Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 August 25

Vol. VII.]


[No. 506.



FOR Sale by the Subscriber, a MULATTO-WOMAN, about 20 years of age, who is a seamstress and lady's maid.
Middle-Street, Aug. 23. Henry Austin.

COD FISH, [heading]
JUST LANDED, and for sale at the store of the subscribers, for cash, cotton, sugar, or approved bills, on delivery.
August 25. James H. Albouy & Co.

FOUR 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.
August 25. Robert Marshall.

MESSRS. POLLARDS have imported in the Richard, from Liverpool, the following articles, which they will dispose of very reasonable for immediate payment ONLY:
Hams, 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.
Who 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.

FOR 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 to
August 25. O. Kernan.

NOTICE 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.
Demerary, Aug. 25. Thomas Dunbrack.

JAMES 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.

THE Subscribers will give CASH for One Hundred Puncheons of RUM. Aug. 25.
Johnson, Dyett, M'Garel and Co.

THE 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
August 25. Susannah Conway.

FOR SALE, [heading]
Wood Hoops and Colony Lumber.
Aug. 25. Paterson & Crossman.

THE 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.
Demerary, August 25. W. Borel.


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;

Thomas De Lisle, in 14 days or six weeks, Aug. 1.
Richard Jenkins, in do. . . . 6.
Cotton Brown, in 14 days, or by the Schooner Governor Carmichael, . . . 10.
Owen Jones, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . 15.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, August 15 [sic], 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.


On 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. -
The 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.
August 25. Robert Kingston.

                  Demerary, August 25, 1812.
CASH 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 accepted.
Alex. Pitman,

The Schooner 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.

LOCALITIES. [heading]

We 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.

By 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 Colonies.

Brigadier-General Murray departed for Berbice on Saturday last.

The Fame, Captain Williams, late from this River, has arrived at her place of destination.

A 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!


BARBADOS. [heading]

Bridge-Town, 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 cabin.
It 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.
Immediately 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: -
                  "By Authority. [heading]
                        "King's House, Aug. 12, 1812.
"American 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.
(Signed) "Geo. Beckwith, Governor"
"Vessels arriving in the Bay are to take up their anchorage within the line of the fire of Rickett's and the North Battery.
"By His Excellency's command,
"R. Cook, Captain of the Forts."

The 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.

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