Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1811 October 05


Vol. VI.]

[No. 412.


NOW Landing from on board the Brig Cyrus, Capt. RING, and for sale by the Subscribers:
New Fish,
R. O. Staves,
Wood Hoops,
Superfine Flour, &c. &c.
On Hand, W. P. Lumber, Clapboards, Tobacco, Tar, Pitch, &c.
Oct. 5th. HYNDMAN and CARY.

THE House and Premises in Kingston, recently occupied by the late JOS. BOTHAMLEY, deceased, - to an approved purchaser, on good security, the terms would be made extremely easy.
Oct. 5th. J. APPLETON.

ALL persons indebted to the Firm of HEATHCOTE, SOUTHERN & Co. are requested to make immediate payment to the first Subscriber, as there is a necessity for the concerns being brought to a close without delay. Those who have any demands upon or are indebted to, the estate of the late WILLIAM HEATHCOTE, Esq. will please apply to the second Subscriber for settlement.
The undersigned offer for sale, on liberal terms, those valuable and most eligibly situated premises in Cumingsburg occupied by Messrs. FULLERTON, OLIVERSON, & Co. and Mr. SMITH, and now divided into two complete dwelling-houses, with stores and out-buildings distinct, and the joint-use of an excellent stelling. If not immediately sold, the south dwelling-house, &c. will be let for six or twelve months.
Cumingsburg, HENRY SOUTHERN.
October 5. AD. SMITH.

NOW landing from on board the Brig Cyrus, Capt. Ring, from Boston, and for sale by the Subscribers,
New fish, in hogsheads
Superfine flour
Red oak staves
Boards, planks, scantling, clapboards, red oak shooks, white oak shooks with heading, butt-shooks, spruce-spars, from 50 to 60 feet long; oars, fish in boxes, rye flour, tar, tobacco, crackers in kegs, rice, lamp-oil.

FOR SALE, on reasonable terms, THIRTY NEGROES, consisting of men, women, and children.
Oct. 5th. C. VAN DYK.

            Kingston, 4th October.
THE Proprietors of Lots in the Town or District of KINGSTON, are requested to meet at the House of the Honorable J. V. D. PAADEVOORT, in front of Plantation Vlissingen, on Monday the 14th instant, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to receive the Commissaries' accounts, appoint Commissaries for the ensuing year, and on other business of importance.
JAMES W. DUNKIN, Commissary.

WHEREAS the small new Punt, picked-up at the Block-House and advertised some time ago, is not yet claimed - Notice is hereby given, that she will be sold in three weeks from this date, if not owned, and all expences paid previous to that time. Her dimensions are not known, but she can be seen at any time by applying at the Block-House.
October 5th.

THE Undersigned having purchased a half lot Of Land, No. 78, with buildings, in Cumingsburgh, in September 1807, in one of the out buildings was an OLD CURRICLE, and no one having called to claim it, to this day - Notice is hereby given, that if it is not claimed in fourteen days from the date of this, it will be sold to pay house rent.
Oct. 5th. A. OSBORN.


On Monday the 7th October, will be exposed for sale, at the Vendue Office, - Mess pork in barrels, onions in do. potatoes in do. Irish linen, platillas, Britannias, calicoes, Oznaburgs, hammocks, saddles, bridles, French liquors, nails, &c. &c.
Oct. 5th. KINGSTON & McBEAN.

On Thursday the 10th October, [see 18110921EDRG] . . .
Also a Negro Man named Lesperace, an excellent house servant.
September 21st. KINGSTON and M'BEAN.

