Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 June 30

Vol. VII.]


[No. 489.


TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1812.

[sailing ship icon - heading]
To any of the Windward or Leeward Islands, having [heading]
excellent accommodation for passengers, the [heading]
Schooner Margaret, [heading]
Charles Hogens, Master. [heading]
Apply to the said Master on board, or
Robert J. Gault,
Who will dispose of a Parcel of Fire-Stone and Terras imported in the above vessel. June 29.

NOTICE. [heading]
ALL persons indebted to the Estate of John Farnum, deceased, are requested to come forward with payment; and those to whom said Estate is indebted will be pleased to render their claims to Mr. William Roach, in George-Town, without delay, as it is the wish of the Subscriber to close the affairs as early as possible.
Thomas Rock,
Essequebo. June 30. Deliberating Executor.

TO BE SOLD, [heading]
A FOUR-OARED BOAT, with a sail, in complete repair, and neatly painted. Inquire of Mr. George Anderson, at the Quarter-Master-General's Yard, near the Camp.
June 30.

N. WINANDY & Co, American-Street, opposite P. Verbeke's, have for sale, cheap for immediate payment, in cash, cotton, rum, sugar, or coffee, at cash-price:
Mess beef and pork, split peas, salad-oil, loaf-sugar, green tea, assorted Martinique liquors, brandy, gin, Madeira, porter, bitters, rose and lavender waters, mill of roses, essence of peppermint, white and blue salempores, ginghams and real collistraw, white India calicoe, bastaes, India check, chelees, copees, Company's white and yellow nankeen, assorted long-lawns, linen table-cloths, corded and India dimities, jean, white and coloured mousselinette, furniture chintz and check, printed calico, baby-flannel, Bandanas, pullicate, real Madras and collistraw handkerchiefs, linen platillas, white and coloured cotton thread, black thread and sewing silk; ladies', boys', and childen's, [sic] shoes; Negro-jackets, watchmen's coats, iron pots, garden watering-pots, toilette looking-glasses, shades, spermaceti candles, &c. viz. former advertisements. Also a billiard-table.
June 30.


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.

NOTICE. [heading]
THE Co-partnership between Simpson, Rose, Croal, & Co. has been this day dissolved, by mutual consent of the parties, as witness their hands.
Secretary's Office, June 30, 1812.
Sworn Clerk.


On Wednesday the 1st of July, at the Vendue Office, by order of M. J. Ceurvorst, q.q. - Two Negroes, named Jessy and Jacob.
June 9. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: compare with 18120623EDRG.]

On Wednesday the 8th of July, at the Store of Thomas Shute, (without reserve), - about two hundred dozen of Madeira Wine of different qualities, a large punt, some boat-anchors, and a few firkins of Cork Butter.
June 30. Robert Kingston.

The re-appearance, on its elevated station, this morning, of the Signal which announces the arrival of a Square-rigged Vessel, was extremely welcome, after so long an absence; and we immediately calculated on the interest the present number of our Paper would possess, in comparison with its predecessors, and of the consequent pleasure it would excite in our readers. For, if from England, we flattered ourselves with the hop, that a short passage would have enabled the vessel alluded to, to have removed the veil of mystery which envelopes the assassination of Mr. Perceval - a minister highly necessary, in our opinion, not only to his Illustrious Master, but to the absolute wellfare [sic] of his Country - or to have contradicted it altogether, and thereby erased from our minds, all dread of those domestic calamities, which otherwise we fear will ensue: - Or, on the other hand, if from any other part of Europe, that she would have been the bearer of some intelligence, which might lead us to anticipate, a change of political measures, and better times. But, unfortunately for our expectations, the arrival of last night proves to be the Favourite, Capt. Kind, last from the Cape of Good Hope.

The Favourite, on her way down the coast, we find, touched at Surinam; but heard no news.

A Schooner also arrived yesterday from the Oronoque.

We are desired to correct an error in the Preamble to the Account of the Proceedings in Captain Phipp's Court-Martial, inserted in our last Gazette. - Instead of "Caption Robert Phipps of the Demerary Militia Cavalry, was arraigned," read, "Supernumerary-Captain Robert Phipps, of the Demerary Militia, was arraigned:" which is the tenor of the Official Minutes of the Court-Martial.

