Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 June 27

Vol. VII.]


[No. 487.


SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1812.

WANTED on a Sugar-Estate - a sober man, as OVERSEER. Apply to the Manager of Plantation Friendship. June 27.

THE Subscriber, intending to leave the colony in all next month, requests all those indebted to her to come forward with payment; and those to whom she is indebted, to render their accounts.
She also informs the public, that she has for hire, a number of valuable Field-Negroes, House-Women, Butlers, and the excellent House and Out-Buildings she at present occupies; and for sale, a quantity of Furniture, China and Glass Ware, &c.

NOTICE. [heading]
ACCORDING to a Resolution of the Hon. Court of Policy, dated the 28th of August, 1804, and by direction of the Hon. I. S. Masse, First-Fiscal of the United-Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo - will be sold at Public Vendue, at six weeks' credit, in one month from this date, the following SLAVES, now in the Colony-Jail, in Stabroek:
The negro Coffy, belonging to the Widow Van Dorsten, brought by the Dienders,
Felix, of Pl. Poederoyen, brought by G. Henschelius,
Timmanie, of Pl. Sarah, brought by R. Watson,
Dick, of Pl. Musquito-Hall, brought by the Dienders.
George-Town, June 26, 1812.
S. G. Martens,

BY order of His Excellency Governor Carmichael, notice is hereby given, that the Receiver and Vendue Offices, formerly kept at Fort-Island, is removed to Stabroek, next S. G. Marten's, Esq. for the purpose of bringing the above Offices to a speedy liquidation; and therefore it is requested that all tose indebted to the above-mentioned Offices will come forward with payment within one month from this date; as the law will be enforced against the neglectful.
Office hours from 9 till 2 in the afternoon, Sundays and Holidays excepted.
Brick-Dam, June 25, 1812. B. HEBBELINCK.

THE Subscribers offer for sale, by private bargain, a gang of prime Negroes, consisting of seven men, three women, and three children; two of the men are good carpenters' and the remainder ginners and good field-people. Terms will be made very accommodating to an approved purchaser; and if not disposed of before the 6th of July, they will be on that day be sold at Public Vendue.
Cumingsburg, June 27. E. & A. FRASER.

THE Quarterly-Meeting of the Vestry of St. George's Church is on Wednesday the 1st ensuing.
June 27. James Robertson,

NOTICE. [heading]
THERE was about a fortnight ago picked-up on the public-road of Plantation Le Resouvenir, a Gold-headed Cane, with a Dagger in it. - Whoever can prove it to be their property, may have it restored by applying to the Printer, and paying the expence of this advertisement, with a small gratuity to the negro who found it. June 27.

THE Undersigned informs the public, that it has pleased His Excellency the Governor to grant her the liberty of keeping a House for the reception of Gentlemen, by the title of
THE ROYAL HOTEL. [centered]
She will therefore thank the Gentlemen in general for their favours, as nothing shall be wanting to render satisfaction.
N.B. The Hotel will be kept on Lot No. 19, the house formerly occupied by Messrs. Heywood & Taylor.
She at the same time offers for sale, her Dwelling, on Lot. No. 22, on the back-dam, with kitchen, store, stable, garden, &c. to a good purchaser upon favourable terms, and very cheap.

THE Subscriber intending to leave the Colony, requests those persons, who have any demands against him, to render them for settlement.
Demerary, June 24. C. Carter.

ABSCONDED on Sunday last, a tall, sightly Mulatto-Woman (late the property of Mr. W. Roach), named Sally Betsey - a native of Barbados, and about 20 years of age. She was genteely dressed, and took with her a bundle of linen; and it is likely she may endeavour to pass for a free woman, under the name of Sarah Elizabeth Spencer.
A liberal reward will be given to any person taking her up and sending her to the Subscriber; - and he will feel much obliged to any proprietor or other person on estates where she may happen to stop, to have her apprehended and sent to the Office of this Paper.
E. J. Henery.
N.B. Masters of Vessels and Others, will bear in mind the penalty the Laws of this Colony inflict, for harbouring or taking away any slave, or other person, without a legal pass. June 27.

