ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1812.
Straw Bonnets & Ribbons, [heading]
received per Ship Admiral Colpoys, from London, and for sale by
21. C. Shute.
SALE, by the Subscribers, at their Stores in Cumingsburg; for which Produce
will be taken in payment:
hoops; Newfoundland cod fish; tobacco in hogsheads, first quality; grating
bars, steel plates, and capooses; mill wedges and brass bushes; shovels, hoes,
cutlasses, and iron pots; copper and tin pumps and funnels; skimmers, laddles
[sic], and Boiling-house lamps; terras, in puncheons and barrels; mill-grease;
truss-hoops; porter and ale; cordage assorted; Madeira, in pipes and hogsheads;
Port Wine; Oznaburghs; Negro hats; seersuckers; &c. Also a Steam Engine,
21. Garden, King, & Co.
from the Subscriber, a Negro Woman, named Susanna, formerly belonging to Miss
Catharine Simon. A reward will be given to any person who will bring her to
the Subscriber, on Robb's Stelling.
21. George Daly.
arrived, by the Admiral Colpoys, from London, and for sale by the undersigned,
very reasonable for immediate payment, in addition to his former importations:
and hyson tea, double and single refined loaf-sugar; Morton's London brown
stout, in full quart bottles; split peas and pearl-barley, in jars; sago, black
pepper, mustard, salad oil, cherry-brandy, best canister powder, patent shot
and flints, verdigrise, green paint, white-lead; brown, black, yellow, and
blue, paints and paint-oil; neatsfoot-oil, in jars; large and small
paint-brushes, house-brooms, white-wash, counter and scrubbing, brushes;
frying-pans, block-tin and iron tinned inside stew-pans, block-tin dish-covers;
bar, bolt, and stunchen [sic], iron; vat hoops and rivets, &c. &c.
&c.; also a few cases of Irish linen.
very handsome and fashionable Furniture, viz. [centered]
chairs, cane seats, of various patterns; Grecian shaped, Windsor, and
cherry-tree, ditto ditto; bedsteads and mattresses; mahogany dining-tables, of
various patterns, such as Grecian shaped, patent, &c. &c.;
sideboard-tables, with cellarets complete; Pembroke and card tables; satin-wood
card-tables, rich borders and covers; rich-veined patent card-tables, Grecian
claws, richly finished; Pembroke tables in suite; and a variety of other goods.
21. H. O. Seward.
has also on-board the Belmont, from Liverpool, expected in a day or two, having
been spoke by the Colpoys two days ago - hams, Gloucester and pine cheese,
soap, and candles, 4s. and 6s.
Subscriber having been appointed by Mr. Isaac Wade, his Attorney during his
absence, requests all persons, to whom he stands indebted, will be pleased to
favour him with a statement of their respective accounts, (which they will
leave at the Store of Messrs. I. and C. Mackintosh,) in order that they may be
liquidated with all the dispatch in his power; and for which purpose, he now
offers for sale, the house in Cumingsburgh, lately occupied by him, and at
present tenanted by John Wilson, Esquire - and his Place, opposite the fourth
island up this River, called Hyde Park, is offered to be let; - there are at
present, about fifteen acres of Plantains in a thriving condition, and land
cleared and drained for about the like quantity. There is plenty of excellent
Greenheart and other hard-wood timber a-back of it; and from the facility of
cutting fuel-wood therefrom, it would be a desirable place to be occupied by
any Proprietor of a Sugar Estate, who may have occasion to bring that article
from up the river. There is an excellent House thereon, and plenty of
April 21. W. N. Firebrace, q.q.
JOE REWARD. [heading]
from the Subscriber, a Negro Woman, named Phoebe, a native of St. Eustatius; is
coal-black, and has lost some of her fore-teeth; formerly the property of James
Samson, Esq.; has lately been seen at Plantation Belmont and among the
scattered Huts a-back of Cumingsburgh. The above Reward will be given to
whoever will deliver her to Mr. R. Noonan, in America-Street.
21. A. Bryant.
SECRETARY's OFFICE, [heading]
is to inform the
that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony;-
het Secretary deezer Colonie word geadverteerd
de volgende Persoonen
voorneemens zyn van hier
elders te vertrekken, viz;
Tinne, in 14 days or 6 weeks from April 3.
