Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 September 05

Vol. VII.]


[No. 509.



TO THE PUBLIC. [heading]
For the purpose of giving as extensive a Compilation of the Contents of the London and other Papers, received since our last, as possible - we have taken the liberty of omitting in this day's Gazette, several Advertisement; but which, however, shall appear again in our next.

FOR the Accommodation of the Public - the Bills, advertised to be sold on Thursday the 10th instant, will be sold on Monday the 7th instant,
Alex. Pitman,
Sept. 3. Assistant-Commissary-General.

Banns of Matrimony, [heading]
BETWEEN PETER CLEMENT, born in St. Lucia, and CORA EMERY, born in this Colony.
Any person knowing just cause why these persons should not be joined together in holy matrimony, must declare the same to me.
W. G. Straghan,
September 3, 1812. Minister.

Banns of Matrimony, [heading]
BETWEEN ANTHONY MILLER, born in Hesse, and JOHANNAH HEYSEN, born in Hanover.
Any person knowing just cause why these persons should not be joined together in Holy Matrimony, must declare the same to me.
W. G. Straghan,
September 3, 1812. Minister.

                        COMMISSARIAT OFFICE,
                        Demerary, Sept. 2, 1812.
CASH wanted for Government Bills, amounting to One Thousand Pounds Sterling, at thirty days' sight, drawn by Joseph Bullock, Esquire, Commissary-General, on the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, London, for the Extraordinaries of the Army. Tenders in Triplicate, for the whole, or any part thereof, will be received at this office, until 10 o'clock in the morning of Monday, the 7th instant, when they will be opened, and the tenders most advantageous to Government accepted.
Alex. Pitman,

FOR HIRE. [heading]
TEN ABLE NEGRO-MEN, who have been employed in a task-gang. Enquire of
Sept. 4. Hugh Mackenzie.

TO LET, [heading]
THAT desirable and well-situated Dwelling-House in Cumingsburgh, at present occupied by John Hubbard, Esqr. and fitted up with every convenience for a genteel family. Possession will be given at any time, between the 16th and 20th of next month, and terms made known on application to the Subscriber, at Messrs. Evan and Angus Fraser's, in Cumingsburg.
Sept. 4. John Strathie.
NB. The Premises will be disposed of on very easy terms to an approved purchaser.

NOTICE. [heading]
THOSE having demands against the late John M'Pherson, Esquire, or Plantation Perth, West-Sea-Coast of Essequebo, will please tender the same at the house of Messrs. Evan and Angus Fraser, (the Domicilium of the Deceased) without delay, in order that the state of the Deceased's affairs may be ascertained.
Sept. 1. For self and other Deliberating Executors.

            Demerary, Sept. 5, 1812.
THE above Office will in future be kept at the house opposite that of S. G. Martens, Esq.
T. Quiding.
N. B. Office-Hours from 8 till 2.

            Demerary, Sept. 5, 1812.
FOR SALE - a House and Out-buildings, situate in Werk & Rust District, George-Town.
T. Quiding.

                  UNION COFFEE HOUSE,
                  August 26, 1812.
The Third Subscription Ball, to which the Undersigned are appointed Stewards, will be at the Union-Coffee-House, on Thursday evening, the 17th September, when Subscribers are expected to introduce the Ladies of their family.
The Ladies are requested to meet early. Dancing to commence at half past seven o'clock.
W. Dunkin, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Stewards.']
A. Smith,
A. Van Der Stok,
Jos. Beete, Jun.
[Transcriber's note: this item not found in earlier issue.]

THE Subscriber offers for Sale or Hire, the half Concession No. 15, South-Dam, Stabroek, with the Building thereon, all in good repair; also several good Carpenters and House-Servants. A Saddle-Horse, with his saddle and bridle, for sale.
September 5. P. L. Monnier.

THE Subscriber is disposing of his present stock on hand, on very low terms for cash, viz.
Hats, boots, shoes, Oznaburgs, sheetings, Irish linens, printed calicoes, checks, flannel, bed tick, plain and twilled white and black cambrics, India nankeens and Bandanna handkerchiefs, diapers, huckabacks, musquito netting, umbrellas, silk, cotton, and worsted stockings and gloves, mattresses, paper hangings, cane and rush-bottom chairs, cordage, nails, window glass, boat anchors, glass ware, ironmongery, jewellery, perfumery, candles, stationery, hock, claret, port, and Madeira wines, per dozen, London porter and pale ale, hyson tea, loaf sugar, and numerous other articles.
Thomas Shute.
A few pipes and hogsheads of Gordon, Duff and Co.'s Choice Madeira Wines, Sept. 5.

RUNAWAY, from Plantation Spring-Hall, Mahaica, a few days ago, the negro-man Azore, of the Eboe nation, and much pitted with the small pock. He is perhaps better known in town and country by the name of Moneyman. A Reward will be given to any person apprehending the said negro, and bringing him to the Royal Gazette Office in George-Town. Sept. 5.

