Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1811 June 04


Vol. VI.]

[No. 377.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4th, 1811.

THE Subscriber intending to leave the Colony in the Kingsmill, which Vessel goes over the Bar on Friday, and will sail on the 12th or 14th Inst. requests all persons who have business to settle with him, to make early application.
June 3d, 1811. JOS: BEETE, Jun.

JUST Imported in the SUCCESS, Capt. PURVIS, from London, and for Sale at the Store of the Subscriber, (nearly opposite the Vendue Office), on very reasonable terms, viz: -
A very extensive and choice collection of printed calicoes, some even at a dollar per piece; fine 4-4 and 9-8 cambric do. chintz furniture, cotton platillas, stout lining white callicoes, bordered handkerchiefs, cambric muslins as low as f 12 per piece; Carlisle linen checks, ladies' black silk hats, honey water, double Gloster cheese, fashionable London ready made cloaths, Irish linens, &c.
And of former Importations:
A general assortment of dry goods, jewellery, ironmongery, stationery, glass and earthen ware, tin and Japan ware, boots and shoes, grocery, haberdashery, saddlery, liquors, provisions, Swedish iron of all kinds, composition mortars and pestles, paints and oil, beads assorted, corks, &c.
June 4th, 1811. JOSEPH HILL.

PICKED up in front of Plantn. Windsor Forrest, on the 29th May, a small Boat newly painted red; the owner may have her by paying the advertising, and a small Reward to the Negro that found her.
H. Harwood.
Demerary, 4th June, 1811.

A Person of good Character, and well versed in Book-Keeping and Accounts.
Apply to the Printer June 4th, 1811.

THE Subscribers have yet remaining, a few Casks of FISH, imported in the Admiral Colpoys, which they will dispose of reasonably for immediate payment in Cash or approved Bills of Exchange.
J. W. DUNKIN, [right pointing brace indicating 'Exectrs. of J. Bothamley, dec.']
June 3d, 1811. JNO. APPLETON

PROPOSALS in writing, for immediate payment, as also at Twelve Months Credit, will be received by the Subscriber untill the First day of July next, for a PIECE OF LAND, of about One Hundred and Twenty Acres, on which is an excellent Brick-Sluice; situated on the East side of Leguan Island. The approved proposer will be advised of the same by the Sixth day of the said month of July.
June 3d, 1811. ALI DEY.
The required proposals will also be received by Mr. PARK BENJAMIN, and by Mr. RICHD. DALY, if left at Mr. MACKAY's Store.

The Subscriber having business that requires his immediate presence in England, requests all indebted to himself, or to the late Firm of HEDGES & JONES, in open Accounts or Notes of Hand, that they will settle the same, to enable him to quit the Colony in Six Weeks from date, or he will be under the disagreeable and unavoidable necessity of taking measures that will be both painful to himself as well as expensive to them.
Stabroek, 4th June, 1811 WM: HEDGES.

The Ship NEREID,
Will sail about the 25th Instant.
For Freight or Passage apply to Captain JOHNSTON on board, or
Cumingsburgh, 4th June, 1811.

The Coppered and Armed Brig
Will Sail the Second Springs in June. For Freight of a few bales of Cotton, or Bags of Coffee only, or Passage, (having excellent accommodations) apply to the Master on board, or to
[Transcriber's note: advertisement slightly modified; compare with 18110528EDRG.]

Secretary's Office, Essequebo.

MET de Commissary in de maand July eerstkoomende zullen de volgende Transporten en Hypotheecq worden gepasseerd, als-
ED: BISHOP, Sen: Transporteerd de Pl: ZORG EN ARBEID, cum annexis, aan ED: BISHOP, Jun:
C. A. ROBERTS Transporteerd 't stuk Land genaamd RYAN's ADDITION. (thans in maynappe), aan A. DEY, Nom: Uxs: de Wed: en Boedelhoudster van JNO: RYAN.
ED: BISHOP, Jun: Verhypothequeed. de Plant. ZORG, cum annexis, met recht van eerste verband, ten behoeve van SEBASTIAN VAN NOOTEN, J:Z: à Amsterdam.
Imand recht van oppositie sustineerende addresseere zig daar en zo 't behoord.
Secretary, Essequebo, 28e Mey, 1811.
J. J. L. MOLIERE, Sects. ad Intm.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earler issue.]