On Monday the 14th October, at the Store of JOSEPH HILL, Esq. - Printed callicoes, cambric and fancy muslin, table-cloths, towels, napkins, chintz furniture, Irish linen, platillas, long lawns, white callicoes, Russia and Lancaster sheeting, cotton shirting, India long cloths, corded dimities, Britannias, huckaback, check, romal and Madras handkerchiefs, bordered and pocket do. coats, coatees, vests, trowsers and pantaloons, flannel jackets, green baize, coloured nankeen and granderels, hosiery, saddlery, tea, spices, stone blue, tripe, split pease, umbrellas, earthen and glass ware, nails, 4d. to 12d. and a general assortment of ironmongery, japan and tin ware, Fryburg's London snuff, haberdashery, Cogniac brandy, perry, Malmsey wine, noyeau, honey water, lamp and paint oil, paints, black pepper, gunpowder and shot, candles and soap, mortars, beads, Trafalgar table-covers. Also per Vigilant, from Liverpool - new May butter, Westmoreland hams, Gloster and Cheshire cheese; and per Colpoys from London, just landed, Hessian and jockey boots of the newest fashion, dress and strong shoes, &c.
October 5th. KINGSTON and M'BEAN.


This is to inform the
Public, that the following
Persons intend quitting this

Van het Secretary deezer
Colonie word geadverteerd,
dat de volgende Persoonen
van voorneemens zyn van hier
na elders te vertrekken, viz;

J. Koene, and his servant Charles, in 14 days from 5 Sept.
H. S. Parsons, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.
J. Smith, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.
D. Miller, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.
T. C. Long, will Transport to Berbice, in 14 days from 1st October, 1811, Nine Slaves, the property of Mrs. Long, formerly Mrs. Jones, the Names to be seen at this Office.

AT the request of the Executors to the Will of WILLIAM HARRIS, deceased, Notice is hereby given that all persons who have claims against the said deceased, are requested to render them properly attested, to Mr. FREDERICK KENT, within three Months from date.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, 5th October, 1811.
P. F. TINNE, Dep. Sec.

At the COMMISSARY COURT of the 14th October, will be passed the following TRANSPORTS and MORTGAGES, viz: -
[Transcriber's note: change in the last item in the list; compare with 18110928EDRG.] . . .
By the Attornies of F. C. Loncke, a first Mortgage on Plantation Stricken [sic] Heuvel, with 138 slaves, (names to be seen in this Office), in favour of the Loan formerly under the direction of D. Changion [sic], now under that of J. J. B. Heemskerk, to replace the mortgage-claims of the said loan on Plantation Catharina.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, 27th Sept 1811.

The Packet, bearing the Mail for August, arrived on Thursday, and will sail on Wednesday next. She has brought London Papers to the 17th of that month, and the following paragraphs embrace the substance of their contents: -
[Transcriber's note: not transcribed - European news.]

Upwards of eight hundred Dutch fishermen have recently made application to the British government to be taken under its protection, and have solicited to be allowed to settle on some part of the east coast of Scotland. The situation of these poor men is truly pitiable, the unsettled state of the Continent having deprived them, for a long time past, of the means of pursuing their peaceful occupations with either safety or success. We are glad to learn that Government are now devising measures for procuring a permanent settlement for these useful and industrious people on some part of the coast; and it is understood that the late visit of the Governors of the Merchant Maiden Hospital of Edinburgh to the town of Peterhead was connected with this object. To any one acquainted with the inoffensive disposition and frugal industrious habits of the Dutch fishermen, it is needless to point out the incalculable advantages which such an acquisition will be to that quarter of the island. They are infinitely better acquainted with the fishing-banks and stations upon the coast than our own fishermen; and the patient labour and economy with which they pursue their occupation must render them valuable members of any community whatever. The great body of these fisherman [sic] has already arrived at Heligoland, and many others on various parts of the Dutch coast are prepared to follow their example.

The French Government is as rigorous as ever in not permitting strangers to land from England on the coast of France and Holland; at the same time it does not hesitate to give passports to certain classes of foreigners, who have or pretend to have, business in England.

On the surrender oef the Isle of France, some captured British seamen and soldiers were found carrying arms against their country, having been induced, either by bribes or threats, to enter into the service of the enemy. Sixteen of them are, it is said, to be tried for the crime at the next Admiralty Sessions.

