ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1812.
His Excellency Major-General Carmichael
having received a Communication from Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Laforey, stating
his having sent His Majesty's Brig Liberty, to take charge of the Trade from
this Colony, and she having arrived yesterday, all persons concerned will take
House, Demerary, June 9, 1812.
to Governor Bentinck. [heading]
received and advertised
Trifle to a Benefactor
note: no 'posting' date; only additions to the list included here.]
it becomes necessary that the following Laws with regard to the policy of this
town should be published anew, as a warning to the good inhabitants, it is done
by the present, viz.-
persons are prohibited from bringing timber on the dams or parapets, unless the
same be immediately removed; and if it remains longer than 24 hours, the same
is forfeited to whoever shall remove it. No articles whatsoever are permitted
to lay on the dams, on pain of f 50 fine.
occupier of a house is to have the filth removed from the road adjoining his
lot, to a punt, every morning, from 6 to 10 o'clock, which will convey the same
to deep water; and every person before whose house any filth shall be found
after that time is liable to a fine of f 25.
person throwing, or causing to be thrown, filth before the door of his
neighbour, to be fined f 500.
proprietors of lots are to keep their drains in good order, and their lots
clear of grass; for which purpose two Commissaries are o inspect the same every
two months, and those who are neglectful, after having had from eight to
fourteen days notice, incur a fine of f 25; and after a second
warning, f 50; and after a third, f 75; and in case of no
compliance, then the Fiscal is to proceed against such defaulter. All the
fines to go, one-third to the Fiscal, one-third to the informer, and the other
third to the poor.
person are forbidden to allow their horses, mules, horned cattle, or hogs, to
run loose in the town of Stabroek and its precincts, which are considered from
Plantation Le Repentir to the Camp; and any body is authorised to secure such
horse, mule, or horned cattle, and the proprietor must pay four dollar before
he can have him restored, one-half to the informer, the other to the Drossart -
and every person is at liberty to catch any loose hog, so running about, and
kill him for his own use. Any person taking up a horse, mule, or horned mule,
as aforesaid, is immediately to carry him to the Drossart, who is ordered to
pay one half of the fine, and to provide proper food for such animal, for which
he is to charge the proprietor 30 stuivers per day; and if such animal be not
reclaimed, and the expences paid within four weeks, the said animal, with the concurrence
of the Fiscal, shall be sold at Public Vendue, (having been advertised fourteen
days previous thereto) the expences paid, and the overplus given to the owner,
if he be known, or deposited in the Colony funds.
persons are forbidden to gallop their horses or mules on the public road,
within the circumference of the town, which is limited on the south from
Stabroek to Plantation La Penitence, and on the north, to the read along the
Camp, which leads to the East Sea-Coast, unless sufficient reason be shewn for
such galloping, on pain of Five Joes fine for a White or Coloured person, and
corporal punishment for a Negro, at the discretion of the Fiscal, exclusive of
all damage which may be occasioned by such galloping.
slave is permitted to walk after 8 o'clock at night, unless he or she has a
pass or a lanthorn, on pain of being put in the Stocks, and the owner being
obliged to pay two dollars for his or her release, exclusive of the charge for
boarding such slave.
slave to carry any weapon or bludgeon, unless provided with a written permit
from his master, specifying the purpose for which he is armed, on pain of
corporal punishment, or being confined, as mentioned in the preceding article.
9. J. S. Masse,
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;
Patterson and Family, in 14 days
or one month, from May 19.
Mason, in 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.
Hill, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . 22.
Hayes, in 14 days or one month . . . . . . . 23.
Sythoff, and family, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . 23.
L. Soret, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.
free Julie Danayde, in do. or do. . . . . . . . 26.
Crauford, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . . 26.
Douglas, in do. or 3 weeks, . . . . . . . . . . 27.
Christy, in do. or do. . . . . . . . . . . . 30.
Mackenzie, in one month, or in [right pointing brace]
Brig Penelope, . . . from June 5.
Trotman, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . . . . . 5.
Gowdy, with 5 servants, in do. . . . . . . 5.
Rose, in 14 days, or one month . . . . . . . . 6.
Granes, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . . . . . . 6.
Office, Demerary, June 6, 1812.
Wednesday the 17th instant, at the store of William Lucas, Middle-Street,
George-Town: - blue and white salempores, Bandanna, silk, Romal, and Madras
handkerchiefs; blue, white, and yellow nankeens; seersuckers, sanoes, moorees,
white calico, chintz, long-cloths, counterpanes, tea, table-linen, German
platillas, Russia sheeting, cotton shirting, Irish linen, broad-cloths, thread
and loaf-sugar. Also a consignment of 50 barrels prime mess pork, and fifty firkins
double rose butter, just landed.
9. Robert Kingston.
Monday the 22d instant, at the Vendue Office, by order of H. Southern, Esq. -
Ten field Negroes. Also a negro man, named Sam, by order of the Executors of
9. Robert Kingston.
Wednesday the 1st of July, at the Vendue Office, by virtue of an order of the
Honourable Court of Justice of Demerary, of the 29th of March, 1810, on the
part of the Curators or Trustees to the Estate of Arthur Blair, deceased, will
be sold at Public Auction - A Mortgage claim for the principal sum of £ 18,513
9 6 Sterling, duly vested by a deed executed before the Honourable Commissaries
of the late Court of Justice of Essequebo, with the right and rank of second
mortgage, on Plantation Parica, belonging to the Estate of R. Wells, deceased.
payments to be made in quarterly instalments, and subject also in all other
respects to the same conditions as Executorial Sales.
