Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 November 21

Vol. VII.]


[No. 529.



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The King's House. [heading]

Militia General Orders. [heading]

IN consequence of Reports, made to His Excellency the Acting-Governor, respecting the Deficiency of Arms; it is thought proper, upon this very important subject, to refer to the 13th Article of the Militia Regulations, respecting the Estates being provided with Arms, Accoutrements, and Ammunition, conformable to Law.
In the course of Next Month, a General Inspection will take place; when those not furnished according to orders, must expect to undergo the penalty thereto annexed.
King's House, George-Town, Demerary,
November 20, 1812.
By His Excellency's Command,
J. R. Brandt,
Major Brig. D.M.

Militia General Orders. [heading]

In consequence of the handsome compliment paid to Brigade-Major Brandt, by the Honourable the Court of Policy, combined with the Court of Kiezers with regard to his long and faithful services in the Militia of this Colony:
His Excellency the Acting-Governor, has been pleased to appoint him Adjutant-General, with the Rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Militia.
King's House, Demerary, Nov. 20, 1812.
By His Excellency's Command,
John Eyre,

Banns of Matrimony, [heading]
BETWEEN [heading]
MICHAEL SMITH, [heading]
AND [heading]
By the consent of her Mother, and both born in this Colony.
Any person knowing just cause why those persons should not be joined together in holy matrimony, must declare the same to me.
W. G. Straghan,
Demerary, Nov. 21, 1812. Minister.

WANTED to Hire, for three months or longer, TEN FIELD NEGROES Apply to the Printer Nov. 21.

MR. BRADLY takes this mode of informing the Public, that he is returned to town, and will remain for some time. Any lady or gentleman wishing to employ him in his profession, will please to apply at his lodgings, next to Mrs. Morehouse, opposite the English Church; where may be had, his lotion, &c. according to his former advertisement.
Nov. 21.

TO LET, [heading]
THE House, in the district of New-Town, at present occupied by Mrs. S. Eyman, and can be entered immediately. For terms apply to the Subscriber, next door.
Nov. 20. Sarah Bradford.

                  Demerary, Nov. 21, 1812.
FOR SALE - that elegant and well-situated House and Lot in Kingston, next to that of Mr. H. Marsh. Also a good Billiard Table,
Wanted - a Young Man, as Clerk.
Apply at the above Office.
T. Quiding.

SAIL-MAKING. [heading]
THE Subscriber respectfully informs the Public, that he is just arrived from England, where he has regularly served his time as a sail-maker, and begs leave to solicit the favor of all who may be pleased to employ him in the above line; assuring that he will execute any work entrusted to him faithfully, and with dispatch.
Cumingsburg, Nov. 19. Joseph Thomas

At the request of Jacob Gein, as Executor of Henderick Lambo, deceased, notice is hereby given, that all persons having demands against the Estate of the said Henderick Lambo, deceased, are requested to render in their accounts; and such as

