Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 October 03

Vol. VII.]


[No. 517.



[image of a seal - heading]
The King's House. [heading]

HIS Excellency the Acting-Governor has inexpressible satisfaction in publickly noticing the very gallant and handsome manner in which Lieut. Jacobs of the Royal Navy, Mr. De Munick, formerly an officer in the Dutch Navy, and now upon half-pay in the British, and Mr. Evans, master of the Merchant-Ship Douglas, volunteered their services, in the command of three small vessels, which could alone, at that moment, be fitted to attack the Enemy, as least equal, if not superior, in force; and which was of the most essential benefit in driving them off the coast, retaking part of their spoils, and affording protection to the commerce, at this important crisis.
To the Gentlemen, Merchants, His Excellency the Acting Governor, feels himself particularly obliged for their ready and effectual assistance, in the service of His Majesty and the Public.
Although the Enemy thought proper to decline a contest, the occurrences, within these few days, have afforded a most happy and pleasing prospect of the result, should any further attempt be made on this colony, by foes of any description.
King's-House, Demerary, October 3, 1812.
By Command,
B. Hebbelinck,

Militia General Order. [heading]

His Excellency the Acting-Governor feels it a most gratifying duty incumbent upon him, to express in the strongest terms the high sense he will ever retain of the manner in which sixty of the First Battalion of Demerary Militia volunteered and sailed for the purpose of giving battle to a vaunting and insolent enemy, plundering the coast, but who fled at the approach of the brave defenders advancing to attack them, leaving part of their spoils.
To Lieutenant-Colonel Otto, Major Tulloh, and the other Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Privates of the First Battalion, who offered their active service to any part of the colony - Major-General Carmichael offers his warmest acknowledgments; their conduct being an evident proof of what may be expected should the enemy make further attempts upon these shores.
The detachment of cavalry, under the command of Captain Eberhardi and Lieutenant Chorley, evinced their zeal and activity, rendering very essential benefit, by their prompt movements at an early period, preserving both the inhabitants and their property from imminent danger of capture and injury.
Lieutenant-Colonel Baron Van Grovestins, and Majors Fraser and Dey, commanding the Militia on the eastern and western coasts, proved by their alacrity and vigilance the unanimous spirit of loyalty that pervaded the whole of the respectable body of Militia of this colony.
Major-General Carmichael avails himself of this opportunity of returning his thanks to Major of Brigade Brandt, whose zealous and able services he has upon this as well as on all other occasions experienced.
King's-House, George-Town, October 3, 1812.
By Command, L. Van Rossum,

NOTICE is hereby given unto all whom these Presents may concern - that all foreigners, of whatever nations, except Capitulants, Denizens, or Naturalised Subjects must, within eight days of the date hereof, give in to the King's House, their Names and Places of Abode; also where and from whence they came here, and for what purpose.
All persons not complying with this notice, will be considered as Suspected Persons, Prisoners of War, and treated accordingly.
King's House, Demerary, October 3, 1812.
By His Excellency's Command,
B. Hebbelinck,


THE Box containing the Votes for the New Election of the Combined College of Keizers and Financial Representatives, having been opened this day in presence of His Excellency the Acting Governor, and the Honourable Commissary of the Court of Policy, the majority of votes were found as follows:
Thomas Dougan, William King (Vlissingen), Peter M'Garel, David Baxter, William Munro, James Rutherford, Charles Bean; who are elected accordingly.
King's House, Demerary, September 30, 1812.
By Command,
Charles Wilday,
Clerk of the Court of Policy.

Any person knowing just cause why these two persons should not be joined together in Holy Matrimony must declare the same to me.
W. G. Straghan,
October 3, 1812. Minister.

                        OFFICE OF ORDNANCE,
                        Demerary, October 2, 1812.
ANY Person, willing to furnish this Department with Two Tables and Four Chairs, (a Pattern of which may be seen at the Quarter and Barrack-Office in the Camp) will please to send in Tenders for the same, addressed to the Subscriber, on or before the 5th instant; when they will be opened in the presence of the respective Officers, and the lowest, if approved, accepted.
Henry St. Hill,

                        OFFICE OF ORDNANCE,
                        Demerary, October 2, 1812.
ALL Persons having claims against this Department, either for negro-labour or materials supplied, for the quarter ending the 30th ultimo, are requested to furnish their accounts without delay, in order that they may be included in those for that period.
Henry St. Hill,

PLANTAINS for sale, on Plantation Philadelphia, three hundred bunches per week. If taken by the purchaser from the walk six stivers per bunch; but if delivered from the sluice-trench, ten stivers per bunch. A preference will be given to my neighbours.
October 1. W. Odwin.