King's House, [heading]
June 27, 1812. [heading]

AT a General Court Martial, of which Major Ali Dey, of the Fourth Battalion, Demerary Militia, was President, held in George-Town, on the 18th of June, 1812, and continued by adjournments to the 26th of the same month, Captain Robert Phipps, of the Demerary Militia Cavalry, was arraigned upon the under-mentioned charges:
1. For an unofficer-like and most improper and disrespectful conduct, in tendering his resignation at a levee held by His Excellency the Acting-Governor on the 4th of June last, in honour and commemoration of His Majesty's Birth-Day.
2. For improper and unofficer-like conduct, in writing and sending a letter, dated 5th of June, 1812, to His Excellency Major-General Carmichael, Acting-Governor, ascribing the Governor's conduct towards him to prejudice.
3. For improper and disrespectful conduct towards the Governor, Commander-in-Chief of the Militia, in writing and sending a letter, dated 8th of June 1812, to Henry St. Hill, Esq. Government-Secretary, in order to be communicated to His Excellency, in which he declines or refuses an audience, which he had himself particularly solicited by his said letter of the 5th of June, 1812: in consequence of his solicitation, it had been granted him.
4. For disobedience of orders and improper and disrespectful conduct towards the Acting-Governor, Commander-in-Chief of the Militia, and towards his immediate commanding-officer, Major Otto, in writing and sending a letter to Major Otto, dated 11th of June, 1812, in which he designates himself "Captain-Commandant of the Demerary Militia Cavalry," notwithstanding a brigade order, issued by the Governor, displacing him from that command; which order he acknowledges that he was in the knowledge of, both in his letter to Major Otto and in that addressed to Mr. Secretary St. Hill of 8th of June above-mentioned.

SENTENCE. [heading]
The Court, having heard and considered the charges, evidence adduced on the part of the prosecution and of the prisoner, defence of the prisoner, and reply of the Judge-advocate; with the different documents produced o both sides; are of opinion as follows:

As to the first charge - that the conduct of the prisoner, in selecting the levee, on the King's birth-day, for delivering his resignation to the Governor, was improper and unofficer-like. - They, at the same time, acquit the prisoner of intentional disrespect on that occasion.

As to the second charge - the Court considering that there is no evidece that the prisoner at the time of writing the letter of the 5th June, knew that his resignation was not accepted, or that the brigade-order of the 4th of June was issued, acquit him of this charge.

As to the third charge - the Court are of opinion that the terms of the prisoners letter of the 8th June, in which he declines an audience of the Governor, which he had solicited in his letter of the 5th, are disrespectful and improper - but as it is not proved that the audience solicited related to military affairs, or that the letter of the 8th June was written in his military capacity, they acquit the prisoner of this charge.

As to the fourth charge - the Court are of opinion that this charge has been fully proved, and that the prisoner is guilty of the same, they therefore on full consideration of the whole matter, adjudge the prisoner to be Cashierd in terms of the 28th article of the Militia Regulations.
(Signed) ALI DEY,
Major and President.
(Signed) Adam Smith,
Captain Demerary-Militia, Judge-Advocate.

Militia General Order. [heading]

                  King's House, George-Town, Demerary,
                  June 27, 1812.
THE Acting-Governor, in promulgating the above sentence, feels it incompatible with the authority and high trust reposed in him by his Sovereign, to pass the finding entirely unnoticed. He conceives it also his duty to intimate his sentiments thereon.

FIRST CHARGE. [centered]
Upon which the prisoner was tried by his own application, in consequence of being displaced for tendering his resignation on the King's birth-day; it certainly had, at the time, every appearance of disaffection and impropriety - but had a proper explanation taken place, previous to publishing the order, it is possible, that the disagreeable resource of a Court-martial would have been obviated.

SECOND CHARGE. [centered]
With respect to his letter of the 5th June, the presumption was that he had seen the order as it relates to it, and he acknowledges that Mr. van Berckel informed him that morning, that the Acting Governor was displeased for giving in his resignation the day before, and in that letter he accuses His Excellency of having taken a strong prejudice against him.

THIRD CHARGE. [centered]
Which the Court find to have been disrespectful and improper, that do not consider it related to military matters; His Excellency observes, that the first eight lines of that letter relates entirely to military concerns, and refers to the letter of the 5th of June, which, in second charge, the prisoner commences by saying, that Mr. Van Berckel had informed him that the Acting-Governor was displeased with his conduct on the 4th of June, and which indubitably applied to him as Captain of the Militia, on which day he appeared in that character alone. - With regard to the distinction made, that this improper and disrespectful letter, was not of a military nature, it might introduce a principle inadmissible in martial-law, that any person holding a civil and military appointment under the crown, was privileged to commit the act of impropriety in either of them, and afterwards take his option, by alledging it was done as a civil officer, and not as a military.

