ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
The issue number here repeats that for 18121003EDRG]
For Sale by the Subscribers, [heading]
HOFFMAN's cherry brandy, Rhenish wine, Tarragon vinegar, pickles,
olives, capers, salad oil, currie powder, Wright's and Stoughtons bitters,
black pepper, loaf sugar, by the loaf or puncheon; fine hyson tea, in chests
and canisters; gunpowder tea, currants, sugar candy, spices assorted, in pound
papers; Hudson's bleaching liquid, eau de cologne, perfumery, gauging-rods,
boxes of bubbles, do. negro pipes, gunpowder, shot, ledgers and journals,
day-books, memorandum books, ink powder, quills; Russia and brown canvas,
flaxen Osnaburgs, tarred, bolt, and white rope; spun-yarn and oakum, deep sea
and fishing lines, boat flags, hour and half-hour glasses, double and single
blocks, mast-hoops, jib-hanks, gaff trucks, dead eyes, bound and unbound hooks
and thimble; yellow bordered green cloth, fine Welch flannel, superfine coat
patterns, cassimeres, nankeen jackets, broad-cloth coats, white and coloured
Marseilles vests, black silk do. cassimere pantaloons, Irish sheeting, French
cambric, white counterpanes, bed ticking, ladies' black and white silk stocking
and gloves, cotton stockings, black silk handkerchiefs, gentlemen's morocco
slippers, servants' hats, negro hats, check, check shirts, dowlas, negro watch
coats, jackets, blankets, salempores, dust pans, shoe brushes, yellow and black
paint, rock cement paint, slate and stone colour; jugs of lamp oil five gallons
each, neatsfoot oil; trunks, saddles, toilet glasses, a writing table, a
floor-cloth, 21 feet by 30, Persian pattern; Indian shades, barrel lamps,
shades and brackets, patent shade candlesticks, a set of glass-ware, decanters,
wine-glasses, handsome cut fruit glasses, and tumblers; patent dish-covers,
gridirons, sod irons, tea-trays and waiters, silver table and tea spoons, and
ladles; plated do. plated candlesticks, cruet and liquor stands; gallon and
half gallon measures, coffee filters, sugar strainers, coffee manaries, copper
wire for do. 4, 4 1/2, and 5 feet grating bars; hard metal mill brasses, steel
steps, iron pots, 1, 2, and 3 gallons; copper kettles, 15, 20, and 25 gallons;
sets of scales and weights (Dutch), steelyards to weigh 2500 pounds, Dutch
weight, with scale-board, balance peas, and can-hooks; leathern fire-buckets;
hoes, shovels, cutlasses, axes, anchors and grapnels, standing foot-scrapers,
nails assorted, door and window bolts, hinges, stay-bars, brass and iron locks,
carpenters' and coopers' tools, masons' trowels, puncheon and hogshead truss
hoops, marking-irons, and whip-saws.
October 6. James Robertson & Co.
FOR SALE, by the Subscriber, Turk's Island Salt, in barrels;
Tobacco; Temper-Lime; Pork, in barrels and half-barrels; Butter, in firkins;
October 6. Owen Kernan
FOR SALE, [heading]
AT a moderate price, a few Head of Creole Milch Cattle, (not
exceeding six) of very superior breed. Also two young Spanish Horses, in good
order. For which Coffee, Cotton, Sugar or Rum, will be accepted in payment.
Apply to the Printer. October 6.
ABSCONDED from the Subscriber, some time since, the Negro named
Cudjoe; a stout, elderly, man; a carpenter by trade; and lately purchased fo
Mr. P. De Vries. He has frequently been seen about Werk & Rust. All
persons are cautioned against harbouring the said negro, and a reward of One
Joes will be given for approaching and lodging him in the colony-barracks, or
delivering him to the subsriber.
October 5. At Mr. W. Allen's in Cumingsburg.
