Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 June 06

Vol. VII.]


[No. 481.



                  OFFICE OF ORDNANCE,
                  Demerary, June 6, 1812.
CASH WANTED for Bills of Exchange, to be drawn at Thirty Days' sight, on the Paymasters of the Royal Artillery and Engineers, (Messrs. Greenwood & Cox), for 300 Sterling, in sums as low as 50 each. Sealed Tenders for which, endorsed "Tenders for Bills of Exchange," will be received by the Subscriber, till 10 o'clock on Wednesday next, the 10th instant, when they will be opened in presence of His Excellency the Governor, and the highest offers (if approved) accepted.
Henry St. Hill,

Subscription to Governor Bentinck. [heading]
Amount received and advertised f 2480

M. Lamaison, L.L.D.


James Johnstone


L. Van Rossum




Latham Avery


D. L. C. Martini


G. Henschelius


J. P. Muncker


H. C. Evertz


J. B. Tyessen





f 3756

James Robertson,

Between H. B. Adams and Ann Oxley, also between James Mings and Susanah Archer. Any person knowing cause why these two couple [sic] should not be joined together in holy matrimony, must declare it to me.
W. G. Straghan,
June 6. Minister.

FOR SALE, [heading]
PLANTATION Bell, late the property of Samuel Ramsden, Esq. deceased, situate in Canal No. 2, between the Estates of Mon Desir and Kline Derein, containing 250 acres of land, with 30,000 coffee-trees, and about 10 acres of plantains and cassava; 36 Negroes, a coffee logie, a drogery, newly paved; a small, but comfortable, dwelling house, almost new, with convenient out-buildings. To an approved purchaser terms will be made as eligible as possible. For particulars apply to.
Anthony Osborne, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Q. Q.']
June 6. William Roach,

A HANDSOME REWARD will be given for the apprehension of a Negro man, named Jack, (by trade a carpenter), formerly belonging to John Shipley, Esq. deceased. He is well known in town, where, for a length of time, he carried on the butcher's trade.
All person are strictly cautioned against harbouring or employing him; and a liberal sum will be given for his apprehension.
June 6. Stephen Duport.

LOST, (supposed to be stolen), on the West-Coast, a few days since, a dark-coloured POCKET-BOOK; containing a variety of Papers, but which are of no use to any person but the owner, payment being stopped. Whoever, having found the same, and will bring it to this Office, shall receive a Joe reward. - June 6.

NOTICE. [heading]
THE Mulatto Man, George Inglis, has not yet made his appearance, notwithstanding a promise of pardon, if he returned of his own accord; which will still be granted. All Masters of vessels are cautioned against carrying him off the Colony; and those found harbouring him, after this notice, may rely that no expence will be spared in prosecuting them with the utmost rigour.
Five Joes Reward will be given for lodging him in the Barracks, or delivering him to
June 6. J. Gentle.

PRIME Irish Mess-Beef in tierces, and Pork in barrels; imported in the ships Caledonia, Ann, and John, and the brig Albion; for the use of His Majesty's Troops, but not wanted.
June 6. John Franklin.

FOR SALE, [heading]
THE Long-Boat of the Ship Latona, completely rigged as a Schooner, with anchor, cable, &c. copper-fastened, 22 feet long, 10 feet beam, and 5 feet deep. Application to be made to Capt. Magrath, at the Store of
June 6. Owen Kernan.

TO BE SOLD, [heading]
THOSE highly-eligible Lots of Land, situate in Cumingsburg, and known on the Chart as Numbers 50 and 51. To an approved purchaser liberal terms will be given. Apply at the Office of this Paper. - June 6.

SEVERAL very fine seasoned HORSES, both for Saddle and Draft, to be disposed of reasonable, the owner having no further use for them. Enquire of
May 30. R. PHIPPS.
[Transcriber's note: item not found in 18120530EDRG.]
PROPOSALS [heading]
FOR [heading]
Publishing by Subscription, [heading]
Dr. VAN DEN LINDEN's [heading]
Manner of Proceeding at Law: [heading]
TRANSLATED [heading]
By W. C. LANTSHEER, Esquire, of Berbice, [heading]
A distinguished Law-Character of this Colony. [heading]

1. The size will be Octavo; and the entire Work comprized in two volumes - but it will be published in weekly numbers until the whole is completed, and delivered every Saturday Afternoon.
2. The price is to be five joes; the half of which must be paid at the time of subscribing.
3. The first number will appear immediately, on sufficient patronage being apparent to ensure the prosperity of the Work.