The June-Session of the Court of Justice terminated on Saturday last. A Commissary and Roll Court will assemble on Monday next.

The following interesting observations on the Dog-Days, which began yesterday, is extracted from the Demerary Pocket-Almanack for the present year: - "It will be observed (says Dr. Hancock) in this Almanack, that the Dog-Days were placed earlier in the Calendar than heretofore; the reason of which it will be proper to explain. In looking over the Ephemerides for several different places, it appeared that the constructors of them have observed no uniform rule in estimating the beginning and ending of the Dog-Days; but have assigned them in a very arbitrary manner. By the London Almanack, the Dog-Days begin on the 3d of July and end on the 11th of August; by the Glasgow Almanack, they begin on the 30t of July and end on the 5th of September; by that for Amsterdam, they begin on the 19th of July and end on the 18th of August; and in the Almanack for Barbados, the same as at London. These irreconcilable differences induced me to pay some attention to the subject, in order to find the times when they ought to begin and end at those different places, although it seems to be more a matter of speculation than of real utility. The Dog-Days (dies caniculares of the Romans) were reckoned to be a certain number of days, about18, preceding and ensuing the heliacal rising of Canicula or the Dog-Star, in the morning, or its emersion [sic]
out of th[torn]rior splendour of the Sun's rays. This re-
markable [torn] called by the Greeks, Sirius; by the Romans,
Canicula; [torn]us, the Dog Star. It is situated in the
mouth of th[torn]ellation Canis Major, and is the brightest
and largest of[torn]he stars in the heavens. The Ethiopeans
and Egyptians [torn]an their year at the rising or first appear-
ance of the Dog [torn]ar, as the Persians continue to do. The Romans supposed it the cause of the hot and sultry weather usually felt about the time of its first appearance, hence the term Dog-Days, and, in their wisdom, sacrificed a brown dog at that time, each year in order to appease its wrath. The heliacal rising of Sirius, or his first appearance in the morning, will happen when the sun is about 12 deg. below the horizon at the time the star rises above it. This appearance will happen later in the higher latitudes, or in proportion as we recede from a right sphere towards the Pole. At Demerary, this star will emerge from the Sun's rays about the 16th of July; at Barbados, 21st of July; at London, 25th of August; at Amsterdam, 27th of August; and at Glasgow, 2d of September. Then, reckoning the Dog-Days to commence 18 days prior to the appearance of the star, it will give for the beginning of the Dog-Days, at Demerary, the 29th of June; at Barbados, 3d of July; at London, 7th of August; at Amsterdam, [torn] of August; and at Glasgow, 15th of August. And therefore, the times, nearly, on which, in the present age, the beginning of the Dog-Days ought to be noted in the Ephemerides for those places respectively. By accident, or by following the London Ephemeris, which was wrong for London, they have placed the Dog-Days correctly for Barbados; but not so for the rest. - On account of the regressive motion of the equinoxial points in the heavens, or precession of the equinoxes, as improperly called, the longitude of the stars are continually increasing by a very slow motion; on which account, the rising of the stars, as observed by the ancients, by no means answer to the present times. At Rome, for instance, in the time of Pliny, the heliacal rising of the Dog Star was about the last day of July, which now happen at Rome on the 14th of August, the star having gained in longitude, since that time, about 24 degrees. This, in process of time, must occasion a total shifting of the Dog-Days through all the seasons of the year, although it would require a period of no less than 25,920 years; and, in 9,000 years to come, they will fall about the middle of winter.



Free Coloured.










May 22.      John Ballard, Aroabische Coast.
June 2.      Louis Gemon, free mustie, Fort Island.
5.      A. Baum, 47 years, front of Pl. Werk en Rust.
9.      Johanna Catharina Peterson, 4[? -7?] years, Hospital.
10.      James Bradford, 37 years, Pl. Free and Easy.
16.      John Farnum, 50 years, Pl. Buckhall, Essequebo.
19.      Dolly Cruckshanks, free woman, Pl. Vreedestein.
21.      Present Sweeres, free woman, Stabroek.
---      Samuel Burrows Sloane Gilbert, Kingston.
22.      Sarah Phipps, free mulatto woman, Cumingsburg.
23.      William King, free negro, front of Pl. Werk en Rust.




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