SIMSON, GRANT and Co. have received by the Kingsmill a Consignment
of a few hogsheads of Tobacco, Puncheons of Negro-Clothing, and Madeira Wine in
pipes, hogsheads and quarter-cask - which they will dispose of very reasonable,
for immediate payment in cash or produce. Oct. 6.
ALL persons having claims against the late Miss Mary Davis are
requested to render them in as soon as possible; and those indebted to her,
will please to make payments to the Undersigned.
October 6. Anthony Osborn,
[sailing ship icon heading]
For Glasgow. [heading]
The Ship Nereid, [heading]
W. Orr, Master, [heading]
Will sail hence in ten days, or as soon as ready. For freight or
passage apply to the Master, or
Oct. 6. Fullerton, Oliverson, and Co.
Militia General Order. [heading]
Demerary, October 5, 1812.
His Excellency the Acting Governor thinks proper to repeat in
Public Orders to the Militia, his verbal Address of last night's parade.
appears to me to be my duty, on the present occasion, particularly to explain
to the Garrison, the cause of the rejoicing of this evening. The glorious
victory, obtained by the allied army of Britain and Portugal, under the command
of the Marquis of Wellington, over the armies of Bonaparte, assuming the title
of Emperor of France. As many of the soldiers I am now addressing, are natives
of different countries, although now voluntarily serving the King of England, I
conceive it my duty to draw to their recollection, the conduct of the present
Ruler of France, entirely directed to his own personal ambition, and the
agrandisement of his family; for which he has sacrificed the best blood of
France, and brought on the destruction of many good men of that once happy and
I think it proper to draw concisely, and abstract of Bonaparte's
proceedings from the time he announces himself the Champion of Humanity and
Liberty. After the massacre in cold-blood, of loyal Frenchmen at Toulon,
Lyons, and other places, he went to Egypt for the purpose, he avowed, of
bestowing the blessing of freedom upon the inhabitants, and became himself a
Mahometan, denying the Christian religion to promote his own designs. He was
frustrated in the conquest of Egypt; in the first instance at Acre by Sir
Sidney Smith, a captain in the British navy, and the Turks to whom he proffered
friendship. He deserted his army when in distress, which was afterwards
conquered in a general action, by the English under Sir Ralph Abercromby.
In the wars of La Vandee, at Quiberon, and several of the
principal cities of France, Frenchmen fought against each other. The conquest
of Austria was afterwards attempted, which cost France many men; and as the
consequences have since proved, for the benefit and views of this individual.
Unfortunately, disunion and civil dissention [sic] in Holland, afforded an
opportunity for this consummate politician and general to overthrow the
independence of that great nation, and which their ancestors had gained after
severe conflicts for many years, with glory to themselves; happiness, liberty,
and advantage to their posterity - all which have been sacrificed to the altar
of family ambition - in erecting a throne for Louis, the brother of Bonaparte,
who abandoned this kingdom formed for him, and now annexed as a province to the
empire of Napoleon.
His brother Lucian was also offered a kingdom, which he declined,
and took refuge in England, as the real land of liberty. Westphalia, formerly
in the empire of Germany, was formed into a kingdom for his other brother,
Jerome, after much bloodshed.
the conquest of Portugal for one of his generals, in which he failed by the
interposition of England. For four years Spain has been deluged in blood, for
the purpose of forcing the Spaniards to accept of Joseph Bonaparte as their
king; and it is fervently to be prayed for, by every good man, in whatever
country he may first have drawn his breath, that England will have further
successes in her glorious exertions for the freedom of those people, now
struggling against oppression.
Those brave men in arms, who I have now the honour to address,
will I trust agree with me, when reflecting upon the extraordinary and
unprecedented events since the French Revolution, now twenty-two years, that
the civilized world, in every quarter of the globe, has overflowed with the
best blood of its bravest inhabitants; whilst England, who commanding the
ocean, might have rested in her own security, defended by her wooden bulwarks -
but she disdained being an inanimate or timid spectator of such dreadful scenes
of oppression, while she had the power to aid the injured, and raise the hand
Providence seems to have favoured those noble principles by signal
victories in different parts of the universe, by sea and by land.