MR. EDWARD DRAYTON, Clerk to JAMES PAIRMAN, Post-master of Barbados, will by his permission, receive Subscriptions, for forwarding the Newspapers to Demerary, and engages to send them with punctuality by every good opportunity that may offer, under cover, to the Post-master.
The annual Subscription, Ten Spanish Dollars, payable in advance; to commence on the 1st day of January, 1812, either to Mr. Drayton in Barbados, or to Heneage Williams, Post Office, Demerary - September 30, 1812.

THE Creditors of Richard Wells, Esq. dec. and Plantation Parika, are hereby informed, that there are now ready for delivery, Twenty Hogsheads Sugar and Ten Puncheons Rum; Tenders for which, will be received by either of the Subscribers, or at Marshal's Hotel, until Friday, the 16th of October, when they will be opened, at the above mentioned Hotel, precisely at two o'clock, in presence of such Creditors, as choose to attend; and the highest offer accepted. The Produce to be received on the Plantation, and puncheons furnished by the purchaser of the rum.
George-Town, September 30, 1812.
Ch. Vincent, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Sequestrators of Pl. Parika.']
I. W. Robertson,

THE Subscribers give notice, that the Concern hitherto carried on by them, under the Firm of James Robertson and Co. will be closed on the 31st of December next. In the mean time, their present Stock of Goods will be sold much below the usual rates for early payment.
James Robertson,
Joseph Beete, Junr.
A list of goods on sale, will be published in the next Gazette. October 3.

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH. - A Meeting of the Vestry will be held at the Church, on Wednesday the 7th of October, at eleven. Sept. 30.

M'Inroy, Sandbach and Co. have received by the Ship Kingsmill, Capt. M'Clune, from Madeira, and for sale at their Store - Choice Madeira Wine, in pipes, hogsheads, and quarter-casks. October 3.

ALMOND LOTION, [heading]
THIS Lotion, far superior to any thing of the kind ever offered to the Public, has the following effects: it not only removes all kinds of freckles, worms, &c. from the skin, but after using the same for some time, the skin becomes more soft; it is not like Milk of Roses, for you may go in the sun immediately after using it, and it does not hurt the skin - Prepared and sold by T. Bradly, Surgeon-Dentist, at his Residence - prices, f 8 and f 11.
Demerary, October 3.


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.
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.
Miss Mary Ann Shepherd, in do. or by the First Packet . . . . Oct. 1.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, October 3, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.

NOTICE. [heading]
THE Domicilium Citandi et Executandi of D. Van Sirtema, Esquire, is at the residence of J. R. Brandt, Esquire, in Werk en Rust.
Secretary's Office, October 2, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.

AT the request of the Deliberating Executors to the Will of Thomas Lawrence, deceased - All persons having any claims against the estate of the said Thomas Lawrence, are requested to render in statements of the same, properly attested enclosed under cover to W. Harris and Gilbert Robertson, Esqrs. Deliberating-Executors, at Messrs. M'Inroy, Sandbach & Co's. in George-Town, within six weeks from date.
Secretary's Office, September 30, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.

AT the request of the Deliberating-Executors of Thomas Crauford, deceased - All persons having any claims against the estate of the said Thomas Crauford, are requested to render a statement of the same, properly attested, inclosed under cover, and those indebted, will please come forward with payment to John Runcie and A. D. Guthrie, Esqrs. at the store of Alex. Reith, Esq. in George-Town.
Secretary's Office, October 2, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.


