ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1812.
Subscribers have for sale, the following assortment of Merchandize:
cutlasses, shovels and grindstones; cotton pruning knives and gin cranks;
cotton bagging and temper lime; cordage assorted, from 1 to 7 inch; small
boats, with rudders and tillers; large and small anchors; cambooses, suits of
colours, and pumps, for colony-schooners; mast-hoops, blocks, gib-hanks, and
dead eyes; sein and sewing twine; seins, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 fathom, with
bag in centre; mill-wedges; steel plates and capooses; copper skimmers and
ladles; boiling-house lamps; fowling pieces, gunpowder, shot and shot-belts;
brass cover plate locks; double and single padlocks; mooring chains and ship
screws; iron pots, corn mills and grating bars; bar and steel iron; Buck axes;
brass vat and wine cocks; pump leather and tacks; nails assorted; hooks and
hinges; stay bars and staples; sash pullies and weights; butter, in whole and
half firkins; mess beef and pork; beer and porter, in hogsheads; bottled port
wine; Madeira wine, in pipes, hogsheads and quarter-casks; negro hats, jackets,
wrappers and caps; Duck frocks, Oznaburghs, &c.
23. H. Mackenzie & Co.
Reformed Church. [heading]
Reverend G. RYK being called by duty to Essequebo, no Divine Service will be
performed on Sunday next. June 23.
SALE - a few thousand feet of CRAB-WOOD FLOORING BOARDS.
23. H. O. SEWARD.
HIRE - Any Gentleman wanting a good House-Boy, and who is also an excellent
cook, and ostler - and otherwise a well-disposed servant; may hear of one at
the Royal Gazette Office.
excellent Saddle-Horse. [centered]
at the Printing-Office. [centered]
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and sold at the Royal Gazette Office.
in English and Dutch.
Man his own Lawyer!
Manner of Proceeding in the Courts of Demerary.
Compendium of Popular Instructions for the
of some of the most prevalent
of this Climate.
in Ryk's Oration on laying the Founda-
of the Dutch Church in this Colony.
last-mentioned Pamphlet may be had also in Dutch. - f 1.
List of the Plantations of this Colony, the Names
the Proprietors, Number of Slaves, &c.
- An Almanack for the Present Year will be given with
Bills of Lading and Exchange - Blank Coffee
- Sheet Almanacks for 1812 -
on Cards, &c.
5, and 6 quire Journals
and 2 quire books, plain and ruled,
wax, red tape,
and black ink powder,
and wafer seals,
June 22, 1812.
Person willing to supply the Ordnance Department in this colony, with such
quantities of Best POLAND OATS, from time to time as may be required for Six
Months - will please send sealed tenders to this Office until Thursday the 25th
Subscriber having some very pressing demands against him, earnestly requests
those indebted to him to come forward immediately with payment of their
respective accounts and notes-of-hand, as he will be under the painful
necessity of recovering those out-standing, on the 1st proximo, by coercive
measures. He informs his friends and the public, that he still carries on the
Boot and Shoe-making Business as heretofore, but that nothing can in future be
delivered without being previously paid for. John Arnot.
Some excellent Sole-Leather for Sale.
SAWS TO BE SOLD. [heading]
Set of Circular Saws (to be sold) with all the apparatus, and under the first
cost; as the owner has not time at present to set them to work. - They are of
the best materials and workmanship of London; and payment of them will be taken
in lumber or shingles, or any thing else wanted on the proprietor's estate.
Apply at Messrs. Wardrop and Ferguson's. June 23.
THE UNITED COLONIES. [heading]
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;
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.
Hawkesworth, in do. or one month . . . . . . 8.
Fraser, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.
Furnace, and family, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . 11.
Hon. A. Meertens, with the first Packet, [right pointing brace]
in 14 days, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.
M'Intyre, in 6 weeks, or by the Ship Traveller 12.
Sarah Nurse, in 14 days, or a month, . . . . . . 15.
