Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 February 08
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1812.
Undersigned being under the necessity of quitting the Colony, for the benefit
of his health, requests all those indebted to him, either by open accounts or
notes-of-hand, to come forward immediately with payment of the same, in cash or
produce. He also offers for sale a House, situated in Cumingsburg, two
Negroes, and sundry other articles, reasonable for immediate payment.
imported in the Brig Lady Sherbrook, Capt Spilliard, 22 days from Halifax, Nova
Scotia, and for sale by the Subscribers, on reasonable terms for immediate
payment in Sugar, Rum, or Molasses:
Sale or Hire, [heading]
from Plantation Upper-Pearl, a large PUNT, with two cross-beams. Whoever has
taken up the same, and will give information to the subscriber, will receive
the usual reward.
FOR SALE. [heading]
persons having demands against the estate of Mr. Benjamin Maynard, deceased,
lately of Leguan-Island, are requested to render them, properly attested,
within two months after date, at the store of Park Benjamin, Esquire, Demerary,
or to the subscriber, on Leguan; and those indebted to the above estate, are
solicited to come forward with payment as early as possible.
being the wish of the Subscribers to liquidate and close the Boedel of the late
William Niell, as soon as possible, they request all those that have any
demands against the same will render in their accounts and all those indebted,
will please to come forward and make immediate payment.
being the intention of the Subscriber to depart this Colony, for Europe, in the
course of a few weeks, he gives notice, that his Domicilium Citandi et
Executandi is at the house of Messrs. Henry Halket & Co. American-Street,
Demerary; where he requests all claims against him may be lodged.
S. Walcott, in do. or 6 weeks from Jan. 24.
[Transcriber's note: no new or updated Vendues in this issue]
Not having had any arrival of consequence since Tuesday, we have been under the necessity of resorting to the London Papers by the last Packet, for what will be found in the present, and three subsequent columns. It is, however, we conceive, of an interesting nature.
Letters from St. Domingo to England, of the 16th October, in mentioning the French General Rigaud's death attribute it to a fit of apoplexy. At the period of his decease a negociation was carrying on between Christophe and Pet[illegible] which, according to report, had an abrupt and unfortunate termination. Christophe did not attempt to conceal his [illegible] at getting rid of a competitor, whose talents and enterprise he dreaded, and had employed agents to persuade Rigaud's followers to enter into his service. The ambitious spirit [illegible] this Chief pervades his Court: as his anxiety to increase [illegible] naval forces is well known, many of his nobility and court [illegible] have advanced sums of money towards building and equipping vessels of war, besides purchasing shares in others, but the depredations which are committed on British and Spanish commerce in that quarter, and the facility with which pirate vessels escape capture, by obtaining shelter in the ports of St. Domingo, and occasionally procuring supplies of men and provisions. Trade was extremely dull at St. Domingo at the above date, produce very scarce, and not more than [illegible] vessels in port.
The Philadelphia Register, of Nov. 1, observes, that Judge Washington had reversed a decree of one of the District Courts, by which a national armed vessel is subjected to the jurisdiction of the Republican Admiralty Courts, if found within the harbours of the United States; and on the simple claim of a private citizen. The vessel in question was seized by Bonaparte, under the Rambouillet Decree; and taken immediately into his service, without any form of adjudication. On her arrival in the port of Philadelphia, she wa libelled, and, by the sentence of the superior Court, restored to her American owners.
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED SLAVES, [heading]
Feb. 8. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.