Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 December 26

Vol. VII.]


[No. 540.



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The King's House. [heading]
DEMERARY. [heading]

Militia General Order.
From Intelligence last night received, His Excellency the Acting-Governor thinks it proper to repeat his earnest wishes and anxious hopes, that in the event of any Enemy attempting the tranquillity [sic] of this Colony, every man will be ready to repair to his post, and offer whatever personal aid his circumstances and situation will admit of, whether it may be in the field, under arms, or in any other manner the exigencies of the moment may require.
Major-General Carmichael, lamenting exceedingly the privations he has suffered, in not having it in his power, agreeable to his intention of inspecting the Militia under arms, in consequence of being confined by a severe disorder in his eyes: he however, now trusts shortly to be able to perform the very essential and pleasing part of his duty; and expects in a few days, to see a strong muster, and arms in the best possible firing order.
In the event of an Alarm, the Rifle-Company will assemble at the Armory, instead of their former Parade in Bridge-Town.
King's House, George-Town, December 24, 1812.
By His Excellency's Command,
Lieut. Col. Adjut.-Gen. M. F.

By His Excellency Major-General HUGH LYLE CARMICHAEL, Acting-Governor in and over the Colony of Demerary and Essequebo, and its Dependencies, President of all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. and the Court of Policy, combined with the Representatives of the Inhabitants of the said Colony for fixing Colonial Taxes, &c.
Unto all whom these presents may or shall concern, Greeting, be it known:
WHEREAS a statement has been laid before our present Combined Assembly of the supplies wanted to defray the Colonial Expenditure for the ensuing Year;
We have fixed, and by these presents do fix, for the purpose of raising the Colony Taxes for the Year 1813, as follows; viz: -
That all Persons deriving, or who may derive a Revenue in the said Colony from any other Source than Military Situations, fixed Salaries from Government, (the profits, fees or emoluments of any kind received by all Public Civil Officers whatsoever being liable to the after-mentioned Tax), or the Cultivation of Sugar, Rum, Molasses, Coffee, Cotton, Cocoa or Indigo, shall Pay on the gross amount of his, her or their said Revenue or Revenues, without deduction of any Expence, according to the gross amount of such Revenue or Revenues from the 1st January 1812 to the last day of December of the same Year, and so in proportion for any shorter period within the last Year, - such rate as is pointed out by the following Classes, viz. - those whose Revenue or Revenues aforesaid amount to any Sum from –
No. 1. -- - - f 2000, to f 3500, - - f 44.
-- 2. -- - - 3500, -- 5000, - - - 88.
-- 3. -- - - 5000, -- 6500, - - - 120.
-- 4. -- - - 6500, -- 8000, - - - 160.
-- 5. -- - - 8000, -- 10,000, - - - 200.
-- 6. -- - - 10,000, -- 15,000, - - - 250.
-- 7. -- - - 15,000, -- 20,000, - - - 370.
-- 8. -- - - 20,000, -- 25,000, - - - 500.
-- 9. -- - - 25,000, -- 30,000, - - - 620.
-- 10. -- - - 30.000, -- 35,000, - - - 740.
-- 11. -- - - 35,000, -- 40,000, - - - 850.
-- 12. -- - - 40,000, -- 45,000, - - - 1000.
-- 13. -- - - 45,000, -- 50,000, - - - 1200.
-- 14. -- - - 50,000, -- 55,000, - - - 1400.
-- 15. -- - - 55,000, -- 60,000, - - - 1600.
-- 16. -- - - 60,000, -- 65,000, - - - 1800.
-- 17. -- - - 65,000, -- 70,000, - - - 2000.
-- 18. -- - - 70,000, -- 75,000, - - - 2200.
-- 19. -- - - 75,000, -- 80,000, - - - 2400.
-- 20. -- - - 80,000, -- 85,000, - - - 2600.
-- 21. -- - - 85,000, -- 90,000, - - - 2800.
-- 22. -- - - 90,000, -- 95,000, - - - 2900.
-- 23. -- - - 95,000, -- 100,000, - - - 3000.
-- 24. - - - 100,000, -- 110,000, - - - 3200.
-- 25. - - - 110,000, -- 120,000, - - - 3400.
-- 26. - - - 120,000, -- 130,000, - - - 3600.
-- 27. - - - 130,000, -- 140,000, - - - 3800.
-- 28. - - - 140,000, -- 150,000, - - - 4000.
Excepting from such Payments, all Persons whose Annual Revenue or Revenues, has or have not respectively for the last Year, exceeded the Sum of Two Thousand Guilders.
It is also to be understood that all Persons who derive a revenue by the labour of Slaves, not attached to Estates, in whatever way such Slave or Slaves are employed, and altho' occasionally worked upon Estates as Task-Gangs or hired Negroes, shall be considered as coming within the description of Persons liable to Pay the Tax on Revenue, and are consequently to pay the said Tax on the gross amount of the Revenue derived by them from the labour or hire of such Slaves, as well as on any other Revenue derived by them from any other source or sources than those above excepted, and without making any deductions for the maintenance of such Slaves or otherwise.