THE Members Active of the Worshipful Lodge The Chosen Friends, are earnestly requested to attend at next Regular Meeting, to be held in the Lodge-Room, Marshall's Hotel, on Tuesday the 6th day of October ensuing - as business of importance to the interests of the Lodge, will be discussed and energetic measures adopted, in regard to those members who may render themselves liable to Expulsion, in conformity with the Bye-Laws; when it will become the indispensible duty of the Lodge to exercise its authority, and report the Delinquents to the Grand Lodge, and Lodges of Correspondence.
Robert Marshall,
Sept. 2. Secretary.

[Seal section on the left, reading:]
[broken circle with 'L.S.' in the center]
H. L. Carmichael.
[right side]
By His Excellency Major-General Hugh Lyle Carmichael, Acting-Governor and Command in Chief in and over the Settlements of Demerary and Essequebo, and their Dependencies, &c. &c.
WHEREAS a Proclamation, issued on the 7th of April last, in consequence of Orders from His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, to tolerate the Missionaries for the Propagation of Religion appears, in some instances, not to have been perfectly comprehended.
It is to be clearly understood, and should be explained to the Negroes, that permission must first be obtained from the Proprietor, Attorney, or Manager, of an Estate, before any meetings can be held for religious instruction; and that, having obtained that consent, they are not to exceed the hour of nine at night.
It is also necessary, that the Qualified Missionaries, Messrs. Ray and Davies, should make known to the Person in charge of the Estate, the Religious and Political Doctrines they wish to inculcate, and which should be preached publicly. It should be likewise stated to the Negroes, that although Religion will be tolerated and encouraged, they are not to attempt any secret or private meetings at any time, or upon any account at unseasonable hours, under the pretence of prayer - to which the Burgher-Captains will pay vigilant attention, and further Instructions will be given separately to them upon these matters.
The Missionaries above-mentioned, have declared they do not authorise any persons to preach for them or instruct the Negroes; they have also submitted their Books and Principles, to minute inspection.
Several Proprietors and Principal Inhabitants, conceive that their instructions would be attended with utility; but are desirous that their meetings should be by day-light, or at early hours, particularly where the Negroes of more than one estate may attend.
Given under my Hand and Seal-at-Arms, at the King's House, this 5th day of September, 1812, and in the 52d Year of His Majesty's Reign.
H. L. Carmichael.
By His Excellency's Command,
Henry St. Hill,
God Save the King!

Board of Police. [heading]
                  Saturday, September 5.
THE Monthly Meeting of the Commissaries of George-Town, is unavoidably postponed untill Thursday next, the 10th instant, at ten o'clock, from not having received the several Appraisements of the Districts to proceed upon.
The Gentlemen approved Appraisers, are requested to hand them in to the Board by that time; and all persons having demands against either of the districts not yet furnished, are desired to give in a statement of them without delay, to the Inspector-General.
By Order of the Board,
H. S. Thomas, Clerk.


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.
Owen Jones, in 14 days or 6 weeks . . . 15.
James Souter, in 14 days or by the Ship Sisters 23.
Thomas Martin, in 14 days or by the Ship Richard 23.
The free coloured woman, Terry, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . Sept. 2.
William M'Pherson, in 14 days or by the Sisters 4.
Alexander Edwards, in 14 days, or one month 4.
W. N. Massiah, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . . . 4.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, September 5, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.

AT the request of the Proprietor of the Coffee Plantation Bushy Park, situated on the East bank of the River Essequebo - All persons having any demands or pretensions, of what ever description against the said Plantation, or against the possessor of the property of the late John Ryan, are hereby required to render in the same, properly authenticated, under cover to Ali Dey, Esq. at Messrs. Ferguson & Co's.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, September 4, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.


On Friday the 11th instant, at the Vendue Office - Fifty barrels Irish mess pork, and twenty barrels of beef, a quantity of negro-cloathing, &c.
September 5. Robert Kingston.

On Wednesday, the 16th instant at the House of Mr. Ceurvorst, by order of Mr. Van Kant Bruyns - a very extensive and choice collection of Books.
September 5. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: the advertisement for this vendue expands with a listing of the books in 18120908EDRG]
On Tuesday-Evening, came in the Aurora, Capt. Hill, from Barbados; on Wednesday-Morning, the Ellen and Jane, Capt. Tynes, from the same island; and, in the afternoon of that day, the Packet, bearing the July Mail.

The British Papers by the Packet, are to the 18th of July; those of Barbados, to the 25th ultimo.

The Packet will sail on Wednesday.

Departed this life yesterday - Mrs. S. E. Kennedy.

