Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 October 24

Vol. VII.]


[No. 521.



PERSONS holding claims against the Estate of R. Ferrier, deceased, or Plantations Vree-and-Hoop and Geneva, are hereby informed that there are now Twenty five Hogsheads of Sugar ready for delivery. Tenders for the same will be received by either of the Subscribers until the 2d of November, when they will be opened at the Counting-house of Messrs. Fullerton, Oliverson, and Co. at one o'clock, in the presence of such creditors as choose to attend, and the highest offer accepted.
The sugar will be delivered in town free of expence.
V. A. Heyliger, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Trustees.']
October 23. J. Oliverson.

FOR SALE, [heading]
PICKLED Neats' and Pigs' Tongues, in kegs of one dozen in each keg; Lawns, Printed Cambrics, Brown Linen, &c. on reasonable terms for Cash.
John Henry.
No. 6, Robb's Stelling, Oct. 24.

ABSCONDED from the Subscriber, that well-known pilot-negro, called Pat; and it is supposed, he is either harboured by the huckster-women in town, or in Mahaica. The reward of Two Joes will be given to the person who lodges him in the colony-barracks, or delivers him to his owners; and all persons are cautioned against any longer concealment of the said negro, or taking him from the colony.
October 24. Mackenzie & Macfie.

Newfoundland Cod-Fish, [heading]
In 3, 4, 6, and 8 quintal casks, [heading]
NOW landing from the Brig Hawk, and for sale by the Subscribers for immediate payment in Cash, Coffee, or Cotton.
October 24. Rose & Croal.

A few thousand feet of first quality one and a half inch CRAB WOOD LUMBER, will be disposed of very reasonable for immediate payment.
October 24. Roderick Young.

[sailing ship icon - heading]
FOR LIVERPOOL, [heading]
The fast-sailing Ship Kingsmill, [heading]
John M'Lune, Master, [heading]
(504 tons burthen, well armed and manned) [heading]
Will sail from hence on the 5th of December. For freight or passage apply to
October 24. Simson, Grant, & Co.

                  Demerary, October 24, 1812.
THE Undersigned observes with satisfaction, that his exertions in endeavouring to establish the above-mentioned office, have been so far successful; and he now informs his friends and the public, that in order to make the same of a still more general utility, he will forward Letters to any part of the colony, by the first opportunity, on paying f 1 for each letter - and all persons, who may favour him with their commands, may depend on attention and dispatch.
T. Quiding.

The Undersigned, having in October 1811 passed her power or procuration on Mr. F. C. H. Kuster, do, by the present, revoke and annul the said power or procuration, in the strongest sense; it being the intention of the Undersigned to dispose otherwise: - and the said F. C. H. Kuster is to act no longer for her, in any respect or quality soever.
Demerary, October 17, 1812.
M. Z. Wagner,
Born, Van Gennep.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]

Absented himself on Friday last, a negro, named Prudent, the property of Mr. Jean Langevin. Whoever will bring him back to his master will be rewarded; and all masters of vessels are waned not to take him out of the colony, as the law will be enforced against them.
Demerary, October 21.

BY authority duly obtained, from His Excellency the Governor, I, the undersigned Acting Deputy First Marshal, will expose for sale unto the highest bidder, in presence of two Counsellors-Commissaries of the Honourable Court of Justice, and their Secretary, at the Court-House, in George-Town, on Tuesday the third day of November next ensuing - in behalf of the present Representatives of Walcott and Forrester, versus Alexander Cassie; the following Negroes, viz. Adam, Alexander, Albert, Alfred, Anthony, Nelson, How, Chocran, Abraham, Easter, Dido and her boy-child Quame, Eamy, Eave and Rachell. All those inclined to speculate, please to attend the sale on the day, and at the place before-written.
Demerary, this 20th day of October, 1812.
B. Teyssen, Jun.
Acting Deputy First Marshal.
[Transcriber's note: compare with an earlier version in 18120926EDRG.]
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]


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;

Miss Mary Ann Shepherd, in do. or by the First Packet . . . . Oct. 1.
Alexander McRae, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . 6.
Archibald Iver, in 14 days, . . . . . 9.
W. Reynolds, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . . 16.
W. H. Iles and Servants, in 14 days or 6 weeks, 20.
Peter Inglis, and Servant, in ditto 21.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, October 24, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.


