Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1811 November 26

Vol. VI.]


[No. 427.



NOTICE. [heading]
ANY person possessed of about fifty working Negroes, free from incumbrances, and desirous of purchasing a settled estate, now in high cultivation, and the crop coming in, may hear of an advantageous bargain by applying to the Printer. Nov. 26.

STOLEN, [heading]
FROM on board the Schooner belonging to Plantation Affiance, when lying off Hyndman and Cary's Stelling, on Tuesday night, the 19th instant, a black-leather PORTMANTEAU; containing sundry articles of Wearing Apparel, some of which were marked I. H. a red leather clasp Pocket Book, and a silver Watch, maker's name, Morgan, Dublin, Whoever will give information to lead to the discovery of the thief, shall receive One Joe Reward, by application at this Office. Nov. 26,

DESERTED, [heading]
FROM the Ship Douglas, on the evening of the 20th inst. JAMES EDWARDS, chief mate, born in Chester; is about 30 years of age, and 6 feet in height; of a good address, dark-complexioned, and stout-made. Whoever will apprehend said deserter, and lodge him in the Colony Barracks, shall be handsomely rewarded by
Nov. 26. DOUGLAS, REID, & Co.
Masters of vessels are requested to be careful lest they ship a person of the above description.

LANDING from on board the Schooner Sukey, Capt. Plumley, from Boston, and for sale by the Subscriber, very reasonable for immediate payment:
Superior-quality lumber
Fine dry-fish
Superfine flour, in barrels
White oak staves
Ditto shooks and heading
Wood hoops
Also lately arrived, and for sale as above: [centered]
Beef, tongues, tripe, hams, cheese, butter, soap, split peas, black pepper, mixed spices, Jamaica allspice, currants in jars, vinegar, fine hyson and gunpowder tea, loaf sugar, knives and forks, penknives, best plated spurs, razors in cases, plated table and tea spoons, M'Cabe's (London) gold and silver watches, capped and jewelled; nails 4d. to 30d. brads, horse-shoe nails, iron pots, shovels, cutlases[sic], hinges, locks, very strong bolts, boat anchors, grapnels, rod-iron, iron puncheon hoops and rivets; very large counter scales, with best beams and weights, small ditto ditto, and brass weights; frying-pans, stew pans, dish-covers, coffee-pots, gentlemen's dressing-cases, dripping-pans, trays, waiters, bread-baskets, knife-trays, fish-hooks, pins, currying-combs, sodirons, chamber-candlesticks, with extinguishers and tinder-boxes attached; essence of carnation, Golding's lavender and honey-water, aromatic vinegar, mushroon and walnut ketchup, meat and fish sauce, pint and 2-pint tumblers, with covers, tumblers, wine-glasses, butter-coolers, mustard-pots, &c. cloth, shoe, tooth, nail, and paint, brushes; large and small tooth-combs, ivory small tooth-combs, ladies' tortoise-shell small combs, pearl and tortoise-shell handled pocket combs, common ditto; fine India long-cloths, fine and coarse muslins, chintz, yellow and white nankeens, coats, coatees, round-robins, pantaloons and trowsers, sewing silks, thread, shirt buttons, superfine black cloths, boots and shoes, ladies' and children's ditto ditto, silk and cotton stockings, cotton and worsted socks, braces, gloves, London-made fishing-seines, with bags, cordage, deep-sea lines; saddlery, as bridles, rope, hemp, and travelling collars, girths, heads and reins, stirrup-leathers, small portmanteaus; stationary, consisting of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 quire books, foolscap and post paper, note ditto, quills, black-lead pencils and silver pencil-cases, India-rubbers, wafers, blotting-paper, blank bills of exchange and bills of lading, &c. &c. &c. cotton bagging, fine burning-oil in bottles, long-leaf tobacco, lamp-oil; black, blue, green, yellow, red, and brown paints, paint-oil, neatsfoot-oil; Madeira wine, in pipes, hogsheads, quarter-casks, and per dozen; vin de Grave; Morton's best London brown-stout, in casks of 7 dozen each; real Hollands, fine-flavoured old rum, Hoffman's cherry and raspberry brandy, raspberry vinegar, capilaire, &c. &c.
Nov. 26. H. O. SEWARD.

