Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 September 12

Vol. VII.]


[No. 511.




                        King's House, George-Town, Demerary,
                        September 9, 1812
IT 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.
In 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.
The 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
"extremely wrong, to insinuate one thing that might
"render the Negroes discontented with their state of
"servitude, or lead them to any measures injurious to
"the 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.
His 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 them.
With 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.
A 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.
I have the honour to be,
Your most obedient, humble, servant,
H. L. Carmichael.
By Command,
Henry St. Hill,
To Burgher-Captains

                  King's House, Sept. 12, 1812.
His 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.
By Command,
Henry St. Hill,

Board of Police. [heading]
THE 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.
By Order of the Board,
Sept. 10. H. S. Thomas, Clerk.

FOR SALE, [heading]
THE 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
John Broderick.
Pl. Eddertonon, Berbice, Aug. 22.
[Transcriber's note: this item not found in earlier issue.]

THE 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.
Sept 9. James Eburne, q.q.

Rock Salt in Barrels for Sale.
Sept. 10. A. Carron & Co.

WANTED 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
Sept. 8. De Munnick & Co.

TAKEN-UP, 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.
Post Morocco, Sept. 7. H. Linau,

THE 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.
Sept. 12. Van Schuler.

THE 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.
George-Town. James Lyon,
September 11, 1812. A. Blackwood,
For Self and q.q.

NOTICE. [heading]
THE 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.
Success, Sept. 12. W. N. Firebrace, q.q.
The Accounts will be left at the Store of John Mackintosh, Esq.


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.
John Newton, in 14 days, or by the Ship Douglas . 5.
J. W. Robinson, sen. and one servant, in do. or a month . . . . 7.
R. Esdaile, in do. . . . . . . . . . 11.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, September 12, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.


On Tuesday the 22d of September, [see 18120815EDRG] . . .
[see 18120908EDRG] . . .
Also 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.
August 15. Robert Kingston.

On 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.
September 12. Robert Kingston.

On 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.
September 12. Robert Kingston.

On Monday the 5th of October, 1812, [see 18120804EDRG] . . .
On 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.
April 7. Robert Kingston.

A Large Tin Slipper Bath, [heading]
WANTED to Purchase, Apply at the Printing-Office. September 12.

On 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: -
[Transcriber's note: not transcribed - European news]

Three, 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.


BARBADOS. [heading]

P[illegible] 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.

The 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.


Halifax, 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.

UNITED-STATES. [heading]

Boston, 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 months, &c.

Resolutions of the Inhabitants of Boston, on the 18th, at a [heading]
General Meeting held for the purpose. [heading]

Whereas 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
Resolved, 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.
Resolved, 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.
Resolved, 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 publish.
Resolved, 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.
Resolved 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.

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]



Brought by


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,




Zorg & Hoop.


Pl. Soesdyk,

Pl. Kitty.



Pl. Blankenburg.


Pl. Anandale,



Pl. Strandgroen,

Pl. Vredestein.


J. Rogers,

Pl. Mon Repose.



Pl. Pouderoyen.


Pl. Two Friends,

Pl. Maria.


Pl. Foulis,

Pl. Orange Nassau.

September 12. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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