McLachlan, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . . 7.
Gover, in 14 days, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.
Frost, in do. or one month, . . . . . . . . . . 9.
T. Ferguson, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.
Griffith, in 14 days, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.
D. W. Cuvelje, ditto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.
Martin, in 14 days or one month, . . . . . . . 12.
N. A. Van Hoytema, in 14 days, . . . . . . . . . . 15.
L. C. Brauns, in 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.
Cantzlaar, and one Servant, in a month or 6 weeks 16.
Douglas, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . . . . . . 16.
Office, Demerary 17th April, 1812.
[Transcriber's note: no new or modified vendue in this issue.]
Monday and Tuesday, the 3d and 4th of May next, at the Vendue-Office,
Fort-Island by order of the Hon. Board of Orphan-Chamber of this River, -
Slaves, a logie, with posts into the ground; a side-building, an unfinished
hard-wood frame, 33 feet by 17 1/2 feet, situated on Plantation Good Intent,
West Coast of this River; the buildings to be taken away immediately after the
sale; also a piece of land, near Sarapapa-Creek cattle, vats, tools, &c.
order of the Executor of the Estate of J. H. Boter, deceased,- a piece of
wood-land, situated near Arrowary-Creek, West Bank of this River; boat-people,
carpenters, a schooner-boat, pieces of timber, furniture, &c.
order of the Curator of the Estate of W. S. Mayers, deceased,- Two Negro men,
two women, and one cow.
order of the Executors of the Estate of J. G. Kolff, deceased - Eight Negroes,
amongst which are capable captain and sail-maker, house-servants, and
field-people; also, household-furniture, cattle, &c.
order of the Executors of the Estate of the Widow Kolff,- Two house-servants,
furniture, and cattle.
order of Messrs. Walteling, Kelderman, & Theyssen, - A third-portion in the
land and buildings named Batavia, situated on Varken-Island, to be sold in the
same state as it will appear on the day of sale.
15. B. Hebbelinck,
is hereby given, [heading]
F. A. Vernede and L. M'Bean, Esqrs. have given over to the undersigned all
books, papers, and property, belonging to the estate of Robert Younghusband,
deceased. All Colonial creditors are therefore requested to render in their
accounts on or before the 6th of June, as no claims will be admitted after that
period; and all those indebted to the estate, are requested to come forward wit
immediate payment, otherwise proceedings will be adopted, however disagreeable,
the Subscriber having it in contemplation to leave the Colony.
21. At. Mr. David Gould's, America-Street.
Mercantile Arrivals since our last, are the Phoenix, from Barbados, whose
Papers are to the 11th instant; and the Admiral Colpoys, from London, after a
passage of forty days from Portsmouth, whose Papers are to the 7th of March.
Transports, with that portion of the 60th Regiment (commanded by Colonel Codd)
destined for the garrison of this colony, arrived on Sunday.
Ship News. - The Commerce, Capt. Watts, and Camilla, Capt. Orr, from this
River, have arrived in the Clyde; and the Ann, Capt. Spence, Traveller, Capt.
Fisher, and the Claude Scott, Capt. Stroyan, are arrived at Liverpool.
Eliza-Ann, Capt. Ross, may be daily expected from London - as may the Belmont,
it seems, have been presented to Colonel Barnes, the Officers, Non-commissioned
Officers, and Privates, of His Majesty's 46th Regiment of Foot, lately
stationed on the Island of Dominica, by the Honourable Board of Council, and
the House of Assembly - expressive of the esteem in which that Regiment was
held while doing duty there: - and, we are happy to say, that the detachment of
Royals, garrisoned in Tobago, have received similar declarations of the esteem
and approbation of the Inhabitants, to those made to their Military Brothers in
it appears, are to sail from the island, with the trade of Nova Scotia, Quebec,
and New Brunswick, at the following periods: the 1st of June, July, August,
September, and October. But the ships which are to give protection to these
convoys are not to wait one day after the periods fixed for their departure.
