ESSEQUEBO & DEMERARY ROYAL GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, JULY 23d, 1811.
The Public are respectfully informed,
that the sale of the Sugar and Rum to the Creditors of Plantation Georgia,
advertised to take place on the 25th instant, is unavoidably postponed to the
31st. - (See the Second Page).
D. HOOLA V. NOOTEN.
RUNAWAY from the Subscriber, a Negro Man
named BOATSWAIN, formerly the property of the late ROBT. YOUNGHUSBAND, and is a
boat Captain. A handsome reward will be given to any person who will lodge him
in the Barracks, all persons are cautioned against harbouring him, as they will
be rigorously proceeded against according to law. He has been frequently seen
in Cumingsburgh. ROBT. PATTERSON.
A SELECT ASSORTMENT OF
Imported for a Medical Practitioner,
lately deceased, and will be Sold on the most reasonable Terms, either per
package, or by wholesale.
Apply to HYNDMAN and CARY.
The Public are respectfully informed,
that the Panorama will remain open every day (Sundays excepted) from 10 in the
morning until 4 in the afternoon.
The Wednesdays and Saturdays
appropriated to the admission of Free People of Colour.
Free admission Ticket for three months
during the exhibition of the Picture Two Joes (but not transferable), and gives
the bearer the privilege of viewing the Panorama privately on introducing a
party (not less than four) who has free-admission or otherwise.
Single admission Four Dollars, and young
persons Two Dollars.
Tickets to be had at the Panorama -
Forty or Fifty Bales of Cotton,
Of the very best quality - payable in
Cash or a Bill.
Apply to JAMES ROBERTSON & Co.
JUST Imported in the Ship TRAVELLER,
Capt. FISHER, from Liverpool, and for Sale by the Subscribers, at their Stores
in front of Plantation Vlissingen, viz: -
Prime mess beef in tierces, barrels, and
half do. prime mess pork in do. do. and do. tongues in firkins, tripe in kegs,
Cumberland hams, rounds of beef, pickled herrings in kitts, potatoes in
hampers, single and double Gloucester cheese, pearl barley and split pease in
kegs, spices assorted, mustard in 1/4lb. bottles, best London porter in
puncheons and tierces, table beer in do. and do. oats in puncheons, tobacco in
hogsheads and barrels, negro pipes, negro cloathing, consisting of lined and
unlined jackets, hats, trowsers, shirts, and wrappers, drivers' and tradesmen's
hats and check shirts, cotton and linen checks, India salempores, sailors' red
shirts and duffle trowsers, best Inverness cotton and coffee bagging,
Dempster's patent canvas, pump leather, cordage assorted from 2 1/2 to 4 inch,
white rope, fishing lines and seins, sewing and sein twine, tape and thread
assorted, dimity and white jean, gentlemen's silk umbrellas, bed tick, cotton
Britannias, cotton cambric, printed cambric for ladies' gowns, Oznaburgs,
bunting assorted, beaver hats, crown glass, 10 x 12, and 11 x 14, brass cocks,
copper scales, carpenters' and coopers' tools, pewter table spoons, sets table
knives and forks, penknives, brass and iron hinges assorted, locks for writing
desks, stocklocks, Demerary shovels and hoes, socket cutlasses, pruning knives,
gin cranks with brasses, felling axes, gridirons, sod irons assorted, 4dy to
30dy, 5 to 8 inch spikes, coopers' nails, puncheon rivets, boxes of bubbles,
proof phials, guaging rods, sheet lead, puncheon and vat hoops, corn mills with
fly wheels and hoppers complete, slates for plantation use, iron pots, white
lead, Spanish brown, black, red, green, and yellow paints, fine green paint in
pots of 2lbs. each, boiled linseed oil in 2 and 3 gallon jars. Also a neat set
of household furniture consisting of sophas, chairs, tables, &c. and an
elegant edition of Hogarth's Works, in folio.
They have also on Hand of former
White wine vinegar, gin in pipes, old
Jamaica rum, salt in barrels, copper funnels, skimmers and ladles, tin ware
assorted, boiling house lamps, double refined sugar, boots and shoes, soft soap
in kegs, shoe blacking and brushes, scrubbing brushes assorted, house brooms,
Welch flannel, linen Britannias, furniture chintz, linen platillas, green
baize, green covers for tables, gentlemens Woodstock gloves, anchors and
grapnels for colony boats, grating bars, window bolts, sp. glasses assorted,
wine corks, and earthen ware.
July 23d. DOUGLAS, REID, and Co.
On Monday the 29th July, [see
18110702EDRG] . . .
[see 18110709EDRG] . . .
[see 18110713EDRG] . . .
[see 18110720EDRG] . . .
Also by Order of Mr. M'ALPIN, a Negro
Man, named Harry.
June 29th. KINGSTON & McBEAN.
On Monday the 5th of August, [see
18110706EDRG] . . .
Also by Order of Dr. C. S. MATUIS, a
Negro Man, named Hero, and a Negro Woman, named Victoair, with her child Asiba.
