ESSEQUEBO & DEMERARY ROYAL GAZETTE.
JUNE 15th, 1811.
CANDLES, FUEL WOOD,
OIL and WICK.
Wanted for the use of His Majesty's
Troops in this Colony.
PERSONS willing to Contract for Six Months, for any of the above
Articles, will please send Tenders to this Office, sealed and marked "Tenders
for Candles, Fuel Wood, or Oil and Wick," until
Monday the 24th 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 or offers, if approved, accepted.
The Contractors to be bound in the Penalty of Two Hundred Pounds
Sterling for the due performance of his Contract.
Ast. Comy. Gen.
P. ROSE & CO.
HAVE Imported by the William Rathbone, Capt. Kennan, from
Beef and Pork in Half-barrels,
Rounds of Beef in Tubs,
Tripe in Jars,
Soap and Candles,
Cotton Bagging, and Cordage,
Which they will Sell reasonable for immediate payment in Cash or
Wanted for the Mess of the Royals.
Any qualified Person will receive a liberal Salary, on application
to the Mess-man.
Camp, June 15.
A Young Healthy Field Negro Women [sic],
and her female child; also two Mulatto boys, capable of attending on a
Gentleman. The above are sold for no fault whatever, their present owner being
about to quit the Colony. For further particulars apply to
herself from the service of the Subscriber, about six weeks since, a yellow
skinned negro Woman, named ROSE, about 40 years of age, and well known in Town.
ONE JOE Reward will be given to any person that will bring her to the
A DWELLING House with a Kitchen, &c. fit for a small family,
at the Demerary Ferry.
AAN het Demerary Veer, Een Woonhuys met Een Combuys, &c.
THE Undersigned hereby requests all those who stand indebted to
himself, or to HUGH WILSON, deceased, to come forward and settle their
respective Accounts, within the space of six weeks from this date, in order to
prevent the disagreeable consequences which must take place should the above
requisition not be complied with
Cumingsburg, 14th June.
CAPTAIN PURVIS particularly requests those Gentlemen, who have
received TRUNKS from on board the above vessel, to examine if either is marked
VDH No. 1. - such Trunk being missing. Information will be thankfully received,
and all expences paid, either by himself, or Messr. WARDROP and FURGUSON.
HAS received by the William Rathbone, Capt. KENNAN, from
Liverpool, and for Sale cheap for prompt payment, viz: -
Irish mess beef and pork in half barrels,
Pickled tongues in firkins,
Best Yorkshire hams,
Pine and Gloucester cheese,
Rounds beef in tubs,
Potatoes & pickled herrings
Tripe in jars,
Pickled oysters and muscles [sic],
Small jars almonds, raisins, currants and figs,
English Sweetmeats and pickles assorted,
Mustard, black pepper,
Vinegar, sallad oil,
Porter, beer and ale,
Fashionable made coats and vests,
Cotton and linen checks,
Furniture chintz and check
Tow and flaxen Oznaburgs,
Crates of Queen's ware assorted, &c.
Also on Hand of late Importations:
Old London particular Madeira wine per dozen,
Hollands gin, old rum,
India jean, dimitties,
Canvas and sewing twine,
Thread, tape, twist,
Candles and soap,
White, green, yellow, Spanish brown, and black paints,
Paint and lamp oil,
Lamp and shoe blacking,
Nails 4dy to 30dy,
Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's hats, Shoes, stockings, and
Broad cloths, stationary,
Iron hoops and rivets,
Cutlasses, sad irons,
Knives and forks,
Razors, penknives, scissors,
Rice, salt, pilot bread,
Blocks, jib hanks,
Sailors' and Tradesmen's cloathing,
A few thousand feet Cabacalli and Determa boards and plank.
H. D. has also two new PUNTS, for Sale or Hire.
He requests the favour of those who still remain Indebted to him
for last year's Accounts and Notes of Hand, to come forward with payment.