I shall briefly recapitulate. Egypt, Portugal, Maida, Malta, the
East and West Indies and Spain. The Russians and Swedes are now in alliance
with England. The latter, king by Bonaparte's own appointment and one of his
generals; but, like many other brave and good Frenchmen, will not support his
actions or cause, when they evidently are not calculated or correspondent with
his professions and the general good of mankind.
The contest is not now, as in former wars, nation against nation,
but it is the general opposition of every man of honour, honesty, or love for
his country, against an individual aiming at universal empire, and grasping at
power and dominion with an inordinate and insatiable passion.
As the countries, over which he has had even a temporary rule, can
testify, and are now proving in may instance, the system of plundering foreign
countries, by which his troops have been casually supported, sometimes in
profusion and at others dying by famine and distress, is unknown to those in
the service of the King of England - the whole army, without distinction of
nation, being regularly subsisted, clothed, and paid, superior to any other
troops, as the good behaviour of a brave soldier is alone appreciated and
impartially rewarded, of whatever country he may be a native, and of which we
see in this great battle and triumph, which we now celebrate.
Officers and soldiers of France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, and
Spain, distinguished as gallant warriors by the British General, under whose
standard they fought and conquered. Being confident that there are many loyal
and worthy Dutch present, I have peculiar pleasure in repeating the Marquis of
Wellington's official report of the Prince of Orange: -
"Among the latter, I particularly request your Lord-
"ship to draw the attention of His Royal Highness
"the Prince Regent to his Serene Highness the Here-
"ditary Prince of Orange, whose conduct in the field,
"as well as upon every other occasion, entitles him
"to my highest commendations, and has acquired for
"him the respect and regard of the whole army."
I have not a doubt, that every man in arms, of whatever rank or
country he may be, in this command I have the honour to hold, should an
opportunity offer in these colonies, will follow the glorious example of that
gallant young Prince, and be ever ready to serve, at a moment's notice, in the
cause of true patriotism and real humanity."
J. R. Brant, [sic]
Major Brigade D. M.
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;
The free coloured woman, Terry, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . Sept.
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.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, October 3, 1812.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
The Sale of Negroes advertised by F. W. Tuckerman, Esq. q.q. on
the 5th instant, will take place on Thursday the 8th instant.
On Thurs[mutilated] for sale
at the Vendue Office[mutilated] Tuckerman,
Esq. Executor to Mrs. J. [mutilated] deceased -
Six Slaves, named Cerberus, New-Year, Simon, Casix, Taleran, and
Also by order of Mrs. Tradaux, a Negro Woman, Lena, a good washer.
October 6. Robert Kingston.
On Monday the 28th of September by order of Mr. Archibald M'Queen,
Acting Executor of Alexander Macrae, deceased, on Plantation New-Hope -
Household-furniture of different descriptions, a quantity of plate, a
collection of books, live-stock, and what further may appear on the day of
August 29. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: see 18120829EDRG, where this vendue was
originally scheduled for the '28th of September']
THE Combined College of Kiezers and Financial Representatives is
appointed by His Excellency the Acting Governor to meet on Saturday next, the
10th instant, at the Colony-House, in George-Town; in order to be sworn in and
to proceed to the election of a Member for the Honourable Court of Policy.
Court House, George Town, October 6, 1812.
By Command, Charles Wilday,
Clerk of the Court of Policy.
October 5, 1812.
ANY Person willing to supply this Department with the best Poland
Oats, (32 pounds to the bushel) for Six Months certain, will please to send in
Tenders to this Office, on, or before, the 9th instant, at 10 o'clock, when
they will be opened, and the lowest offer (if approved of) accepted.
Henry St. Hill,
By the Schooner Fame, from Barbados, which arrived on Sunday last,
we have received Papers to the 26th ultimo; and, in our Foreign Department will
be found, some interesting extracts, under the head of The United States.
