Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 March 03

Vol. VII.]


[No. 455.



            Demerary, March 3, 1812.
PERSONS willing to supply the Ordnance Department in this Colony and Berbice, with such proportions of the undermention materials as may, from time to time, be required, to the 31st of December, will please send sealed Proposals to the Subscriber, which will be opened in presence of the respective Officers, on Monday the 9th instant, and the offers most advantageous to Goverment accepted.
Lumber, white and pitch pine
Shingles, Cypress and Wallaba
Hard-Wood, per cubic and running foot
Lime, building.
Henry St. Hill.
Ordnance Store-Keeper.

            Demerary, march 3, 1812.
CASH WANTED for the following Bills of Exchange, drawn by Joseph Bullock, Esq. Commissary-General, on the Right Honourabel the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, London, at Thirty Days' sight: -
No. 2283 . . . . . . 200.
2284 . . . . . . . 200.
2285 . . . . . . . 200.
2286 . . . . . . . 200.
2287 . . . . . . . 100.
2288 . . . . . . . 100.
                              1000 Sterling.
Tenders in triplicate, endorsed, "Tenders for Bills of Exchange," will be received at this Office until Monday next, the 9th instant, at 8 o'clock in the morning, when they will be opened, and the offer most eligible for the Public accepted.
Alex. Pitman,

            Demerary, March 3, 1812.
PERSONS willing to contract for the supply of the following articles,
10 M. Wallaba Shingles,
1,500 feet of American Boards,
120 Lb. 6 d [right pointing brace indicating 'Nails,']
60 Lb. 10 d
will please send Tenders in triplicate to this Office, endorsed, "Tenders for Lumber and Nails," until Monday next, the 9th instant, at 8 o'clock in the morning, when they will be opened in presence of the Officer commanding His Majesty's Troops, and the offer most advantageous to Government accepted.
The articles to be approved of by the Assistant Quarter and Barrack-Master-General, and delivered agreeable to his requisitions.
Alex. Pitman,

NOTICE. [heading]
THE undersigned finding little or no attention paid to his advertisement of the 1st of January, wherein he requested payment of goods, and open accounts, then in his possession; he is sorry to find no attention paid to his request, except by a few gentlemen, who have been kind enough to come forward: he now begs leave to call on them, in this public manner, once more to request payment, to enable him to settle some pressing demands, as it is with much reluctance he would have recourse to coercive measures.
March 3. Thomas Marsh.

ON Friday next, the 6th day of March, 1812, will be publicly sold to the highest bidders, for immediate payment in cash, at the King's Warehouse, on the premises of Messrs. Fullerton, Oliverson and Co. -
[first column]
90 Barrels [right pointing brace pointing to 'Beef' for this and the next two items]
133 Half-barrels
20 Quarter-barrels
11 Barrels [right pointing brace pointing to 'Pork' for this and the next item]
27 Half-barrels
16 Half-barrels Mutton
10 Kegs Lard
34 Kegs Butter
[second column]
5 Barrels Flour
11 Barrels Bread
4 Casks Cheese
2 Boxes Oysters
16 Boxes Candles
12 Boxes Soap
1 Cask Lamp-Oil
1 Box Garden-Seeds
[end columns]
Seized from on-board the American Brig Park, by Lieut. Guise, Commanding His Majesty's Brig of War Liberty; and sold under the authority of an order of the Honble, Joseph Beete, Judge Surrogate of the Court of Vice-Admiralty.
John Forbes, Collector,
John Ashley, Actg. Comptr.
Custom-House, Demerary,
March 3, 1812.

D. SMITH has received the following articles by the Maria, Capt. Cowley, in addition to his late advertisement, and will sell them cheap for ready payment in cash, rum, or sugar:
Gentlemen's superfine cloth coats, black, blue, and mixed colours; ditto black Kerseymere pantaloons; ditto stocking-wove ditto; ditto superfine blue and mixed cloth ditto; ditto white and striped jean trowsers; ditto black and Kerseymere waistcoats; ditto white flannel jackets; a few puncheons of Burton ale, in bottles; an assortment of japanned tin-ware, consisting of trays and servers of various sizes; bread-baskets, of ditto; snuffer-trays, &c.; liquor-frames, with silver edges, fluted borders, best cut-glass in stands, of 3, 4, 5, and 7, glasses; an assortment of jewellery, consisting of watch keys, chains, and seals, ear-rings, finger-rings, broaches, breast-pins, &c.; sets of coffin-furniture, plain and gilt, with handles and lace. - America-Street, March 3.