The diffidence of the Translator has been the only bar to the publication of this valuable Work, previous to the present moment; but now, that it will be printed under the superintendence of a Gentleman, who possesses (independent of his great professional abilities a sufficient knowledge of both languages, to insure correctness - it is proposed to the Public with all the confidence such an auspicious circumstance is capable of inspiring.

Subscriptions will be received by Mr. James Robertson, America-Street, and at the Royal Gazette Printing Office,
Demerary, June 1.
[Transcriber's note: this item does not appear in an earlier issue.]

NOTICE. [heading]
IN the list of open accounts, &c. of the Estate of John Campbell, deceased, (published in the Royal Gazette of Tuesday last) there appears a demand against G. Anderson for f 2943; if it is the Subscriber that is alluded to, he begs leave to notify, that he has a full discharge from the above Estate, in the resumption of his note of hand several years ago.
George Anderson.
Kingston, June 6.

MARSHAL's OFFICE, [heading]
DEMERARY. [heading]

IN pursuance of an order granted by His Excellency the Acting-Governor, bearing date the 2d day of the present month of June, I, the undersigned First-Marshal of the United Colony of Demerary and Essequebo, do hereby, in the name and behalf of S. Cramer, Executor to the Estate of G. F. A. van Kinschot, deceased, for the First Time, by Edict, SUMMON all known and unknown Creditors of the said G. F. A. van Kinschot, deceased, to appear before the Hon. Court of Criminal and Civil Justice for the United Colony of Demerary and Essequebo, at their Session to beholden at the Court-House, in George-Town, (district Stabroek,) in order to render their respective claims, in due form; whereas after the expiration of the Fourth and last Edict, will be proceeded against the non-appearers, according to law.
Demerary, this 3d day of June, 1812.
Mart. Smit,
First Marshal.

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;

Robert Patterson and Family, in 14 days
or one month, from May 19.
Thomas Mason, in 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.
Joseph Hill, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . 22.
George Hayes, in 14 days or one month . . . . . . . 23.
P. Sythoff, and family, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . 23.
P. L. Soret, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.
The free Julie Danayde, in do. or do. . . . . . . . 26.
Thomas Crauford, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . . 26.
John Douglas, in do. or 3 weeks, . . . . . . . . . . 27.
Rebecca Christy, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . . 30.
William Mackenzie, in one month, or in [right pointing brace]
the Brig Penelope, . . . from June 5.
Robert Trotman, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . . . . . 5.
Charlotte Gowdy, with 5 servants, in do. . . . . . . 5.
Andrew Rose, in 14 days, or one month . . . . . . . . 6.
Francis Granes, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . 6.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, June 6, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.

IN DEMERARY. [heading]

On Saturday the 13th instant, at the Vendue Office - 19 firkins of ox-tongues, 21 barrels of herrings, a considerable quantity of dry goods, and 6 pipes of Madeira wine. Also by order of the Assistant-Commissary-General - condemned flour, empty puncheons, hogheads, and tierces.
June 6. Robert Kingston.

[Transcriber's note: compare with 18120530EDRG]
On Tuesday the 23d of June, at the Vendue Office - Six Pipes very Old Madeira Wine, and eight puncheons of excellent bottled Port Wine.
May 30. Robert Kingston.


Major-General Carmichael, Acting-Governor, was very much pleased with the troop of Cavalry, Rifle-Company, and 1st Battalion, Demerary Militia, this day, under arms. Allowing for the disadvantage the Militia in this extensive Colony must labour under, their movements, and general appearance, fully evinced the loyal and martial spirit. The Major-General has not any doubt that their good conduct would be as conspicuous in the field of action as this morning on the parade, in commemorating the anniversary of our gracious Sovereign.
Captain Phipps, of the Cavalry, having selected this day for tendering his resignation, he is displaced, and Lieutenant Eberhardi appointed to succeed him as Captain.
By Command, J. R. Brandt,
Major Brig. D.M.
Brigade-Major Brandt having his Excellency the Acting-Governor's leave to go up the River, Capt. Cart, of the 1st Battalion of Militia, will act in his absence.