On Thursday the 5th of November at the Store of James Jackson and Co. - Irish mess beef and pork in half barrels, hams, loaf sugar, mixed spices, sago, corded dimity, jean, muslins, black calico, furniture chintz, broad cloth, vests and vest patterns, striped and jean trowsers, bombazeen, table cloths, napkins, negro clothing, blank books, a parcel of books on various subjects, an assortment of brass, tin, glass, and earthen wares, boiling-house lamps, cordage, blocks, paints and tar brushes, seine and sewing twine, coopers' tools, grind stones, &c. - Also will be put, precisely at two o'clock, the premises at present occupied by them, at a credit of 3, 6, 9, and twelve months. Also two negroes, named Cuffy and Moses.
Also, by order of Mr. John Crawfurd - Four carpenter negroes, named Ben, Dick, William, and Henry; these people being complete millwrights, are worthy the attention of persons of that profession, and proprietors of sugar estates.
Also by F. Kent, q.q. - a washerwoman, and two negro men, who have been two years at the carpenter's trade.
And by order of Mrs. Gibson, q.q. W. Gibson - Two Negroes.
October 24. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: much of the above advertisement appeared with a posting date of October 17 in a previous issue.]

On Tuesday the 1st of December, at the Vendue Office - the remains of a consignment of negro cloathing, consisting of jackets and wrappers; which will be sold for whatever may be offered for them, to close sales.
October 27. [sic] Robert Kingston.

Arrivals since our last - The Schooner Brothers , Capt. Tynes; the Phoenix, Capt. Norburn; and the Phoenix, Capt. M'Auly, from Barbados. Also the Brig Hawk, from Newfoundland.

The Barbados Papers, by these vessels, are to the 13th instant; and, although they communicated no European intelligence, we have been enabled to extract from one of them, American articles of a recent date, and of an interesting nature. We do not find that the Hawk is the bearer of any news.

LOCALITIES. [heading]

The Militia of this Metropolis, and the Inhabitants in general, will doubtless be sensible to the following additional honors, paid to their conduct, during the late blockade of the river - we give them publicity with considerable pleasure and satisfaction:

                        "Demerary, October 21, 1812.
I hasten to communicate to you a General Order I have this day received from Head-Quarters confident that the Corps of Militia under your command, will participate with me, in the highly gratifying compliment, proceeding from so respected a source.
The conduct of the Militia upon the occasion, has gained for me, accidentally in the Civil Administration, that honor most highly prized by a Soldier, the approbation of his Commander. To the loyal and patriotic offers of the Commercial Gentlemen and Masters of Ships, my thanks are but the first instance due, for providing the means; and His Excellency the Commander of the Forces, by the annexed Order shews, how highly the merits of the Demerary Militia have been appreciated - who not only offered their voluntary service, but performed it in the most gallant and handsome manner, by going to meet the Enemy who declined the contest, and withdrew from the blockade of the river.
I shall not attempt to add to what I have already expressed, and most warmly felt, by the general spirit evinced through out the whole colony, upon this occasion; and I justly anticipate a favourable result from any future attempts of a similar nature.
I have the honor to be, &c.
H. L. Carmichael,
To Lieut. Col. Otto,
Officer commanding the D. M."

(COPY.) [heading]
                        Head Quarters, Barbados,
                        10th October, 1812.
General Orders. - Major-General Carmichael, Commanding in Demerary and Berbice, and at the head of the Civil Government of the former colony, having, in his report of the 4th instant, communicated the prompt, judicious, and forceful exertions, by which, from a combination of his military and civil power, an enterprizing enemy has been driven from the blockade of that coast, in a manner highly respectable to all concerned; the Commander of the Forces feels it his duty, in so far as the military department is concerned, to convey his acknowledgements to the Major-General, for the laudable example he has given, of what may be done, even where, from circumstances a Government may unavoidably be left without naval protection.
The Commander of the Forces judges it necessary to explain, that however necessary it may be to adopt and to enforce general resolutions for the purposes of order and economy, in the issue and application of ordnance, arms, ammunition, or stores, in the usual course of service, yet, wherever an Officer in command shall find himself in the presence of an enemy, he is to consider that he is left in the full and free exercise of his own judgment and discretion in the use of every means within his reach for the purposes of defence; and all Officers of departments must immediately obey his orders, whether in conformity to general regulations or otherwise, the responsibility for such orders resting entirely with the Officer in command.
(Signed) S. H. Berkeley,
Dy. A. G.

