Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 April 04

Vol. VII.]


[No. 464.



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By His Excellency Henry William Bentinck, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo, Vice-Admiral of the same, President in all Courts, Colleges, &c. &c. &c.
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WHEREAS I have received directions from His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, to unite the Courts of Justice in Demerary and Essequebo, whereby the now existing distinction between the two colonies is to be discontinued, and the establishment of Essequebo incorporated with that of Demerary; forming on Court, to be denominated "The Court of Criminal and Civil Justice for the Colonies for Demerary and Essequebo:" - and all matters of dispute, arising within the latter settlement, will in future be heard and decided in that Court assembled in Demerary; the Pleadings and Proceedings of which said Court, are to be conducted in the English Language.
I do, therefore, by these presents, notify - that all Causes now pending before the Courts of Demerary and Essequebo, respectively, which can be determined previous to the 8th day of June next, shall be decided by the Court in which they were commenced; and, that the respective Courts shall continue to sit from time to time, as often as possible, for that especial purpose.
And further: - it is hereby notified, that all Citations for Causes to have been heard in the Session of the Court of March last, as well as all other Suits commenced since the 1st day of March last, or to be hereafter begun, shall, without respect, as to the nature or amount of the same, be brought for decision before "The Court of Criminal and Civil Justice for the Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo;" which said Court will be formed so as to meet for the dispatch of business on the 15th day of June next.
And lastly - all Acts, Deed, or other Instruments in Writing, of whatever nature the same may be, usually passed before the Secretary of the Colony, or other Public Functionary; are in future to be framed and passed in the English Language.
And all persons whom these presents doth, shall, or may, concern, are hereby enjoined to pay due obedience to the directions herein contained.
Given under my Hand and Seal-at-Arms, at the King's House, Stabroek, this 1st Day of April, 1812, and in the 52d Year of His Majesty's Reign.
H. W. Bentinck.
By His Excellency's Command,
F. White,
Gov. Sec.

                  OFFICE OF ORDNANCE,
                  Demerary, April 4, 1812.
CASH WANTED - for Bills of Exchange drawn at Thirty Days' sight, on the Principal Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance, London, for 1200 Sterling. Sealed Tenders, marked ("Tenders for Bills,") will be received by the Subscriber till 12 o'clock on Wednesday the 8th instant. When they will be opened in presence of His Excellency the Governor, and the lowest offers (if approved) accepted.
Henry St. Hill,
Ordnance Store-Keeper.
N.B. The Bills will be drawn in Sets as low as 50 each if required.

ON Monday next, the 6th April, 1812, will be publicly sold to the highest bidders for immediate payment in Cash, on the Premises of Messrs. Fullerton, Oliverson, & Co. the hull and materials of the American Barque Jane, in lots.
And also, at the same time and place, the American Brig Park, her tackles, apparel, furniture, &c. as she now lays; unless previously given up at an appraised value; when, if a satisfactory offer be made, she will be sold to the highest bidder, if not, she will be broken up, and sold in lots, on a day to be thereafter named.
Custom-House, Demerary, 1st April, 1812.
John Forbes, Collector.
John Ashley, Actg. Comptroller.

FRENCH WINES. [heading]
A Few Cases of excellent Champaign and Medoc for Sale. Enquire of
April 4. W. Lucas.

MULES. [heading]
THE Subscriber being in daily expectation of the arrival of a Cargo of Mules from Oronoque, requests those wishful of purchasing to make seasonable application. Produce in general will be received in payment.
Robb's Stelling, April 4. John P. Hicks.
Cash given for a few Casks Molasses. [centered]

NOTICE. [heading]
THE Subscribers finding very little attention paid to their repeated personal applications for payment, take this method of once more calling on all persons indebted to them, as well as to the firm of Paul and Samuel Massiah; earnestly requesting such to come forward without delay and settle the demands against them. This notice it is hoped will be attended to, as all notes and accounts which they hold unpaid on the 20th instant, will (without respect to any individual whatever) be lodged in the hands of their lawyer, to be recovered in the speediest possible manner.
April 4. Paul Massiah, and Co.

FOR SALE. [heading]
An elegant SERVICE of PLATE, the property of a Gentleman leaving the Colony. This Plate is new, consists of about 1500 oz. and the workmanship is executed in the most modern and fashionable style, by an eminent artist in London. - For further particulars apply to Alexander Fullerton, Esqr. or T. Frankland, Esqr.
Cumingsburgh, March 28.

FOR SALE, [heading]
THE PREMISES now occupied by Thomas Green, Esqr. They will be sold very reasonable to an approved purchaser. Apply to
April 4. Thomas T. Thomson

FOR SALE - a well-disposed GIRL, about two and twenty years of age, who is a good house-servant, seamstress, and partly a washer. She is sold for no fault, but from her owner's intention to quit the colony. For further particulars apply to the Printer. April 3, 1812.

NOTICE. [heading]
AS the Subscriber leaves this Colony in a few months, he must insist upon those who have accounts with him, to come to a settlement, either by payment or notes of hand, bearing interest.
April 4. Thos. Finlayson.
There are for sale at his stores, part of the cargo of the Ship Mary, Captain Hewes, from Boston, consisting of Fish, Lumber, Tar, W.O. Shooks, &c.