FOURTH CHARGE. [centered]
With regard to the fourth charge, the Court having found him guilty upon that charge, which was in a certain degree united with the three preceding, and through the whole the prisoner's military functions are connected, the Acting-Governor has only to remark, as to part of the prisoner's defence, that it furnishes a decisive proof of the necessity of removing such a person from any command in His Majesty's service; and, except in the above-mentioned distinction of civil and military, which probably proceeded from motives of lenity in the Court, the proceedings and sentence appear to have been, in every respect, just and judicious: and the Acting-Governor, is approving and confirming, has the pleasure to declare his full conviction that a recurrence of such distressing measures will not be required, with gentlemen who are animated by zeal to perform their public duty with loyalty and unanimity.
The above Court-Martial is hereby dissolved.
By Order of His Excellency the Acting-Governor,
J. R. Brandt,
Maj. Brig. D. M.

Public-Offices [heading]

MARSHAL's OFFICE. [heading]

BY virtue of authority obtained from His Excellency Major-General H. L. Carmichael, Acting-Governor of the United-Colony of Demerary and Essequebo, President in all Courts and Colleges, &c. &c. &c. I, the undersigned First Marshal of the aforesaid Colony, will expose and sell, at Marshal's sale, in presence of the Honourable Commissaries of the Court of Justice, and their Secretary, at the Court-House, in George-Town, on Tuesday the seventh day of July next ensuing - the following Effects and Properties, viz.-
1st. In behalf of P. C. Mickerts, q.q. the Estate of J. P. Smit, deceased, versus B. Dykhuizen - a half lot of land, No. 50, situated in the District of Stabroek, North-dam, with the buildings thereon, consisting in a dwelling-house, out of repair; also a negro woman, named Europe, with her infant child.
2d. In behalf of A. Labee, versus Joseph Bergh - the lot of land, No. 6, Letter B, situated in Werk en Rust, with a dwelling-house thereon, 40 feet by 24, more or less, 1 1/2 story high, standing on a brick foundation or wall 10 feet high; a side, or out-house, 100 feet in length and 18 feet wide; a horse-stable, a privy, and lastly, a brick cistern.
3d. and lastly - In behalf of D. Smith, versus Ann Cook - a negro slave, Bird Perch.
Whoever should think to have any right, interest, or claim, on the before-mentioned properties and slaves, and wish to oppose the sale of the same, let such person or persons address themselves to me, the First Marshal, stating their reasons for so doing, when a day of hearing will be appointed, according to law; and those inclined to speculate, please attend the sales on the day and place before-mentioned.
Demerary, June 12, 1812.
Mart. Smit,
First Marshal.

IN pursuance of authority duly obtained on the 26th day of the present month of June, from His Excellency Major-General H. L. Carmichael, Acting-Governor of these Colonies, President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. &c. I, the undersigned First Marshal of the aforesaid Colony, will expose and sell at Marshal-sale, in presence of the Honourable Counsellor-Commissaries of the Court of Justice, and their Secretary, at the Court-House in George-Town, on the 7th day of July next, the following negro slaves, viz:-
1st. In behalf of J. B. Easton, versus W. Casely - Three negro slaves, named Maria, Hendrik, and Pitt.
2d. In behalf of L. A. I. Philippart, q.q. the Heirs of H. W. Knolman, deceased, versus J. H. H. Touson, nomine uxoris - Eleven negroes and one child, named Jan Swart, Seconda, Fortuyn, Bob, Cupido, Isaac, Howard, Romeo, Souvenir, Augusta, and Mary, with her child.
Whoever should think to have any right, interest, or claim on the before-named negro slaves, and wish to oppose the sale thereof, let such person or persons address themselves to me, the First Marshal, stating their reasons of opposition in writing; I will then appoint such opposer or opposers a day of hearing before the Honourable Court of Justice, for the trial of the same; and those inclined to speculate, attend the sale on the day and place above-mentioned, and profit therefrom.
Demerary, this 27th day of June, 1812.
Mart. Smit,
First Marshal.


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;

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.
Jonathan Hawkesworth, in do. or one month . . . . . . 8.
E. Fraser, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.
Jesse Furnace, and family, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . 11.
The Hon. A. Meertens, with the first Packet, [right pointing brace]
or in 14 days, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.
P. M'Intyre, in 6 weeks, or by the Ship Traveller 12.
Mrs. Sarah Nurse, in 14 days, or a month, . . . . . . 15.
Walter Skerrett, in do. or 6 weeks, . . . . . . . . . 16.
Thomas Pogue, in do. or 3 weeks, . . . . . . . . . . 17.
W. D. Grant, in do. or a month, . . . . . . . . . . . 18.
The Free Charlotte Scott, in do. . . . . . . . . . . 20.
The Free Cuba Williams, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . 20.
Richard Jenkins, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . . . . 20.
John Naegeli, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.
The free William Bennett, in 14 days, . . . . . . . 23.
Mrs. H. Van Voorst, in do. or by the Brig Success 24.
Elizabeth Rouse Bentinck, in do. or a month 27.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, June 27, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.