On Wednesday the 14th instant, will be sold by Messrs. Fullerton, Oliverson & Co. at their Store in Cumingsburg, the cargo of the American Brig Freeman, by order of the Honourable J. W. Compton, sole Judge of the Court of Vice-Admiralty at Barbados for the benefit of the captors and others concerned - consisting of the following articles - eighty six puncheons of rum, thirty puncheons of molasses, twenty one boxes of candles, twelve quarter-barrels of beef, twenty five half barrels of beef and pork, fifteen barrels of do. four barrels of arrow-root and a puncheon, four kegs of gin, three barrels of do. one barrel of bread, four barrels of corn, one saddle and bridle, twenty-seven kegs of butter and lard, and twenty-one empty puncheons.
October 3. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 15th of October, at the Vendue Office,
[see 18120929EDRG] . . .
On the same day - Plated ware, consisting of candlesticks, salt sellers, tea-caddies, toast-racks, beef-steak dishes and covers, bread-baskets, coffee-pots, tea-pots, milk-pots, and sugar-basons, coffee-urns, egg-stands, one tea kettle with chafing-stand, one soup-tureen and pair of sauce-boats, silver punch-ladles, &c. Jewellery, viz. broaches, ear-rings, lockets, &c. a collection of pictures, among which are the storming of Monte Video, the battle of the Nile, death of Lord Nelson, views of America, &c.
Sept. 29. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday the 31 of November, at the Vendue-Office, by order of the Honourable the Fiscal, according to the resolution of the Honourable Court of Policy, dated 28th of August, 1804, will be sold at six weeks' credit, the following slaves, now in confinement, viz. - The Negro George, of Branders, brought by Poolman; Hood, of Samms, brought by Kemp, Abary; Anthony, of Telford, brought by the Dienders.
October 3. Robert Kingston.

Arrivals since our last - The Schooner Providence, from Grenada; the Phoenix, from Barbados; and the Ship Caledonia, from London, last from Barbados.

By the Phoenix we have received Barbados Papers to the 22d ultimo; and have copied the most important of their contents.

LOCALITIES. [heading]

Copy of a Letter from Lieut. Jacobs, R.N. to His Excellency the Governor, detailing the proceedings of the vessels under his command, and which were dispatched in pursuit of the Privateer lately on this coast.

                        Demerary River, October 2d, 1812.
                        Armed Brigantine Patience.
In compliance with your request, on the 29th ultimo, I proceeded with the Providence and [illegible] Schooners, against the Privateer, and her Prize. At day light, Ships in Demerary River S. S. W. 8 or 9 miles; hove up N. W. At 7 A. M. an sig. from Providence, for an Enemy to leeward; made all sail in chase; observed the Enemy standing towards us, and closing with the Prize. At 8:20 A. M. saw the Enemy haul to the wind, on the st. tack, allowing us to near him; but from his manoeuvres, he appeared to be aware of our force. At 10, saw the Privateer fire a gun, hoist her colours, and bear up. At 11, light airs and variable - observed Capt. Evans board the Prize. At 12 due W. the Privateer sweeping. At 3, Privateer haul down to leeward; hauled to the wind on the st. tack; schooners and prize in co. At day-light a strange sail north; bore up, and made all sail in chase. At 11, hove to, and boarded the Caledonia, from Barbados, with troops. At noon, Caledonia and Schooner in company.
Having laid before your Excellency the transactions of the vessels under my command, I feel myself bound to take notice of the zeal and alacrity displayed on the occasion by Captains Evans and De Munnick, in their respective vessels, as well as those Volunteers of the Demerary Militia.
I am Sir,
Your most obedient Servant,
Wm. Jacobs,
Sub-Lieut. and
Com. the Armed Brigantine Patience.
To His Excellency Major General
H. L. Carmichael, Governor.

Vessels, late from this River, which are arrived [heading]
at their places of destination. [heading]
The John and Thomas, the Fanny, the Zephyr, the Admiral Colpoys, the Thomas, the Dominica Packet, the Union, the Julianna, and the Diana.

Vessels for this River [heading]
The Flora, from Liverpool, and the Pilot, from Bristol. The Diana Packet, with Mails for these Colonies, sailed from Falmouth on the 16th of August.

[From the Orphan-Chamber.] [heading]


Free Coloured.









[From the Orphan-Chamber.] [heading]

Sept. 10. The Honourable A. Backer, aged 70 years, on Plantation Huis te Deeren.
12. John Miller, aged 35 years, Stabroek.
13. The Honourable D. H. Van Nooten, aged 37 years, on Plantation Maria Johanna.
--. A. Edwards, on Plantation Vlissingen.
--. William King, ditto.
14. Adam Smith, Stabroek.
16. The free woman Molly, Cumingsburg.
17. The free boy George, aged one year and a half, do.
--. Hugh Fraser, on Wakenaam.
--. Thomas Lawrence, aged 52 years, at Mahaica.
20. N. Critchlow, aged 22 years, on Pl. St. Christopher.
22. W. B. Farrar, aged 35 years, in Kingston.
--. Charlotte Thomas, aged 3 years, Pomeroon.
26. Wenifred Bell, in Kingston.
27. Reverend Gabriel Ryk, aged 48 years, Stabroek.
--. Allen Culpeper, aged 25 years, on Pl. Free & Easy.


