ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1812.
for Fort William Frederick, and other Forts and Batteries in the colonies of
Demerary, Essequebo, and Berbice; as also, Cautions earnestly recommended to
the Proprietors and Managers of Estates upon the coasts of this colony.
following has been published by His Excellency Sir George Beckwith, as Governor
of Barbados, and Commander of His Majesty's Forces:
Privateers having made their ap-
amongst the Islands, and many of those
being minutely acquainted with the bays and
Officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers,
Forts and Batteries, are not, during
night, to suffer vessels, or boat (if there shall
more than one boat) to approach the shore, but
order them to haul off; and if this shall not be
when challenged twice, they are authorised
fire into them, to enforce obedience."
addition to the above, it is essentially incumbent to pay vigilant attention to
all strange vessels approaching these coasts.
Forts and Batteries will implicitly obey the above Order, and particularly
attend to suspicious vessels or boats, approaching after sun-set, as the new
enemies we have now to contend with, are well acquainted with all accessible
points. Signal Posts will be established as speedily as possible. It is
requested that the Gentlemen on the coast, in their vicinity, will occasionally
visit them, and have the goodness to suggest, or assist, in any measure that
may tend to the general defence; as also to report to the Acting-Governor any
negligence or inattention that may appear to them from the persons put in
charge of those posts.
to any idea that the Americans will not visit these Colonies, or that it would
not be their intentions so to do, it may naturally prevail with those who wish
to imagine it. It is, however, incumbent upon every person, whether civil or
military, to suppose and be prepared for the very worst event that may happen,
they will then not be subject to the deplorable reflection, if military men, of
having forever lost their honour, or Gentlemen of private property, of being involved
in distress and loss, by laying dormant and lulled into fatal security.
any vessel coming into the River, after Sun-set, must anchor under the guns of
the Fort, unless it is a man of war, or other vessel known to be in the
in George-Town, at the King's House, this 26th day of August, 1812.
Save the King!
Person wishing to Contract for three months, to deliver to the Civil-Commissary
Department, Fifty Quintals of Newfoundland COD FISH, and Two Hundred Gallons of
RUM, (the Fish to be delivered monthly, sixteen quintals - and the Rum when the
tenders are approved of;) sealed Tenders will be received at the
Government-Secretary's Office, until the 10th of September, when they will be
opened before His Excellency the Governor, and the lowest offer (if approved
of) will be accepted.
29. H. B. Fraser,
24th August, 1812.
Persons as are desirous of contracting to furnish Negroes for the Service of
the Quarter- and Barrack-Master-General and Commissariat-Departments, as the
same may be from time to time required, counting from the 25th December, 1812,
for the next year certain, are invited to send in proposals in quadruplicate,
for the whole, or any part thereof, on or before the 24th of October next, to
this Office, at 9 o'clock in the morning.
the probable number that may be required, or any other particulars, application
may be made at this Office.
note: this did not appear earlier.]
24th August, 1812.
Muscovado Sugar, Vinegar, Fuel-Wood, Candles, Lamp Oil, Cotton Wick
Persons as may be willing to enter into contract, from the 25th December, 1812,
for one year certain, for supplying any or all of the above articles, of the
best quality, deliverable at the Commissariat and Quarter and Barrack Stores in
Camp, are informed that sealed Tenders in quadruplicate, will be received at
this Office, until the 24th of October, at 10 o'clock in the morning.
prices to be stated in sterling money.
Packages will be considered the property of Government, and no allowance made
note: this did not appear earlier.]
Undersigned having opened a Smith's Shop in Werk en Rust, George-Town, No. 12,
begs leave to recommend himself to his Friends and the Public: - he will do
work of every descriptions, such as reparing [sic] guns, coopers, &c. at
the shorest [sic] notice, and upon the most reasonable terms for prompt
who may have left guns or fowling pieces with him at Fort Island to repair, are
requested to call for them within two months, as after which time they will be
sold to pay the expences.
26. J. P. Spaman.
T. BRADLY having so far established himself, by his frequent performance of
what he professed in the late advertisement under my name, I beg leave to
recommend him to the notice of the Public; and to signify, that he has been now
for some time acting independently of me, and for himself alone. He is to be
met with at my house.
26. J. L. Smith.
Subscriber begs leave to offer his services on the following terms: -
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scale and clean teeth, according to the state of the teeth, From 2 to 3 Joes.
artificial tooth made & fitted, 2
a hollow tooth, 1
a tooth 1
above are charges for town practice; going into the country according to
distance, to be paid proportionably higher.
prevent any misunderstanding, the Subscriber expects immediate payment.
