith.
By John L. Smith Mortgage on the aforesaid Premises, in favor of William Cook qq S. Mourant.
By Otto, Sargenton & Co. Transport of the Plantation Recht door Zee, cum annexis, situate in the Canal No. 1, to G. Mahlstedt prive and Nom. Uxs.
By G. Mahlstedt prive and Nom: Uxs: Transport of the undivided half in the Plantation Toevlugt, cum annexis, situate on the West-side of this River, to Jacobus Sargenton.
By H. A. Eberhardi prive and qq Transport of the Concession No. 65 situate on the front of Plantation Werk & Rust, to M. Schlessinger.
By the Attornies of T. Cuming Transport of the Lots No. 207 & 208 situate in Cumingsburgh to Eloise Binet.
By Thos. Mewburn and V. A. Heyliger qq Thomas Cuming a Mortgage on the Plantation Thomas cum annexis, situate on the East-Coast of this Colony, in favor of Campbells, Fraser & Co. of Glasgow.
By the Attornies of the Heirs and Trustees of James Ogle deceased Transport of the Plantation La Reconnaisance, situate on the East-Coast of this Colony, cum annexis, to the Attornies of Spencer Mackay.
By the Attornies of Spencer Mackay, Mortgage on the said Plantation La Reconnaisance, cum annexis, situate as aforesaid in favor of the Attornies of the Heirs and Trustees of James Ogle deceased.
By Lachlan Cuming qq Mrs. Jennings Transport of a Lot of Wood-Land situate on the West-bank of this River being the second one hundred rood facade from Camoeny Creek North-side the centre third of the former Plantation Bee hive, to Hendrik Lambo.
By J. V. D. Paadevoort, Transport of the lots No. 51, 52, and 53, situate in Kingston, to Ali Dey.
By Ali Dey Transport of Lots No. 51, 52 and 53, situate in Kingston, with the Buildings thereon, to Mrs. M. Dougan.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, 22d March 1811.

The Barbados Papers to the 12th Instant, brought by the Good Intent, contained the following important and highly gratifying intelligence: -
[Transcriber's note: most European news not transcribed.]

We have been also obligingly favored with Grenada and Trinidad Papers, but are unable, from want of room, to extract from their contents.

Accounts from Flushing state, that great efforts are making to bring out the French Fleet.

The London Fleet of West India Traders, under convoy of the Africa frigate, sailed from Portsmouth on the 29th of January.

An important document was laid before Congress, early in February last, by the President of the United States, the original of which had been transmitted to the Duke of Cadore by Mr. Russell, American Charge d'Affairs at Paris, relative to the seizing of American ships under the Milan and Berlin Decrees, after the period stated for their revocation. It is a very just and spirited remonstrance, and shall appear in our next.

We mentioned, in a former paper, the intended emigration of the dethroned King of Holland, to England; - the following particulars have since reached us. After visiting the Baths of Toplita, he endeavoured to reach the coasts of the Baltic, without executing any suspicion of the plan he had formed. – Unsuccessful in all his attempts, he suddenly altered his course, and crossing the dominions of the Emperor of Austria, arrived, disguised, at Trieste, where he engaged with the Captain of an American vessel to bring him to England. He had already embarked, and was on the eve of setting sail, when the vigilance of the French Police, which had followed all his steps, once more frustrated his design. He was seized on board the vessel, instantly carried back to France, and, it is supposed, cast into a prison, as no tidings are said to have since been received respecting his fate. It is also said, that the Empress Josephine has made many attempts to repair to England, which have failed of success. She alledges we are told, that Napoleon has robbed her of the whole of her jewels, to present them to his new bride, Maria Louisa. She also complains that not the smallest part of her stipulated income has yet been paid to her; and that ever since Bonaparte's recent marriage, she has been compelled to seek an almost precarious existence amongst those of her friends and acquaintance, who still dared to feel for, and relieve her wants.

Letters from Holland to England, of the 10th of January, contain no political intelligence, but are filled with complaints of the domestic sufferings of the people. At Rotterdam, scarcely a dozen merchants now appear on the Exchange; and the only arrivals are the vessels occasionally sent in by the French privateers. Many families are disposed to emigrate, but the strictness of the government is such, that they cannot carry their intentions into effect.


Indeed, my good sir, I have grappled the hint,
And confess that the act, and the place, without trouble,
Could as well tempt a friend, an he pass'd it, to squint -
As it certainly caused YOU - a foe - to see double!

But all I contend for is this; - man of eyes! -
(And I wish once again, on your notice to press it;)
That no antler'd effect from a cause can arise,
So trifling - as she has been heard to confess IT!

            A Friend to the Husband of Cecelia.


The Colonel and Officers of the Garrison entertained, with much taste and even considerable splendour, a large party of the most respectable inhabitants of this place, at their mess-room, the last evening.
The company (amongst which we noticed the first characters here,) was large and numerous even to overflowing; and the rooms, and approach to them, were made as handsome as some well-imagined, and certainly for the time allowed for it, well executed transparencies, could make them; and while we give the tribute of praise to the gentlemen of the garrison, who have, with such trouble, brought forward all that could please the eye and amuse the mind on such an occasion, we should come short of what is still due to them, if we did not acknowledge that their delicate and unwearied attention to their guests, and their most elegant and substantial supper, were not to be exceeded on any occasion.
                  A VISITOR.
Demerary, March 22.


March 22 Schr. Good Intent, Cap. Strickland, from Barbados, Oil, Tobacco, &c.

March 20 Schr. Phoenix, Capt. Allison, for Barbados.
22 ---- Jackman, - Merchant, - Do.
23 Ship Maxwell, - Irlam, - Liverpool.
---- Enterprize, - Muller, - London.
Schr. Providence, - Skell, - Grenada.
---- Rhoda, - Hunt, - Bath.

Brigadier-General Sir C. Shipley left this colony for Barbados, yesterday, in the Scorpion. On passing, he was saluted by the guns at the fort.

LIST of Runaway and Arrested SLAVES in the
Colony Stocks of DEMERARY, 23d March 1811.



Brought by





Boed. F. C. Engels,



Sue Donnavan,




Pl. Vlissingen.



A. Simpson.


Fairbairn (Berbice)

M. Perkins.

Saint Pierre,

St. Deeges,



Pl. Enmor,

Thos. Rogers.


Wm. Riley,


S. G. MARTENS, Drossart.

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