FOR SALE. [heading]
THAT house and ground in Kingston, consisting of lots No. 74 and 85, at present occupied by Mr. Downie. The premises are in excellent repair, and have a good stable and negro-house attached to them. For other particulars apply to
Nov. 26. DOUGLAS, REID, & Co.

JUST imported in the Brig Hunter, Capt. Greely, from Portland, the following articles, which the Subscribers will sell very reasonable for immediate payment in rum or molasses:
Cod and scale fish
White pine boards and plank
White and red oak shooks
Wood hoops
Red oak staves
Superfine flour, &c. &c.
Nov. 26. J. H. ALBOUY & Co.

NOW landing from the Brig Hunter, from Portland, and for sale by the Subscribers,
Superfine Flour
Rice and
Wood Hoops.

MARSHAL's OFFICE, [heading]
DEMERARY. [heading]

BY Authority obtained, there will be exposed and sold by me, the undersigned 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 10th of December next:-
1st. In behalf of George Lacy and Co. versus D. Burns, a negro woman, named Simeria; and
2dly. In behalf of A. MacMillan, versus J. Kemp, two negroes, named Bob and Billy.
Any person pretending to have right or title to the above negroes, please to address themselves with their reasons of opposition to me the undersigned, first Marshal, and those intending to purchase, will be pleased to attend on the day and at the place abovementioned, to hear the conditions of sale.
Rio Demerary, 22d Nov. 1811.
M. SMIT, First Marshal.

IN DEMERARY. [heading]

[Transcriber's note: no new or modified vendues in this issue.]

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;

K. Johnson and Children, with one servant in do. . . . 23 Oct.
William Hawkes, with his servant, Louis, in 14 days, or 6 weeks, 26.
J. Reed, do. . . . 28.
Alexander Izat, do. or one month, . . . 29.
J. Frankland, and family, with five slaves, (names to be seen at this Office), in 14 days, or 3 weeks from, . . . 8.
W. Campbell, in 14 days, or 3 weeks from . . . 15.
M. Kendrick, in 14 days, from . . . 16.
L. Coignaud, in 14 days, or one month 21.
R. Watson, sen. in do. or three weeks, . . . 25.
M. Sturdivent, (late Mate of the Ship Antigua Packet), in 14 days . . . 25.
Sworn Clerk.

ESSEQUEBO. [heading]

NOTICE is hereby given, that Mr. S. Mayers intends to leave the Colony within fourteen days of this date.
Secretary's Office, Essequebo, November 19, 1811.
First Clerk.
[Transcriber's note: this item does not appear in an earlier issue.]

ALSO den Heer S. Mayers voorneemens is binnen binnen [sic] den tyd van 14 dagen deeser Colonie te verlaaten, op word zulks aan 't publicq geadverteerd
Secretary van Essequebo, Nov. 19, 1811.
Eerste Clercq.
[Transcriber's note: this item does not appear in an earlier issue.]

The Sloop Mary, Capt. Briggs, from Barbados; the Brig Hunter, Capt. Greely, from Portland; and the Brig Paulina, Capt. Gookin, from Portsmouth, are the only arrivals since Saturday.

The Queen, Capt. Conkey, and the Demerary, Capt. Dougal, for this River, were to sail from Liverpool on the 1st of October. The Mail for October became due on Sunday last.

The Barbados Papers, by the Mary, are to the 16th instant, and they contain London news to the 1st of October; of which the following paragraphs possess the substance: -
[Transcriber's note: not transcribed - European news.]

A Proclamation of the Spaniards of Caracas, declaring their independence of Old Spain, having been received by the British Government; in conformity with the Treaty of Alliance between Great Britain and Spain, the following Commissioners have been appointed by the former, with a view of mediating between the Mother Country and her Colonies: - Mr. Stuart, the present British Minister in Portugal - a gentleman well acquainted with the Spanish language, besides his other qualifications for the important office in question; Capt. Cockburn, who is particularly conversant in Spanish affairs, from an extensive intercourse with that country, and who conveyed to England the Spanish Deputies, at the commencement of the prsent struggle in the Peninsula; and Mr. Morier, who was lately the British Charge d'Affairs in America. Mr. Hoppener, of the British Foreign Office, is to be Secretary to the Commissioners. T. Sydendam, Esq. is to be Minister in Portugal in the room of Mr. Stuart, abovementioned.

