Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 September 29
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1812.
The King's House. [heading]
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
SECRETARY's OFFICE, [heading]
free coloured woman, Terry, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . Sept. 2.
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.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. [heading]
THE SUBJECT OF THE WEST-INDIA CO[mutilated] [heading]
by Lord Holland - Since the abolition [mutilated]