28. Thomas Bradly.
Lime for Sale, [heading]
29. By Rose & Croal.
Undersigned respectfully informs the Public, that having take [sic] over the
Concern of the Ferry of Demerary, possession will be given him on the 1st of
September next; on which day, all contracts with Messrs. Lelyveld and Co. will
cease, and no person will be permitted to cross, without previous payment in
Cash, in future.
29. W. F. D. Schirmeister.
door my ondergetekende over genomen is het Demerary Veer, met den Eersten
September aanstanden te aanvaarden, zo is deeze dienende zulks aan het geLerd
Publick bekend te maaken. En ter gelykertyd te informeeren dat alle gemaakte
Contrackten van over vaaren, door Lelyveld & Co. met den eerste September
zullen ophouden, en dat voortaan memand zal worden over gevaaren aan het Veer,
dan voor contanten, en geen goedjes aangenomen zal worden.
29 W. F. D. Schirmeister.
SALE, by the Subscriber, in addition to the list of articles lately advertised
Quality Leaf Tobacco by the Hogshead,
Oats in Puncheons,
28. Arch. Iver.
SALE, remarkably reasonable for immediate payment, a Large Punt; faithfully
built of the best Colony materials, and to be seen at the Stelling in
Charles-Town. For Particulars inquire on Lot No. 7, in said town. August
UP, in front of Plantation Mon Repos, an old small BOAT. Any person claiming
it, as his, her or their property, may have the same by paying for this
advertisement, and giving a small gratuity to the negro who picked it up.
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.
Jones, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . 15.
Souter, in 14 days, or by the Ship Sisters 28.
Martin, in do. or by the Ship Richard, 28.
Office, Demerary, August 29, 1812.
the request of Mrs. Sarah E. Kenedy, notice is hereby given - that any person
having demands against her either by open accounts, notes of hand, or deeds of
gift, are requested to render the same properly attested, immediately for
settlement; and those indebted are solicited to come forward with payment as
early as possible.
47. [sic] Sworn Clerk.
- The sale of Book-Debts of the late Francis Bynoe, is postponed to Friday next
the 4th of September.
Friday the 4th of September, at the Vendue Office, by order of P. Benjamin and
W. King, Curators of F. Bynoe - the Outstanding Debts, &c. (see list in
last Tuesday's Gazette).
a considerable quantity of Osnaburgs, and one trunk of Madras handkerchiefs -
which will be sold without reserve to close a consignment.
29. Robert Kingston.
Wednesday the 9th of September, [18120822EDRG] . . .
by order of Mr. S. Duport - Three Field Negroes.
22. Robert Kingston.
Tuesday the 22d of September, [see 18120815EDRG] . . .
by order of J. A. Otto, Esq. - Four Negro Men, named Adam, Nyt, Cook, Fissar;
and a Negro Woman, Present, and her two children, William and Frederick.
by order of Mr. W. Heal - a Negro, Joe; a good house-boy.
15. Robert Kingston.
Monday the 28th of September by order of Mr. Archibald M'Queen, Acting Executor
of Alexander Macrae, deceased, on Plantation New-Hope - Household-furniture of
different descriptions, a quantity of plate, a collection of books, live-stock,
and what further may appear on the day of sale.
29. Robert Kingston.
note: see 18121006EDRG, where this vendue gets re-scheduled to the '12th of
consequence of recent Events, and there being great danger in Merchant-Vessels
proceeding on their voyages to Europe alone, His Excellency the Acting-Governor
considers it necessary to detain all Ships or Vessels that may be about to
sail, until the arrival of proper Convoy.
House, Demerary, August 29, 1812.
His Excellency's Command,
Vessels will in future bring-to, previous to their close approach to the
Battery, and a Boat immediately sent on shore to report to the Captain of the
Fort; and not to pass the Battery until properly permitted.
House, Demerary, August 29, 1812.
JOHNSTONE, Esqr. has been sworn-in a Member of the Honourable Court of Policy
of this Colony.
House, Demerary, August 29, 1812.
since our last - The Burchall, Lawson, from Barbados; and the Providence and
Dolphin schooners, from Grenada.
Burchall, in not the bearer of any news; but we have been favoured with the
following Extract of a Letter by the Providence, as well as Grenada Papers to
the 15th instant: -
have been some home-ward-bound Ships taken, down to Leeward of St. Martin's, by
an American Ship of War, and the Crews, to the number of forty-three, landed at
above shows, that this moment may be considered the harvest of our American foes;
but the time will come, when the British reaper's retaliation, will be found
tremendously fatal to the future hopes.
this life, since our last - Mr. J. H. Runnels, Mr. G. M. Campbell, and Miss M.
