Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 September 29

Vol. VII.]


[No. 516.



The King's House. [heading]

AN Enemy's Force having appeared off the River for some days, audaciously insulting the Colony, and injuring the Trade, by capturing a number of Vessels in sight:
The Major General and Acting-Governor has not any doubt, that the loyalty and gallant spirit, which displayed itself last night, by the voluntary tender of services of the Light Company of Demerary Militia, will further extend itself to the loyal inhabitants, by resenting the insolence of the enemy, and retaking the valuable captures she has made, and now cruising in the river's mouth.
King's-House, Demerary, September 29, 1812.
By His Excellency's Command,
John Eyre,

FOR SALE, [heading]
A few Boxes of Best Martinique Noyau;
Common and High-Proof Rum, for which Cash will be given on delivery.
Bridge-Town, Sept. 29. Henry Austin.

Spanish Horses, [heading]
NOW landed, and for sale on reasonable terms, for Cash. Apply to
J. P. Hicks,
Sept. 29. At the Premises of S. Mackay, Esq.
ON HAND: [centered]
A few Boxes of Spanish Segars and Dutch Pipes.

NOTICE. [heading]
GRASS will be supplied for two Horses, at the rate of one guilder ten stivers, per day, each. A line addressed to A. B. and left at this Office will be attended to. Sept. 29.


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;

The free coloured woman, Terry, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . Sept. 2.
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.
David Adolphus Burton, in do. . . . 14.
R. M. Embleton, with 1 servant, in do. or six weeks, . . . 14.
Joseph Templemann, in do. or by the Oct. convoy, . . . 16.
George Smith, in do. or one month, . . . . 17.
Adam Niel, in do. or six weeks, . . . . . 18.
Caleb Carter, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . 18.
John Brown, in 14 days or by the Ship Pilgrim, 22.
R. M. Jones, with a servant, in 14 days or 6 weeks, 23.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, September 26, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.

AT the request of Hugh Junor, q.q. the estate of William Charelsson, deceased - All persons having claims against the above estate, are requested to render the same, properly attested; and those who are indebted, to come forward with payment as early as possible to Hugh Junor, at Archibald Iver's, Esq. in George-Town.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, September 26, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.
[Transcriber's note: this item not found in earlier issue.]


On Thursday the 15th of October, at the Vendue Office, by order of the Executors of W. B. Farrar, deceased - Furniture, wearing apparel, a horse and saddle, a new saddle and bridle, a negro man, a double-barrelled fowling-piece, a musket and belts, a case of pistols, two writing desks, two hammocks, a four-oared boat and sails, and a lot of books.
Sept. 29. Robert Kingston.

Not having had any arrivals since our last, capable of laying before us any Papers of a more recent date than those already received, we have been again under the necessity of referring to them - our selection, however, is interesting - particularly the article which has its subject, the West India Colonies.

LOCALITIES. [heading]

The public mind was considerably agitated on Sunday Morning, by the appearance at the Block House, of the signal which denotes a suspicious vessel in the offing - which vessel, it appears, was seen the night before, but being supposed to be an army schooner expected from Barbados, no particular notice was taken of her. On the Sunday, however, it was apparent, that instead of immediately standing for the river, she stood out to sea and was soon observed to take possession of a pilot-boat as well as a colony-schooner. All doubt, therefore, being removed as to what she was, the before-mentioned ill-boding signal was hoisted, and continued the remainder of the day, except a short time when it was changed for those which announce a square-rigged vessel and the same at anchor. On the Monday, it being evident, that this last arrival had been also captured, during the night, although nothing hostile was heard every preparation was made, by His Excellency the Governor, for the dispatch of something in pursuit of either the prizes or the foe. The Liberty's Tender, therefore, and a small Sloop, soon sailed; and it was not long before they returned with the pilot-boat before-mentioned, which we are told was released by the enemy, on condition that so much water pre man, should be sent in return. By this, then, the following particulars were known: first, that the enemy was an American schooner privateer, mounting 11 guns, one of which, a long eighteen pounder, working on a traverse, and possessing a complement of 150 men; secondly that she was the Saucy Jack of Charlestown; thirdly; that the square-rigged vessel she had taken, was the William Rathbone, from London, destined here; and lastly that she got possession of that brig, by the stratagem of pretending to be in His Majesty's service, and boarded for the purpose of impressing men. - This additional insult and depredation, as soon as known, inspired one universal feeling of loyalty and patriotism, and such steps are now taking as we hope and trust will lead to the re-capture of ever prize, and the annihilation of the enemy. - In the pilot boat, also were sent on shore, the mate and some of the crew of the Rathbone.
[right pointing hand icon] Since writing the above - the Royal Militia of George-Town assembled in the Grand Parade, and after hearing a communication from His Excellency the Commander in Chief, upwards of sixty volunteered to go out as mariners, and the rest of the battalion to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's notice, to whatever part of the Colony their presence may be necessary.

To the already numerous and deeply regretted Deaths which it has lately been our province to announce, that of the Reverend G. Ryk, must now be added. The melancholy event occurred on Sunday last - but we cannot consign the remains of this much respected and eloquent Divine, to the sacred but oblivial tomb, without giving publicity to the general creed, that as his labours in the capacity of Pastor to the Dutch Congregation here, have been long, zealous, and (we trust) successful, his spirit's title to the approving-sense of Heaven will not be disputed at that awful bar.

Also, on the same day, departed this life, Allen Culpeper, Esqr. of Plantation Free and Easy.


ENGLAND. [heading]

ON THE SUBJECT OF THE WEST-INDIA CO[mutilated] [heading]
House of Lords, July 28. [heading]

Question by Lord Holland - Since the abolition [mutilated]
Orders in Council - a measure in which no one had[mutilated[
more heartily than I did - the law of exclusion[mutilated]
course, except in certain articles, with the United[mutilated]
bears most heavily upon our West Indian colonies. Sugar and Coffee are not included in the articles which they are permitted to exchange for lumber which it is necessary for them to procure. Rum they are permitted to send to the United States; but it so happens that there is at present hardly any demand for that article in North America. They are, therefore, obliged to pay for their lumber in a great measure in specie: which very species is employed to purchase those very articles from other West India possessions not belonging to Great Britain. I wish to ask therefore - has this subject engaged the attention of His Majesty's Government, and is it intended to afford any relief to our West Indian colonies in this respect?"
Answer, by Lord Liverpool. - "The subject of the West India Islands, is one which requires a great deal of consideration. It is a question which involves the consideration, not merely of the interests of the Colonist, but those of the public interest and is not to be decided [mutilated]
most anxious and cautious deliberation. The [mutilated]
state of the world may possibly make a difference [mutilated]
proper mode of administering the colonies; but the [mutilated]
Lord will recollect that the articles of Sugar and Coffee were left out of the Bill which passed on this subject while he was in office. The subject, however, did engage the most anxious attention of Government."

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