FOR SALE, on Plantation Potosie, up Demerary River:
White Yams, called Barbados Yams; Corn, by the 100 or 1000 ears; large and full-bunch Plantains; and Bitter Cassada. The above articles may be had in large quantitis, by application to the Proprietor on said Estate.
March 3. Richard Harding.

PICKED-UP, on Sunday night last, in this river, by the crew of the Brig Hiram, a YAWL. The owner may have her after paying the expences.
Demerary, March 3.

[sailing ship icon - heading]
For Barbados, [heading]
The Sloop [heading]
Blackbird, [heading]
Will sail on or about Sunday the 8th instant. For Freight or Passage please apply to Capt. Coverly, on board, or at the store of Mr. Henry Austin.
March 3.

Subscription Balls. [heading]
The Gentlemen who consituted the Stewards, with many of the Subscribers to the late Balls, having met this day, in consequence of the advertisement of the 22d ultimo, at the New Union Coffee House:
The Honourable Anthony Meertens, [centered]
In the Chair, [centered]
Resolved - That this Meeting conceive it necessary to elect a Permanent Committee of four persons; one of whom to be Treasurer, to carry into immediate effect the intended Subscription Balls - who are to have the entire management and direction thereof - the sole controul of the funds, and to receive the further subscriptions of other gentlemen, who may be desirous to join in the same, for the ensuing year.
Resolved - By an unanimuous vote, that this Committee consist of
The Honourable Anthony Meertens,
The Honourable I. V. D. Paadevoort,
Mr. Theophilus Williams, and
Mr. James Robertson;
who are to be considered fully competent to make such arrangements as there may be occasion for, in order to promote the joy and comfort of the subscribers and their friends, on the different ball-nights.
Resolved - That the subscriptions for this year be the same as the last; to say, eight joes - one half to be paid to the treasurer, James Robertson, immediately - the remainder at the expiration of six months.
Resolved - That any gentlemaan, who is in arrears for last year, be not admitted as a subscriber to the present balls until they are paid up.
Resolved - Upon a Letter being produced from Mr. Marshall, soliciting a share in the public favour; it was the opinion of the gentlemen present, that the Balls be continued at the New Union Coffee House, as long as Mr. Marsh continues to give satisfaction.
Resolved - That the Subscription-List be kept at the Treasurer's, until the 20th of the present month, to afford an opportunity to such gentlemen who wish to subscribe to the above purpose of getting their names introduced by any of the Committee before the First Ball, which is meant to be given on the 25th of March.
By order of the Chairman,
(Signed) J. W. Dunkin,
Secretary to the Meeting,
New Union Coffee-House,
March 2, 1812.

The Following Gentlemen Have Already [heading]
Become Subscribers: [heading]

His Excellency the Governor

George Gill,

Major-General Carmichael,

L. Van Braam,

Captain Carmichael,

M. Dyett,

Charles Waterton,

A. Pitman,

J. R. Brandt,

R. L. Ashington,

Henry Frost,

L. Van Rossum,

Dr. Waddell,

D. N. A. Van Hoytema,

H. O. Seward,

W. McBean,

Dr. Robson,

D. Mackay,

Charles Back,

Theos. Williams,

Thos. Naghten,

George Buchanan,

Charles McGarel,

R. Kingston,

Tully Higgins,   

R. D. Jeffers,

Henry T. Ferguson,

M. Van Kerkwyk,

John Broderick,

Anthony Osborn,

Peter McGarel,

A. Meertens,

James Wollen,

J. Meertens

John Johnson,

J. Morrison,

Joseph Beete, Sen.

A. King,

B. Kingston,

J. V. D. Heuvel,

H. Boode,

M. Grant,

James Robertson,

John Walcott,

John du Sart,

Joseph Beete, Jun.

A. C. Boode,

A. Tinne,

J. V. D. Paadevoort,

T. Cathery,

James Forrester,

J. C. Brandes,

Anthony Barkey,

C. H. de Florimont,

Turner Roope,

J. L. Smith,

J. M. Spooner,   

J. H. Albouy,

W. King,

W. King, (Vlissingen,)

Rev. Mr. Straghan,

Henry St. Hill,

John Wilson,

Mr. Bert, and

J. W. Dunkin,

Mr. Guicheut.

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. F. Smith, in 14 days . . . from Feb. 14.
W. Douglas, in do. or by the Ship Thomas, 19.
T. Blake, in do. or 6 weeks . . . 20.
J. Aikin, in 14 days . . . 21.
P. Hamer, and her Son, in do. . . . 21.
J. Forsyth, in do. . . . 26.
J. Lyon, and one servant, in do. or one month 26.
B. Jackman, and one servant, in 14 days . . . 28.
T. Frankland, in do. or six weeks . . . 29.
R. Deane, in do. . . . 29.
Robert Phipps,
Sworn Clerk.