[Transcriber's note: MATUIS changes to
MATIUS in next issue.]
July 6th. KINGSTON & McBEAN.
is to inform the
that the follow-
Colonie word gead-
dat de volgende
van hier na elders te
James Johnstone, in 14 days from 8th
William Heal, with 5 Slaves, names to be
seen at this Office, in 14 days, or 3 weeks, from 10th do.
Josiah H. Bethel, in 14 days from 11th
Peggy Rice, in 14 days, from 13th July.
Rachael Wood, in do. from 15th do.
Mary Wheelright, in do. from 15th do.
Willm King, in do. from 15th do.
Alexr. Simpson, in do. from 16th do.
ROBERT PHIPPS, Sworn Clerk.
The Ship Douglas, from Liverpool,
arrived yesterday, and has brought Papers to the 12th of June. In a subsequent
column will be found, the substance of the long-expected Dispatches from
Marshal Beresford, detailing the ever-memorable Battle of Albuera; a detail,
which, we did not, at a certain period of this day, expect to have the pleasure
of presenting to our readers in this number, owing to our first application for
the loan of Papers having failed, in consequence of their being already in the
hands of those Gentlemen, whose publication does not make its appearance until to-morrow
evening!! - but we were obligingly though
unexpectedly favored with similar Papers from another quarter.
The King, we regret to state, has
experienced a relapse.
Contest between the United States
frigate President, and
His Britannic Majesty's Sloop of War
Copy of a letter from Commodore Rodgers
to the Secretary
of the Navy, dated United States'
frigate President, off
Sandy Hook, May 23:-
Sir - I regret extremely being under the
necessity of representing to you an event that occurred on the night of the
16th inst. between the ship under my command, and His Britannic Majesty's ship
of war the Little Belt, commanded by Capt. Bingham; the result of which has given
me much pain, not only on account of the injury she sustained, but that I
should have been compelled to the measure that produced it, by a vessel of such
The circumstances are as follows:- On
the 16th instant, at twenty-five minutes past Meridian, in seventeen fathoms
water, Cape Hen[paper fold] bearing S. W. distance 14 or 15 leagues, a sail was
discovered from our mast head, in the East, standing towards us under a press
of sail. At half-past one the symmetry of her upper sail (which were at this
time distinguishable from our deck), and her making signals, shewed her to be a
[paper fold] of war. At forty-five minutes past one, P. M. hoisted [paper fold]
ensign and pendant; when finding her signals not answered she wore and stood to
the southward. Being desirous of speaking her, and of ascertaining what she
was, I now [paper fold] sail in chace, and by half-past three P. M. found we
[paper fold] coming up with her, as by this time the upper part of [paper
fold]ern began to shew itself above the horizon. The wind [paper fold] began,
and continued gradually to decrease, so as to pre[paper fold]my being able to
approach her sufficiently before sun-se[paper fold]iscover her actual force
(which the position she preserve[paper fold]ng the chace was calculated to
conceal), or to judge [paper fold]o what nation she belonged, as she appeared
studiousl[paper fold]decline shewing her colours. At 15 or 20 minutes past
s[paper fold]P. M. the chace took in her studding sails, and soon a[paper
fold]auled up her courses, and hauled by the wind on the [paper fold]oard tack;
she at the same time hoisted an ensign or fla[paper fold]er mizen peak; but it
was too dark for me to discover w[paper fold]tion it represented. Now for the
first time her broadsid[paper fold] bresented [sic] to our view; but night had so far progressed[paper fold]although
her appearance indicated she was a frigate, I[paper fold]unable to determine
her actual force.
At fifteen minutes before eig[paper
fold]M. being about a mile and a half from her, the wind at [paper fold]ne very
light, I directed Captain Ludlow to take a position to windward of her, and on
the same tack within short speaking distance. This, however, the Commander of
the chace, from his manoeuvres, seemed anxious to prevent, as he wore and
hauled by the wind on different tacks four times successively, between this
time and the time of our arriving at the position which I had ordered to be
taken. At fifteen or twenty minutes past eight, being a little forward of her
weather beam and distant from 70 to 100 yards, I hailed, "What ship is
that?" To this inquiry no answer was given, but I was hailed by her
Commander and asked, "What ship is that?" Having asked the first
question, I of course considered myself entitled, by the common rules of
politeness, to the first answer. After a pause of fifteen or twenty seconds, I
reiterated my first inquiry of "What ship is that?" and before I had
time to take the trumpet from my mouth, was answered by a shot that cut off one
of our main topmast breast back stays, and went into our mainmast. At this
instant Capt. Caldwell of the marines, who was standing very near me on the
gang way, having observed, "Sir, she has fired at us," caused me to
pause for a moment, just as I was in the act of giving orders to fire a shot in
return and before I had time to resume the repetition of the intended order, a
shot was actually fired from the second division of this ship, and was scarcely
out of the gun before it was answered from our assumed enemy by three others in
quick succession, and soon after by the rest of his broadside and musketry.