Our anticipations have been realized; for never, in this Colony, we believe, was the anniversary of His Majesty's Birth-Day so loyally, and so splendidly commemorated, as on Thursday last. The Militia, whose muster-roll was more extensive than we ever witnessed, assembled on parade at the usual hour, and, soon after, His Excellency the Governor, attended by his Aides-de-Camp, issued from the King's House, and proceeded to the front of the line - when the accustomed formalities were duly observed. About the same time, the troops in camp, and the vessels in the river, did equal honours to the happy day.
At half past 1 o'clock, His Excellency was pleased to notify his readiness to receive all who intended to accept the invitation he had published; and we make no doubt, it was highly gratifying to his feelings, when he beheld that acceptance so universal.
The entertainments of the evening, prepared by His Excellency, did as much honour to the exalted situation he fills as to his own taste and liberality. The King's House was, in every sense of the word, the Residence of Royalty. The ball-room was crowded to excess; and the Ladies of Demerary (a toast afterwards proposed by His Excellency, and seconded with an equal enthusiasm by the whole company) undoubtedly, for the charms of person and elegance of attire, on that night, rivalled the visitors at St. James's.
After supper, when "The King" and "The Prince Regent" were given by the gallant General and respected Governor, the same were accompanied by a discharge of cannon.

His Majesty has now completed the seventy-fourth year of his age; but the deeply-lamented state of body and of mind, in which he lives, precludes, at this moment, any personal congratulation. We may, however, venture to hope, that if it should please the Disposer of Events to restore him to his people, he will enjoy many happy returns of that auspicous day.

The only arrival since our last, is a Schooner from Surinam; but even she becomes of the highest importance, when we reflect upon the great and glorious intelligence she is the bearer of. It is contained in the following extract of a letter, to a Gentleman in this colony, dated Surinam, May 30th:
"The Brig Industry arrived here this morning, from Madeira, and confirms the report of Badajoz having fallen; and brings an account of an action having taken place between the combined armies, in which the French lost 20,000 men, and the allies 9,000. The reporter, Capt. Forbes, a very intelligent man, states that he received his intelligence at the Consul-Office, where it arrived by a vessel from Lisbon, bound to the Brazils, on the eve of his departure."


The following are further particulars respecting the late dreadful Earthquake in the Province of Venezuela:
"The 26th of March has been a day of woe and horror to the Province of Venezuela. At four o'clock, p.m. the city of Caracas stood in all its splendour - a few minutes later, 4500 houses, 19 churches and convents, together with all the other public-buildings, monuments, &c. were crushed to atoms by a sudden shock of an earthquake, which did not last a minute, and buried thousands of its devoted inhabitants in ruins and desolation. That day happened to be Holy (or, Maumday) Thursday; and, at that precise hour, every place of worship being crowded to commemorate the commencement of our Saviour's Passion, by public procession, which were to proceed through the streets a few minutes afterwards, augmented the number of hapless sufferers to an incredible amount, as every church was levelled with the ground before any person could be aware of danger; - the number of sufferers taken out of one of the churches amounting (two days after the disaster) alone, to upwards of 300 corpses, besides those, it may be presumed, who could not yet have been dug out of such heaps of ruins, gives an idea of the extent of the calamity. The number of dead is differently stated - from 4 to 6, and as far as 8000. - Horrible as this catastrophe appears, it would be a matter of some consolation to know, that the vicinity of the city offered some support or shelter to the surviving mourners; but the next town and sea port thereto, (viz. La Guayra), has in proportion suffered still more, and the same has been the case along its immediate coast; - huge masses of the mountains have been detached from the summits, and levelled down into the vallies: - deep clefts and separations of the immense bed of rocks, still threaten future disasters to the hapless survivors, who are now occupied in burying and burning the dead, and in relieving the numerous maimed, perishing for want of medical aid, shelter, and other comforts.
"If any particular class of persons has suffered more than others, it may be inferred that it must be the Clergy, who were at the time necessarily assembled in the churches; and the superb barracks at Caracas, containing two battalions of veterans, and the artillery corps (preparing for the procession), being laid flat, it is presumed that the whole have, in one moment, fallen victims to this terrible visitation of the Almighty.
"The in-land towns and villages of the Province, and the more distant sea-ports of Porto Cabello, Cumana, Barcelon, &c. have suffered less."

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]



Brought by.


Mrs. Van Doresten,






Pl. Soesdyk,

Pl. Poolman.


Mr. Samms,


Jack Liar,

F. Yates,

Pl. Parika.


W. Keith,

R. S. Turton.


Pl. Musquito Hall,



E. J. Henery,

Pl. La Penitence.


Widow Luhrs,



Mr. Anderson,

J. & C. M'Intosh.


Pl. Zeeland,

D. s'Gravesande.


Pl. Roomen,



Mr. Rule, (Berbice)



Pl. Calcutta,

Tally, (Mahaica)

Good Luck

Mr. Sabathier,

G. M. Campbell.


G. Sutherland,

H. M'Coll.

And in the Stocks of Essequebo. [centered]



Free Negro Jotto,


Pl. Grove(Mahaica)



D. Dunn,




Pl. Vilvoorden,

June 6.                  F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

GEORGE-TOWN: [centered]
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