ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1812.
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The King's House.
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.
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
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
King's-House, George-Town, October 3,
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
King's House, Demerary, October 3, 1812.
By His Excellency's Command,
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
King's House, Demerary, September 30, 1812.
Clerk of the Court of Policy.
BANNS OF MATRIMONY between WILLIAM OXLY and CHRISTINA JAMES, both
born in Demerary.
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.
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,
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.
BARBADOS NEWSPAPERS. [heading]
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.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS. [heading]
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
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.
Joseph Beete, Junr.
A list of goods on sale, will be published in the next Gazette.
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]
FOR BEAUTIFYING THE SKIN, &c. [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.
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;
free coloured woman, Terry, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . Sept. 2.
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.
Templemann, in do. or by the Oct. convoy, . . . . 16.
Smith, in do. or one month, . . . . 17.
Niel, in do. or six weeks, . . . . . 18.
Carter, in do. . . . . . . . . . . . 18.
Brown, in 14 days or by the Ship Pilgrim, 22.
M. Jones, with a servant, in 14 days or 6 weeks, 23.
Mary Ann Shepherd, in do. or by the First Packet . . . . Oct. 1.
Office, Demerary, October 3, 1812.
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.
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.
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
Secretary's Office, October 2, 1812.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
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
By the Phoenix we have received Barbados Papers to the 22d ultimo;
and have copied the most important of their contents.
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.
River, October 2d, 1812.
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
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,
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
MONTHLY RETURN OF BIRTHS IN THIS COLONY. [heading]
[From the Orphan-Chamber.] [heading]
MONTHLY OBITUARY. [heading]
[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.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. [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.
THE UNITED STATES. [heading]
PRESIDENT MADISON's MESSAGE [heading]
To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States,
which led to their Declaration of War against Great Britain.
"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
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
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.
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED SLAVES, [heading]
the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]
Pl. Orange Nassau.
Pl. La Retraite.
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