IMPORTED from London in the Granger, and for Sale by the Subscribers: -
Planters' mess beef and pork in half barrels, Leadenhall beef in quarter ditto, hams, pine, Bath loaf, and Northwetshire cheeses; Cork butter, beer and porter, real Hollands gin, and Cogniac brandy in pipes, Soda water, olives, capers, fish-sauces, salad-oil, mustard, pickles assorted, white-wine vinegar, black-pepper, spices assorted, sago, starch and blue, hyson, gunpowder, and Souchong tea; double refined sugar, bottled damsons and gooseberries, fresh garden-seeds, well assorted, in small boxes; basket salt, Day and Martin's blacking, snuff in canisters, chaise harness and whips, Irish sheeting, 7-8 and 4-4 linens, French cambrics, lawn handkerchief, Irish dowlas, diaper and huckaback, damask table-cloths, Russian and Scotch sheeting, Oznaburgs, koker and brown canvas, salempores, linen checks, India cottons, white and yellow long and short nankeens, real Madras and Bandana silk handkerchiefs, gentlemen's beaver, silk, and Leghorn hats, servants' glazed ditto, and bands; gentlemen's pumps and dress shoes, ladies' and gentlemen's cotton and silk stockings; worsted, lambs-wool, and youths' ditto; umbrellas and parasols, scarlet and other superfine broad cloths, chaise ditto and trimmings, kerseymere and fine flannel, black silk waistcoating, military accoutrements, negro blankets and hats, lined and unlined jackets, shirts and trowsers, Inverness broad and narrow cotton bagging, coffee ditto, sea seins, sein and sewing twine, deep sea and fishing lines, baling rope 1 to 2 inch, cordage of all sorts, blocks, mast-hoops and hanks, anchors, boat-builders, coopers' and carpenters' nails, from 6d. to spikes; iron boilers and grating bars, iron pots 1 to 5 gallons, sheet copper, steel punches, brass and copper wire, muskets with accoutrements, best steel mounted silver-capped fowling pieces, brass mounted common ditto, bird shot No. 1 to 5, first and second quality gunpowder in canisters, tallow candles and tallow, sheet lead, spermaceti candles in 14lb. boxes, tent bedsteads and bedding complete, best hair matresses; plate swing dressing glasses, morocco and mahogany dress oases complete; backgammon-boxes and chess-boards, with ivory men; cherry-tree chairs, house-brooms and paint-brushes, an assortment of the newest and most fashionable hanging paper, with bordering to suit; Hoffman's cherry and raspberry brandy, fruits in brand, fruit cakes and rusk, in pound canisters; rosin in barrels, white-lead, Spanish brown, yellow and black paints, fine green and blue ditto in pots, chaise ditto and varnish; spermaceti, paint, and neatsfoot oil; spirits of turpentine in jugs; a general assortment of plain and cut glass-ware; single and double sets of table China; crown glass 10 by 12, 11 by 13, 12 by 15 and 14 by 18; ivory and black handled knives and forks; stationery assorted, Golding's rose-water in whole and half pints; nests of small red gilt trunks, gloves and braces, best plated ware, consisting of waiters from 7 to 20 inches; shade and other candlesticks, oblong and oval meat and stew dishes and covers; bread-baskets, coffee-urns, liquor and cruet frames, single and double bottle stands, all with strong silver edges; long and short snuffers and meat-skewers, plated on steel, in sets; wood and socket handled cutlasses, brass and iron wire parrot-cages, garden watering pots, coffee biggins and pots, sugar boxes, cooks' and butchers' cleavers and knives, curry-combs and brushes, tin-ware assorted, grid-irons, frying-pans, tin and iron tea-kettles, box and post coffee-mills, vat and wine brass-cocks, locks, bolts, hinges, sash-pullies, and lines; thimbles and hanks, sod-irons, hand steelyards, whipsaws, an assortment of coopers' and carpenters' tools, puncheon and vat hoops and rivets, cable chains, 25 fathoms, with swivels for droghing craft; punt chains, grind-stones, pump-leather, wood and russ hoops, proof bubbles and guaging-rods, best Poland oats in puncheons, Roman cement in ditto, and building lime.
Nov. 21. Cornfoot & Bell.


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;

W. Reynolds, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . Oct. 16.
Henry Matthews, in 14 days or 6 weeks, . . . 30.
Samuel Procter, in 14 days, . . . from Nov. 10.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, November 14 [sic], 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.

At the COMMISSARY-COURT on the 7th of December [heading]
next, will be passed the following [heading]
viz. [heading]
1. By V. A. Heyliger, q.q. F. C. Loncke, a Transport of a Piece of Land, formerly the Plantation Catharina; situate on the west-coast of this river, between the Plantations Concordia and Sarah's Hope; being 500 acres - to George Dretzler.
2. By J. Schneido, q.q. H. Hazeman, deceased, a Transport of the Undivided-Half of Lot No. 18, more or less; situate in Middle-street, Stabroek, George-Town, with all the Buildings thereon - to Mary Ann Dowding.
3. By J. Schneido, q.q. H. Hazeman, deceased, a Transport of Two-Thirds of Lot No. 12, more or less, situate in Werk & Rust, with the Buildings thereon - to F. W. Overweg.
4. By Mrs. Mary-Anne Dowding, a Transport of the Undivided Half of Lot No. 18, situated on the Brick-Dam, Stabroek, George-Town, with the Buildings thereon - to. H. Kamerling.
5. By H. Kamerling, a Mortgage on the same in favour of Hugo Cantzlaar, j.z.
6. By the Executors of William Harris, a Transport of Part of Lot No. 92, situated in Cumingsburg, bounded on the east by the property of John Ballard, and on the west by the property of John Sample, with the Buildings thereon - to William Atkins.
7. By G. Henschelius, q.q. the Heirs of Windisch, a Transport of Lot No. 2, situated in Werk & Rust, with the Buildings thereon - to J. Bischoff.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, November 21, 1812.
Charles Wilday,
Sworn Clerk.


On Tuesday next the 24th instant, at the store of Messrs. James Gentle & Co. - a large quantity of bottled porter.
Nov. 31. [sic] Robert Kingston.

On Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th inst. at the store of Messrs. H. Mackenzie & Co. - their remaining stock of goods which will be sold without reserve to close sales consisting of household furniture, and other articles, as per last advertisement.
November 21. Robert Kingston.

The Opossum sloop of war, arrived on Wednesday from Barbados; and on Friday, the ships Granger and Nereus, from London. - No News by either.