On Friday next, the 7th instant, at the Vendue Office, by order of Capt: PURVIS - A trunk of superfine prints, a case of superfine black cloth, 6 dozen pair silk stockings, with an assortment of Ladies' dresses, rich lace caps, mits, lace, &c.
June 4th. KINGSTON & McBEAN.

On Monday the 17th Instant, at the Store of WILLIAM HEDGES, next the Vendue Office, the whole of his remaining stock; also the remains of a few consignments, all to be disposed of without reserve, consisting of the following articles.-
Butter in half firkins, currants, raisins, and tripe in jars, pickles assorted, Burton ale, herrings in barrels, soap and candles, gloves, Ladies' and Gentlemen's shoes of all kinds, Ladies' black beaver bonnets, straw do. trimmed and not trimmed, London made coatees, vests, and trowsers, 6-4 musquito netting, checks, Russia sheeting, shirt buttons, corded dimities, real India do. coat patterns, thread, blacking, stationary, consisting of account books, post and other paper, India rubber, &c. A general assortment of Carpenters' and Coopers' tools, cutlery, viz: sets of knives and forks, and carvers to match, penknives, portable razors; earthen ware, tobacco in barrels, gunpowder in 4lb: cannisters, an elegant saddle, and a Piano Forte, nails, from 4d. upwards, 5 inch spikes, do. with deck heads, &c.
Also elegant furniture, silver spoons, forks, &c. &c. belonging to a Gentleman intending to leave the Colony.
June 4th. 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;

Ann T. Perry, in 14 days or 6 Weeks, from 10th May.
John Martindale, in do. or 3 Weeks, from 16th do.
H. B. Williams, in do. or One Month, from 16th do.
E. M'Pherson, in do. or do. from 17th do.
Danl. Cargill, in 14 days or 6 weeks from 18th May.
Adam Stewart, in 14 days, from do.
John Ball, do. do. do.
Miss Ferrier, in 14 days or one month, from 20th do.
Jos. Beete, Junr. and Family, with two servants, do.
Pierre Charpentier, in 14 days from 22d May.
John King, do. do. do. 24th May.
Alexander Burges, in 14 days from 25 May.
Baron Robertson, do. or 3 weeks, from do.
Samuel Wardle, in 14 days or 6 weeks from May 25
Richard Watson, Senr. ditto 27.
Bath. Fowler, in do. or 4 weeks 28.
Rev. Mr. Wray, in 14 days 28.
Stepe. Tavernsen, ditto ditto 30.
Mary Russell, ditto ditto, 30.
A. Van Braam, ditto ditto 30.
Margt. Howard, in do. from 30th May or by the First Packet.
A. S. M'Culloch, in 14 days from May 31.
Samuel S. Walworth, in 14 days from June 1st.

INGEVOLGE Authorisatie van den Edele Achtb: Hove van Justitie deezer Colonie, worden hiermede opgeroepen alle die geenen welke mogen Sustineeren op het provenu der by Executie Vendue verkogte Plantagie GORCUM, geleegen in Mahaica, preferent of concurrent te zyn, om hunne Eisschen en Sustenuen in dat cas ten Hove in te dienen op den Eersten dag der Ordinaris Sessie, welke weezen zal in de maand July aanstande, als welke tyd daartoe by den Hove peremptoir gepr¾figeerd word, zullende als dan by den Hove, de zaak daartoe gedisponeerd zynde, dadelyk worden overgegaan tot het uitwyzen der pr¾ en concurrentie, en in allen gevallen, onverminderd de casuquo verder te houdende procedeeres in cas van debath en contra debath, aan de niet opgekomene Crediteuren worden geimponeerd een eeuwig silentium.
Actum den Raadhuize, Stabroek, 1ste Juny, 1811.
P. F. TINNE, Dep: Secty:
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earler issue.]