BY order of His Excellency the Governor, notice is hereby given, that the Ordinary Session of the Honourable the Court of Criminal and Civil Justice of Demerary, which was to have commenced on the 16th instant, is postponed until Monday, the 20th of April next, and following days.
Court-House, Stabroek, March 3, 1812.
P. F. Tinne,
Dep. Sec.

Mr. J. M. Spooner and Mr. H. D. Obermuller having been elected by the proprietors of lots in the town of Stabroek, to be Commissaries for that district, they have been confirmed as such by the Honourable the Court of Policy of these Colonies accordingly.
Court-House, Stabroek, 3d of March, 1812.
P. F. Tinne,
Dep. Sec.

IN DEMERARY. [heading]

[Transcriber's note: no new or updated Vendues in this issue]

The Royals. [heading]
The following copies of letters, which have lately passed between the Court of Policy of these Colonies, and the Officers of the above Regiment, having been handed to us - we have given them as speedy an insertion as possible; and that too with considerable pleasure: - because we are fully convinced, tha the Court has, in this instance, in its expression of regret, in its eulogy, in its good wishes, and in its well-merited donation, agreeably anticipated the wishes, developed the feelings, and expressed the sentiments, of every member of the community.

            Demerary, 25th of February, 1812.
The Governor and Court of Policy of the colonies of Demerary and Essequebo, cannot view the approaching departure of the First Battalion of the Royals from these colonies, without very lively emotions of regret; which are only qualified by the reflection, that their destination may tend to the general benefit and welfare of that respected regiment.
When we look back to a residence of near nine years amongst us, we find on the review, a thousand themes of eulogium on the conduct of the battalion - fortunately unsullied by the single shade of a complaint.
The gentlemanly, the honourable, the kind, and consiliating, manners of the Officers, the exact disciplin, and invariable orderly conduct, of the Men, are far above our praise, and cannot be elevated by our approbation; bet we entreat them to receive the assurance of the most sincere sentiments of respect and regard with which they have inspired us.
We beg leave, in the names of the Colony, to request Colonel Stewart and the Officers to do us the honour to accpet Four Hundred Pounds, to be laid out in such piece or pieces of Plate as they may conceive most useful or ornamental to their regimental table. The kind and polite attentions, the warm and dignified hospitality, we have individually so often experienced there, will never cease to excite our warmest feelings.
In this small token of our gratitude, we have rather consulted the present situation of the Colonies than the desire we entertain of shewing our grateful sense of the general conduct of the Battalion; but, feeble as it is, we trust it may serve as a memorial to the Officers, of the friends they have left behind in these Colonies; while, on the other hand, we shall look forward with anxious solicitude to their future destination.
When they shall be called to the scene of the active service of their country, we well know what may be expected from a regiment so disciplined, so conducted - the honourable patterns of British soldiers!
May success, may prosperity, may honour, may glory, await them! We shall, though far off, share (if we may be allowed the expression) with them in every accession of fortune, and (for who can command success?) most sincerely sympathize in every reverse.
We have the honour to be, with the most sincere and perfect sentiments of respect, regard, and consideration.
Gentlemen, [centered]
Your most obedient and most humble servants,
H. W. Bentinck.
P. C. Ouckama.
I. V. D. Paadevoort,
Joseph Beete.
Peter Grant.
Alexander Macrae.

Colonel Stewart, Commanding,
And the Officers of the First
Battalion of Royals.

To which Colonel Stewart returned the following answer:
Fort William-Frederick,
Gentlemen! 26th of February, 1812.
I have had the honour to receive your letter of yesterday's date, conveying your commendation of the conduct of the 1st Battalion Royal since it has been quartered in these Colonies; and also a vote from your Honourable Court of Four Hundred Pounds Sterling, to be laid out in plate for the regimental table.
The approbation of Governor Bentinck, and Representatives of so highly respectable a Community, has not failed to infuse sentiments of the liveliest emotion: the vote towards the comfort of the Mess is appreciated with the warmest feelings of gratitude. To whatever part of the world duty may call us, I beg leave, in the name of the Officers of the Battalion, to assure you, that our most fervent wishes will always be for the prosperity, welfare, and happiness, of the Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo.
I have the honour to be,
With perfect respect,
Your most obedient humble servant,
Archibald Stewart,
Colonel and Lt.-Colonel Royal,
To His Excellency Governor Bentinck,
and Members of the Honourable
the Court of Policy.

STABROEK: [centered]
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