Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1811 November 02


Vol. VI.]


[No. 420.



                  OFFICE of ORDNANCE,
                  Demerary, Nov. 2, 1811.
ANY Person willing to Contract, by the running foot, for putting up Spouting, six inches square, to the Barracks and Buildings at Post Mahaica, will please to send in sealed tenders to this Office, marked "Tenders for Spouting," on or before Friday, the 8th Inst. at 12 o'clock at noon, when they will be opened in presence of the respective Officers, and the lowest if approved, accepted.
The whole to be of the best workmanship and materials, and to be finished in one month from the present date, and subject to the approval of the Commanding Engineer.
Ordnance Store-Keeper.

ANY Person wishing to Contract for three months, to deliver to the Civil Commissary's Department, forty-eight quintals of Newfoundland COD FISH, and two hundred and twenty gallons of RUM; the Fish to be delivered monthly, sixteen quintals, and the Rum eight days after the tender is approved of.
Sealed Tenders will be received at the Government Secretary's Office, from this date until the 8th Inst. when the same will be opened by His Excellency the Governor, and the lowest offer accepted.
Stabroek, 2d November, 1811.
J. R. BRANDT, Commissary.

THE Subscriber has removed his residence to Pl. Friendship, on the East Coast, but his Domicilium Citandi et Executandi, is still at his house, No. 101, Cumingsburg; from whence all letters or other communications, will be forwarded to him: - And he hereby requests, that no goods or merchandize whatever, may be delivered to any person on his account, or that of his estates, without his order in writing; and that all those he has had any dealings with, will render their accounts, that they may be examined and settled, previous to the 31st December next.

DESERTED from the Snow Henry, Robert McDowal, Master, on the night of the 31st October; Hugh MacPerson, apprentice, about 18 years of age, stout, and a good deal marked with the small-pox; and William Whittingham, also an apprentice, about 16 years of age, florid countenance, and had on when he went away a red frock. A reward of eight dollars, will be paid by the master, on delivering them on board; and all persons are hereby cautioned against harbouring them, and masters of vessels who ship them, will have the law rigidly enforced against them. Nov. 1st.




RUNAWAY from the Subscriber, on Tuesday last, a LITTLE NEGRO GIRL, by name Eliza; a creole of this Colony, about nine or ten years of age; speaks a little English, but more given to the creole Dutch language, supposed to be harboured by some evil-disposed person or persons, as she has been in the country for some time past, and not much acquainted in town. - A liberal reward will be given to any person, who will lodge her in the Barracks, or deliver her to the Subscriber. - All persons are hereby warned not to harbour or conceal the said Negro Girl, as the Laws will be strictly enforced against any who may be found so to do; and all Captains of Vessels are hereby forbid taking her off the Colony under penalty, as the law directs.
Bridge-Town, November 2d.

THE Subscribers have on Sale, at their Store, by late arrivals:
Mess beef in barrels and half barrels,
Do. pork in do. and do.
Hams and Potatoes,
Salmon in barrels and half barrels,
Mackarel in do. and do.
Alewives in barrels, crackers in kegs,
Loaf sugar, Hyson tea, black pepper,
Corks, chalk, white lead, lamp oil in jugs,
Hoes, shovels, and cutlasses,
Tobacco in barrels,
Mens' strong shoes with buckles,
Ladies' and youths' shoes,
Sewing and seine twine, fishing lines, &c.
Large blocks and hand pumps,
Best foolscap and common paper, quills,
Small sets of books complete, and
sundry other stationary,
Wine, beer, porter and perry per doz.
Gin and old rum, &c. &c.
Nov. 2d. JEFFERS and ALBOUY.

Just Landing and for sale by the Subscriber;
Salmon in barrels,
Mackarel in whole and half do.
Shads and Herrings.

A House Boy to Hire, [heading]
Enquire at the Office of this Paper.
November 2d.

Ten Prime Oronoque Mules, [heading]
For which Produce will be taken in Payment.
Nov. 2d. BRYANT and NOONAN.

THE Undersigned offers for sale a new Sloop Boat, 26 feet keel and 10 beam; with mast, spars, and all necessary iron-work; built of the best materials, say Mora timbers, and Silvabally plank; calculated to draw a light draft of water: - which will be sold very reasonable for immediate payment. For particulars enquire at Mr. A. F. HARROWER, in Cumingsburgh, at whose logie she is, or of
Nov. 2d. T. SMITH.

TO BE SOLD. [heading]
A Very convenient and excellent DWELLING HOUSE, having four good rooms on one floor, extensive out buildings, a garden, planted with shrubs and fruit trees and a piece of ground planted with Guinea grass; the whole comprising upwards of two lots of Land, situated on the Brick-Road, in Kingston, and now occupied as the Ordnance Office, which is to be removed. Immediate possession may be had. For price and terms apply to Mr. NAGHTEN, or to Messrs. KERNAN, and Co. in Stabroek.
Nov. 2d.


