Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 January 21

Vol. VII.]


[No. 443.



THE Proprietors or Representatves of Lots and Buildings in the District of Charles-Town, are requested to attend a meeting on Monday the 27th instant, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the house of C. H. De Munnick, Esq for the purpose of electing new Commissaries for said District.
Whose who are not able to give their personal attendance will be pleased to send their proxies.
Jan. 21. C. Vincent.

IMPORTED in the Ship Ariadne, from Glasgow, and for sale by the Subscribers:
Shovel, hoes, cutlasses, nails assorted, iron pots, spirit proof-bubbles, phials and guaging-rods, copper ladles, skimmers, lamps, and funnels, copper and tin pumps, brass buses, mill wedges, steel steps and capooses, grating bars and bearers, sheet lead, mill grease, truss hoops assorted, kegs pickled salmon, beer and porter, terras in puncheons and casks, loverness [sic] cotton bagging, cordage, sein and sewing twine and fishing lines, blocks, mast hoops, gramets [sic], and bricks.
Jan. 21. Garden, King and Co.

DEMERARY. [heading]

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

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

J. J. Anslow, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from Jan. 2.
R. Deane, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.
D. M'Leay, in 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.
J. Higgins, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . . . 3.
Mrs. C. Ryan, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.
C. Van Dyk, in 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.
A. Auld, in do. (or by the Ship Nereid) . . . . . 6.
L. Cary, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.
Mrs. Atkins and family, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . 14.
H. Clementson, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . 16.
Mrs. Clementson, and one servant, in do. or do. . 16.
G. Dickson, in ditto or ditto, . . . . . . . . . 17.
C. Taylor, in 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.
Robert Phipps,
Sworn Clerk.

IN DEMERARY. [heading]

On Monday, the 10th of February next, at the house lately occupied by Mr. J. F. Le Tessier, deceased, by order of Messrs. Stephen Cramer and N. M. Manget, as attornies for Mr. Louis d'Helliand, and executors of the said J. F. Le Tessier, will be exposed for sale, - several carpenter, cooper, sailor, and other Negro men, women, and children; some furniture, silver-plate, glass-ware, and a quantity of hard-wood planks, of all descriptions; the lot and buildings lately occupied by Mr. J. F. Le Tessier; a half-lot in Charles-Town, adjoining that occupied by Mr. Van Gravesande; a lot and buildings in front of Plantation Vlissingen, called New-Town, near the American-Stelling; a lot, No. 18, in Charles-Town, eligibly situated near the Stelling; 2 cows, a calf, and a bull, all creole cattle; and a quantity of excellent Vin de Grave, mineral paint, nine thousand wood hoops, and what may be further brought to sale.
Jan. 21. Robert Kingston.

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The new Theatre-Royal, Barbados, we find, opened on the 1st instant, with the appropriate Comedy of "The West Indian," and the favourite Entertainment of "The Spoiled Child." The house itself, we understand, confers as much honour on the spirit of the projectors, and the genius of the architect and artists employed; as the company does on the judgement of Mr. Dykes, the Manager - who has selected its members from most of the Theatres Royal, in England, Scotland, and Irelnd. Upwards of 1500 persons were assembled; and, immediately after the popular and truly British anthem of "God save the King" had been performed by the Orchestra, Mr. Dykes delivered the following address:-

Long time a wand'rer on the World's wide stage,
Toss'd like a ship distress'd mid Ocean's rage,
With storms I struggled - brav'd misfortune's blast,
And saw hope's mainsail quit life's shiv'ring mast:
And, while I scudded 'fore the driving wind,
No star propitious cheer'd my drooping mind:
Rough the rude surges roll'd - fierce Boreas roar'd,
And fell Despair assum'd command on board;
Fear seiz'd the helm, in Manhood's stern despite,
When your lov'd shores first hail'd my anxious fight;
Burst like a second Heaven on my view,
And bade the wand'rer cry, "pale Care, adieu!"
Safe in your friendy port the vessel rides,
Nor longer dreads foul winds, or vexing tides;
Here moor'd at last, my cable ne'er shall part,
For my best bower is - A GRATEFUL HEART!!!
Cheer'd by your bounty, all my sorrows fly,
And joy, once more, illumes the wand'rer's eye;
Your gen'rous minds conceiv'd the pleasing talk,
And gave encouragement I dar'd not ask,
Could I - buoy'd up by life's most flatt'ring hope,
By dreams, which Fancy, in her gayest scope,
Pours on the youthful mind, in sportive glee-
Could I e'er hope this honour'd hour to see?-
It looks like magic, as I gaze around-
Amaz'd, I seem to tread on fairy ground;
I almost doubt the glorious scene I view,
But that my throbbing heart proclaims it true!
Ye gen'rous Patrons of the rising Stage,
Who in your cause the lib'ral arts engage;
Ye gentle fair ones, whose benignant smile
Can the torn bosom of its cares beguile;
Long 'neath your influenec may the Muses reign,
Thalia laugh - Melpomene complain;
And, as their varied feelings they impart,
May they delight, refine, and mend the heart!
All here is well!* - But, ah! an anxious fear
Strikes on the heart, for those who form our rear 
For those who vent'rous cross'd the stormy sea,
And all their future hopes embark'd with me.
Should we succeed - should our endeavours please-
Should female elegance, and manly ease,
Meet your approving eye, our humble cause
May gain that dearest verdict - your applause:
May reach (though distant) Merit's glorious goal,
And Builder, Painter, Actor - form one perfect whole.
Oh! may your bright example spread around,
And fix the gen'ral taste on classic ground;
To neighb'ring shores your gen'rous fires impart,
And raise new trophies to the scenic art! -
So shall each isle of the Muse's pow'r proclaim,
And from Barbados catch th' inspiring flame!

* Looking round the Audience part of the House.
  Alluding to the Performers behind the Curtain.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
[sailing ship icon] The Ship Catharine, E. Jackson, Master,
Will positively sail the ensuing Springs. For Freight of a few packages, apply to Capt. Jackson, or
Jan. 21. Chorley and Cook.

STABROEK: [centered]
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.
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