It is ordered, with regard to Firms or Copartnerships in Trade, Task Gangs, Wood Cutters, Brickeries, or of any other nature whatsoever, that wherever a Copartnership of any kind exists, whether all the Partners be known and named in the firm, or that only the name of one or more of the Partners appear, the acting Partner or Partners residing in the Colony, shall pay the Tax on the gross amount of the Revenue made by the whole Partnership, whether all or any of the other Partners reside in or out of the Colony, to this effect, that the acting Partner or Partners in the Colony, shall bona fide pay, not only his or their own proportion of the Tax on the gross amount of the whole Revenue made by the Copartnership, but also the proportion of all and every one of the Partners, altho' they may reside in Great Britain or elsewhere. It being always understoodthat, independent of the Tax thus to be paid on account of the Partnership, each of the Partners moreover liable to such, further Tax on the gross amount of any Revenue or Revenues derived by him, her, or them, from this Colony, from any other source or sources unconnected with the Partnership. --
All Person or Persons leaving the Colony, previous to the Publishing of the Ordinance imposing the Taxes for the Year in the course of which they shall so leave the Colony, whether they are or are not liable to the Tax on Revenue according to the Classification contained in the Ordinance for paying the Taxes of the preceding Year, shall, previous to their being entitled to obtain a Passport, besides observing the other formalities required by Law, appoint some Person or Persons duly instructed in case of his, her, or their not having returned to this Colony at the time at which the Colonial Taxes for the Year during which they shall so leave the Colony, shall become due and payable, to give in, in his, her, or their name or names, or in the name or names of the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships in trade or otherwise, which such Person or Persons, may represent or have represented his, her, or their Return or Returns of the Revenue or Revenues, he, she, or they, or the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships in trade or otherwise which such Person or Persons do represent or have represented, have derived from any source or sources other than those herein before excepted, and shall further duly and lawfully empower and qualify such Person or Persons so instructed as abovementioned, to make oath in his, her or their name or names to the truth of such return or returns and the Person or Persons so leaving the Colony shall further give good and sufficient Security, not only for the payment of the amount of the Tax on Revenue, which such Person or Persons, or the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships represented by them as aforesaid, shall be liable to pay, according to such returns, but also for the appearance of such Person or Persons, so instructed, empowered and qualified as aforesaid, to give in such return or returns and to make oath to the same; to this effect that the Person or Persons becoming Security as aforesaid, thereby becomes also liable, in case of such return or returns not being made, to the Penalties imposed on Persons neglecting to give in their returns; - and the Secretary of this Colony is hereby enjoined to see a bond of Security to the above effect duly and Lawfully executed, previous to his giving to such Person or Persons, applying for a Passport, the usual Certificate of their having complied with the formalities required by Law on such occasions.
And it is further ordered and required that all and every Person or Persons in this Colony, without exception, whether they are or are not liable to the Tax hereby laid on Revenue or Revenues, agreeable to the abovementioned Classes, shall before the 1st of May 1813, declare to which of the said Classes they respectively belong, and also at the same time further certify and declare upon Oath, to the best of the knowledge and belief; - that the gross Amount as aforesaid of his, her, or their Revenue, or the gross amount of the Revenue made by the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships in trade, or otherwise, represented by them, does not for the period aforesaid, exceed the highest Sum of the Class to which he, she or they, the Firm or Firms, Copartnership or Copartnerships in trade, or otherwise, as aforesaid, shall declare themselves to belong; or (should that be the case) that they do not come within the description of any of the said Classes, either in consequence of their having derived no such Revenue or Revenues at all, or from their respective Revenues not having exceeded the Sum of 2000 Guilders for the period aforesaid: - Excepting from the Obligation of taking the Oath, those who thus declare as aforesaid that they belong to the highest Class and pay their tax accordingly, all such Persons being hereby excused from taking the Oath.