15. - Our expectations, in regard to news of importance by the first July Mail
have not been realised; but Major Graham, who lately reached Tobago in the
cutter Bon Esperance, from Falmouth, informs, that accounts had been received
in England of Soule's army having been completely defeated by the Allies, in
following copy of an Address to be Freeholders of Charlotte, Prince Edward,
Buckingham, and Cumberland, N. A. by Mr. Randolph, is extracted from a New-York
Citizens - I dedicate to you the following fragment. That it appears in its
present mutilated shape is to be ascribed to the successful usurpation which
has reduced the Freedom of Speech in one branch of the American Congress to an
empty name. It is now established for the first time, and in the person of
your representative, that the House may and will refuse to bear a member in his
place, or even to receive a motion from him upon the most momentous subject
that can be presented for Legislative decision. A similar motion was brought
forward by the Republican minority in the year 1798, before these modern
inventions for stifling freedom of debate had been discovered. It was
discussed as a matter of right until it was abandoned by the mover in
consequence of additional information [the correspondence of our Envoys at
Paris] laid before Congress by the President. In "the reign of
terror" the father of the Sedition Law had not the hardihood to proscribe
liberty of speech, much less the right of free debate on the floor of Congress.
The invasion of the public liberties was reserved for self-styled Republicans,
who hold your understandings in such contempt as to flatter themselves that you
will overlook their every outrage upon the great first principle of free
government in consideration of their professions of tender regard for the
privileges of the people. It is for you to decide whether they have
undervalued your intelligence and spirit, or whether they have formed a just
estimate of your character. You do not require to be told that the violation
of the rights of him whom you have deputed to represent you is an invasion of
the rights of every man among you, of every individual in society. If this
abuse be suffered to pass unredressed - and the people alone are competent to
apply the remedy - we must bid adieu to a free form of government for ever.
learned from various sources that a declaration of war would be attempted on
Monday next, with closed doors, I deemed it my duty to endeavour, by any exercise
of my constitutional sanctions, to arrest this heaviest of all possible
calamities, and avert it from our happy country. I accordingly made the
effort, of which I now give you the result, and of the success of which you
will already have been informed before these pages can reach you. I pretend
only to give you the substance of my unfinished argument. The glowing words -
the language of the heart - have passed away with the occasion that called them
forth. They are no longer under my controul. My design is simply to submit to
you the views which have induced me to consider a war with England, under
existing circumstances, as comporting neither with the interest nor the honour
of the American people, but as the idolatrous sacrifice of both on the altar of
French rapacity, perfidy, and ambition.
has for years past offered us terms of undefined commercial arrangements, at
the price of a war with England, which hitherto we have not wanted firmness and
virtue to reject. The price is now to be paid. We are tired of holding out;
and following the example of the nations of continental Europe, entangled in
the artifices or awed by the power of the destroyer of mankind, we are prepared
to become instrumental to his projects of universal dominion. - Before these
pages meet your eye, the last republic of the earth will have enlisted under
the banners of the tyrant and become a party to his cause. The blood of
American Freemen must flow to cement his power, to aid in stifling the last
struggles of afflicted and persecuted man; to deliver into his hands the
patriots of Spain and Portugal, to establish his Empire over the ocean, and
over the land that gave our forefathers birth; to forge our own chains! - And
yet, my friends, we are told as we were told in the days of the mad ambition of
Mr. Adams, "that the finger of heaven points to war." Yes, the
finger of heaven does point to war. - It points to war, as it points to the
mansions of eternal misery and torture - as to a flaming beacon warning us of
that vortex which we may not approach but with certain destruction. It points
to desolated Europe and warns us of the chastisement of those nations who have
offended against the justice and almost beyond the mercy of Heaven. It
announces the wrath to come upon those who ungrateful for the bounty of
providence, not satisfied with peace, liberty, security, plenty at home, fly,
as it were, into the face of the Most High and tempt his forbearance.
you, in this place, I can speak with freedom, and it becomes me to do so; nor
shall I be deterred by the cavils and the sneers of those who hold as
"foolishness" all that favours not of worldly wisdom, from expressing
fully and freely those sentiments which it has pleased God, in his mercy, to
engrave upon my heart.
are no ordinary times. The state of the world is unexampled. The war of the
present day is not like that of our revolution, or any which preceded it, at
least in modern times. It is a war against the liberty and happiness of
mankind. It is a war of which the whole human race are the victims, to gratify
the pride and lust of power of a single individual. I beseech you, put it to
your own bosom, how far it becomes you as freemen, as christians, to give your
aid and sanction to this impious and bloody warfare against your brethren of
the human family. To such among you, if any such there be, who are insensible
to motives not more dignified and manly than they are intrinsically wise, I
would make a different appeal. - I adjure you by the reward which you have for
your own security, property, for the liberties and inheritance of your
children, by all that you hold dear and sacred, to interpose your
constitutional powers to save your country and yourselves from a calamity the
issue of which it is not given to human foresight to devine [sic].