NEW IRISH BUTTER,
In whole and half firkins, and
PRIME ENGLISH HAMS,
Just arrived, per Brig WILLIAM RATHBONE, from Liverpool, and for
Sale (for Cash) by
ALSO JUST LANDED,
Superior Quality Madeira Wine.
the repeated advertisements in the month of March last, respecting the negro
SARAH, she is yet concealed by some evil disposed person; and I do hereby offer
a reward of FOUR JOES, to any person who will give such informations as will
lead to the discovery of said negro, and convict any white or free coloured
person, of harbouring her. She is (as before described), five feet high, has a
very large mouth, with one foretooth a little rotten, her complexion of a
sickly yellow, and is a creole of Monsterrat [sic].
B. Should she, without giving me any further trouble, return to her business, I
will (although contrary to what she deserves) freely forgive her.
ALL Persons having any demands against the Estate of ANDREW
HAMILTON, deceased, are requested to render in their Accounts for examination,
as such as are indebted to said Estate will please to make immediate Payment to
the Undersigned, at Plantation Evergreen, Essequebo.
JAMES WILSON, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Joint
J. N. SMITH,
Cork Rose Butter,
And Lancashire Hams,
Also a few Dozen of Gordon, Duff, and Co.'s Old wine.
FOR SALE BY
June 15th. NURSE and TROUGHTON.
THE Subscriber respectfully informs the Merchants and others, that
he has furnished himself with a large new Boat called the HAWK, which will
carry nearly 30 Hogsheads of Sugar, and which he wishes to employ in these
Colonies as a Drogher. He will be thankful for any Freight that may offer.
Application to be made at Mr. JACOB's store on Robb's Stelling.
15th April. [sic]
[Transcriber's note: unable to find this item in previous issues.]
THE WELL-KNOWN SNOW
A. KENNAN, Master,
328 Tons Burthen,
Armed with 14 guns, eighteen-pounders, and men answerable. Will
sail a Running Vessel the Second Springs in July. For Freight or Passage apply
to the Master on Board, or to
American-Stelling, 15th June.
ABSENTED himself from the Subscriber, a few days ago, a Negro man,
known by his Country people under the name of QUAMINA, otherwise HARRY. Whoever
will apprehend the said Negro and deliver him to the Subscriber, shall receive
ONE JOE REWARD.
June 15th. D. N. A. VAN HOYTEMA.
Picked up in front of Plantation KITTY, a few days ago, a small
Punt, nearly new, the owner can have her by paying all Expences.
Kitty, Estate, 15th June. PICKED up in front of Plantation KITTY,
a few days ago, a small Punt, nearly new, the owner can have her by paying all
Kitty, Estate, 15th June.
Sales by Execution.
BY Authority obtained, I, the undersigned First Marshal of this
Colony, will offer for Sale, to the highest bidder, at the Court-House, in the
Town of Stabroek, on Tuesday the 9th of July next, in presence of two
Councellors-Commissaries of the Honourable Court of Justice, and the Secretary:
1st. - In behalf of CHARLES VINCENT, Colonial Receiver, versus the
Proprietor or Representative of the half Concession, No. 59, Front-Dam,
Stabroek: - The above-mentioned half Concession No. 59, with the old and
ruinous side Building, of little value, thereon standing.
2d. - In behalf of JOHANNES MULLER, versus A. D'ANJOY: - A
Concession, No. 7, with all the Buildings thereon standing, viz: a Dwelling
House long about 36 by 22 feet, with a Gallery, a side Building, serving for a
Wash-house and Kitchen, and another side Building, and Necessary; all as said
Concession and Buildings are possessed by the said A. D'ANJOY, and situated in
3d. - In behalf of N. VOLKERTS, versus J. J. LOOFF, for his
Children: - The Negroes George (with the Yaws), Bob, Sophia, and her Child
Any person who may pretend to have right of property on the
aforementioned effects, and Slaves, please to address themselves with their
reasons of opposition to me the undersigned First Marshal, and those intending
to purchase, please to attend on the day and at the place above-mentioned, and
to hear the conditions of sale.
