ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12,
THE BURGHER-CAPTAINS. [heading]
House, George-Town, Demerary,
having been Reported to His Excellency the Acting-Governor, by Respectable
Authority, that the Proclamation, issued on the 7th of April last, has been
either imperfectly understood, or wilfully [sic] misapplied; he has thought it
proper to issue an explanation on that head - as the sole object and spirit of
the Order from the Right Honourable the Secretary of State, was to permit and
encourage the Instruction of the Negroes on Religion and Morality.
accomplishing this, His Excellency conceives it immaterial, what hours are
appropriated for it, as it is certainly the intention of His Majesty's
Ministers, that the Gentlemen, under whose authority the Negroes on the
respective estates are, should be left an option of such time as may appear to
them most proper: - it seems to be the wish of several Proprietors and
respectable Planters, that the Missionaries might be allowed to preach and
instruct the Negroes in certain districts, where, in a central situation, a
proportion of those Negroes on the adjoining Estates, might be permitted for
that purpose; this would profitably be most eligible in the day time, and under
the inspection of any Proprietor, Attorney, Manager, or other White Person,
that chose to attend.
Acting-Governor thinks it proper that you should be informed, and that it may
be publicly known that those Missionaries are not of that sect usually called
Methodists; - they are persons properly qualified and employed by the
Missionary-Society for the Propagation of Religion - exclusive of their being
sanctioned by His Royal Highness the Prince Regent. The Directors of the
Society are of the first respectability, and, in their Instructions, enjoin the
Missionaries, as follows - "nor would it be proper, but
wrong, to insinuate one thing that might
the Negroes discontented with their state of
or lead them to any measures injurious to
interests of their Masters." The principles, catechism, and characters of
those clergymen, have undergone a very minute investigation here, and are
approved by the Head of the Ecclesiastical Church.
Excellency the Acting-Governor, therefore, strongly recommends, that fair and
just trial may be given to the zealous exertions of those preceptors, who
certainly have been already useful in many instances, to misguided Negroes,
ignorant of the obedience and gratitude they owe to those who feed and maintain
regard to unlawful assemblages it is expected that you, as Magistrate, will pay
the most vigilant attention, if such should be attempted; and report, without
loss of time, to the Governor, any information of consequence you may receive
upon the subject; as every means of conciliating all persons, to what is
evidently their mutual interests, will be tried - but if they fail, the laws will
be maintained with vigour.
full Pardon will be given to all Negroes in the Woods, or other Runaways, who
will surrender themselves, at the Secretary's Office, King's House, on or
before the 20th of the ensuing month.
have the honour to be,
most obedient, humble, servant,
House, Sept. 12, 1812.
Excellency the Acting-Governor has been pleased to appoint Capt. W. N.
Firebrace of the 3d Battalion Demerary Militia, to be Second-Major in that
Battalion; and to command the same during the absence of the First-Major, now
in England on leave.
of Police. [heading]
Appraisements of the several Districts not having been furnished to the Board,
necessarily the Ordinary Meeting of the Commissaries of George-Town, is again
deferred till Tuesday the 22d instant, at 10 o'clock.
Order of the Board,
10. H. S. Thomas, Clerk.
Sugar-Estate HAARLEM; finely situated on the West-Coast of Demerary, about two
miles from the Ferry; with a Wind-mill, Dwelling, Boiling, Curing, and
Distilling-Houses, two Trash Logies, and suitable buildings, in excellent
repair. The Cultivation and Plantain-Walk in high order, with a Gang of Prime
Negroes. The Terms of Sale will be eligible to an approved purchaser. For
particulars apply to Messrs. Ross, Broderick and Hooper,
Coleman-Street-Buildings, London, or to
Eddertonon, Berbice, Aug. 22.
note: this item not found in earlier issue.]
Subscriber requests all those who are indebted to the Estate of Sarah E.
Kennedy, deceased, to make payment; and those having any demands, to render them,
properly attested, at the House of Mr. Benjamin Jacobs, within three months
from date - in order to bring said Estate to a speedy close.
9. James Eburne, q.q.
Salt in Barrels for Sale.
10. A. Carron & Co.
on a Sugar-Estate, in the River Demerary, a respectable and experienced
Manager; also an Overseer for the same estate. A liberal salary will be given
to such persons as will be approved of, and can be well recommended by their
former employers. Apply to
8. De Munnick & Co.
with a Runaway-Negro, a Corial, raised upon. By applying at this Post, it will
be delivered to whomsoever it belongs, on paying the expence of advertising,
and a small gratuity to the Indians.