BY Authority obtained, there will be offered for sale by me, the undersigned first Marshal of the Honorable Court of Justice, in presence of two Counsellor Commissaries and the Secretary, at the Court-House in the chief Town of Stabroek, on Tuesday the 12th of November next:-
1st. In behalf of F. P. VAN BERCKELl, L.L.D. R.O. versus MERCY ANN BLACKMAN, two Carpenter Negroes, named Tom and Wren.
2d. In behalf of G. M. FORRESTER, q. q. STEPHEN WALCOTT, as empowered to act, per deed of transfer of F. C. LONCKE, in quality as testamentary executor to the estate and effects of the late JOSEPH WALCOTT, versus W. H. ADDISON, q.q.
A negro Lewis, and a negro woman Fanny, runaway since two years from Pl. Reynestein; a ditto Sovenir, absent since six months; four negro women, Sarah, Judith, Susan and Jennet, as likewise three negro men William, Jack, and Amsterdam.
Any persons conceiving to have right or title to the above negro slaves, will be pleased to address themselves with their reasons of opposition to me, the undersigned First Marshal, and those intending to purchase, please to come on the day and at the place abovementioned, to hear the conditions of sale.
Rio Demerary, 30th October, 1811.
M. SMIT, First Marshal.

IN DEMERARY. [heading]

On Tuesday the 5th of November, by Order of Joseph Hill, Esq. at his store, the following goods of recent importations, viz. - Printed calicoes of various kinds, fine fancy cambric do. cambric muslins, long lawns, Irish linens, Russia and Lancashire sheeting, diapers, huckaback, bordered handkerchiefs, towels, napkins, table cloths of all sizes, linen and cotton platillas, Britannias, linen and cotton checks, shirting and lining calicoes, long cloths, Madras and Romal handkerchiefs, chintz furnitures, corded and India dimities, coloured nankeens and granderels, pocket handkerchiefs, flannel, fancy muslin for ladies' dresses, musquito netting, salempores, coats, coatees, jackets, trowsers, and pantaloons, shirts, white jean, quilting and black silk vests, haberdashery, stationary, ironmongery, glass and earthen ware, japan and tin ware, saddlery, lamp and paint oil, paints, tea, spices, stone blue, split pease, black pepper, almonds, raisins, currants, candles, soap, ox tongues, tripe [sic - no comma] new Cork butter, Westmoreland hams, cheese, powder and shot, mortars and pestles, Malmsey wine, perry, cogniac brandy, Swedish bar iron and iron hoops, London boots and shoes, Fribourgh snuff, &c. &c.; also a few pipes of choice London old Madeira wine.
November 2d. KINGSTON & M'BEAN.

On Wednesday the 6th of November at the store of J. P. Hicks, on Robb's Stelling, by Order of Capt. McClintock, - Fifty barrels Alewives, to be sold without reserve, also at the same time, salt fish in hhds. and boxes, Madeira wine in pipes and quarter casks, and an assortment of nails, &c. &c.
November 2d. KINGSTON and M'BEAN.

On Thursday the 7th inst. at the Commissary Stores, in front of Pl. Vlissingen, by Order of Messrs. Hyndman and Cary, - Ten tierces of rice.
Nov. 2d. KINGSTON and M'BEAN.

DEMERARY. [heading]

This is to inform the
Public, that the follow-
ing Persons intend
quitting this Colony;-

deezer Colonie word gead-
verteerd dat de volgende
Persoonen van voorneemens
zyn van hier na elders te
vertrekken, viz;

Mrs. R. Freeman and her Son, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from . . . Oct. 5.
M. Howard, with one servant, in do. or 6 weeks. 8.
J. Williams, in do. . . . . . . 11.
H. Parson, in do. . . . . . . . 12.
C. Taylor, in do. . . . . . . . 12.
C. Hendrison, in 14 days . . . 13.
J. Bradford, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . 22.
K. Johnson and Children, with one servant in do. . . . 23.
F. W. Overweg, in 14 days, . . . . . . . . . 23.
J. Anstice, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.
William Hawkes, with his servant, Louis, in 14 days, or 6 weeks . . . 26
J. Reed, do. . . . . . . . . . 28.
Alexander Izat, do. or one month . . . . . . 29.
Mrs. Atkins & family, in 14 days from Nov. 2.
J. B. Young, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.
J. Van Ostrum, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.

NOTICE. [heading]
THE Box, containing the Votes of the Inhabitants of this Colony, for a Financial Representative in the room of John Wilson, Esq. having been opened with the usual formalities, it appeared that the Majority of Votes were in favor of W. B. Panye, Esq. who has been elected accordingly.
Court-House, Stabroek, 2d. November, 1811.
P. F. TINNE, Dep. Sec.