An order has been issued from the Admiralty, directing that quarterly returns should be sent from every ship and vessel of war, stating what punishments have been inflicted, for what crimes, and the dates of both crime and punishments.

Lord Wellington has appointed the Prince of Orange and Lord Charles Manners to be extra Aides-de-Camp to his Lordship.

At Antwerp, there were advertised for sale, on account of the Public Treasury, ten thousand bags of cotton, two millions and a half pounds of coffee, one million and a half pounds of sugar, and in the whole, property to the value of nearly one million and a half sterling. These articles of merchandize had been received from Prussia, and were the form in which the contributions were paid by that kingdom to Bonaparte, in consequence of the defalcation in the Royal and National coffers. The Price of sugar in Paris was 4s. 6d. per lb. unrefined, of coffee, 3s. 6 3/4 per lb.

Advancing daily in cruelty and crime, Bonaparte has lately passed two Decrees, which it would be difficult to match among the most sanguinary decrees of his most sanguinary predecessors, Robespierre and Marat. - By one of these decrees, no young lady who has an annual income of 6000 francs; or above, is to marry without his permission!!! Horrible monster! he is not content with the constant action of his Conscript code, which secures to every male infant a baptism of tears at its birth, but he must check and dry up the softest feelings of the female heart. They must not cherish a tender sentiment but with his permission; they must not indulge a passion implanted in their natures by a beneficent Providence without his consent: a decree must go forth from the Corsican ere Love can be united with Hymen. Females must not judge with their own eyes; they must not decide with their own wishes; they must get a decree from him. Who does not see to what shocking immoralities this outrageous measure may and must lead? But is is his purpose, his passion, to wound the feelings of nature, and to demoralize the human race. He would reduce all to his own level. Have not our readers often felt a sickness at heart in the contemplation of his edicts? It is indeed peculiar to the present war, that while, more than any former contest, it endears our country to us, it likewise more often occasions us to forget our country in our concern for mankind at large. Patriotism blends itself and loses its distinct nature, in philanthropy; and we need think of ourselves only as Christians, nay, only a human beings, to feel and act as Englishmen. By the second Decree alluded to, any person detected in correspondence with the subjects of Great Britain, and in drawing or negotiating bills of exchange, is to be shot within twelve hours after detection, if found guilty.

By accounts from the interior of France, it appears that great discontents prevail respecting the violence of the new conscription of youths from 14 to 16 years old.

We mentioned above, that a Decree had been issued by Bonaparte, imposing the penalty of death upon all persons detected in a correspondence with the subjects of Great Britain, and in drawing or negociating bills of exchange. This is done with the view of encouraging the importation of gold coin into France, and of preventing altogether dealings by bills. Thus, persons coming to buy goods in French ports must not pay for them by bills upon London, but must bring specie.

The lately arrived China fleet has brought home two millions sterling, in dollars, from the Chinese Government, to purchase naval stores, a measure never known to have been adopted by the Chinese Government.

Bonaparte, it appears, is making most extraordinary exertions to collect seamen, for manning the ships of war he is fitting out in the ports of France and Holland. Letters from the coast of France, state, that great numbers of foreign seamen had recently been conducted to the different depots prepared for their reception. These men are conveyed to their destination under escorts of Gendarmerie, and are very thoroughly guarded. The kind of naval conscription which Bonaparte established, has not been found sufficiently productive to answer his present demands, and he has issued orders for the Hans Towns to furnish immediately, in proportion to their population, a number of men fitted for the naval service. These orders, we understand, have already been carried into execution in a very rigorous manner at Hamburg. The French Governor of that City, it is said, caused the gates to be shut during three successive days, and after seizing every man who had been at sea, and a great proportion of those employed in the navigation of the river, sent them off under a strong guard for Holland. It is supposed that these men are destined for the fleet in the Scheldt.