Morocco, Sept. 7. H. Linau,
Undersigned hereby gives notice, that if the Negro Jim, belonging to Mr. A.
Reach, of Mahaicony, is not sent for in the course of two weeks from this date,
and the money due for his cure, &c. &c. according to agreement, paid at
the same time, a petition will be presented to His Excellency the Acting
Governor, for leave to sell him at Public Vendue, to defray the expences.
12. Van Schuler.
Subscribers having given over the Outstanding Debts of the late Firm of James
Lyon and Co. to M. Downie, Esqr. for the purpose of recovering the same. They
therefore call on all those indebted to that Firm, to come forward with payment
of their respective Accounts and Obligations to him, without delay, as no
longer, indulgence can be given.
11, 1812. A. Blackwood,
Self and q.q.
Subscriber, having disposed of the Premises lately occupied by Isaac Wade,
Esqr. requests that all persons who have already sent in a statement of the
several demands against him, will be pleased to furnish him with their accounts
properly attested, on or before the 21st instant; when the most prompt mesures
will be adopted for their final settlement.
Sept. 12. W. N. Firebrace, q.q.
Accounts will be left at the Store of John Mackintosh, Esq.
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 23.
Martin, in 14 days or by the Ship Richard 23.
free coloured woman, Terry, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . Sept. 2.
M'Pherson, in 14 days or by the Sisters 4.
Edwards, in 14 days, or one month 4.
N. Massiah, in do. or 6 weeks . . . . . . 4.
Newton, in 14 days, or by the Ship Douglas . 5.
W. Robinson, sen. and one servant, in do. or a month . . . . 7.
Esdaile, in do. . . . . . . . . . 11.
Office, Demerary, September 12, 1812.
Tuesday the 22d of September, [see 18120815EDRG] . . .
18120908EDRG] . . .
on the same day - An elegant Book-Case, with the following Books, neatly bound
- Malone's Shakespeare, 11 volumes; Johnson's Works, 11 do.; Robertson's
Charles the 5th, 4 do.; do.'s America, 4 do.; British Drama, 4 do.; Hooke's
Roman History, 11 do.; Gibbon's Decline and fall of the Roman Empire, 12 do.;
Gilher's History of Ancient Greece, 4 do.; Plutarch's Lives, Paley's
Philosophy, Blair's Lectures, Coleman's Miscellanies, Harris's Philosophical
Enquiries and Treatises, Hume's Essays, and History of England, with Smollet's
Continuation, Stuart's Scotland, Statistical account of Scotland (by Sir John
Sinclair), 21 vols.; Ororey's Pliny, Goldsmith's History of England, Paradise
Lot, Pope's Works, Pliadry on Education, Ancient Popular Poetry, &c.
15. Robert Kingston.
Friday the 25th instant, at the Vendue-Office, without reserve - 14 hogsheads
real Bourdeaux claret, 11 boxes containing each 12 dozen quarter pound bottles
of mustard, 10 firkins and 31 half firkins of Irish butter, 8 kegs of black
soap, 4 half barrels of mill-grease, and 10 pair of India shades.
12. Robert Kingston.
Saturday the 26th of September, on Plantation Reynestein, by Order of the Hon.
V. A. Heyliger, and James Jamieson q.q. - Modern dining, drawing, and bed room
furniture, comprising patent dining tables, card and sofa tables, side-board,
mahogany chairs, japaned drawing room chairs and couches, window curtains, library
chairs, floor cloths, carpets, bedsteads and mattresses with furniture, a
variety of cut and plain glass, desert and tea china, three-setts of best table
ware, handsome London paper with bordering; also English horses, a gig, sett of
cast iron joint plates for a water wheel, and sundry other articles.
Cataloguse of which may be seen at the Vendue Office.
12. Robert Kingston.
Monday the 5th of October, 1812, [see 18120804EDRG] . . .
the same day, will be sold by order of the Honourable William Austin - A Piece
of Land, being the half of Lot No. 8, in Mahaicony Creek, belonging to the
boedel of the late Henry Farley, deceased.
7. Robert Kingston.
Large Tin Slipper Bath, [heading]
to Purchase, Apply at the Printing-Office. September 12.