9. Robert Kingston.
have no arrival to announce this day, except His Majesty's Brig Liberty, which,
however, is not the bearer of any Foreign Intelligence. She has been cruising
off the island of Antigua, and in the course of which, captured an American
Vessel under the Colours of Portugal.
the present publication will be found, but few official novelties, in
comparison with many of its predecessors; but even they are of too much
consequence, not to be noticed in this our own more immediate department:
the head of "King's House." will be found two Notifications - the
one, that the Liberty is arrived for the purpose of convoying the Trade of the
United Colonies to the general place of rendezvous; and the other, that W. B.
Panye and T. Dougan, Esquires, have been, by the votes of their
qualified-fellow-colonists, placed in the vacant seats of the College of
under that of "Fiscal's Office." will be found several excellent
regulations, in respect to the police of this metropolis; and which we make no
doubt, will be generally approved, and strictly conformed to.
this life, on Friday the 5th instant, at his house in Werk en Rust, Doctor A.
FOURTH OF JUNE. [heading]
following Letter, and to the truth of which we cannot but subscribe, came to
hand this morning:
the Editor of the Royal Gazette. [heading]
is a truism, which I believe even yourself will not endeavour to falsify - that
too often are our Public Prints the vehicles of abuse or eulogy as unmerited,
on the one part, as (in consequence) disgraceful on the other.
such an introduction, you will perhaps anticipate a charge of improper praise
or censure against the Royal Gazette. But no; I am happy to say, that your
selection of characters, transactions, and circumstance, for eulogy are, in
general, equally as happy; - and surely, never was it more so, than when (I
allude to your last number) you made your theme of encomium, our excellent
Governor and his exertions to do becoming honour to the anniversary of a
Sovereign's Birth-Day, so venerable, so beloved, as ours! - On the reverse, the
only objection I have to make is, that though you said much; you might yet have
said more! - You might, in particular, have expatiated on the delightful
sensation HE must experience, (and which was so apparent in His Excellency),
who sees himself not only surrounded by a people he has, in a short time,
greatly benefitted, but in beholding them forgetting all distinctions, and
aiming at no other rivalry than who should display best their admiration,
respect, and gratitude! - You might have extended your description of his
incessant endeavours to promote and consolidate, on that night, the hilarity
and happiness of his guests! - You might have recorded the glowing,
enthusiastic, though dignified, expressions of his gratitude, when "The
Governor of Demerary" burst from every heart, and fell from every tongue!
- In short, you might have presumed so far as to become, the organ of the
public - in thanking him, for being what he is,
worthy Representative of a good King!
for doing what he has done -
ON AMERICA. [heading]
may be said to be an incomprehensible paradox, that the Americans, a nation of
freemen, should entertain so strong a predeliction for France, which is a land
of tyranny, and so strong a dislike for England, which is a land of freedom,
not to mention that England is the only country which now preserves the remains
of the civilized world, and even America herself, from the overwhelming
domination of France.
reflects for a moment on the composition of the Republican party in America,
and on the uniform tendency of universal suffrage, to which it owes its origin
and existence, will cease to wonder at this seemingly unnatural propensity.
The Republican party in the United States consists of a populace who are
governed by their passions, and of leaders who are ruled by their interests.
The policy adopted by such a party must necessarily be a coarse and illiberal
policy - it must be a policy suited to the profanum vulgus, to the views and
capacities of a rude, illiterate, and ferocious, populace. So exactly is the
policy of the Republican faction in America - Those sentiments of respect and
admiration which the bare mention of the English name ought, at the present
moment, to excite in the heart, not only of every American, but of every human
being whose heart is rightly constituted, the Federalists alone are susceptible
of. That highly estimable body entertain and express, for England the
consideration to which she is so well entitled, not only from her being at
present the bulwark of the civilized world, and the assylum [sic] of oppressed
humanity, but, in a more peculiar degree, from her having so long been the
nurse of true religion, of genuine liberty, of sound literature - and as having
furnished the model of that free government, and of those equal laws, which
constitute the proudest distinction of the American commonwealth. Very
different are the view of the Republican party - they can see little difference
between a nation ruled by a King and a nation by a Emperor: a great part of
them do not know that the government of England is better than that of France.
They treasure up the miseries and animosities of the revolutionary war: they
vilify England, because the Federalists express esteem and respect for her
character - they are encouraged and supported in their Anti-Anglican measures
by the exhortations and example of discontented persons, and foreigners - their
zeal is inflamed and exasperated by the unremitting efforts of their leaders,
and by the vigorous opposition of the Federal party; and thus it happens, that,
in a Republican country, the ruling party is hostile to a land of freedom, and
attached to a land of slaves.
after the most deliberate consideration, every thinking person must be
satisfied that the American Government cannot have any serious intention or
wish to go to war with Britain: the first effect of which would be, the
destruction of the America commerce; which would necessarily involve the
destruction of the revenue. In order, then, to carry on the war, as well as
the ordinary business of government, loans must be resorted to, and direct
taxes imposed; but direct taxes would be felt as an intolerable burden by the people
of America - they would speedily remove the present Administration - and thus
the American rulers would fall the first victims to what has been believed by
many to be their favourite measure.
therefore, we suppose the Government of America to be destitute not only of all
principle and patriotism, but even of common understanding and common regard to
their own interest, we cannot for a moment suppose them to be serious in their
wish for a British war.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.