Skerrett, in do. or 6 weeks, . . . . . . . . . 16.
Pogue, in do. or 3 weeks, . . . . . . . . . . 17.
D. Grant, in do. or a month, . . . . . . . . . . . 18.
Free Charlotte Scott, in do. . . . . . . . . . . 20.
Free Cuba Williams, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . 20.
Office, Demerary, June 20, 1812.
PUBLIC VENDUES [heading]
Wednesday the 1st of July, [see 18120609EDRG] . . .
by Order of M. J. Ceurvorst, qq. - Two Negroes, named Jessy and Jacob.
9. Robert Kingston.
note: see 18120630EDRG, where the Vendue is reduced to only Mr. Ceurvorst's
have had two arrivals since Saturday - one from the Oronoque, and the other
(the Dispatch-Boat) from Barbados. The former represents the country from
which she came, as still engaged in civil warfare; and the latter is the bearer
of Papers to the 15th instant.
as yet without any arrivals in our own River, from Great Britain, it is,
nevertheless, with great pleasure we announce, that Barbados is in possession
of London Papers to the 4th ultimo; and that they contain, at last, that
long-expected Dispatch from the Earl of Wellington, which narrates the storming
of Badjaoz [sic] - and of which, a copy will be found under our head of
subsequent columns also contain a more particular account of the Naval Action
off Lisbon, than we believe has yet appeared; and a few Remark on Bonaparte's
self-boasted Observance of Treaties.
have nothing particular to announce, in the present number, in this dapartment
[sic]; but we beg leave to correct some inaccuracies which inadvertently crept
into our account of the Militia Court-Martial, assembled for the trial of Capt.
Phipps, in our last Gazette. In the first place, the Judge-Advocate is, ex
officio, Prosecutor on behalf of the Crown - and, with respect to the charges,
we were mistaken in stating that "ungentleman-like conduct" was one
of them. - They are "unofficer-like and disrespectful conduct towards his
superior officers, and disobedience of orders."
above-mentioned Court sat, for a short time, yesterday; and this morning a
further adjournment took place until to-morrow.
present session of our Court of Justice is expected to continue a considerable
time; so many causes being yet to be tried. The next Roll Court will be on the
29th of this month.
Son of Mr. John Gilbert, of Kingston, departed this life yesterday morning.
BONAPARTE's OBSERVANCE OF TREATIES. [heading]
late report of the French Ministers to their Emperor and the Senate clearly
prove, that it is the intention of Bonaparte to take in his way all the ports
of Prussia, previous to his marching to Petersburg. There is very excellent
plunder at Konigsberg, Memel, Libau, and all Courland; then Riga, Livonia, are
all opulent cities, with a rich country for his troops to subsist in; not like
Spain and Poland. When he is there, we hope the inhabitants of his bonne ville
de Paris, will take such measures as to produce a new order of things; may, if
we are to credit the last account from France, it appears that disturbances
have already taken place at Caen, in Normandy. But the most extraordinary
passage in these French reports is, the public and unreserved declaration,
"that free bottoms are to make free goods, and that the Berlin and Milan
decrees are not revoked respecting those nations who submit to English maritime
regulations." In plain English, this is telling us, that his allies, the
Americans (the only neutrals), shall be allowed to go all over the world with
the produce of France and Italy. Our readers will recollect, that it has been
said that the Americans would not be content with the simple revocation of the
Orders in Council, and that they would then demand what Bonaparte has now
demanded from them, namely, that "the flag is to cover the
merchandise." Bonaparte has, to use a common phrase, "let the cat
out of the bag." What he has just disclosed will save much writing,
discussion, and negociation. He has now spoken for Mr. Madison.
the French reports alluded to, the Treaty of Utrecht is again mentioned, to
which England replies in a few words:-
As the Treaty of Utrecht was not taken as a basis in the last Treaty of Peace,
it cannot be said that she violated it.