Considerable anxiety appears to have been raised in the British capital by the report of an action having taken place between the American frigate President, and the Melampus, 36 guns; and, to give the greater appearance of truth to this statement, it was declared that the Melampus was seen towing the American into Halifax.

It is with considerable pleasure we announce that Capt. Bingham (late of the Little Belt) is made Post, and appointed to the Volage. - A return to his former station, war with America, and another brush at his old antagonist, the acquitted-criminal, Commodore Rodgers, we make no doubt, are in consequence, the most ardent desideratum of his gallant heart.

His Excellency the Governor of St. Croix, has issued a Proclamation pursuant to instructions from the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury, wherein it is directed that all Lands and other property of the King of Denmark, which was disposed of after the surrender of that Island and its Dependencies to the British, be immediately restored. - This seems to augur some favourable change on the part of Denmark towards Great Britain, that may have given rise to this determination of the British Government.

The Duke of Sussex, report says, has been offered the Government of Jamaica, as a warm climate has been prescribed for the recovery of his Royal Highness's health.

It is reported that a Frenchman, named Maran, a member of the Legion of Honour, and one of Bonapart's emmissaries, has lately arrived at St. Bartholomew, where he has deposited a great number of fire-arms and a large quantity of ammunition, with an intention of availing himself of any occurrence that may appear favourable towards the re-establishment of Guadeloupe and Martinique as possessions of France.

The New York Gazette notices, we observe, in a recent number, the daily arrival of passengers in the United States, from Ireland. It adds, that many of them are persons of respectability and property; and computes, that from May to the middle of July, 3000 persons landed in that city.

Judge Chase, one of the founders of the American Revolution, died lately in Maryland.

The ship Irlam sailed from Barbados on the 6th Inst. for Liverpool, having on board the remnant of the 46th veteran regiment (lately arrived there from Dominica, for the purpose of being sent to England to recruit), consisting only of 2 Officers and 11 Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates. This is the corps that so eminently distinguished itself in the defeat of the French who were landed from the squadron under La Grange, a few years ago, with the intention of gaining possession of Dominica; but from which they were repulsed with great loss. In order to do that honoul so justly due to the colours of this regiment, they were escorted to the garrison by a Field-Officer's guard of the 60th regiment, with its band playing; from whence they were afterwards embarked for England.

A Meeting of the Planters, &c. of the Island of Dominica, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of petitioning Parliament for relief under the present depreciated state of Colonial Produce, was to take place on the 9th inst.

The [heading]
Mirror of British Heroism. [heading]

It is perhaps not generally known, that a considerable British flotilla is constantly employed on the Cadiz station in annoying the enemy, who possess the whole extent of coast around the bay, containing a great number of excellent harbours. This hazardous service is entrusted to 2 Captains, and about 30 Lieutenants, selected from the fleet, and sent on this employment to give them opportunities of displaying their valour and of rising to preferment. Each of these officers has under his command, a boat armed with two large guns, and manned with 40 men, all volunteers. This force consists in this manner of about 1400 men, headed by two Captains and 30 Lieutenants, all in the vigour of youth and enthusiasm, and eager to distinguish themselves, Among a body of British seamen thus sent out to seek occasions of danger, vying with each other in deeds of valour, and glorying in their contempt of life, we may easily conceive to what a pitch of ardour their passions must be kindled, and what a fine display of martial spirit the energies of such desperate service must occasionally call forth. This coast has accordingly become an animated scene of warlike adventure.
The following is an extract of a letter on this subject, dated off Cadiz, in July last:-
"The last enterprize of any consequence was an attack made by Captain Thomas, of the flotilla, and Lieutenant Le Blanc, of the Fearless gun-brig. - They proceeded, with about 40 men, to cut out a French privateer schooner from the harbour of St. Lucar, which they had reconnoitred on the preceding day; and having pulled into the harbour, about two in the morning, owing to the darkness, they attacked the wrong vessel, and boarded an American schooner. The mistake was fatal - the enemy was immediately alarmed, and the beach lined with troops. The French schooner was hauled on shore, and filled with soldiers, so that when our men attempted a second attack, their boat grounded before they could reach the privateer, and left them exposed to a most destructive fire from the enemy. In this dilemma, they discovered that, in addition to the fire of musketry which was poured in upon them, the French had got a field-piece to bear on them with grape. Resistance thus became unavailing, and nothing remained to be thought of but a retreat, which they effected, through a most tremendous shower of shot. with the loss of half their number in killed and wounded, including in the former Lieutenant Le Blanc, commander of the brig, in whome the service has lost one of its brightest ornaments."