A vessel, named the Constellation, to sail against the wind and tide, has just been completed at Bristol. She has one mast of iron, with an upright windlass affixed to the same. Her sails, which are of a peculiar construction, when in motion, can weigh her anchor, work three pieces of mechanism, (two projecting from her sides, and one in the centre), two pumps, and, upon occasion, two sweeps, of 24 feet. Her canvas is also extended or shortened in an instant, and, if required, the mast, with all its appendages, is as quickly lowered. She has neither blocks nor running rigging, except fore and aft stay, and cables. In fact, she is a complete life as well as packet-boat, and calculated to sail upon, as well as before, the wind.

It is stated, that the French Government has notifide to the merchants of Paris, and the other principal towns, that, to prevent the necessity of a clandestine correspondence with England, all letters sent unsealed to the post-office at Paris, addressed to merchants in England, will be forwarded conformably to their address. After this notification, no indulgence will be shown to any person detected in a private correspondence with England. The evident reason for this indulgence, if so it may be calledx, is, that Bonapart has deemed it necessary to grant a few licences for ships to trade with England, under certain conditions; and, as this commerce, limited as it is, necessarily requires some correspondence, he therefore wishes it to be placed more completely under his controul, while he at the same time deprives the merchant of a plea for corresponding by more private means.

By a regulation of the British Admiralty, Lieutenants in the Navy are in future to command only vessels of four guns.

Meeting at Lloyd's. – A general meeting of the subscribers of this house took place on the 30th of July, to consider the report presented by a Committee of twenty-one gentlemen, for the better management of their affairs in future. It was agreed, that the fee of admission should be augmented from 15 to 25l.; and that no person be admitted a member unless recommended by six subscribers, who shall attend personally before the Committee, if called on, to give an account of the party they recommend; that the admission be by ballot: and that the name of the party balloted for be posted in the subscribers'-room for one week. – A motion for a new Committee of twelve was carried, three of whom are to go out annually by rotation; it was also carried, that they should have a salary of two hundred pounds per annum; but a member demanding that this resolution be decided by ballot, the same was ordered accordingly. – The motion that Mr. John Bennett, jun. Be Secretary of the new Committee, was carried unanimously. – On the motion that a third master to the house was necessary, and that Mr. John Bennett, jun. be appointed to that situation, Mr. Hathaway opposed the resolution, and moved an amendment, which was lost; and, on the original question being put, Mr. H. stood alone in the minority. The question whether the new Committee are to have two hundred pounds a year, or not, will be first decided. The subscribers will afterwards proceed to the election of the Committee for the management of the affairs of the house.


Oct. 2. Schr. Shark, Portland, a negro, from Surinam, Molasses, &c.
3. Brig Porus, Emery, Saco, Lumber, &c.
Cyrus, Ring, Boston, Fish, staves & flour.
4. Ship Paragon, Forsyth, Maranham, Ballast.

Oct. 2. Schr. Burchall, Lawson, for Barbados.
3. Guiana, Johnson, Surinam.
4. Ship Admiral Colpoys, Venables, London.
Schr. Good Intent, Strickland, Barbados.
4. Ship Caledonia, Thompson, Liverpool.

[right pointing hand icon] In about fifty copies of the present Gazette, the following paragraph appeared, by mistake of the Marshal's Office: - "4th. - In behalf of F. P. Van Berckel, L.L.D. versus Mercy Ann Blackman. - Two Carpenter Negroes, Tom and Wren." - The sale is not to take place.

LIST of Runaway and Arrested SLAVES in the
Colony Stocks of DEMERARY, 5th October, 1811.



Brought by





Boed. Engels,


Saint Pierre,

St. Deeges,

La Reduite.


Pl. La Resource,

Pl. Meerzorg.





Dr. Reitser,

Pl. Georgia.





Pl. King Donan,




Dr. Lewis.


Pl. Elizabeth-hall,

Juff. de Wolf



Pl. Vergennoegen.



Pl. Henry.

Sally Ann,





Pl. Rome.


N. Eifers,




Ms. Gutela.


St. Deeges,






J. Simpson,

Van Senden.

S. G. MARTENS, Drossart.

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