By the Treaty of Utrecht, the Spanish dynasty was settled in the family of the
Bourbons. Has Bonaparte observed that part of the said treaty?
The Treaty of Utrecht, Art. XIX says, that "no capture or seizure can be
made till within six months from the date of the declaration of war." -
Wars of course put an end to treaties. But now let us see how this grand
regenerator, Napoleon, acted on the above equitable principle of the Treaty of
Utrecht. In the eigth [sic] article of the treaty which he concluded with
America, in the year 9 (1800), it is positively stipulated, that no capture or
seizure can be made by either of the contracting parties, till six months after
the declaration of war. Yet he confiscates American ships, because they
allowed themselves to be hailed by our cruisers. - And yet Bonaparte quotes the
Treaty of Utrecht!
the same Treaty of Utrecht, Art. XXI. the two powers stipulated that a neutral
must submit to have her papers examined in order to see if there are contraband
articles on board. Bonaparte, for this very article, confiscates American
ships; and yet he quotes the Treaty of Utrecht!
to the doctrine of free bottoms making free goods, no maritime power that has
the means to resist that principle, will submit to it. The French themselves,
ever since the Treaty of Utrecht, did not, and at this moment do not acquiesce
to this doctrine. It well becomes a person like Bonaparte to talk of
neutrality, after having issued the following order, taken from the Moniteur of
December 6, 1806:-
Nov. 26, 1806. - The French Minister, Mr. Bourienne, has transmitted a note to
our Senate demanding the confiscation of all English merchandise; no matter to
whom it belonged!"
similar requisition was made to the Senates of Lubec and Bremen.
there is, however, a fact yet to be stated, which will no doubt silence all
those who accuse the British Government of having been the first to make
infringements on neutral commerce. So far back as 1803, Bonaparte issued the
following decree, which appeared in the Moniteur of the 29th of August, 1803:-
(Bonaparte was there at the time), 1st Thermidor, year 11. - The Government of
the Republic, on the report of the Minister of the Interior, decrees - From the
date of the publication of the present decree, no vessel coming from, or having
touched at any English port, is allowed to enter any port in France.
Secretary of State, Maret." [centered]
let it not be imagined that he ever acted upon that mild decree, as ships
coming from England were allowed to enter, but were confiscated afterwards,
although they knew nothing of the existence of that decree. Two American
vessels, consigned to the American Consul at Antwerp, Mr. Ridgway, were
confiscated on that decree. - And yet Bonaparte urges the observance of
following occurrence is said to have lately happened at Washington, at a fete
given by the British Ambassador, Mr. Foster, to a large party of the American
gentry of both sexes, which illustrates the degree of perfection, politeness,
and decorum they have attained in the higher circles of that civilized nation.
A Mr. Anderson, a Senator, and one of the most violent Democrats in the
Congress of the United States, placed himself near the fire-grate, around which
a great part of the company were assembled, and by a similar measure to the one
resorted to by Gulliver for extinguishing the fire in the Queen's Palace at
Lilliput, produced nearly as great an effect. How the American ladies felt
upon the occasion is not particularly stated, but it appears probable, that had
they been in Lilliput at the time of Gulliver's exploit, that traveller's life
would not have been endangered. Several gentlemen, however, of the company
went up to Mr. Foster, and pretending to be incensed at the gross outrage which
had been given to decency and decorum, recommended that the Senator be advised
to quit the room. To this recommendation, Mr. Foster calmly replied, that he
was unacquainted with American manners and customs, which however ill they
might accord with his own ideas of propriety, he did not feel himself
authorised to correct; that he conceived the company must be the better judges
of Mr. Anderson's conduct, and would doubtless convince him of its impropriety,
should it in their eyes appear reprehensible. After this reply, which we
cannot too much commend, no further notice was taken of the circumstance, and
the company, generally, thus tacitly acknowledged the conduct of Mr. Anderson
to have been perfectly confound of American customs.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.