Tuesday, the 7th instant, the trial of the schooner Louisa under Spanish colours,
but supposed to be American property, detained by His Majesty's ship Orpheus,
Captain Pigot, and libelled as prize, came on to be argued in the
Vice-Admiralty Court; [mutilated] His Honour Judge Compton observed, that, as
it was a case of much importance, and required time for consideration, he would
defer giving sentence until the Thursday following. On that day, therefore,
after most minutely detailing the evidence, commenting on the arguments of the
Learned Advocates on both sides, he left little room, to doubt but that
condemnation will ensue; as His Honour stated, that the claim which had been
interposed for the asserted Spanish owner had not been supported by such legal
evidence as would entitle the claimants to a restitution of the property.
Majesty's ship Dragon, Admiral Laforey, has returned again from an unsuccessful
cruise after the enemy's frigates reported to have been in these seas.
the evening of the 6th inst. the harmony of the Theatre Royal was again
disturbed; but, in this instance, certainly by an occurrence rather unusual in
the dramatic annals, viz. the precipitate exit of the leader of the band! and
that, too, in the middle of the overture!! On what account, however,
Tweedle-dum thus left in the lurch his Tweedle-dee, was not correctly
ascertained until the Saturday following; when an apology in the Mercury
announced his contrition, while it intimated, at the same time, that his
conduct was owing, in the first place, to their discordant scrapings; and, in
the next, to the unexpected reception of a blow in his eye, doubtless, from
some one who preferred the having no music at all, to the necessity of
hereafter appearing as a witness to the Overture's murder!
following copy of the Tarif for the Attornies, addmitted [sic] before the Bar
of the Honourable Court of Justice of Berbice, and others appearing before the
said Court, either as Plaintiffs or Defendants, which has been published there
By Command - appears in this Paper for the advantage of those of our readers,
who may have occasion to visit our Colonial Neighbour, in either of the
instituting any action, drawing up the necessary documents, vacations to public
offices, appearance in court, whether such cause is defended or not, hearing
sentence, pleadings, &c. - f 25 the plaintiff and
summation, renovation, and petition for execution on such sentence either
inlocutory or final. - f 25 the plaintiff.
appearance in court to obtain a second default, &c. - f 25 the
any action settled previous to its appearance in court, the attorney is allowed
to charge f 12 and no more.
instituting any action, together with consultations, vacations of public
offices, forming plaint, writing or answering letters, appearance in court,
hearing sentence, or any other charge heretofore allowed in any suit not
defended and whether a final interlocutory or other provisional sentence be
granted - f 88 the plaintiff.
defence is made in such cause together with pleadings. - f 110 the
plaintiff, and f 88 the defendant:
renovation, and petition for execution inclusive of all vacations. - f 20 the
appearance in court to obtain a second default, defendant being absent - f 25 the
defended, including pleadings. - f 36 the plaintiff, and f 88 the
cause being referred to the court of rolls, from the first court of rolls to
the termination of the cause before the great court. - f 100 the
plaintiff, and f 66 the defendant.
any action settled previous to its appearance in court, the whole charge
allowed to the attorney is f 44.
in a cause of civil confinement (gyzeling), to the termination thereof. - f 110 the
plaintiff, and f 66 the defendant.
in case of debate, including memorials, &c. f 66 more. - f 176 the
plaintiff, and f 132 the defendant.
(cas possesoir) to the full termination of the cause. - f 400 the
plaintiff, and f 200 the defendant.
to the spot disputed, double the distance money allowed to the Marshal.
for a writ of arrest, poenal interdict, or any other writ of whatsoever nature
till the cause be brought before the great court. - f 88 the
plaintiff, and f 44 the defendant.
terminated before the said court de plano. - f 44 more: - f 132 the
plaintiff, and f 88 the defendant.
referred to the court of rolls. - f 188 the plaintiff, and f 110 the
against execution sales, transports, or mortgages, terminated before said court
de plano. - f 66 the plaintiff, and f 44 the defendant.