yourselves if you are willing to become the virtual allies of Bonaparte? are
you willing, for the sake of annexing Canada to the Northern States, to submit
to that overgrowing system of taxation, which sends the European labourers
supperless to bed; to maintain by the sweat of your brow armies at whose hands
you are to receive a future master? Suppose Canada ours - is there any one
among you who would even be, in any respect, the better for it? - the richer -
the freer - the happier - the more secure? And it is for a boon like this,
that you would join in the warfare against the liberties of man in the other
hemisphere, and put your own in jeopardy? or is it for the nominal privilege of
a licenced trade with France that you would abandon your lucrative commerce
with Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal, and their Asiatic, African, and
American dependencies - in a word, with every region of those vast continents?
That commerce which gives a vent to your tobacco, grain, flour, cotton - in
short to all your native products, which are denied a market in France.
was not wanting men so weak as to suppose that their approbation of warlike
measures is a proof of personal gallantry, and that opposition to them
indicates a want of that spirit which becomes a friend to his country; as if it
required more courage and patriotism to join in the acclamation of the day,
than steadily to oppose one's self to the mad infatuation to which every people
and all governments have, at some time or other given way. Let the history of
Phocion, of Agis, and of the Witts answer this question. My friends, do you
expect to find those who are now loudest in the clamour for war, foremost in
the ranks of battle? or is the honour of this nation indissolubly connected
with the political reputation of a few individuals, who tell you they have gone
too far to recede, and that you must pay with your ruin the price of
consistency. - My friends, I have discharged my duty towards you; lamely and
inadequately I know, but to the best of my poor ability. The destiny of the
American people is in their own hands. The net is spread for their
destruction. You are enveloped in the toils of French duplicity; and if, which
may heaven in its mercy forbid, you and your posterity are to become hewers of
wood and drawers of water to the modern Pharaoh, it shall not be for the want
of my best exertions to rescue you from the cruel and abject bondage. This
sin, at least, shall not rest upon my soul.
Randolph, of Roanoke,
den ondergetekende door zyn lang durig verbryst in deeze Colony, altoos zyn
g???tste wenich geweert is zig min of meer nuttig te maaken aan dezelve en
meede Colonisten, Zo veel en zyn vermogen zyn zoude, daar nu dit tyd ilip
genadert zynde door de Unieering der byde Colonien tot een, en door de
dagelyksche aanbouwnig van huyzen, zo wel als bevolking welke meer nen meer
toeneemt, en door dien weg deeze Colony uytgestrecker en vergroet word, Zo
heest den ondergeteekende het niet ondienstig geachten zynen Comptoiren als nog
opte rigen een Comptoiir onder den naam van Huur e Venhuur Comptoir, ten einde
daar door geleegenheid te kunnen geeven aan yder goed ingezeeten het zy
Planter, &c. en zeker huys of Comptoir te vinden alwaar in dien zig daartoe
gelegenheid ten zyner Comptoir zoude opdoen, alsmeede huuren en verhuuren van
negers, huyzen, &c. bediendens welke huyten employ zyn, en gaarn van het
zelve wenseht voorzien te worden, zullen het zelve ten zyn Comptoire kunnen
aangeeven en daar den ondergetekende onder verhetering het zeer nuttig co????
dat einde een zeekere plaats te kunnen vinden. Zo heest den ondergetekende de
?? zyn Comptoir daartoe aan te recommendeeren, alwaar alle goede Ingezeetenen,
zig kunnen addresseeren het zy Planter Houtmaaker, Koopman, Ambagts ????,
Clercq, &c. om aldaar te kunnen aangeeven welke bediendests of employe zy
zullen benodigd zyn, zullende dezelve zo spoedig mogelyk van die bediendens,
&c. voor zien werden. Zo dra zig daartoe plaatze ten zyne Comptoir zullen
zyn. Nader informatie ten Comptoire onder de naam van det Domicilium Office,
dwaar het Huur en Verhuur Comptoir tot nadie informatie zal gehouden werden.
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED SLAVES, [heading]
the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]
F. W. Zimmerman,
J. J. Boullier.
Pl. Vive La Force,
H. O. Seward,
Zorg & Hoop.
F. C. Otto,
Pl. Sarah's Hope.
29. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.