ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1812.
Sale by the Subscriber, a MULATTO-WOMAN, about 20 years of age, who is a
seamstress and lady's maid.
Aug. 23. Henry Austin.
LANDED, and for sale at the store of the subscribers, for cash, cotton, sugar,
or approved bills, on delivery.
25. James H. Albouy & Co.
Hundred dozen of London PORTER and BEER, imported in the Richard, Captain Robinson,
and for sale by the Subscriber, at low prices for cash, or Rum at Cash-Price.
25. Robert Marshall.
POLLARDS have imported in the Richard, from Liverpool, the following articles,
which they will dispose of very reasonable for immediate payment ONLY:
porter, slender beer, cotton bagging, twilled coffee ditto, gentlemen's extra
superfine coats of the latest fashionable colours and make, ditto vests, and
superfine worsted web pantaloons; an assortment of iron and brassmongery,
seymitar guarded carvers, knives and forks, butchers' knives, patent
corkscrews, best treble gunpowder, superfine flints, proof bubbles, brass
chamber candlesticks with extinguishers, japanned ditto, steel stuffers, brass
hasps, ditto tildecks [?], wine cocks with fancy keys, brass bells with
springs, staples and screws, frying pans, square baking plates, iron pots, pans
and covers, patent gridirons, iron tinned saucepans, coffee mills, single and
double-bolted padlocks, chest locks and hinges, hasps and staples, gimblets,
timber scribes, carpenters' adzes, chissels, timber-measuring tapes in morocco
cases, combs, sponges, curry-combes [sic], horse, shoe, and bannister brushes,
brooms, horse-shears, pen, pocket, and sportsmen's knives of various kinds, scissors,
snuffers, spoons, jappaned waiters of 7, 8, and 11 inches diameter, glass
cruits [sic], powder and drinking horns, tin tea kettles, funnels, tinder
boxes, syphons, sauce-pans, cans, sailor buttons, clog nails, cocks' spurs,
pins, thimbles, &c.
have to rent, a STORE, newly repaired, 51 feet by 16, conveniently situated for
the landing and reception of Goods, in the Canal-Sluice of Plantation
Vlissingen. August 24.
SALE - the Long-boat of the Ship Latona, completely rigged as a Schooner, with
anchor, cable, &c. 22 feet keel and 10 feet beam, copper fastened. Apply
25. O. Kernan.
is hereby given by the undersigned, that he will have no objection to pass a
legal transport of Plantation Sea Sight, situate on Walkenaam Island,
Essequebo, in favour of Mr. N. Haselwood, the first Commissary Court next year,
1813 - providing he comes forward and pays the instalments due on said
Plantation; and also Mr. Haselwood must pass a legal mortgage on said
Plantation, in favour of the undersigned, when the transport is given.
Aug. 25. Thomas Dunbrack.
JACKSON and Co. have received from Liverpool, and have on hand, of former
importations - Irish mess beef and pork in half barrels, hams, cheese, loaf
sugar, mixed spices, sago and blue in canisters, Madeira wine, old rum, and
shrub, salad oil, noyeau, vinegar, salempores, corded dimity, India ditto, York
stripe, black cambrick & bombazet, printed calicoes, Britannias and
platillas, furniture chintz, muslins, broadcloth, table cloths, damask for
ditto, linen and cotton napkins, silk and cotton stockings, cordage assorted,
fishing lines, ditto sein twine, sail do. Oznaburgh thread, an assortment of
blocks, mast-hoops and gib hanks, &c. Stationery; consisting of paper,
blank books, maps, atlases, song books, school books, ink powder, wax, pencils,
inkstands, and several Works in the English language. Japanned tea trays,
coffee biggins, candlesticks, gilt buttons, writing desk locks, drawer handles,
casters, and many other brass articles for furniture; hardware, glass, tin
ware, &c. August 25.
Subscribers will give CASH for One Hundred Puncheons of RUM. Aug. 25.
Dyett, M'Garel and Co.
Public are hereby informed, that all Contracts entered into by Mr. Robert
Powell Conway, for the sale or transfer of property, will not be considered
valid unless signed by
25. Susannah Conway.
Hoops and Colony Lumber.
25. Paterson & Crossman.
undersigned being admitted Solicitor at the Bar of the Honourable Commissarial
Court of this Colony, begs leave to recommend himself to his friends and the
public in general, whose favours it will be his unremitted endeavour to merit.
He will also (when not officially concerned) continue translating in the
English, Dutch, French, and German languages; and has taken the House of Mr.
Robert Marshall, next to the Reverend G. Ryk, where he may at any time be
called on - Letters or messages for him may be left at Mr. A. Cart's Academy, Vlissingen,
until further notice.
August 25. W. Borel.
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;
De Lisle, in 14 days or six weeks, Aug. 1.
Jenkins, in do. . . . 6.
Brown, in 14 days, or by the Schooner Governor Carmichael, . . . 10.
Jones, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . 15.
Office, Demerary, August 15 [sic], 1812.