INGEVOLGE Authorisatie van den Edele Achtb: Hove van Justitie deezer Colonie, worden hiermede opgeroepen alle die geenen welke mogen Sustineeren op het provenu der by Executie Vendue verkogte Plantagie GLAZER's LUST, geleegen in Mahaica, preferent of concurrent te zyn, om hunne Eisschen en Sustenuen in dat cas ten Hove in te dienen op den Eersten dag der Ordinaris Sessie, welke weezen zal in de maand July aanstande, als welke tyd daartoe by den Hove peremptoir gepr¾figeerd word, zullende als dan by den Hove, de zaak daartoe gedisponeerd zynde, dadelyk worden overgegaan tot het uitwyzen der pr¾ en concurrentie, en in allen gevallen, onverminderd de casuquo verder te houdende procedeeres in cas van debath en contra debath, aan de niet opgekomene Crediteuren worden geimponeerd een eeuwig silentium.
Actum den Raadhuize, Stabroek, 1e Juny, 1811.
P. F. TINNE, Dep: Secty:
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earler issue.]

Three, P. M. - The usual Military Ceremony was performed this day at noon, (in a manner which called forth, on the spot, the approbation of His Excellency,) by which the anniversary of His Majesty's Birth-Day is commemorated, wherever his 'reign of love" is owned. But there is a circumstance, we believe, at present unknown to the majority of the inhabitants of this Colony - a circumstance, which will doubtless promote the hilarity of the day, and give to the heart of Patriotism, the most exquisite delight! By the London Papers before us, it appears that a Proclamation was to be shortly made throughout England, that
Is perfectly Recovered!
And we may, therefore, naturally conclude, that this was the day, on which such proclamation was to be made - a day, blest in his birth, and in its witnessing his recovery from the most horrible of maladies!
God save the King!

Since our last, the Nereid, Capt. Johnston, from Glasgow, (35 days' passage), has arrived in our River, and placed us in possession of London and other Papers to the 24th of April.

Also since our last, the Good Intent, Strickland, (21 days' passage,) and the Burchall, from Barbados, have made their appearance, and by which we have received Papers to the 25th ult. Their contents are unimportant.


A person is arrived in London from St. Domingo, who, as agent for General Petion, is prepared to make proposals for the purpose of giving England all the advantages of the commerce of that island.

Mr. Pinkney has not yet left England.

The late expedition against Anholt, was undertaken at the express order of Bonaparte, principally for the destruction, it appears, of the light-house; and every officer employed was selected by the King of Denmark himself.

By virtue of the decree of Napoleon, all the property belonging to Americans, resident in any of the free provinces of the Peninsula, is confiscated.

By advices received from the River Plate, we understand, that the insurgents at Buenos Ayres have entirely thrown off the mask. Notwithstanding their solemn and reiterated protestations of fidelity and allegiance to Ferdinand VII. they have at last openly hoisted the standard of revolt. A congress was about to be held at Buenos Ayres, and one of the first acts of which was expected to be a declaration of independence. The proceedings and decrees of the Cortes had been received, but the persons who have seized upon the government, resolved that no obediance should be paid to them.

Heroic Defence of Anholt.