When the first shot was fired, being under an impression that it might possibly
have proceeded from accident, and without the orders of the Commander, I had
determined at the moment to fire only a single shot in return; but the
immediate repetition of the previous unprovoked outrage, induced me to believe
the insult was premeditated, and that from our adversary being at that time as
ignorant of our real force as I was of his, he thought this, perhaps a
favourable opportunity of acquiring promotion, although at the expence of
violating our neutrality and insulting our flag. I accordingly, with that
degree of reluctance incident to feelings equally determined neither to be the
aggressor nor to suffer the flag of my country to be insulted with impunity,
gave a general order to fire; the effect of which in from four to six minutes,
as near as I can judge, having produced a partial silence of his guns, I gave
orders to cease firing, discovering by the feeble opposition that it must be a
ship of very inferior force to what I had supposed, or that some untoward
accident had happened to her.
My orders in this instance, however
(although they proceeded alone from motives of humanity, and a determination
not to spill a drop of blood unnecessarily), I had in less than four minutes
some reason to regret, as he renewed his fire, of which two 32 pound shot cut
off one of our fore-shrouds and injured our foremast. It was now that I found
myself under the painful necessity of giving orders for a repetition of our
fire against a force which my forbearance alone had enabled to do us any injury
of moment: our fire was accordingly renewed, and continued from three to five
minutes longer, when, perceiving our opponent's gaff and colours down, his
maintopsail yard upon the cap, and his fire silenced, although it was so dark
that I could not discern any other particular injury we had done, or how far he
was in a situation to do us further harm, I nevertheless embraced the earliest
moment to stop our fire and prevent the further effusion of blood. Here a pause
of half a minute or more took place, at the end of which, our adversary not
shewing a further disposition to fire, I hailed and again asked, "What ship
is that?" I learned, for the first time, that it was a ship of His
Britannic Majesty; but, owing to its blowing rather fresher than it had done, I
was unable to learn her name. After having informed her Commander of the name
of this ship, I gave orders to wear, run under his lee, and haul by the wind on
the starboard tack, and to heave to under topsails and repair what little
injury we had sustained in our rigging, which was accordingly executed, and we
continued lying to on different tacks, with a number of lights displayed, in
order that our adversary might the better discern our position, and command our
assistance in case he found it necessary during the night. At day-light on the
17th, he was discovered several miles to leeward, when I gave orders to bear up
and run down to him under easy sail. After hailing him, I sent a boat on board
with Lieut. Creighton, to learn the names of the ship and her Commander, with
directions to ascertain the damages she had sustained, and inform her Commander
how much I regretted the necessity on my part which had led to such an unhappy
result; at the same time to offer all the assistance that the ship under my
command afforded, in repairing the damages she had sustained. At nine A.M.
Lieut. Creighton returned with information, that it was His Britannic Majesty's
ship Little Belt, commanded by Captain Bingham; who, in a polite manner,
declined the acceptance of any assistance, saying at the same time, that he had
on board all the necessary requisites to repair the damages sufficiently to
enable him to return to Halifax.
This, however, was not the most
unpleasant part of Capt. Bingham's communication to Lieut. Creighton, as he
informed him, that in addition to the injury his ship had sustained, between
twenty and thirty of his crew had been killed and wounded.
The regret that this information caused
me was such, you may be sure, as a man might be expected to feel whose greatest
pride is to prove, without ostentation, by every public as well as private act,
that he possesses a humane and generous heart; and with these sentiments,
believe me, Sir, that such a communication would cause me the most acute pain
during the remainder of my life, had I not the consolation to know that there
was no alternative left me between such a sacrifice, and one which would have
been still greater, namely, to have remained a passive spectator of insult to
the flag of my country, whilst it was confided to my protection - and I would
have you to be convinced, Sir, that however much individually, I may previously
have had reason to feel incensed at the repeated outrages committed on our flag
by British ships of war, neither my passions nor prejudices had an agency in
To my country, I am well convinced of
the importance of the transaction, which has imposed upon me the necessity of
making you this communication. I must, therefore, from motives of delicacy,
connected with personal considerations, solicit that you will be pleased to
request the President to authorise a formal inquiry to be instituted into all
the circumstances, as well as into every part of my conduct connected with the
The injury sustained by the ship under
my command is very trifling, except the fore and mainmasts, which I before
mentioned; no person killed and but one (a boy) wounded.
For further particulars I refer you to
Capt. Caldwell, who is charged with the delivery of this communication.
I have the honour to be, with great
respect, Sir, your obedient servant. J. RODGERS.
We shall forbear observing upon the above,
until we are in possession of Capt. Bingham's Dispatches to the British
Admiralty - a certain degree of mystery still hanging over this important
The Ship DOUGLAS,
W. EVANS, Master,
Will be dispatched the Second Springs in
August. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master on Board, or to
July 23d. DOUGLAS, REID, & Co.
STABROEK: Printed and Published
EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Edward James Henery.