Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1811 October 08


Vol. VI.]

[No. 413.


THE Subscriber hath for sale, Wallaba shingles, of an excellent quality and large size, at f. 27: 10 p. M. for ready payment, either in rum or cash.
North-Street, Bridge-Town, JAMES BRUCE.
October 8.

FOR sale by the Subscriber, a Half Lot of Land, on the east side of Demerary river, nearly opposite to Plantation Princess Carolina, with a dwelling-house thereon, 56 feet long by 40 feet wide, with a gallery all round, a kitchen, Negro-houses, stock-house, and a field of two acres in plantains, the one half of which is in bearing trees. It will be sold very reasonable, for immediate payment.
N.B. - A four-oared tent-boat will be sold, with or without the place.

LANDING from on board the Brig Porus, Capt. Emmery, and for sale by the Subscriber;
Pine boards and plank, of a superior quality
Shingles, and a few wood hoops
A few hhds. of rum and molasses wanted, for which cash will be paid on delivery.

THE undersigned, intending to quit the Colony in a few weeks, offers for sale from thirty to forty head of very fine Creole Cattle, consisting of milch cows, with calves by their sides, cows in calf, young heifers, and oxen.
Oct. 8. B. JEFFERY.
NB. - The above cattle are to be seen in Cumingsburg, and will be disposed of, very reasonable, for immediate payment.


On Friday the 8th of November, [see 18110928EDRG] . . .
Also on the same day and place, by Order of Mr. HENRY POLLARD, - An excellent draft horse and chaise, several milch cows and sheep, at six months credit; also a house, thirty-two feet long by eighteen, in complete order, with out-buildings, situated at Mahaica Creek, at 6, 9, and 12 months credit.
September 28th. KINGSTON & McBEAN.


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.

The Schooner Governor Bentinck, Capt. Mackenzie, arrived yesterday from Oronoque, and has brought news of considerable importance. It is doubtless in the memory of the reader, that that part of the Spanish Dominions has been, for some time past, writhing under the tremendous scourge of Civil War! one party being for Ferdinand, and the other for Independence. The intelligence, therefore, we have now to communicate, will be found in the following Dispatch, from the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Party, to His Excellency the Governor of the Province of Guayana; from which Dispatch, the Independents appear to have been totally routed.
"I have the honor today before your Excellency a true statement of the action of the 15th of the present month, as Commander in Chief of the divisions ordered to attack the hill, and batteries of the enemy situated on the cliffs of the high lands on the other side of this river, opposite to the town.
Having received the plan that your Excellency did the honor to deliver me, for the embarkation, disembarkation, and attack on the other side, I gave my orders in the following manner: - I gave the command of the division, that was to attack on the left of the battery, to Don Augustin Rodriguez, Lieutenant of the Royal Artillery, in company with the Lieutenant of the infantry, Don Ant. Chaffre, and fifty men; the division that was to attack on the right, to the command of the Captain of the infantry, Don Franc. Oronco, in company with the Lieutenant of the said body, Don Juan Astor, with fifty men; and I took charge of the division myself that was to attack in the center, with fifty men and the Lieutenant of the regular militia, Don Antony Vergara, accompanying me; at the same time, the Captain of the Brig Carmen, D. Joseph Andria, who with a few mariners and other volunteers had made a straggling party. The troops were embarked in a very short space of time, and in the best order, but I found it necessary to pull against the strong tide to get to windward of the port, and that the divisions of the left and center might make their disembarkation; but finding that the division of the right had began to cross the river, and that the enemy's battery had began a strong fire, I made a signal for all our boats to do the same, in which instant their commanders and mariners signalised themselves in activity, putting us on shore in a very short space of time, not taking the least notice of the strong fire that the advanced parties of the enemy made on them. The bows of the boats had scarcely struck the land, when, with the greatest intrepidity, our soldiers took the shore, and in a very few minutes our march began.
I gave orders that the division of the right should attack the fortification or guard houses, where the most of their [illegible] was, on a very high hill on the right of the battery.
I, with my division, ascended the hill, in the middle between the two; and notwithstanding the strong fire from both sides, [illegible] the rocky situation of the hill, and the difficulty of the road, [illegible] opposite to the battery; but the enemy seeing our precipitated march, they made use of one of their pieces of artillery from the battery, with grape-shot, once they had us within pistol-shot of them; but our division and [illegible] party played so well with our musketry, that the enemy could not so much as point their guns, so that [illegible] and wounded three of our straggling party. [illegible] that instant [illegible] our troops with the cry, "Victory to Ferdinand VM. - fall upon them, my brave Comrades;" and in that instant we entered the battery. Our enemies, finding themselves attacked on all quarters, put themselves to flight, leaving the battery. For my part, besides having obtained the victory, I had the glory of being the first man that put his foot on the walls, and proclaimed the name of our Sovereign.
We took from them in the battery one eighteen pounder, one twelve, and one four; twenty prisoners, amongst which a Negro captain of the artillery, three wounded, two flags or colours of their independence, and a quantity of powder.
Our loss consisted two killed, (one of whom died of his wounds after the action), and nine wounded.
After the action, I found, in a very short space of time, nine dead bodies of the enemy, and after that a good many more, and a good deal of blood in different roads.
I recommend to your Excellency's esteem the following officers: the Lieutenant of the royal artillery, the Captain Don Antone Bacisula, as likewise the volunteer militia, and the serjeants, corporals, cadets, and soldiers; for every one in his station acted with the greatest bravery, so that it gave me the greatest pleasure to see so much enthusiasm, patriotism, and love, to their king, country, and religion.
This I lay before your Excellency, by which means you may make it known to his Majesty, so that he may reward each individual as he thinks convenient.
May God preserve your Excellency.
Guayana, Sept. 6, 1811.
Captain of Dragoons of Upata.
To his Excellency Don Matias Farreras,
Governor of the Province of Guayana."


The experiment on procuring saccharine matter from beet-root, to rival our colonial productions, has wholly failed in France; the quantity extracted being insufficient to compensate for the expences attending the growth and process. One hundred weight of the vegetable yielded only four pounds of sugar and three of molasses.

Will sail a running vessel the middle of December. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on board, or to
October 9. DOUGLAS, REID, and Co.

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