            To Vice Admiral Sir James Saumarez, K.B. &c.
            Fort Yorke, Island of Anholt, March 27.
Sir - I reported to you in my letter of the 10th ult. my having received information of an intended attack on this island by the Danes. On the 8th instant, I received corroboration of this intelligence, but as every exertion had been made to complete the works as well as our materials would allow, and as piquets were nightly stationed from one extreme of the island to the other, in order to prevent surprise, I waited with confidence the meditated attack.
Yesterday, his Majesty's ship Tartar anchored on the north side of the island. The enemy's flotilla and army, consisting in all of nearly 4000 men, have this day, after a close combat of four hours and a half, received a most complete and decisive defeat, and are fled back to their ports, with the loss of three pieces of cannon, and upwards of 500 prisoners; a number greater by 150 men than the garrison I commanded.
I am now to detail the proceedings of the day. In the morning, just before dawn, the out-piquets on the south side of the island, made the signal for the enemy's being in sight. The garrison was immediately put under arms, and I lost not a moment in proceeding with the brigade of howitzers, and two hundred infantry, accompanied by Capt. Torrens, (who had hitherto acted as Major Commandant to the battalion,) in order to oppose their landing. On ascending an elevation, for the purpose of reconnoitring, I discovered the landing had already been effected, under the cover of darkness and a fog, and that the enemy were advancing rapidly, and in great numbers.
On both wings the enemy now far out-flanked us, and I saw, that if we continued to advance, they would get between us and our works, I instantly ordered a retreat, which was effected in good order, and without loss, although the enemy were in pistol-shot of our rear, and seemed determined to enter our batteries by storm; but Fort Yorke and Massareene batteries opened such a well-directed fire of grape and musketry, that the assailants were obliged to fall back, and shelter themselves under the Sand-hills. As the day lightened, we perceived that the enemy's flotilla, consisting of eighteen gun boats, had taken a position on the south side of the island at point blank-shot. I ordered the signal to me [sic] made to the Tartar and Sheldrake, that the enemy had landed, upon which these vessels immediately weighed, and under a heavy press of sail, used every endeavour to beat up the south side, but the extent of shoals threw them out so many miles, that it was some hours before their intention could be accomplished.
The gun-boats now opened a very heavy fire on our works, while a column of about 600 men crossed the island to the westward, and took up a position on the northern shore, covered with hillocks of sand, by breaks, and inequality of ground. Another column made many attempts to carry the Massereene battery by storm, but were as often repulsed, and compelled to cover themselves under hillocks of sand, which on this island are thrown up by every gale.
The column on the south side had now succeeded in bringing up a field piece against us, and Captain Holtoway, who had commanded at the advanced post, joined us by water. I had been under great apprehension that this officer had fallen into the hands of the enemy, but finding, after several gallant attempts, that he was cut off from reaching headquarters by land, he, with the coolest judgement [sic], launched a boat, and landed his party under Fort York, amidst the acclamations of the garrisons. Immediately afterwards Lieut. H. L. Baker, and some brave volunteers, had, in the Anholt schooner, gone on the daring enterprize of destroying the enemy's flotilla in his ports, bore down on the north of the island. Things were in this position when the columns on the northern shore, which, divided by the sand-hills, had approached within fifty paces of our, [sic] lines, made a most desperate effort to carry the Massereene battery by storm, the column on the south-east also pushed on, and the reserve appeared on the hills ready to support them; but while the Commanding Officer was leading on his men with great gallantry, a musket ball put a period to his life. Panic struck by the loss of their Chief, the enemy again fell back, and sheltered themselves behind the sand-hills. At this critical moment Lieut. Baker with great skill and gallantry, anchored his vessel on their flank, and opened a well-directed fire. The sand hills being no longer a protection, and finding it impossible either to advance or retreat, the assailants hung out a flag of truce, and offered to surrender on terms; but I would listen to nothing but unconditional surrender, which after some deliberation was complied with.
In the mean time the gun boats on the South side, which had been much galled by the fire of Fort Yorke and Massereene battery, got under weigh, and stood to the Westward, and the column of the enemy which had advanced on the south side, finding their retreat no longer covered by the flotilla, also hung out a flag of truce, and I sent out an Officer to meet it. I was asked to surrender, the reply that I returned it is unnecessary to mention.
The enemy finding my determination, sought permission to embark without molestation; but I would listen to nothing but an unconditional submission, and I have the pleasure to inform you that this corps also laid down their arms, and surrendered themselves prisoners of war.
The prisoners, which were now more numerous than my small garrison, were no sooner secured, than operations were commenced against the reserve, which had been seen retreating to the westward of the island.
I took the field with Major Torrens (who, though wounded, insisted on accompanying me) and Lieut. and Adjutant Steele; but as our prisoners were so numerous, and as we had no place of security in which to place them, I could only employ on this occasion the brigade of howitzers under Lieuts. R. C. Steele and Bezant of the Royal Marine Artillery, and part of the light company commanded by Lieut. Turnbull. When we arrived at the west end of the island, we found that the enemy had formed on the beach, and were protected by 14 gun-boats towed close to the shore; to attack such a force, with four howitzers and forty men, seemed an useless sacrifice of brave men's lives; I therefore, with the advice of Major Torrens, halted on the hills, while I reluctantly saw the reserve embarked under cover of the gun-boats and the flotilla take a final leave of the island.
I am happy to say our loss has not been so considerable as might have been expected, from so desperate an attack, we have only two killed and thirty wounded. The enemy have suffered severely; we have buried between 30 and 40 of their dead, and have received in the hospital 23 of their wounded, most of them have undergone amputation, three since dead of their wounds, besides a great number which they carried off the field to their boats. Major Melstreat, the Commandant, fell in the field; Capt. Borgan, the next in command, wounded in the arm; and Capt. Prutz, Adjutant-General to the Commander of the Forces in Jutland, lost both his legs; since dead.
[Here follow the gallant Maurice's thanks to those under his command: to Lieut. Baker, his next in command, Capt. Torrens, the Senior Officer of Marines, and Commander of the garrison, Capt. Steele, Lieuts. R. C. Steele, Fiseer, Steele, Stewart, Gray, Ford, Jelico, Atkinson, Curtayne, Bezant, &c. he particularly mentions as deserving the gratitude of their country. Also Captains Baker and Stewart, of the Tartar and Sheldrake, who, had the wind favored them would have destroyed the whole flotilla.]
I am happy to add, that the property belonging to the merchants had been fully protected without meeting with the least loss.
This expedition sailed from the Randers, commanded by Major Melsteat, (an Officer of great distinction,) and consisted of the following corps, -
2d. Battalion of Jutland Sharp-shooters; 4th Battalion, 2d Regiment of Jutland Yagers, 1st Regiment Jutland infantry; with some others, the names of which cannot be ascertained.
I have the honor to inclose the Articles of Surrender, a return of killed and wounded, and a list of Danish Officers killed and taken. Also a return of Ornance [sic] Stores taken.
I have the honor to be, &c.
(Signed) J. W. MAURICE, Commandant.