On Sunday last, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the Royal
Militia of this Metropolis, assembled on the Grand Parade, and soon after
marched to the Camp - where, conjointly with the Troops of the Line, they fired
a feu-de-joie in honor of the late brilliant success in Spain, under the
auspices of the now Marquis of Wellington. In the course of the evening, His
Excellency the Commander in Chief, addressed the Troops in his accustomed
energetic and appropriate manner, on the glorious occasion.
Nor are the above-mentioned honours, all that the Inhabitants of
George Town have paid; for that evening, an Illumination took place, which was
as general and brilliant as the peculiar nature of the buildings would admit.
Departed this life, this morning, on Plantation La Resouvenir,
John Van der Haas, Esq. of this Colony.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. [heading]
THE UNITED STATES. [heading]
Baltimore, July 28. - Last night and this morning, our city has
been under Mob Government, the most disgraceful that ever visited any city,
except Paris in the French revolution. - Yesterday morning the Federal
Republican was again published from No. 45, South Charles Street, which
contained severe reflections against our Police, and the Democratic party,
which they did not relish, and an immediate attack was meditated against the
premises. The proprietors being apprised of it, collected about twenty of
their friends, and put the house in a state of defence. - General Lee, of
Virginia, was the Commander in Chief of the house; with him, were Captains
Murray and Lingan, of the United States' army. Things were in this state when
the mob began to assemble at night, and when their numbers were deemed
sufficiently powerful, they began breaking the windows. They then attempted to
break open the door, when the Commander of the garrison within told them to
desist, or they would be fired upon. - This seemed to have no effect; and,
after a great deal of forbearance on the part of the garrison - they commenced
firing, and one of the mob leader was shot immediately through the heart, and
died instantaneously; one other shot in the groin - another received four balls
in the side from a blunderbuss - and a fourth severely wounded; two of the
three it is expected will die. After this repulse, the mob procured a 4 pound
cannon, had it well charged, placed it before the house, and one of them stood
ready with a lighted match to fire it as occasion might require, but
fortunately it was not done. In the mean time the militia were called out but
the mob would not disperse, and insisted upon the surrender of the garrison
that they might reek their bloody vengeance on the men who had killed one of
their chiefs, and this they adhered to until about nine o'clock this morning. -
At last the garrison agreed to give themselves up to the military, and they
were marched down Market-street, and from thence to goal, where they now are.
I hear that an attack will be made on the goal this night, to force them out
and execute vengeance on them. - Our Police are not worth a straw - they are
really afraid to act. In the early part of this horrid business, Samuel
Hoffman, a son of Old Peter Hoffman, was sent by General Lee from the garrison
to propose terms. He was taken by the mob and very much beaten; and they went
so far as to get a halter round his neck, and were actually going to hang him
to the first lamp post they came to! He was fortunately rescued, after
spending a night in the watch house.
MOST HORRIBLE ! ! [heading]
The passengers in the Pilot Stage from Baltimore arrived here
yesterday afternoon inform, that on Tuesday night, between the hours of eight
and nine o'clock, the mob forced the goal, and murdered General Henry Lee,
General Lingan, (of George-Town), Alexander C. Hanson, Esq. and twelve others,
who were confined there with them. After they were dead, they took the bodies
of General Lee, Mr. Hanson, and a Mr. Thomson, tarred and feathered them, and
carried them through the streets of Baltimore, committing many indignities on
them. After which they brought them back to the goal, where, when the stage
came away, the mob was raging worse than ever, still increasing, and the whole
city continued in a state of unutterable tumult and horror."
ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS. [heading]
The mob brought a 24 pounder opposite the goal, to fire in case
any resistance should be made by the guards; there was none; and they broke
open the door with axes. Gen. Henry Lee was beaten with clubs, and left for
dead. Mr. Hanson and the others, who were all unarmed, were dispatched
immediately; after which, the murderers finding some symptoms of returning life
in the unfortunate Lee, held a consultation whether he should be permitted to
live. His death was decreed, the candles were put out, and he was dispatched.