Wednesday, came in the Mahaicony, Martin, and the Phoenix, Norburn, from
Barbados; and yesterday, the Joseph, Strickland, from the same Island. The
Papers by the Phoenix, are to the 1st instant; but it was by the Joseph that we
received the important and glorious intelligence which we communicated to the
Public, in our Extraordinary Gazette of last night; and which we repeat as
follows for the information of those of our friends, to whom it was before
impossible to transmit it: -
note: not transcribed - European news]
P.M. - We stop the Press to announce the arrival of the Burchall - the Captain
of which reports, that a Vessel express from England, had reached Barbados -
and had announced their knowledge, at home, of the American War.
have reached St. Thomas, that the American ship General Gates, bound from
Bourdeaux to some port in the United States, which had been detained and sent
into Plymouth, had lately arrived at her port of destination, having been
released and suffered to proceed on her voyage in consequence of the rescinding
of the Orders in Council. This circumstance had [illegible] so material a
change in the disposition of the American Government, that a vessel had been
immediately dispatched to solicit Mr. Foster's return: - this however, was to
late, for he left Halifax on the 23d July.
latest intelligence from the Spanish Main states that there has been a complete
reverse of fortune in the Army denominated that of Independence, under the
command of General Miranda. An attack, it seems, had been made at the East of
La Vittoria, in which the Royalists had been defeated - at least, they retired
after the battle; but of this, Miranda was incapable of [illegible]ping any
advantage - his only depredin[illegible] at that time resting upon a battalion
of Frenchmen, of which nation also were his Commandants of Artillery and
Engineers. Thus situated, he was afterwards surrounded in the valley of
Caracas, and finding no opportunity of escaping, nor any prospect of relief, he
offered to capitulate; this however, was rejected by Valverde, commanding the
Royalists, as he could not think of entering upon any terms with one whom he
considered to be a traitor to his country. Since which he is reported to have
been taken prisoner, and is now under confinement in a dungeon. The sum of
[illegible]000 dollars, acquired during the campaign, he had previously
deposited beyond the reach of his captors.
July 17. - The bark William was captured by the American privateer Dolphin, and
re-captured by the Indian sloop of war. The brig Enterprize was sent in by His
Majesty's brig Rined[illegible]ve. The brig George, by the Guerriere. The
ship Marquis Somer[illegible], by the Atalanta. The Start, from St. Ubes, was
captured by His Majesty's brig Plumper, re-captured by the American privateer
Regulator; and taken again by His Majesty's ship Spartan, and schooner Juniper
off Cape Negro.
July 10. - By the act which received the signature of the President o the 6th
inst. no American vessel can be cleared for any foreign port without giving
bond in the full value, nor to proceed to or trade with the enemies of the
United States. Any infraction of this clause to be punished with forfeiture of
the whole property, heavy fines, and imprisonment; the second section prohibits
the transportation of naval or military stores, provisions, &c. to either
of the Canadas, Nova Scotia, or New-Brunswick, or similar forfeitures,
penalties, &c. The 4th section prohibits the entry into the ports of the
United States of all vessels belonging to countries in amity with the United
States which did not belong to such countries previous to the passing of the
Act; unless actually built within the territories of such friendly States, or
purchased from a citizen of the United States, Section five, permits any
British packet, or vessel with dispatches, which shall have departed from any
port or place in the United Kingdom, or its dependencies, previous to the 1st
September, to enter and depart from any port of the United States. Nothing in
the Act to be construed to affect any flag of truce or cartel. The sixth
section empowers the President to grant passports, within six months after the
Act, to any ship or property belonging to British subjects, now within the
limits of the United States. The seventh section prohibits any citizen of the
United States from trading under any British licence, under penalties equal to
double the value of the ship or property, imprisonment not exceeding twelve
of the Inhabitants of Boston, on the 18th, at a [heading]
Meeting held for the purpose. [heading]
the inhabitants of Boston and its vicinity, here assembled, cherish with
solicitude the union and independence of the United States, and the liberties
of the people; - and whereas it is their most solemn conviction, that the
course of measures adopted by the Administration of the general Government, for
several years past, has a tendency to dissolve that union, to impair that
independence, and to endanger those liberties; and, whereas in a more special
manner they consider the late rash, unnecessary and ruinous declaration of war
against Great Britain, and the consequent connection with France (if indeed
such connection do not already exist, as we have real reason to apprehend),
which must inevitably grow out of such a war, as fatal to our union,
independence, and liberty; a war undertaken without due notice to our citizens,
without adequate naval preparations, without permitting the return of the vast