Verbatim from the Barbados Papers. [heading]

By the sloop Ann, from Guadeloupe, we learn that an American Paper, of recent date had been received at St. Bartholomew, containing an account of the capture of several British vessels, mostly bound for Quebec; and among them was a transport having on board part of the baggage, stores, &c belonging to the 104th Regiment, that had either arrived or was destined to strengthen the army in Canada - This is considered the most valuable prize of any that had at that time fallen into their possession. A great number of privateers, it is reported, had already sailed, and many more were on the point of departure. This paper further stated, that all British subjects resident in the United States had been summoned, by proclamation, to appear before the Magistrates of the different districts; but whether it was merely to ascertain their occupations, &c. or for the purpose of ordering them to leave the States, was not mentioned.
To this we have to add the rumour, that a schooner had arrived in America from Portugal, which, at no great distance from the part of her destination, had fallen in with eleven sail of British vessels under the charge of a ship of war, then lying to; that on the following day, she spoke the American frigate President, and communicated this information to her; in consequence of which, she immediately made sail in pursuit of them. Some apprehensions are entertained for the safety of these vessels, which are supposed to have been part of a fleet from Jamaica homeward-bound.
It has been in circulation for the last two or three days, that an American brig privateer had lately been seen off Martinique; but there does not seem to be any foundation for this rumour. The Liberty brig was cruising off that Island on the look-out for the schooner that had destroyed two droghers, and afterwards landed the crews at Basse-Point.
By His Majesty's ship Vestal, arrived on the 24th August, from Martinique, we are informed of the capture by an American frigate, of the Royalist transport, that sailed hence in June last, in company with others, having on board the 1st Battalion Royals, bound for Quebec. - She was afterwards liberated, we understand on condition that the troops should not be employed against the United States during the War.
On her passage, the Vestal fell in with the Ringdove sloop of war, from Halifax, whence she had sailed with vessels under charge for the Southern Colonies and Leward [sic] Islands: - of these, the Mary, for Surinam, left convoy without leave on the 11th instant, in lat. 21; the brig Peggy, parted in lat. 22; - and, on the 17th, a severe gale separated the Ringdove from the schooner Jane, and the following American vessels that she had detained: - brigs Hesper, Eight Sisters, schooner Rowen, and the brig Hannibal, that sailed from New London on the 3d inst. for St. Bartholomews, with a cargo of 300 barrel of flour, several puncheons of corn meal, and some cattle, which may momently be expected, as orders were given to proceed hither. The Ringdove had also fallen in with the American schooners Russel, Hunter, Friendship, and Nancy, from 70 to 90 tons each, laden with fish; but from motives of policy, they were suffered to proceed to their respective destinations.
A Proclamation had been issued by Governor Sir George Provost, offering a friendly reception to those Americans in the neighbourhood of Canada, who might feel disposed to a mutual intercourse; and, in consequence of this, much traffic was still carried on between the States and that Province.
An American privateer has lately been cruising off Antigua, but it has not been ascertained that she had done any further injury than that of plundering the fishing boats. It was reported at that Island, that a running ship, carrying 16 guns had been taken to the leeward of it - the name of the vessel not known, but that of her Commander was Smith, who it is said, was killed in the action.
Previous to the Ringdove's leaving Halifax, upwards of 30 sail of merchant vessels, belonging to the United States, had been sent thither.
The subjoined is a more particular account of the late engagement between an American privateer and the running ship May (arrived at St. Lucia), that we were before in possession of: -
"The ship May, Capt. Affleck, arrived at that Island on the 4th of August, in a very shattered condition, having had a most desperate action with an American privateer. It appears that the May, on her passage from Liverpool to St. Lucia, being about 150 miles to windward of Barbados, fell in with a long and most beautiful schooner, under English colours. - Captain Affleck, not liking her appearance, hailed to know what she was; and received for answer, that she was one of our cruisers, at the same time desiring to know what ship it was. Captain Affleck answered that she was a packet from Falmouth. They then desired him to send his boat on board, with his papers; and on his refusing, fired a shot into the May. Captain A. then sent his second mate and two hands on board the schooner, whom they detained, and sent an officer and eight men, armed, alongside the ship; but Captain Affleck, seeing they were armed, refused to let them come on board. - The officer, however, went upon deck, and after staying some time, returned on board the schooner. Immediately on his return, the boat was hoisted in, and a broadside fired into the May, which being instantly returned, a severe action commenced, and continued, without intermission, for 15 hours, during the greater part of which time the schooner wore an English flag, which was at length hauled down and American colours hoisted in its stead. The enemy attempted to board three successive times, but met with such a warm reception as compelled them to sheer off. The May had one man killed and two wounded; and, besides other damage, received two shots between wind and water. The schooner mounts eight guns, appeared to have a complement of about ninety men, and sails uncommonly fast. We have no doubt but this is the same vessel that escaped from His Majesty's schooner Elizabeth, some day's [sic] ago.

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]





Mr. Fraser,



Mr. Samms,

Mahaicony Ferry.


Colony Berbice,



Rule (Berbice)

Pl. Grove.


F. W. Zimmerman,

J. J. Boullier.


Pl. Concordia,

J. Wollen.


R. Arnot,

Pl. Providence.


Pl. Vive La Force,



H. O. Seward,

Pl. Mindenburg.



Zorg & Hoop.


Mr. Fraser,

Pl. Turkyen.


Pl. Soesdyk,

Pl. Kitty.



Pl. Blankenburg.


Pl. Anandale,



Pl. Strandgroen,

Pl. Vredestein.


J. Rogers,

Pl. Mon Repose.



Pl. Pouderoyen.


De Weever,

Pl. Wieringen.

September 5. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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