Demerary, 13th June, 1811.
M. SMIT, First Marshal.
[Transcriber's note: no new or modified vendues in this issue.]
is to inform the
that the follow-
Colonie word gead-
dat de volgende
van hier na elders te
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.
W. S. Kirton, and Family, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from 1st June.
James M'Farlane, in do. or do. from 2d do.
John Halket, in do. or One Month, from 3d do.
J. C. H. Kuster, in do. or 6 week [sic], from 5th do.
George Healis, in do. or do. from 5th do.
Mrs. Wm. Bovell, and Children, in 14 days, or 6 weeks, from 7th
Miss Rebecca Marshall, in do. or do. from 7th June.
Miss Mary Lester, and family, in 3 or 6 weeks, from 10th June.
Jonn [sic] McFarlane, in 14 days, or 6 weeks,
from 10th do.
Alexr. Macrae, Junr. in do. from 10th do.
John Smith, in do. from 12th do.
John Ryan, in do. from 12th do.
J. Pletterhuysen, in do. from 13th do.
Wm. Hedges, in do. or 6 weeks, from 13th do.
Wm. Good, in do. or do. from 13th do.
Elizh. Bruce, in 14 days, from 8th June.
ROBERT PHIPPS, Sworn Clerk.
NOTICE is hereby given at the request of
Mr. HEALIS, who intended to quit this Colony and was advertised for that
purpose on the 5th inst. that he will now remain until further advertisement.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, 15th June, 1811.
ROBERT PHIPPS, Sworn Clerk.
The Army Ship Emma, arrived here on
Thursday last, from Barbados, with Major-General CARMICHAEL, and Suite, on
board. He takes the command of the Garrison; and received, on his landing, the
customary salute from the Fort.
We understand, that the Sibella, Capt. Love, and the Hebe, Capt.
Brown, from London; and the Ann, Capt. Spence, from Liverpool; are daily
expected in our river.
From the limited circulation of the Paper, in
which the Extracts from the Log-Book of the William Rathbone, (which the
Vessel, mentioned in our last, to be then standing for the river, proved to
be), appeared in, on Wednesday - many are, perhaps, even to this moment,
ignorant of what they state. We have therefore assigned them a place in the
[Transcriber's note: European news acquired at sea - not
We received, by the William Rathbone, London and Liverpool Papers
to the 19th of April; and by the Emma, Barbados Papers to the 4th of June; but
they contain nothing important.
From the London, Liverpool, and Barbados Papers.
Meeting at Lloyd's. - A piece of Plate, value £ 500. has been
voted to Mr. Marryat; for his successful exertions in opposition to the Marine
Bonaparte has issued another Decree, for encouraging the
manufacture of sugar from Beetroot, and indigo from wood. A large extent of
ground is ordered to be laid out in plantations of both these plants, and a
number of experimental schools are directed to be established for this purpose.
He calculates upon the saving of 100 millions from this measure.
General Calvert is mentioned as the successor of Sir James Craig,
in the chief command of the army in North-America; and Sir George Prevost is
mentioned as the new Commander in Chief in the West Indies, vice the veteran
Sir George Beckwith.
Major General Hodgson has been sworn in as Commander in Chief of
Mr. Foster has taken leave of his Royal Highness the Prince
Regent, previous to his departure for America.
The Bank have been paying all the dividends, under five pounds, in
specie. There have been payments to a considerable amount made in half guineas,
seven shilling pieces and dollars.