From the same source, we have the following anecdote, which displays a most striking example of personal courage:
"The Rebuff gun-brig lately chased a small privateer, who ran ashore under the batteries of St. Lucar, and judging it practicable to bring her off, a boat, with a midshipman, and 14 men, was dispatched from the Rebuff, for that purpose. They landed at about gun-shot distance from her; and leaving James Thomson, the coxwain [sic], and two others of the crew to keep the boat afloat until their return, the remainder proceeded to attack the privateer. The moment the party were gone, the two men (who were Americans), with the intention of deserting, and carrying the boat into a French harbour, rose on Thomson, who had refused to join in their plan, and, by a most furious attack, endeavoured to dispatch him. Being a stout determined young fellow, he immediately grappled with them both, and, after a severe contest, got one of them under, and twisting a pistol out of his hand, shot the other, who was at that moment in the act of levelling a musket at him. The first (a strong American black) again attacked Thomson, and, with maniac fury, wounded him severely in several places with a cutlass; they then closed, and Thomson succeeded in throwing him overboard. The black regained the boat, foaming with rage, again struggled, and was again driven overboad. Thomson now endeavoured to keep him under water, but was so exhausted, from loss of blood, that he had not strength sufficient for the purpose, and must inevitably have fallen under his too powerful antagonist, who was again in the boat, and closed upon him with a cutlass, had he not suddenly disengaged himself, and snatching a pistol, shot the black through the shoulder joint, which completely disarmed him from all further resistance, The firing in the boat alarmed the enemy, and obliged the party to retire, who had already gallantly carried the privateer, and were in the act of launching her off; and who must, had it not been for the intrepid resistance of Thomson, the coxwain [sic], been left on the beach, exposed to the mercy of the enemy. Both are on board the Druid; the coxwain [sic] will recover, but there is little hope of the black, who is in a very dangerous state. The black is, without exception, the most muscular and handsome looking fellow I ever saw. Thomson is likewise a noble looking fellow. He is also an American, but an old English seaman."

BIOGRAPHY. [heading]

The American Papers give the following account of this Commander in the Navy of the United States: Captain Rodgers entered the American navy in the year 1793, during the Administration of Mr. Adams, then denominated the Federal Administration. He first sailed under the command of Captain Geddis, in the Petapscoe, a small sloop of war, as a sub-lieutenant. In the year 1798, he was promoted to Master and Commander of the Baltimore sloop of war, and made a cruise off the Leeward West India Islands. On his return to the United States, a Court of Inquiry was held upon him for unofficer-like-conduct in striking one of his midshipmen. From the report of the Court of Inquiry, he was dismissed the service by the President, and was not again called into service until the war between the United States and the Bey of Tripoli, when he got the command of the John Adams, now a sloop of war, but originally built for a frigate; she sails badly. He afterwards commanded the frigates Congress and Constitution, up the Mediterranean; and when the late Commander Samuel Barron was obliged to return, after making peace with Tripoli, Captain Rodgers, being senior Captain, hoisted the broad pendant, which he has ever since retained. The gallant Commodore entered into his nautical career in the Guinea, commonly called the slave trade, and from the lowest grade on board of a slave-ship, rose to the honour of being a master. He sailed out of Baltimore, and was known by the names of Bully Rodgers and Black Jack; the latter from his complexion being dark, and the former from his tyrannical and blustering disposition.
He has been often known to strip himself to his shirt, and fight with one of his foremast hands; if conquered, he confessed it, and was always the friend of his conqueror; but where the reverse was the case, he always shewed his superiority of strength by tyranny. He is about five feet ten inches in height, very muscular, has a dark but not unpleasant countenance; his features are prominent, a full black eye, heavy brow, and a low forehead; his manners are coarse, and where he affects the contrary, they shew the sycophant. His education has been bad; he is very illiterate, but allowed by every person who knows him to have great judgment in the working of a ship. He is a native of Maryland, born at Havre de Grace, where he has a handsome seat, highly romantic.