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FOR BARBADOS, [heading]
The Remarkable Fast Sailing Coppered [heading]
R. Strickland, Master, [heading]
Will positively sail on Tuesday the 7th instant. For Freight or Passage please to apply on board, to said Master, or at the store of
April 3. Paterson and Crossman,
[right pointing hand icon] A Letter-Bag at the above Store. [centered]

FOR LONDON. [heading]
[sailing ship icon] The Brig HORATIO, Thomas Walker, Master,
This Vessel will positively sail on the 12th instant, in company with the Ships Sir Sidney Smith and Henrietta, to join Convoy from the Islands. For Freight or Passage of either, apply to
April 4. Johnson, Dyett, M'Garel & Co.

In consequence of the Subscriber intending to leave this Colony, he hereby requests all those who may have given him their watches, repeaters, pendulums, clocks, jewellery, &c. to repair, to call for the same on or before the 30th instant; and he also requests those, who have any demands against him, to come forward before the said time, to receive their claims.
April 4. E. S. Soret.
N.B. No Obligation or Note will be paid, that is not written in French; and will be considered null and void even with signature, if such Note or Obligation is not six inches broad at least.

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;

A. Fullerton, in 14 days or 6 weeks from March 4.
J. S. Johnson, in do. or do. . . . 6.
S. Todd, in do. . . . 16.
S. Dealey, in do. . . . 17.
Mrs. Van den Paadevoort, in ditto, . . . 17.
The Hon. Ms. Tinne, in ditto, . . . 17.
Mrs. J. A. Bate, in do. or 5 weeks, . . . 20.
J. J. Muncker, and one servant, in do. . . . 23.
H. Eyes, in 14 days, . . . 24.
W. Karst, in do. or 6 weeks . . . 24.
R. M'Lean, in 14 days . . . 26.
Robert Douglas, Jun. In 14 days or 6 weeks . . 31.
Mrs. Waterton, and her servant, 14 days, April 2.
Philip Tinne, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . . 3.
Robert Phipps,
Sworn Clerk.

WHEREAS the following Persons have petitioned the Honorable Court of Policy for Letters of Manumission for the aftermentioned Slaves, as follows, viz. -
Richard Nugent, q.q. the Estate of Robert Carrol, for the mulatto children Frank and Sally.
The free woman Cornelia, for her daughter Catharine Heyliger, and her child Sarah.
The negro woman Peggy Hacket, assisted by C. H. Campbell, for herself.
The Executors to the Estate of Pero Dusart, for the negro child Sally.
Elizabeth L. Price, for a mulatto girl, named Susannah Chace.
All those who may have any right or title to said Slaves, are hereby notified to give in their claims, either at the Commandement in Essequebo, or at the Secretary's Office of Demerary, between this date and the next ensuing Ordinary Meeting of the Court of Policy aforesaid; as the Court will then proceed to give such orders on the said several petitions as it shall seem meet.
Court-House, Demerary, April 3, 1812.
P. F. Tinne,
Dep. Sec.

ESSEQUEBO. [heading]

NOTICE is hereby given to the Public, that Mr. Benjamin Kingston, intends to leave this Colony within fourteen days from this date.
Secretary's Office, Essequebo, 28th March, 1812.
J. J. L. Moliere,
Sec. ad intm.


On Friday the 17th inst. will be sold at Pl. Henrietta, on the east coast, by order of the Honorable M. Tinne - Household furniture, consisting of tables, sofas, chairs, sideboard, bedding, floor carpets, &c. Also a chaise and harness, and a good draft horse, silver spoons and forks, and various other articles which will be produced on the day of sale.
April 4. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 7th of May, at the dwelling-house of H. Cantzlaar, Esq. - household furniture, slaves, a chaise and horse, and what may further appear on the day of sale.
April 4. Robert Kingston.

Independent of two arrivals from the United States since Tuesday, the Packet, bearing the February Mail for these Colonies, entered our river yesterday, and has brought London Papers to the 25th of the same month.


Vessels Entered and Cleared. [heading]

ENTERED. [heading]
March 28. Ship Aurora, M. McDougal, from Berbice.
30. Sch. Joseph, R. Strickland, Barbados.
Ship Mary, J. H. Hewes, Boston.
Sloop Blackbird, T. Coverly, Barbados.

CLEARED. [heading]
March 26. Ship Thomas, Geo. Foster, for Liverpool.
Ship Russia Company, J. Cole, London.
Ship Kingsmill, J. McClune, Liverpool.
28. Ship Albion, A. Nicholson, London.
Ship Caledonia, J. Tuit, London.
Ship Queen, J. Conkey, Liverpool.
Ship John, J. Campbell, London.

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]



Brought by.





Mrs. Van Doresten,



M. Doyle,

Pl. Covent Garden,


Pl. Georgia,

B. Jeffery,


Dr. Richardson,

Clerk of the Market



Pl. Cornelia & Ida.


A. Engels,

John Farrows,


Pl. Sarah Johanna,




Pl. Kitty,



J. Barrows,





G. Lacy,

Pl. Repentier.

April 4.                  F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

in the Colony-Stocks of Essequebo. [heading]



Brought by.






J. Otto.


J. J. Deeges,



Pl. Grove (Mahaica)



D. Dunn,



H. Fraser,

Engel Rust.

April 2. W. V. D. WAGT, Scout.

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