ENGLAND. [heading]

August 22. - . . .

The American Legislature has passed an Act for admitting the State of Louisiana into the Union.

Admiral Sir J. B. Warren has been appointed Commander in Chief on the American coast, and a fleet place under his command, with which he will sail to reinforce the squadron in those seas in a few days.

His Majesty's ship Poictiers, Capt. Sir J. Beresford, is ordered to the coast of America under the command of Sir J. B. Warren.



To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, [heading]
which led to their Declaration of War against Great Britain. [heading]
"I communicate to Congress certain documents, being a continuation of those heretofore laid before them, on the subject of our affairs with Great Britain.
Without going beyond the renewal, in 1808, of the war in which Great Britain is engaged, and omitting unrepaired wrongs of inferior magnitude, the conduct of her Government presents a series of acts hostile to the United States as an independent and neutral nation.
British cruisers have been in the continued practice of violating the American flag on the great highway of nations, and of seizing and carrying off persons sailing under it: not in the exercise of a belligerent right, founded on the law of nations against an enemy, but on a municipal prerogative [sic] over British subjects. British jurisdiction is thus extended to neutral vessels in a situation where no laws can operate but the law of nations and the laws of the country to which the vessels belong; and a self redress is assumed, which if British subjects were wrongfully detained and alone concerned, is that substitution of force for a reform to the responsible Sovereign, which falls within the definition of war. Could the seizure of British subjects, in such cases, be regarded as within the exercise of a belligerent right, the acknowledged laws of war, which forbid an article of captured property to be adjuded [sic] without a regular investigation before a competent tribunal, would imperiously demand the fairest trial, where the sacred right of persons were at issue. - In place of such trial, these rights are subjected to the will of every petty commander.
The practice, hence, is so far from affecting British subjects [illegible], that under the pretext of searching for these, thousands of American citizens, under the safeguard of public laws, and of their nation's flag, have been torn from their country, and from every thing dear to them; have been dragged on board ships of war of a foreign nation, and exposed, under the severities of their discipline, to be exiled to the most distant and deadly climes, to risk their lives in the battles of their oppressors, and to be the melancholy instruments of taking away those of their own brethren.
Against this crying enormity, which Great Britain would be so prompt to avenge if committed against herself, the United States have in vain exhausted remonstrances and expostulations. And that no proof might be wanting of their conciliatory dispositions, and no pretext left for continuance of the practice, the British Government was formally assured of the readiness of the United States to enter into arrangements, such as could not be objected, if the recovery of the British subjects were the real and the sole object. The communication passed without effect.
British cruisers have been in the practice also of violating the rights and peace of our coasts. They hover over and harass our entering and departing commerce. To the most insulting pretensions they have added lawless proceedings in our very harbours, and have wantonly spilt American blood within the sanctuary of our territorial jurisdiction. The principles and rules enforced by that nation, when a neutral nation, against armed vessels of belligerents hovering near her coasts, and disturbing her commerce, are well known. When called on, nevertheless, by the United States, to punish the greater offences committed by her own vessels, her Government has bestowed on their Commanders additional marks of honour and confidence.
Under the pretended blockades, without the presence of an adequate force, and sometimes without the practicability of applying one, our commerce has been plundered in every sea; the great staples of our country have been cut off from their legitimate markets; and a destructive blow aimed at our agricultural and maritime interests. In aggravation of these predatory measures, they have been considered as in force from the dates of their notification; a retrospective effect being thus added, as has been done in other important cases, to the unlawfulness of the course pursued. - And to render the outrage more signal, these mock blockades have been reiterated and inforced in the face of official communications from the British Government, declaring, as the true definition of a legal blockade, 'that particular ports must be actually invested, and previous warning given to vessels bound to them not to enter.'
Not content with these occasional expedients for laying waste our neutral trade, the Cabinet of Great Britain resorted, at length, to the sweeping system of blockades, under the name of Orders in Council, which has been moulded and managed as might best suit its political views, its commercial jealousies, or the avidity of British cruisers.
To our remonstrances against the complicated and transcendant injustice of this innovation, the first reply was that the orders were reluctantly adopted by Great Britain as a necessary retaliation on Decrees of her enemy proclaiming a general blockade of the British Isles, at a time when the naval force of the enemy dared not to issue from his own ports. She was reminded without effect, that her own prior blockades, unsupported by an adequate naval force actually applied and continued, were a bar to this plea; that executed edicts against millions of our property could not be retaliation on edicts confessedly impossible to be executed; the retaliation, to be just, should fall on the party setting the guilty example, not on an innocent party, which was not even chargeable with an acquiescence in it.
When deprived of this flimsy veil for a prohibition of our trade with Great Britain, her Cabinet, instead of a corresponding repeal or a practical discontinuance of its Orders, formally avowed a determination to persist in them against the United States, until the markets of her enemy should be laid open to British products: thus asserting an obligation on a neutral power to require one belligerent to encourage, by its internal regulations, the trade of another belligerent; contradicting her own practice towards all nations in peace as well as in war; and betraying the insincerity of those professions which inculcated a belief that having resorted to her Orders with regret, she was anxious to find an occasion for putting an end to them.
Abandoning still more all respect for the neutral rights of the United States, and for its own consistency, the British Government now demands as pre-requisite to a repeal of its Orders, as they relate to the United States, that a formality should be observed in the repeal of the French Decrees no wise necessary to their termination, nor exemplified by British usage; and that the French repeal, besides including that portion of the Decrees which operates within a territorial jurisdiction as well as that which operates on the high seas against the commerce of the United States, should not be a singe special repeal in relation to the United States, but should be extended to whatever other neutral nations unconnected with them may be affected by those Decrees.