BY AUTHORITY. [heading]
His Excellency the GOVERNOR has been pleased to appoint CHARLES AUGUSTUS DALE, Esqr. to the situation of Government-Secretary, vice JOHN BROWN, Esqr resigned.

The Snig, from Barbados, arrived on Tuesday last, but at too late a period of the afternoon, for us to give her Papers' contents, in our publication of that day; and, now, as the Packet, bearing the September Mail, (which entered our river on Thursday, and will depart on Wednesday next,) affords London News to the 14th of that month, when the Barbados Papers give only to the 11th - we shall take no more notice of them than that their dates are to the 19th of October.

The Papers before us insinuate, that the negociation with Mr. Foster and the American Government is already broken off - but that certainly cannot be the case, as Congress has scarcely yet met, to whom the matter was to be reserved.

Mr. Joel Barlow, the new ambassador from the United States to the Court of Bonaparte, is also arrived in England, on his way to that country.

The Little Belt sloop of war is arrived in a British port; and Capt. Bingham has had several interviews with the Board of Admiralty and the Secretary of State, relative to his engagement with the President.

French Privateer. - The brig Coffee-Planter, belonging to Plymouth, (England), Captain Hercules Jenkins, arrived, on the 14th of August, at that port, from Curaćoa, and left that place six weeks previous, with a valuable cargo, bound to London, states, that about 8 days after sailing, when in the Mona Passage, a schooner privateer was observed hovering about an American ship, which, being fired at by the former, brought to, and in a short time after stood away from her assailant; but it was not known whether she had been taken possession of or not. The privateer then continued cruising within a short distance of the Coffee Planter, (which vessel's crew were only sufficient to work her), as if to observe her force; and, after reconnoitring her, came up, and took possession, without any resistance; Capt. Jenkins and his crew were immediately put in irons, in which state they remained the following night and part of the next day. Their ship was anchored under the Mona Island, (which is situated in the Mona Passage, and uninhabited), among the breakers, and boats were launched from the privateer to plunder, which, we are happy to say, was not carried into complete effect; however, about one hundred dollars, belonging to the captain, together with all the guns, part of his provisions, &c. were then taken away. During the time this scene was carrying on, a large ship, that had a very war-like appearance, bore in sight, which alarmed the privateer; the latter took every precaution to prevent her being discovered, to effect which she anchored behind Mona Island, near which the stranger passed. Previous to this, Captain Jenkins and his crew had been released from their fettered confinement, and, on the vessel passing, he immediately cut his cable, and stood towards her; she proved to be the ship Minerva, from the West Indies, with a cargo, bound to London. Capt. Jenkins gave an account of his capture, and the hiding-place of his enemy, when he stood away from her. The privateer was at this time observed to be preparing to chace; but her design was frustrated by the appearance of another ship in the offing, which turned out to be the Cumberland, from the West Indies, with a cargo, bound to London, for whose safety apprehensions were entertained, as the privateer was observed to watch her movements; and the two former lost her in a brisk gale during the following night. The privateer is called the Marengo, is a fine vessel, of 14 guns, and about 140 men, who are of all nations. The Captain is said to be a Frenchman, named Augereau; and he declared that the Coffee-Planter was the 32d prize he had made. His cabin was full of letters and dollars, plundered from the different vessels he had captured, the greater part of which were destroyed, but what became of their crews the Captain did not think proper to say.

There does not appear to be any truth in the article we copied from the Barbados Papers lately, respecting a second attack on the Island of Anholt.

An error of considerable importance has been discovered in the accounts given in different papers, and mentioned in our No. 418, respecting what took place in the British Council, on the 6th of September, regarding America. It was not a new measure of retaliation, but the continuation of the old one.

In the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]



Brought by





Pl. La Resource,

Pl. Meerzorg.





Dr. Reitser,

Pl. Georgia.






Dr. Lewis.


Pl. Elizabeth-hall,

Juff. de Wolf



Pl. Vergennoegen.



Pl. Rome.


Bennet (Berbice)



Juff. Doresten,



John d'Wever,

Pl. Lancaster,






Pl. Covent Garden.



Pl. Swanenschutts,





Mrs. Morehouse,

Pl. Land Canaan,


Pl. Klyn Diamond,

Betsey Mangee.

Nov. 2d. S. G. MARTENS, Drossart.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
Every Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
By Edward James Henery.

Created: 18 June 2008   Last modified:     Creator: Wilmer, John Lance    Maintainer: Rodney Van Cooten
Creative Commons License

Except where otherwise noted, this site is licensed under a Creative Commons License

up arrow