Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 October 31
OCTOBER 31, 1812.
PURSUANT to a Resolution of the Honourable Court of Policy, at
their Ordinary-Session, held on the 28th of October, at the Court-House in
George-Town - a Combined-Meeting with the Financial Representatives of the
Inhabitants, is appointed for Monday the 16th of November next; for the purpose
of fixing the Taxes for the ensuing Year, and other Special Business.
GOVERNMENT-SECRETARY'S OFFICE, [heading]
FOR SALE - a strong healthy Young Woman, an excellent washer; a
Man-Cook; and a small Boat, newly repaired. For Particulars enquire
A CAUTION. - The Underwritten will not pay, or be liable to be
called upon, for any article delivered on his account, without a written order
signed by him.
DOMICILIUM & REGISTER-OFFICE, [heading]
MARSHALS' OFFICE. [heading]
BY virtue of an Order obtained from the Honorable Court of
Criminal and Civil Justice, of the Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo, bearing
date the 23d of this present month - I, the Undersigned Acting-Deputy-First-Marshal
of the aforesaid Colonies, do by these presents, publicly notify that the Sale
of Plantation Anandale, which was advertised to take place on the 11th of
November next, is postponed until the 12th day of May, 1813.
SECRETARY's OFFICE, [heading]
Mary Ann Shepherd, in do. or by the First Packet . . . . Oct. 1.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
[Transcriber's note: no new or modified vendues in this issue.]
Arrival since our last - The Schooner Neptune, Thompson, from Barbados. - No News.
In the present dearth, therefore, of intelligence more immediately recent - we have been under the necessity of having recourse to Papers already before us; and from which we have copied those American articles, which will be found in the ensuing columns. Previous, however, to the reader's perusal of them, we request his attention to the following comparison and consequent observations, which the intemperate and groundless triumph of the People of Baltimore, on the results of the late naval engagement, has induced us to make:
The Guereriere is certainly one of the most inferior frigates in
the British navy - was built in 1806 - mounts thirty-eight guns - and was so
far irreparably injured when taken from the French, soon after her launch, that
the Admiralty has never considered her worthy of any station, more important
has hitherto been considered. To this may be added, that when she went into
action last, her originally incomplete compliment of three-hundred men, was
very much reduced by the number of prizes she had manned, since the
commencement of the present unnatural, but, on the part of Great Britain,
unavoidable - war.
Yes, brave, though unfortunate Dacres! - (unfortunate only in thy great inequality of force) - it is in fact, the glorious and splendid DEFENCE of the Guerriere, which will alone "excite the admiration of the world" - although the result is declared to be - the fiction of American wishes!
The Members of the Honorable Court of Policy and the Financial Representatives, will hold a Combined Meeting on the 16th of the ensuing month.
The Metropolitan Battalion of Demerary Militia paraded yesterday. The muster-roll of each company was very respectable.
The ship Richard, late from this river, passed Barbados on the 18th instant.
Departed this life, yesterday-morning, at Marshal's Hotel in this town - Mr. Elliot of Berbice.
Vessels cleared since our last Report. [heading]
[Transcriber's note: new subscribers to
the book on the St. Vincent volcano.]
North-American Intelligence, [heading]
From late Barbados Papers.
Baltimore, September 8 - On the result of the glorious and
splendid victory this day recorded, we offer to the friends of our country our
most heartfelt and joyous congratulations. It is an event which will excite
the pride and patriotism of the American character; and rise the fame of the
nation in the eyes of its own citizens, while it excites the wonder and
admiration of the world.
SKETCH OF THE SECRET JOURNAL OF THE [heading]
The National Intelligencer contains the secret Journal of the Senate, at the time when the Declaration of War against Great Britain was under debate.