And as an additional insult, they are called on for a formal disavowal of conditions and pretensions advanced by the French Government, for which the United States are so far from having been themselves responsible, that, in official explanations, which have been published to the world, and in a correspondence of the American Minister at London with the British Minister for Foreign Affairs, such responsibility was explicitly and emphatically disclaimed.
It has become indeed sufficiently certain that the commerce of the United States is to be sacrificed, not as interfering with the belligerent rights of Great Britain, not as supplying the wants of her enemies, which she herself supplies, but as interfering with the monopoly which she covets for her own commerce and navigation. She carries on a war against the lawful commerce of a friend, that she may the better carry on a commerce with an enemy - a commerce polluted by the forgeries and perjuries which are for the most part the only passports by which it can succeed.
Execution Sale. [heading]
By authority duly obtained from the Honourable Court of Criminal and Civil Justice of the United Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo, I, the undersigned Acting Deputy First Marshal of the Colony aforesaid, shall expose and sell at public execution sale, on the premises, and in the presence of two Counsellors-Commissaries, and their Secretary, on the eleventh day of November, 1812, at 12 o'clock at noon - Plantation Annandale, situated on the west sea-coast of the river Essequebo; all conformable to the inventory thereof, now laying at the Marshal's Office for the inspection of those whom it may concern. Whoever should think to have any right, title, or claim on the before-mentioned Plantation, and intends to oppose the sale thereof, let such person or persons address themselves to me, at the Marshal's Office in this colony, declaring their reasons for such opposition in due time and form; and I do hereby give notice, that I will receive such opposition from any one thereto qualified appoint them a day to have such claim or claims heard before the Honourable Court of Justice, and further act therein as the law directs.
Demerary, this 2d day of October, 1812.
B. Teyssen, Jun.
Acting Deputy First Marshal.

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]



Brought by


Mr. Samms,

Mahaicony Ferry.


Colony Berbice,



Rule (Berbice)

Pl. Grove.


Pl. Concordia,

J. Wollen.



Pl. Blankenburg.


Pl. Foulis,

Pl. Orange Nassau.


T. Cook,

S. Nichols.


Van Straaten,

Pl. Roomen.


F. Stewart,



Pl. Lusignan,



Pl. Alliance,

C. Ridly.


Pl. Parika,

Pl. Swanenschutz.


R. Rynders,

E. Wolff.





T. Lawrence,

Pl. Concordia.


Pl. Thomas,






Pl. Cottage,

Pl. La Retraite.



Pl. Petershall.


Dr. Phippin,

W. King.



B. Fowler.

October 3. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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