Wednesday the 23d of September, will be sold by Order of His Honor the Fiscal,
according to a Resolution of the Honorable Court of Policy, dated the 28th of
August, 1804, the following Slaves, now in the Colony Jail: - The negro Dick,
of Plantation Musquito-Hall, brought by the Dienders; the child, named Maria,
the mother of which died in jail some time past, belonging to - Fiedtkow, and
brought from Pl. Met & Meerzorg; Duncan, belonging to Dr. Reisser; Collin,
belonging to Mr. Harris, brought by the free negro Jotto; Damon, of Plantation
Grove, and Ambrose, belonging to D. Dun, brought by Lanferman. -
three last-mentioned Slaves have been confined for some time, in the Jail of
Essequebo, and are at present in the Jail of George-Town.
25. Robert Kingston.
August 25, 1812.
wanted for a Government Bill, amounting to £ 332 Sterling, drawn by the Deputy
Paymaster General, on the Right Honourable the Paymaster General, London, at
thirty days' sight, for the Extraordinaries of the Army. Tenders in
triplicate, will be received at this Office, until Saturday the 29th instant,
when they will be opened, and the tender most advantageous to Government
Fame, Capt. Greenidge, from Barbados, is the only arrival since our last. She
has brought Papers of that Island to the 18th instant, and London News to the
17th ultimo - by which, however, it does not appear that even at that late
date, the British Government knew of the actual commencement of hostilities on
the part of America.
understand the Members of the College of Kiezers are to meet on Tuesday next,
for the election of a Member of the Court of Policy.
a reference to the preceding page, it will be found that H. Borel, Esquire, has
been admitted as Solicitor at the Bar of the Commissarial Court of the United
Murray departed for Berbice on Saturday last.
Fame, Captain Williams, late from this River, has arrived at her place of
late London Paper, in naming the Island which had petitioned the British
Government for relief, designates Demerary as one of them! - This reminds us of
the geographical correctness of a certain Gazetteer - which Work represents
Demerary to be, a river and settlement in Surinam! Essequebo (or Issequibo), a
flourishing settlement contiguous to Demerary, and eight or ten miles west of
Surinam! - and Surinam itself, a country of South America, extending along the
River Surinam, 150 miles in length, and 60 in breadth!
August 15. - The accounts which have been received here of American hostility,
are now completely confirmed, by its having already extended itself to these
seas, and at no great distance from us: for the American schooner Dolphin, of
Baltimore, mounting ten guns, and having a complement of 150 men, commanded by
W. I. Stafford, captured on the 7th instant, under Basse Point, Martinique, the
schooner Laura, John Laland, Master, who, with the crew (except a negro boy)
was afterwards landed in the town of Basse Point. They informed Laland, that
by the day following the declaration of war, 50 privateers sailed from
Baltimore; and that she (the Dolphin) had already taken some vessels belonging
to Halifax, and had sent them to America. They had received instructions to
destroy every vessel that was not fit to hazard a voyage to the United States,
first estimating what she might be worth, and the valuating would be paid by
the Government of America. The Master of the Laura was requested to pilot this
privateer into the Port of Trinite, which he refused; they then stated, that
they would proceed thither without one. The Dolphin is well provided with
muskets, having four cases of them upon deck, and a considerable number in the
also appears, that on the 3d instant, in lat. 14, 160 miles to windward,
another of these marauders attacked the ship May, Capt. Affleck, from
Liverpool, bound to St. Lucia, by which she was beat off, although the
Privateer made several attempts to board. The enemy, at first, endeavoured to
impose upon the Commander of the British ship, by requesting he would come on
board; this, however, was not complied with, but, it is said, that the mate and
two men were thus decoyed. Immediately afterwards (seven in the evening), the
American commenced action, which was continued on both sides until nine in the
following morning, when, no doubt disapproving of her opponent's warm
reception, she declined prolonging a contest, in which she must have
experienced much loss of men. - The May had one killed and two wounded out of
21 men and 6 boys, and her sails and rigging were much cut.
on the receipt of this intelligence, His Excellency the Governor caused the
following Notification to be made public, through the medium of the Captain of
the Forts: -
House, Aug. 12, 1812.
privateers having made their appearance amongst the Islands, and many of those
vessels being minutely acquainted with the Bays and landing places, the
Officers and Non-commissioned Officers commanding the Forts and Batteries are
not, during the night, to suffer vessels (or boats, if there shall be more than
one boat) to approach the shore, but shall order them to haul off; and if this
shall not be done, then challenge them twice; and if not then, they are
authorised to fire into them, to enforce obedience.
"Geo. Beckwith, Governor"
arriving in the Bay are to take up their anchorage within the line of the fire
of Rickett's and the North Battery.
His Excellency's command,
Cook, Captain of the Forts."
account of Commodore Rodgers having the Belvidera's escape, proceeded with his
squadron in quest of the Jamaica and Leeward Island homeward bound trade, is
also corroborated; - and there is a rumour, that a British brig of war had been
captured on the coast of the United States; for which cruising ground, we are
happy to learn, the Africa (bearing the Admiral's flag), with the Shannon,
Aeolus, and some others of the men of war on that station, had sailed from
Halifax, with a view of completely scouring the coast, by capturing and
destroying whatever they may fall in with under the enemy's flag.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.