The Presidential message and documents were received on the 1st June, and referred to a Committee of seven Members. The documents were printed under an injunction of secrecy. On the 5th, the House sent up the Declaration of War against Great Britain, which was reserved to the before mentioned Committee - On the 8th, the Committee reported the Bill with amendments; also communications from the Treasury and War Departments - On the 9th, the subject was taken up in Committee of the whole, Mr. Gregg in the Chair. Mr. Gregg moved that the Bill be re-committed, for the purpose of amendment - 10th, Mr. Gregg amended his motion, so as to authorise the Committee to bring in a Bill to authorise the President to allow public armed ships and vessels to make reprisals upon the public and private ships and goods belonging to Great Britain, and to grant letters of marque, under suitable regulations. Debate was continued this day and the 11, when it was determined in the affirmative, yeas 47, nays 13. The Committee reported on the12th, a new Bill of eight sections, similar to that suggested by Mr. Gregg, but leaving a blank for the time when letters of marque and reprisal should be issued. The Bill was taken up. Mr. Pope moved to amend the Bill by including France, which was determined in the negative, ayes 15, nays 17. On the motion to alter according to the report of the Committee, there were ayes 16, nays 16.
So the Senate being divided, the question was lost, and the original Bill was resumed. Some amendments were made. - 12th, Mr. Lloyd's motion, calling for information from the President, was negatived. Mr. German moved to postpone the further consideration of the Bill to the first Monday in November next. Debate continued this day and the 15th, when the question was taken and lost - yeas 10, nays 22. - Mr. Leib moved as a substitute for absolute war, to authorise the President to issue letters of marque, &c. with a clause including the Emperor of France and King of Italy, unless he should give satisfactory proof of the repeal of his Decrees, before a certain day, which was left a blank in the Bill.
On the motion to strike out France, it was determined in the negative - yeas 14, nays 18. Mr. Leib's substitute was negatived 15 to 17. Mr. Lloyd moved that a blank be left, when hostilities were to commence. Negatived - yeas 45, nays, 19. The Bill was passed to a third reading - 19 to 15. On the 16th, the amendments to the Bill from the House, intituled "An Act declaring War between Great Britain and her Dependencies and the United States and their territories," were reported by the Committee, correctly engrossed. A motion of Mr. Bayard, to postpone the further consideration of the Bill to the 31st October, was negatived - yeas 11, nays 21. To postpone to the 3d July - to Monday next - both lost, yeas 9, nays 28. On the 17th, the following motion was submitted by Mr. Giles:-
Resolved. That the Bill, intituled "An Act declaring War between Great Britain and her Dependencies and the United States and their Territories," be re-committed to the Committee to whom was committed the Message of the President of the United States of the 1st instant, with instructions to modify and amend the Bill in such a manner as to authorise the President of the United States, to instruct the Commander of al ships of war belonging to the United States to recapture any vessel thereof, bound to any port or place prohibited to such vessel by the British Orders in Council, dated the ------- day of -----, which may have been previously captured by any British armed vessel; and also to capture any British armed vessel which shall resist such re-capture, or be found hovering on the coast of the United States, for the purpose of interrupting their lawful commerce, and to bring the same into any port of the United States for adjudication and condemnation.
And further to instruct the Commanders of all ships of war belonging to the United States, navigating the ocean conformable to the laws of nations, which may have been previously captured by any French vessel, and also capture any such French armed capturing vessel, and in like manner to bring in the same for adjudication and condemnation.
And to authorize the President of the United States to cause letters of marque and general reprisal upon the public and private ships and vessels, goods, and merchandize belonging to the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or to the subjects thereof, and also, upon the public and private ships and vessels, goods and merchandize belonging to France, or to the subjects thereof.
The Bill was then passed, with amendments, yeas 19, nays 13, and sent down to the House, who returned it on the 18th inst. with their agreement to the amendments. The Bill was then engrossed, signed by the President, and sent to the House for the signature of the Speaker, and from thence to the President, who immediately approved and signed it.
New-York, June 22 - The following is said to be the state of the vote on the War question which passed the House of Representatives of the United States:-
It will appear from the above statement, which is undoubtedly
correct, that if the Members present from the States north of the Delaware had
voted against war, the Bill could not have passed. The number of Members who
voted for the Bill, north of Pennsylvania, is 18; add to this 49, and it makes
67; subtract it from 79, and it leaves 61; so that, war having commenced - a
war which is to ruin the Commercial States - the northern people may blame
their own Representatives for the calamity.
RUNAWAY and ARRESTED SLAVES, [heading]
in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]
October 31. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.