Two gentlemen, Mr. Bigelow and Mr. Finch, escaped from Goal, while the massacre
was going on. We understand twelve houses were marked by the mob for
demolition and pillage last night. Many of the respectable inhabitants were
leaving the city, and abandoning their property. It is said among those
massacred, were seven revolutionary officers including Gen. Lee. Most of these
Martyrs have left wives and children to mourn bitterly their fate.
Thus has fallen by the hands of a cruel and licentious mob, Gen.
Henry Lee, one of the heroes of the American revolution.
A letter received last night from Baltimore, states the number
massacred in goal, was twenty eight, among whom were Captains Murray and
Lingan, of the United States' army.
PRESIDENT MADISON'S MESSAGE. [heading]
Concluded from our last. [heading]
Anxious to make every experiment short of the last resort of
injured nations, the United States have withheld from Great Britain, under
successive modifications. The benefits of a free intercourse with their
market, the loss of which could not but outweigh the profit accruing from her
restriction of our commerce with other nations. And to entitle those
experiments to the more favourable consideration, they were so framed as to
enable her to place her adversary under the exclusive operation of them. To
these appeals her Government has been equally inflexible, as if willing to make
sacrifices of every sort, other than yield to the claims of justice, or
renounce the [illegible] of a false pride. Nay, so far were the attempts
carried to overcome the attachment of the British Cabinet to its unjust Edicts,
that it received every encouragement, within the competency of the executive branch
of our Government, to expect that a repeal of them would be followed by a war
between the United States and France, unless the French Edicts should be
repealed. Even this communication, although silencing forever the plea of a
disposition in the United States to acquiesce in those Edicts, originally the
sole plea for them, received no attention.
If no other proof existed of a premeditation of the British
Government against a repeal of its Orders, it might be found in the
correspondence of the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United State at London,
and the British Secretary for Foreign Affairs in1810, on the question whether
the blockade of May, 1806, was considered in force or not in force. It had
been ascertained that the French Government, which urged this blockade as the
ground of its Decree, was willing, in the event of its removal, to repeal that
Decree; which being followed by alternate repeals of the other offensive
Edicts, might abolish the whole system on both sides. This inviting opportunity
for accomplishing an object so important to the United States, and professed so
often to be the desire of both de Belligerents, was made known to the British
Government. As that Government admits that an actual application of an
adequate force is necessary to the existence of a legal blockade; and it was
notorious, that if such a force had ever been applied, its long discontinuance
had annulled the blockade in question, there could be no sufficient objection
on the part of Great Britain to a formal revocation of it; and on imaginable
objection to a declaration of the fact that the blockade did not exist. The
declaration would have been consistent with her avowed principles of blockade,
and would have enabled the United States to demand from France the pledged
repeal of her Decrees: either with success, in which case the way would have
been opened for a general repeal of the belligerent Edicts; or without success,
in which case the United States would have been justified in turning their
measures exclusively against France. The British Government would, however,
neither rescind the blockade, nor declare its non-existence, nor permit its
non-existence to be inferred and affirmed by the American Plenipotentiary. On
the contrary, by representing the blockade to be comprehended in the Orders in
Council, the United States were compelled so to regard it in their subsequent
There was a period when a favourable change in the policy of the
British Cabinet was justly considered as established. The Minister
Plenipotentiary of His Britannic Majesty here proposed an ajustment [sic] of
the differences more immediately endangering the harmony of the two countries.