On Thursday the 2d of July, at the store of Messrs. Simpson, Rose, Croal, & Co. - A large quantity of baling rope, per coil of 1 cwt. Holland's Geneva, Madeira wine per dozen, a parcel of cast iron pillars, with iron beds and cornices, excellently adapted for supporting sheds, or the roofs of galleries - a young negro man, who is a very good hostler, and what further may appear on the day of sale.
June 27. Robert Kingston.

On Monday the 6th of July, [see 18120620EDRG] . . .
On the same day, and at the same place by order of Adam Smith, Esq. q.q - a gang of thirteen prime negroes, consisting of seven men, three women and three children, two of the men good carpenters, the remainder ginners and good field people. - Terms will be made known on the day of sale.
June 20. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday, the 7th of July, by order of Mr. Staunton, on Bel Air estate: - Household furniture, horses, cattle, a chaise of very superior quality, some very valuable books, and several other articles.
June 27. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: see 18120707EDRG, where this vendue gets re-scheduled to the 20th of July; and again, see 18120721EDRG, to the 4th of August]

On Monday the 5th of October, 1812, will be sold by Order of Gilbert Robertson, acting executor to the Will of Thomas Warricker, deceased, in compliance with the tenor of the said Will - The Cotton Plantation Bristol, situated on the north side of the Mahaica canal, consisting of 130 acres of land (more or less) planted with full bearing cotton trees, in the best order, together with 12 prime negroes, cotton logie, gin house, dwelling house, store, stable, punt, &c. The buildings are nearly good as new, having been very lately repaired, at considerable expence.
The favourable situation and productive powers of the lands bound by the Mahaica canal are too well known to require any comment.
The plantation and negroes can at any time be seen by applying to the Manager, and terms will be made known on the day of sale.
June 2. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue appears first in 18120407EDRG and again in 18120804EDRG with some minor typographical errors in the final paragraph and a posting date of April 7.]

On Tuesday-[illegible]ning arrived the Sloop Blackbird, Capt. Coverley, from Barbados; on Thursday, the Burchal, Capt. [illegible]son, last from Berbice; and last night, a Schooner, with passengers, from St. Croix and St. Kitt's.

Additional Shipping Intelligence. - The Catharine, Capt. Jackson, the Amazon, Capt. Reid; the Paragon, Capt. Forsyth; the Union, Capt. Darnholt; and the Nereid, Capt. Johnson - last from this River, are all arrived at their several places of destination.

By the arrival from Barbados, we received Papers of that island to the 6th instant.

No tidings yet of the Packet for these colonies.

LOCALITIES. [heading]

The Court-Martial on Capt. Phipps, has sat every day since Tuesday. On Wednesday the evidence on the part of the Accused, closed; on Thursday he entered on his defence; and yesterday the Judge-Advocate replied. The decision of the Court will be found in our second page.

The First Subscription-Ball, for the present year, was well attended, and the Company did not separate until a late hour of the morning of the 23d.

We understand that His Honour the Fiscal gave an elegant entertainment on Wednesday, to the Members of the Courts, and other Distinguished Characters of the United Colonies.

Our Lodge of Free Masons (The Chosen Friends) celebrated the anniversary of their patron, St. John, on Wednesday last, at Marshall's Hotel, by a dinner, of which the Rev. W. G. Straghan partook. Several loyal and patriotic toasts were drank, amongst which were, "The Prince Regent, in all his Functions;" "Earl Moira," &c. &c. The day was spent in the greatest festivity, and the evening was closed in perfect harmony.

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]



Brought by.


Mrs. Van Doresten,






Pl. Soesdyk,

Pl. Poolman.


Mr. Samms,



Pl. Musquito Hall,



E. J. Henery,

Pl. La Penitence.


Widow Luhrs,



Mr. Anderson,

J. & C. M'Intosh.


Pl. Zeeland,

D. s'Gravesande.


Pl. Calcutta,

Tally, (Mahaica)


G. Sutherland,

H. M'Coll.


Mrs. Robb,

Simson, Grant & Co.




Ceasar [sic],







Kayoos (Berbice)


And in the Stocks of Essequebo. [centered]



Free Negro Jotto,


Pl. Grove(Mahaica)



D. Dunn,




Pl. Vilvoorden,

June 27.                  F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

GEORGE-TOWN: [centered]
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By Edward James Henery.

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