property now in the possession and power of the nation against which war is
declared; a war whose first, future, and certain effects will be to impoverish
the Eastern navigating States, who will be compelled to bear its principal
burdens, and a great majority of whose representatives voted against it: And
whereas the inhabitants of this town and vicinity, from a reluctance to
contenance [sic] a belief that they are officiously disposed unduly to
influence their fellow citizens, and promote any of the incalculable
consequences which often result from the indignation of a free and injured people
whose interests are betrayed by their public servants: - a belief which has
been studiously and wickedly inculcated by men high in office in the Nation and
State Governments - have, since the Declaration of War abstained from any
public declaration of their sentiments, under the conviction that a sense of
interest and duty would lead the good people of other towns and counties to
afford them an example which they might with propriety follow; but the friends
of the Administration and of war, not satisfied with this forbearance, have
endeavoured to procure an expression of approbation from their deluded
followers, in this and other States, which is calculated to exhibit a false and
deceptive standard of public opinion, and encourage a perseverance in their
destructive measures, and thus have made it our duty, as far as in us lies, to
counteract the tendency of such gross deception - Therefore
As the opinion of the citizens assembled in this place, that while we
acknowledge the constitutional power of Congress to declare war, and the duty
of the citizens to abstain from the forcible resistance of such a measure, yet
we do not surrender, but on the contrary will maintain at every hazard, the
right secured to us by our State Constitution for peaceably expressing our
opinions either as individual citizens or in a collective body, on that series
of disastrous measures, which for years past, has been tending towards, and has
at last terminated in the most distressing of national evils, War! a war waged
against a people nobly struggling for the maintenance of their own freedom and
that of other nations, endangered by the fraudulent, sanguinary, and impious
assault of the greatest military tyrant, and the most determined enemy of free
Government, by whom the world has ever been scourged.
That we assert the right, and that we will exercise it, to deprecate this war,
to explain its causes and consequences, so that the voice of this great people
may rise up against the authors, in a tone which shall convince all who abuse
the trust committed to them, by the people, that their day of account is at
hand, and that they must expiate the offence of destroying the public
prosperity, and jeopardizing the Government and Union of these States by the
neglect, contempt, and indignation, of that portion of the people which has
fallen victim to their misplaced confidence.
That a Free Government it is at all times the right, and in seasons of public
calamity, it is the solemn duty of every citizen freely to communicate his
opinions upon the measures of the Government, and upon the motives of the men
who administer it, to the end that those measures and motives may be
universally known, and may be duly weighed and considered, when the people are
called upon to exercise the right of suffrage; and that we will with heart and
hand rally round and support all those who may (by any combination of men
whatever) be menaced with injury to their persons or property, for the
independent exercise of their natural and constitutional rights; and that we
will preserve the peace and tranquillity [sic] of this town, and suppress every
riotous and unlawful assembly which may, by night or by day, be collected for
the purpose of restraining any man from the expression, or injuring him for the
promulgation, of sentiments and opinions which he may lawfully declare and
That the appearance of armed men in the peaceable, constitutional and civil
assemblies of the citizens, whether the said armed persons are in the pay of
the Government of the United States, or merely armed for the occasion, is a
measure highly indecorous and alarming - inasmuch as its first tendency is to
overawe the freedom of deliberation, and its final effect to destroy the
privilege of discussion, or to produce the wanton effusion of the blood of our
citizens, and that for these reasons, such intermingling of persons so armed
ought to be discouraged and reprobated.
further - that the Honourable the Senators of the County of Suffolk, and the
Representatives of the Town of Boston, in the General Court of this
Commonwealth, be, and are hereby appointed a Committee, and are earnestly
requested to erect and digest such a system of measures, and resolutions, as in
their opinion, the exigency of the [illegible], and the awful and alarming
situation of the country may require; and they are requested as soon as they
shall deem it expedient, to apply to the select-men of Boston, for a regular
and constitutional town meeting, when the said system may may [sic] be adopted
as may suit the circumstances of the country, and may be worthy the character
of this ancient and [illegible] Metropolis.
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED SLAVES, [heading]
the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]
F. W. Zimmerman,
J. J. Boullier.
Pl. Vive La Force,
Zorg & Hoop.
Pl. Mon Repose.
F. STRUNKAY, Scout.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.