In the absence, therefore, of what is generally termed News - we have had again recourse to those Papers, from which the foreign selection in our last, was made.

LOCALITIES. [heading]

Pursuant to appointment, the Combined Court of Policy and Representation sat, for the first time, on Wednesday; and concluded the business for which it assembled, this day.

It will be seen, that, as a reward for his long and faithful services in his military capacity, Mr. Brandt has received that which certainly reflects as much honor on the giver as the receiver. It is a transaction, particularly entitled to the approbation of the community; for, in proportion as the appointment is an act of justice, so does it present a wider scope for the exercise of those energies, which all have been witness to, and which will doubtless be continued. The circumstance may likewise be considered as an earnest, that in the Demerary Militia, merit will always be a pass to promotion.

We congratulate the public, that in consequence of the arrival of the Opossum, the blockade of the river is again removed. She is stationed here, but sailed on Thursday on a cruise.

It having been ascertained, that one or two of the vessels lately captured on this coast, had been ransomed - His Excellency our Acting-Governor, dispatched a flag of truce to the Highflyer, on Monday last, for the purpose of notifying to Capt. Grant, his determination of not admitting into the river, any vessel, so regained by her owner. Mr. Woods, of the Phoenix (the gentleman deputed with the flag) it seems, boarded that hitherto friendly-enemy, in lat. 6. 42. about 16 miles to the eastward of this river; and was treated with all possible attention. The Captain, however, at the same time as he honourably gave up the vessel, declared that the measure would oblige him in future, to destroy every thing that falls into his hands - an alternative nevertheless, by no means imposed, for though the propriety of the measure on the part of the Governor, can not be disputed; the Captain is surely not obliged to do any such thing. The ransom of vessels may be forbidden; but no power can prevent a generous release.

The above-mentioned Privateer, we understand, belongs to Patterson of Baltimore, the Father-in-Law of Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia!!!

The Ship Albion, Capt. Nicholson, from London, ultimately destined for this river, is arrived in that of Berbice.

During the present scarcity of provisions in Barbados, the Governor of Berbice has thus humanely and justly ordered: - "Vessels of thirty tons or under, carrying plantains, corn, and ground provisions, no fees to be charged - above thirty and under fifty, carrying plantains only, no fees, but above fifty, half fees - above thirty tons, carrying 50,000 ears of corn or under, with the remainder of the cargo in plantains, half fees; but carrying more than that number of ears, with other lading, full fees. A liberal reduction of fees, at the Custom House, we perceive has also been established, on that occasion.

We observe also, in a Gazette of the same colony, and in the course of a rather heated paragraph, the following error respecting the Packet, last from our own river; and we feel it our duty, in justice to Captain Kirkness, to correct the same: - "The Queen Charlotte (it is stated) on account of a report of privateers being off the coast, deeming it prudent to run into Demerary river, and forward our mail overland." Now, in the first place, were such the case, it would certainly have been more prudent for the Packet to have made the first port she could, instead of passing it for a different one, in which course the real danger laid. But, the fact is, in the second place, the reason why Captain Kirkness passed Berbice was, because of the rollers were so tremendous, that no boat could possibly have lived, and therefore, the mail must have been lost entirely!

We understand, that the Opossum, on her way hither, fell in with the Packet, within a few hours' sail of Barbados, on Sunday last. The Mail-Boat was still in company.

The extract inserted in our last, respecting the Guerriere, must have been highly gratifying to every reader; in as much, as it incontrovertibly corroborates our late statements on the subject. Yes! beyond all doubt, was the gallant Dacres but little prepared, or in a state, for any contest at all, much less for one so originally unequal! - His ship, a cripple in some her most essential members! - his best officers and men absent in prizes! - Away then, with regret and despondency! - the glory of the British navy is as spotless as ever! - Dacres has done his duty! - and the Triumph of Baltimore proves to be
      - "A Tale, told by an idiot,
Full of sound and fury, signifying - nothing!"

[Transcriber's note: North American news at this point - not transcribed]

The same Sloop of War (the Charybdis) which we have already announced to have retaken the William Rathbone, has also captured lately, the Blockade privateer of ten guns.

Early on Thursday morning, departed this life, A. Z. de Munnick, Esquire, of this Colony. He was formerly a Naval Officer in the Dutch Service: but latterly on the half-pay list of the British. His loss appears to be generally regretted.