The Commanding Officer of the troops of his Danish Majesty occupied in the attack on Anholt, agrees to surrender prisoners of war at discretion, with all the troops, to the forces of his Britannic Majesty, with the reserves, that the personal property shall be retained by them, and that at the convenience of the Commander of the Island of Anholt, a cartel with unsealed letters shall be sent to Jutland.
Given at Anholt, the 27th of March, 1811.
(Signed) BORGEN, Captain and Commander in Chief of the Danish troops on Anholt.
J. W. Maurice, Captain, Royal Navy, Governor and Commandant of the Island of Anholt.

Killed. - 1 Major, 2 Captains, 1 First Lieutenant.
Taken. - 5 Captains, 2 Adjutants, 9 Lieutenants, 504 rank and file, exclusive of wounded belonging to the undermentioned corps. -
2d Battalion of Jutland Sharp shooters, 4th Battallion [sic] 2d Regiment Jutland Jeegers [sic], 4th Battalion 1st Regiment Jutland Infantry. J. W. MAURICE.

Return of Ordnance Stores captured from the enemy in the attack on the 27th March, 1811.
1 brass Ordnance field carriage four pounder, 2 four inch mortars, 484 muskets and bayonets complete, 470 swords, 16,000 musket ball catridges [sic], 14 four inch shells fixed.
R. C. STEELE, First Lieutenant, and Commanding Officer Royal Marine Artillery.

Average Cash Prices of Produce in Stabroek this day.
Cotton - 13 to 13 1/2 stivs. Sugar - 2 1/2 to 3 stivers.
Coffee - 5 to 5 1/2. Rum (C.P.) - 18 to 20

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