[sic] citations by execution of estates for four summonses - f 110 the
with proceedings on the right of preference on the proceeds of any insolvent
estate or of plantations sold by execution sale - f 220 the
exhibiting any claim against an estate or plantations as aforesaid, maintaining
right of preference, for each such claim. - f 6 the plaintiff.
said right of preference being contradicted and the same being proceeded on at
the roll courts. - f 44 the plaintiff.
evidence of any person being wanted in any cause, the attorney for the
plaintiff or defendant on whose instance evidence is given, is allowed to
charge for every witness, not exceeding three in number. - f 22 the
up any other petition, memorials or other documents for which no provision has
been made in the present tarif. - f 22 the plaintiff.
say not exceeding 2 pages, if longer, f 6 for every additional page
containing not less than 20 lines.
in causes independent of any action already instituted or pending before the
court. - f 22 the plaintiff.
Any other person instituting or
defending any action before the great or commissary court, and appealing either
for himself or by proxy, shall be allowed to charge for every appearance f 25 and no more, in lieu of the fees allowed for attornies at the
from the United States to the 6th ult. have been received in Barbados. The
House of Representatives appear to be imposing taxes in order to be prepared
for a state of warfare - in short, they have already enacted one upon the
importation of salt, and were discussing the propriety of doing the same on
stamps and spiritous liquors, particularly whiskey. The following are the
sentiments of two of the Members, and most of them consider war as inevitable,
notwithstanding what appears under the head of "England."
Smilie begged the House to consider what would be the opinion entertained of us
by foreign nations if this imposition should be carried. It was a mode of
proceeding which he had never before seen, and of which he had never heard or
read. We have been repeatedly told that the spirit of the people was up to the
war-point, and by the very gentlemen who are now desirous of postponing it.
And now. when we are ready to show them the necessary means for carrying on the
war - when we present taxes to their view, we are told they will shrink - that
they will be alarmed. Did they expect war should cost nothing? If we must
retreat, let it be by order of the people. If they have called so loudly for
resistance, for war, let us not fly till they desire it. How do gentlemen know
that they will not patiently bear the taxes? They will - He would at lest
speak for his constituents. If this motion is carried, we shall be the
laughingstock of Europe - we shall become the by-word of all nations. We must
carry on the first year of war upon credit; and, if we delay the levying of
taxes, we shall be obliged to go upon credit two years. What will become of
the credit of the Government?!
Troup had hoped that temporising was now at an end. He had reason to hope so
from the spirit displayed by the House some weeks ago. We have tried
temporising sufficiently. The Non-importation Act, Embargo, and
Non-intercourse, were excuses for postponing long enough. When the honour, the
rights, and interest, of our country, had demanded resistance and decision, we
had always been prepared with some temporising expedient - a sprain in the
ancle, vertigo in the head, or the gout; one excuse after another. He
declared, that the national character of his country was sunk almost beyond
redemption, and feared no effectual stops would be ever taken to raise it.
What does Bonaparte tell us, in so many words? - That we are a
good-for-nothing, trifling people, without honour, spirit, or policy - worse
than a Jamaica Legislative Assembly. And what do the actions of Great Britain
towards us prove? - a nation fighting alone against almost the whole world,
and, in her greatest distress, yet regarding us so little that she rejects our
good-will, or is indifferent to it - indifferent to the friendship of eight
millions of people. - What contempt of us does this shew. His feelings, he
said, were such that it would be impossible for him to proceed, and use such
language as became the dignity of that House. He would sit down."
following pithy extract is taken from the State Paper of the United States,
dated the 25th of February:-
(says the editor) is the wretched state of our country. A Government without
energy or concern on the one hand, and a perverse, insidious faction devoted to
Great Britain on the other. From this gloomy and deplorable condition nothing
can save us but the appearance of some truly great and good man on the
political stage, endowed with the brilliant genius of a Chatham, and clothed
with the confidence of all true and independent Americans. And if such a man
is not to be found to concentrate the energies of the nation, and to snatch it
from imbecility, faction, and jesuitical intrigue, and foreign influence,
co-operating with the intrigue to produce odious measures and eternal
decisions, the we the [illegible] people; and only as well prepare to receive
the yoke of England, and sink into infamy and servitude without a
ship icon, heading]
SCHOONER PHOENIX, [heading]
Norburn, Master, [heading]
sail on Sunday next. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain, or
21. R. NOONAN.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.