LINES FOR A BUST [heading]
OF THE [heading]

The sage, the statesman, and the patriot's, mind,
To matchless eloquence and taste he join'd.
No narrow views for transient fame and sway,
To reign the idol of a fleeting day;
No mean expedients, and no tricks of state;
Sunk and debas'd him to the vulgar-great.
Alike he scorn'd the demagogue's wild schemes,
His artful projects, or Utopian dreams.
To court the mob he never would descend;
Yet prov'd though [sic] life their firm consistent friend;
His gen'rous temper ne'er a foe oppress'd;
His manly candour rivals e'er confess'd.
In many a storm he freedom's cause maintain'd:
When falling, succour'd, and when weak, sustain'd.
With voice prophetic, ev'ry ill foretold
Of haughty councils, or the thirst for gold,
Which made an empire Albion's sway disown,
And rais'd fierce Gallia to her guilty throne.
Unmov'd he met, in all these toils of state,
His Sov'reign's anger, or the people's hate;
Undaunted bore e'en Poverty's cold hour,
And spurn'd the trappings or the frowns of Pow'r
With knowledge stor'd, his unassuming mind,
Liv'd but to feel - and felt, to serve mankind.
When far remov'd from cares of public life,
Its varnish'd tinsel, and its thankless strife,
In the calm shelter of his Sabine farm,
('Midst Faction's din, or Folly's false alarm),
Serene, compos'd, his only wish to please,
With long-lov'd friends, with books, and letter'd ease
He each soft charm, each milder grace, display'd,
That cheers Retirement in her classic shade,
Stills each fierce passion rous'd by love of pow'r,
And strews with flow'rs each dear domestic hour.
Hail, gentle spirit! though in dust you lie,
While England lives, thy virtues ne'er can die,
Though many a year to barren toil you lent,
Though many a year in fruitless labour spent;
When our lov'd country, Freedom's last retreat;
Of arts, of arms, alike the favour'd seat,
Sees the black prospect op'ning at her feet;
When all she lost by Bigotry's vile league,
By wild Profusion, or by low Intrigue;
When all she suffer'd passes in review,
Thy slighted councils and advice she'll rue;
Thy upright heart, devoid of guile, record,
Invoke thy shade, and pay thy just reward.
For come it must (the time however late)
When fiend-like Envy sleeps with Party-Hate;
When all the actors of this busy age
Will pass, like phantoms, from life's checquer'd stage,
Our stern debates, our stormy conflicts, o'er,
Alike forgotten on Obilivion's shore;
Then you shall rival, with increasing fame,
Hampden's proud wreath, and Alfred's spotless name
Then you shall live in many a polish'd strain,
Through many a distant, many a pine-clad plain;
Where wild La Plata rolls her foaming wave,
And ev'ry clime Atlantic billows lave.
The young, the gay, the warlike, and the bold,
Shall plant the cypress round thy hallow'd mould;
Beauty's fair hand shall deck thy trophied bier,
Beauty's bright eye shall drop the silent tear;
Her fairy form, with ev'ry grace array'd,
Her pensive look, shall sooth thy honour'd shade;
The wise, the good, shall all lament thy doom,
And crowd, like pilgrims, to thy long-mourn'd tomb.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
[sailing ship icon] THE SNOW HENRY, R. M'DOWAL, Master,
Will positively sail the 14th of January. For Freight or Passage apply to the said Master, or
Nov. 25. SIMSON, GRANT and Co.


Vessels Entered and Cleared. [heading]

ENTERED. [heading]
Nov. 21. Sloop Blackbird, Coverley, from Newfoundland.
23. Schr. Sukey, Plumley, Boston

CLEARED. [heading]
Nov. 21. Sch. Good Intent, Capt. Strickland, for Barbados.

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