Joel Barlow, the new Minister Plenipotentiary from the United
States to France, was bred a Clergyman; but afterwards abjured Revelation,
professed himself a Deist, and was a member of the French National Convention
during the reign of Robespierre.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
Being partly persuaded that you will not put yourself to the
trouble of replying to your discarded Correspondent, W. H. whose productions I
have repeatedly seen you cast in the trench with becoming contempt - they being
of a similar nature to that which appeared on Wednesday last, in a certain paper,
whose "Conductor" seems determined shall be the receptacle and sluice of
all the literary mud, vulgarity, and scurrility in
the Colony; - and, at the same time, really considering that an answer is
necessary, even if it be only to convince Mr. W. H. that school
would be a much more proper place for him, than his present situation, if he
ever wishes to become an author; or even the pilotship of a
ferry-boat, if he ever dreams of becoming useful to society! -
And yet, I scarcely know how to answer his rhapsody - it abounds with so many
contradictions, so many false inferences, so many grammatical, historical, and
anecdotal errors, so many improper applications, so many self-conquered
attempts at wit, so much of a dialect I do not understand - and so much of the
slang of low-life! - But I will attempt it.
Passing over the (tacit) complimentary acknowledgement of W. H.
that an AMICUS, a JUVENAL, and a PHILO, are among the number of respectable and intelligent
contributors to the Royal Gazette, when its Echo, he might have said, can only
boast, (if the "Conductor" ever did so much forget himself, as really
to boast of such assistants,) of an ARGUS, of lustful
notoriety; an O'LIFFEY, of nonsensical notoriety; a
WHITELOCKE, of "super-numer-ary"
notoriety; a W. H. of erronious [sic]
notoriety; and a few other Scribblers, of no
notoriety at all: I shall immediately proceed, sir, to the first elegantly
expressed question of - "Now, what the deuce would you be at?" -
Ignorant as I am of what answer was returned by the "Conductor of the
Echo" - this doubtless would have been yours - "I would be at nothing
to which you can aspire to assist in,
or that can possibly reduce me to the necessity of presenting you a stiver for
your productions!" - N.B. I have since been informed that the Conductor
had the generosity to give a bit for the article in question!!!
Secondly. - "Tamed by long
residence in a warm climate, I thought your passion were
more moderate!" - Quere. How long has a warm
climate possessed so cooling a power? - W. H. appears as
learned in the nature of heat, as he is in literature! - Passions made
moderate by stimulants! - A new
discovery for Moore's Almanack next year.
Thirdly. - "A greenhorn flushed with
the laudable idea of astonishing the natives!' - What the Bucks,
or the Creoles? I know of no other natives. - But, we will
suppose that the sapient friend of the nonsensical
O'Liffey, intends the settlers instead of the natives -
which circumstance certainly has more of the probability
about it - the bucks or creoles not having, as yet, so much of the literary
character about them as even himself! - Well, this greenhorn;
what is a greenhorn? Why, an inexperienced person - lately
from obscurity - rather ignorant - a bashful boy, &c. &c. - and this
same greenhorn, thus characterised, "has succeeded to a nicety!" has
astonished the natives (alias settlers,) with his
literary abilities - a pretty compliment this truly to the latter! for what
must they be, in regard to intellect, if a greenhorn's
productions can succeed in astonishing them? - But, in what particular
department of literature has he succeeded in? in Puffing:
"for of all the puffers" says W. H. "that ever made a puff in
this puffing world, (according to Shandy), Peter is the greatest. Now on the
one hand, who this Shandy can be, I am at a loss to
conjecture; for the former Shandy-family knew nothing of the present
Peter, I am certain: and, on the other hand, what or who has Peter puffed? and
what have been the effects? Why he has puffed "His Majesty's recovery!"
What is the explanation of the words to puff? Why to praise
too much; to express yourself too much pleased with any thing. So then, there
are persons in this colony, whom His Majesty's recovery does not please; who do
not like to hear it puffed, or spoken of in too partial and too animated terms!