The Honourable Members of the Court of Policy assemble on Monday.

A report is in circulation, that the Ringdove sloop of war, has taken the Saucy Jack privateer, late on this coast.

Departed this life, on Wednesday morning, Mr. Jabus Lamb, of this colony.

OUR LAST REPORT. [heading]

October 20. Ship Neried, Capt. Orr, for Greenock.
-- Ship Sir Edward Pellew, M'Donald, do.
21. Ship Caledonia, Tuit, London.
-- Schr. Catharine, White, Barbados.
22. Schr. Brothers, Tynes, do.

BARBADOS. [heading]

Bridge Town, October 6. - The sloop Lydia, of this port, was captured on the 17th ultimo, off Portola, by the Atalanta letter of marque schooner, of Baltimore, Caleb P. Robinson, master; but given up, on condition that the master and crew should not be employed in arms against the United States, during the war, unless regularly exchanged.

So great is the vigilance of the British navy on the Nova Scotia station, that no less than thirteen American privateers, the crews of which amounted to nearly 500 men, had been carried into Halifax previous to the sailing of the schooner Louisa that arrived from thence on Saturday last; the harbour was also crowded with detained merchant vessels, belonging to the States, and a great number had destroyed [sic] by the squadron on the coast. - The Nautilus, late American brig of war, is now called the Young Emulon, and placed under the command of Captain Mulcaster, had sailed on a cruise. The Curlew privateer brig of 16 guns, is to be taken into the service, and with this view they were putting heavier metal on board of her. The Statira frigate is appointed to convoy the vessels that were then assembling at Halifax, for the West Indies, and may be shortly expected.

It is with feelings of disappointment and regret, that we hear of the safe return to New-York, of Commodore Rodgers, and his squadron; for which, however, no blame can be supposed to attach to either the British Commander, or his squadron on that station, as every effort appears to have been tried for its prevention - there being three divisions of frigates (each consisting of three) cruising in every probable direction, as well as one of observation near the coast.

The Tribune frigate, Captain Reynolds, brought in yesterday, the American ship Hope, from the South-seas, having on board from two to three hundred tons of oil and fish - she was taken about eight hundred miles to windward of this island.

His Majesty's ship Belvidera has sent into Halifax a beautiful French brig, with a cargo estimated at 50,000 l. sterling.

October 13 - Upon the authority of information received from Porto Rico, where a vessel had arrived in thirteen days from Philadelphia, we are led to believe that an important change has taken place in the Administration of the States; it being reported that there were a great number of privateers in readiness at different ports, but on making application for Commissions, they were refused, and those already in possession of the necessary documents were compelled to return them. The cause of this sudden transition has not been assigned, but it may not be too much to hazard a conjecture, that it has been produced by a knowledge of the arrival of Sir John B. Warren at Halifax; who, it is said, is invested with full power to act as circumstances may render necessary, should the revocation of the Orders in Council have had no effect in reconciling America.

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]



Brought by


Mr. Samms,

Mahaicony Ferry.


Colony Berbice,



Rule (Berbice)

Pl. Grove.


Pl. Concordia,

J. Wollen.


T. Cook,

S. Nichols.


Pl. Lusignan,



R. Rynders,

E. Wolff.








Dr. Phippin,

W. King.


Pl. Stratspay,

Pl. La Redruite. [sic]





E. Cuvelje,

T. Vial.


T. Marsh,



Pl. Prospect,

Pl. Zel den Rust.


G. Lacy,

Pl. Plaisence.


Pl. Lancaster,

Pl. Golden Grove.






Pl. Zorg en Hoop.




October 24. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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