NORTH [heading]


The following official Letters were sent by Captain Porter, of the Essex frigate, to the Secretary of the Navy:-
                  "At Sea, August 17, 1812.
"Sir - I have the honour to inform you, that on the 13th inst. His Britannic Majesty's sloop of war Alert, Capt. T. L. P. Laugharne, ran down on our weather quarter, gave three cheers, and commenced an action (if so trifling a skirmish deserves the name), and after eight minutes firing struck her colours, with seven feet water in her hold, much cut to pieces, and three men wounded.
"I need not inform you, that the officers and crew of the Essex behaved as I trust all Americans will in such cases; and it is only to be regretted, that so much zeal and activity could not have been displayed on an occasion that would have done them more honour. The Essex has not received the slightest injury.
"The Alert was out for the purpose fo taking the Hornet!
"I have the honour to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,
(Signed) "D. Porter."
Hon. P. Hamilton, Sec. of the Navy, Washington."

                  "At Sea, August 20, 1812.
"Sir - Finding myself much embarrassed by the Alert, from the great number of prisoners we have already made (about 500), I concluded that before our arrival in America the number would be considerably augmented, and as I found my provisions and water getting short, and being well satisfied tha a plan had been organized by them for rising on the shp in the event of an engagement, I considered it to be for the interest of my country to get clear of them as speedily as possible, particularly as I was well assured that immediately on their arrival at St. John's an equal number of my countrymen would be released, and find a sure and immediate conveyance. I therefore drew up written stipulations corresponding with the accompanying letters; threw all the guns of the Alert overboard; withdrew from her all the men belonging to the Essex; appointed Lieut. J. P. Wilmer to command her as a cartel, put all my prisoners on board and dispatched her for St. John's, in Newfoundland, with orders to proceed from thence to New-York with such Americans as he may receive in exchange.
"At a more suitable opportunity, I shall do myself the honour to lay before you copies of every paper relative to this transaction, and sincerely hope that my conduct in this affair may meet with your approbation.
"As the Essex has been so annoying about Bermuda, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, I expect I shall have to run the gauntlet through their cruisers; you may, however, rest assured, that all a ship of that size can do shall be done, and whatever may be our fate our country shall never blush for it.
"I have the honour to be, &c.
"D. Porter.
"Hon. P. Hamilton, Sec. of the Navy."

Extract of a letter from Admiral Sir J. T. Duckworth, to the Honourable Secretary of the Navy of the United States, dated

                  "St. John's (Newfoundland) Aug. 3, 1812.
"A vessel captured, as the Alert has been, could not have been vested with the character of a Cartel, until she had entered a port of the nation by which she had been captured, and regularly fitted out from thence. For every prize might otherwise be provided with a flag of truce, and proposals for an exchange of prisoners, and tendered thus effectually secure against the possiblity of recapture: while the cruising ship would be enabled to keep at sead with an undiminished crew; the Cartels being always navigated by the prisoners of war.
"It is utterly inconsistent with the laws of war to recognize the principle upon which this arrangement has been made.
"Nevertheless, I am willing to give a proof at once of my respect for the liberality with which the Captain of the Essex has acted, in more than one instance, toward the British subjects who have fallen into his hands; of the sacred obligation that is always felt, to fulfil the engagements of a British officer; and of my confidence in the disposition of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, to allay the violence of war by a reciprocation of that courtesy by which its pressure upon individuals may be so essentially diminished.
"On the 4th of this month, a Midshipman of the Essex arrived, and presented to me a letter from his Captain, proposing an exchange for 86 British prisoners. The Midshipman had however been placed alone in charge of one of the captured vessels, with 86 prisoners of the same description disposed of in the same manner, has been sent to me by the Commander of the American Private Armed Schooner the Rossie.
"It is incumbent upon me to protest in the strongest manner against the practice of conducting exchanges upon terms like these; and to signify to you that it will be utterly impossible for me to incur, in future, the responsibility of asenting to them."

FOR LONDON. [heading]
[sailing ship icon - heading]
JOHN LAMB, Master, [heading]
Will sail with the First Convoy. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master on board, or to
Nov. 21. Cornfoot & Bell.

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [heading]



Brought by


Rule (Berbice)

Pl. Grove.


Pl. Concordia,

J. Wollen.


Pl. Anandale,



T. Cook,

S. Nichols.





Pl. Stratspay,

Pl. La Redruite. [sic]








Pl. Alliance,

Pl. Industry.


Pl. Vlissingen,

Pl. Alliance.





Boedel A. M'Rae,

L. Corbet.


Pl. Affiance,

O. Kernan.


Pl. Georgia,

Pl. Swanenschuts.


J. Rogers,

J. Gilbert.





B. Barzoon,

Pl. Garden of Eden


Pl. Velvooren,

J. B. Sandiford.


P. Loveless,

M. Shillingford.


N. Volkerts,



Col. Berbice,







Van Senden.


S. Eyman,

Van Senden.


Pl. Bats. Adventure,

Pl. Mon Repos.

November 21. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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