(I suppose then to have puffed His Majesty's death
would not have incurred the censure of W. H.!) - Oh! that under the sacred
shadow of the British flag, individuals should be found, to whom the recovery
of the British Monarch has been unpleasing tidings; or that it should resound
in their ears too often! - But what else has been puffed? - Why, "the aid
of his numerous friends!" - So much the better - that shews respect on one
side, and gratitude in thanking them for it, on the other! I wish I could say
as much for the Conductor of the Echo! - And now to the effects of all this
puffing: - why the risible muscles of those astonished people have been kept
constantly on the stretch! - Unfortunate beings! how much pain you must have
been in! and how unfeeling on the part of Peter! - And yet, in one respect the
said Peter deserves much praise for it, for owing to the scarcity of cash in
the colony, the long faces have a much larger majority even
now than the broad! - But what is there so laughable in the
King's recovery, or in the aid of friends? Why, that he is recovered from a
dreadful visitation of Heaven; that you have shewn your loyalty; and that there
are people in the colony, whose aid, for the worthy, is so spontaneous, and so
N.B. On the subject of risible muscles - they are put in motion by
various springs; and some laugh enviously, some revengefully, some hatefully,
some contemptuously, some joyfully, some sorrowfully, some thoughtlessly, and
some horribly! - W. H. may decide for himself!
Fourthly. - "To serve for another string to his bow,"
(how elegant! how pat he has all the old-women's sayings in
Scotland! and how applicable!) "he has created" (created!
what, a greenhorn possess the power of creating! what a change! - this is an
acknowledgement of superiority indeed! - for even the tamed
resident in a warm climate, whose passions are in consequence more moderate! -
the old importation! - the greyhorn! - has
never yet been thus deified! - But what has he created? A "TENTH, or Colony
Muse!" - A Muse! It would be enough indeed to boast of, methinks,
had he created a creature like W. H.! But a Muse! - astonishing indeed! - And
what is a Muse? A Poet's mind! What! create a mind! -
more wonderful than all the rest! - What a pity it is, that when the HEAD of W.
H. was created, the Greenhorn did not assist!
Plant: ----------, June 14.
[right pointing hand icon] I shall resume the subject for your
* THE COLONY
THE DOCTOR AND PATIENT.
A Parody on the Article signed Philo Mus¾us.
[right pointing hand icon] All between Crochets, was, according to
the Drama spoken - aside.
What tho' my draughts, you in the
And friends officious gave you rum to-day;
What tho' your little-better pulse precludes
Immediate death - and your q.q. secludes;
Yet o'er your mind, let me, dear friend, resume
My wonted power - and to purge presume: -
- (Unknown to Fortune, me my Interest
To purge him tho' relax'd - and then he bleeds! -
Well-known to Fame, to me these arts belong,
But what care I? - they make my pocket strong!) -
One little pill, is all I wish you'd take;
A little pill! – [my Interest bade me
To you, my friend, I dedicate my skill;
And, lest you should relapse - do take the pill.
On hearing this, the patient tool the
pill; and, as the delighted doctor left the room, he concluded - thus -
To him my praise is due, who yields to fear,
And takes my physic like my patient here!
To me may Eloquence be ever kind,
And patients easy-duped, thus, always find!
Oh! if call'd in, may no prescribing Spark,
Presume to counteract my purge with bark!
No meddling physic-monger blame my pill,
[right pointing brace encompassing this and the next two lines, presumed to be
But hold in mem'ry, that to run a bill,
Is far, far better than to cure or kill! -
So, may I soon extensive practice gain,
Sell physic by the puncheon, and then cross the Main!
June 12. MOMUS.
Vessels ENTERED and CLEARED.
14. Brig Wm. Rathbone, Capt. Kennan, from Liverpool, - Gen. cargo.
15. Schr. Guianna [sic], - Henson, - Surinam, Lumber, &c.
14. Ship Kingsmill, Capt. McLune, for Liverpool.
15. Schr. Lydia & Margaret, - Arnold, - Newbury-Port.
- Yesterday afternoon, at two o'clock, on Pln. le Resouvenir; Miss J. E BUYN,
aged 18 years, and six months, daughter of J. F. BUYN, Esq. - Attorney at Law.
LIST of Runaway and Arrested SLAVES in the
Colony Stocks of DEMERARY, 15th June, 1811.
Pl. Trois Ami.
Pl. La Resource,
Pl. Mis Delice.
Pl. Belle Plaine.
G. MARTENS, Drossart.
STABROEK: Printed and Published
EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Edward James Henery.