The proposition was accepted with a promptitude and cordiality corresponding
with the invariable professions of this Government. A foundation appealed to
be laid for a sincere and lasting reconciliation. The prospect, however,
quickly vanished. The whole proceeding was disavowed by the British Government
without any explanation which could at that time express the belief, that the
disavowal proceeded from a spirit of hostility to the commercial rights and
prosperity of the United States. And it has since come into proof, that at the
very moment when the public Minister was holding the language of friendship,
and inspired confidence in the sincerity of the negociation with which he was
charged, a free agent of his Government was employed in intrigues, having for
their object a subversion of our Government, and a dismemberment of our happy
In reviewing the conduct of Great Britain towards the United
States, our attention is necessarily drawn to the warfare just renewed by the
savages on one of our extensive frontiers; a warfare which is known to spare
neither age nor sex, and to be distinguished by features particularly shocking
to humanity. It is difficult to account for the activity and combinations
which have for some time been developing themselves among the tribes in
constant intercourse with British traders and garrisons, without connecting
their hostility with that influence; and without recollecting the authenticated
examples of such interpositions heretofore furnished by the Officers and Agents
of that Government.
Such is the spectacle of injuries and indignities which have been
heaped on our country: and such the crisis which its unexampled forbearance and
conciliatory efforts have not been able to avert. It might at least have been
expected, that an enlightened nation, if less urged by moral obligations, or
invited by friendly dispositions on the part of the United States, would have
found on its true interests alone a sufficient motive to respect their rights
and their tranquility on the high seas: that an enlarged policy would have
favoured the free and general circulation of commerce, in which the British
Nation is at all times interested, and which in times of war is the best
alleviation of its calamities to herself, as well as the other belligerents;
and more especially that the British Cabinet would not, for the sake of a
precarious and surreptitious intercourse with hostile markets, have persevered
in a course of measures which necessarily put at hazard the invaluable market
of a great and growing country, disposed to cultivate the mutual advantages of
an active commerce.
Other Councils have prevailed. Our moderation and conciliation
have had no other effect than to encourage perseverance, and to enlarge
pretensions - We behold our seafaring citizens still the daily victims of
lawless violence committed on the great and common highway of nations, even
within sight of the country which owes them protection. We behold our vessels
freighted with the products of our soil and industry, or returning with the
honest proceeds of them, wrested from their lawful destination, confiscated by prize
courts, no longer the organs of public law, but the instruments of arbitrary
edicts; and their unfortunate crews dispersed and lost, or forced or inveigled
in British ports into British fleets; whilst arguments are employed in support
of these aggressions, which have no foundation but in a principle equally
supporting a claim to regulate our external commerce in all cases whatsoever.
We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain, a state of war
against the United States; and on the side of the United States, a state of
peace towards Great Britain.
Whether the United States shall continue passive under these
progressive usurpations, and these accummulating wrongs; or, opposing force to
force in defence of their natural rights, shall commit a just cause into the
hands of the Almighty Disposer of events: avoiding all connection, which might
entangle it in the contests or views of other powers, and preserving a constant
readiness to concur in an honourable establishment of peace and friendship, is
a solemn question, which the constitution wisely confides to the Legislative
Department of the Government. In recommending it to their early deliberation,
I am happy in the assurance that the decision will be worthy the enlightened
and patriotic councils of a virtuous, a free, and a powerful nation.
Having presented this view of the relations of the United States
with Great Britain, and of the solemn alternative growing out of them, I
proceed to remark, that the communications last made to Congress on the subject
of our relations with France, will have shown that since the revocation of her
Decrees as they violated the neutral right of the United States, her Government
has authorised illegal captures by its privateers and public ships, and that
other outrages have been practised on our vessels an our citizens. It will
have been seen also, that no indemnity had been provided, or satisfactorily
pledged, for the extensive spoilations committed under the violent and
retrospective order of the French Government against the property of our
citizens seized within the jurisdiction of France.
I abstain at this time from recommending to the consideration of
Congress definitive measures with respect to that nation, in the expectation,
that the result of the unclosed discussions between our Minister
Plenipotentiary at Paris and the French Government, will speedily enable
Congress to decide with greater advantage, on the course due to the rights, the
interests, the honour of our country.
Washington, June 1, 1812." James Madison.
Printed & published every Tuesday & Saturday Afternoon,
By Edward James Henery.