And it hereby ordered, that all Proprietors, Renters, or Occupiers of any Plantation or Plantations in the said Colony, or its Dependencies, and all other persons, possessing any Slaves, shall nevertheless, deliver or transmit exact Returns upon oath, of the number of their Slaves, to the Colonial Receiver's Office at the time hereinafter fixed. - The aforesaid Returns of Slaves, shall afterwards be Printed for Public Information.
Exclusive of the abovementioned ordinary annual Tax on Revenues, the Combined Court ordered that the following Regulation Duties shall [illegible line - paper fold - examine from succeeding issues]
1st. A Colonial Duty at the rate of Sixty-Six Guilders per Pipe, containing 110 Gallons, and so in proportion for every larger or smaller quantity, on all Madeira and other Wine in Wood, - and also a Duty of Two Guilders per dozen on all bottled Wine of every description and denomination (except Port Wine to remain at the rate of One Guilder per dozen) to be imported; which duties shall be paid at the Office of John Forbes, Esqr. Collector of His Majesty's Customs, who has resumed the Collection thereof for the Colony: on pain of a Fine of Five Hundred Guilders to be forfeited and Paid to the Colony, for every offence, in case of any Wine of the aforesaid description being found to have been landed without the Colonial duty having first been Paid or Security for the same given to the said Collector; and it is further provided in this behalf with the concurrence of His Excellency the Governor, that no Ships or Vessels, having imported Madeira or other Wine, either in wood or in bottles, shall be admitted to a final Clearance, unless, in addition to the other Colonial requisites, it shall also appear by the signature of the said Collector on the Manifest of the Cargo of such Ship or Vessel, that such duty has been Paid, or Security given for the same as before-stated.
A Draw-back of the before-mentioned Colonial Duty to be allowed on re-exportation, where the King's Duty is remitted.
2dly. All transient Traders, viz. all Masters of Ships or Vessels, Supercargoes or others, who during their temporary stay in the Colony, derive a Revenue from the Sale of Goods or Merchandize, shall Pay a Colonial Tax of Five per Centum on such Goods according to the invoices thereof, - and it is ordered accordingly, that all such Masters of Ships or Vessels, Supercargoes or others, previous to their quitting the Colony, shall either Pay to John Forbes, Esquire, Collector of His Majesty's Customs, on the above Tax on the original Invoices, to be produced by them, or make Oath before the said John Forbes (who is empowered to administer the same), that they have not derived, directly or indirectly, during their stay in the Colony, a Revenue from the Sale of any such Goods or Merchandize; - and unless either the attestation of their having made such Oath, or a Receipt for the Duties paid by them, be produced in the Secretary's Office, no Permit or Pass for the departure of such Persons from the Colony shall be issued by the Secretary.
It is understood that the above duty is not to apply or to be extended to the Masters or Supercargoes of Vessels from the United States of North America, in consideration of the heavier Duties which these are already liable to Pay in behalf of the Sovereign's Chest. Nor is any Master or Supercargo of Vessels from British North America, who [illegible] exempt from the above Duties.
3dly. The Duty of Twenty-Two Guilders, Payable every Six Months, on Licences for Huckstering or Selling Goods about the Country and in the Town of George-Town and its Precincts, shall continue to be paid in the same manner and subject to the same Penalties, as provided by Our Ordinance of the 17th December, 1807, and the subsequent one of the 26th January, 1811.
4thly. It is further ordered, that all Proprietors of Horses in this Colony, without any exception or Exemption whatever, shall Pay a Tax at the rate of Twenty-two Guilders for each and every Horse belonging to them.
5thly. All Persons in this Colony, without any distinction or exemption, whether residing on Estates, Plantations or elsewhere, shall pay a rate of Fifty Guilders for every two-wheeled Carriage, and of One Hundred Guilders for every four-wheeled Carriage in their Possession; and it is ordered for that purpose that in the Returns of Slaves and Revenues, every Person making such Returns, shall also state and make Oath to the number of Horses and Carriages belonging to him on the 31st of December 1812.
And whereas, we have thought fit, instead of levying the Poll or Capitation Tax on Negroes, as a less partial mode of raising the sums required; to order the following Tax on Produce - and we do therefore order as follows:
That there shall be paid by all Proprietors, Renters, or Occupiers of any Plantation or Plantations, within the Colony, or its Dependencies, on the following Description of Produce, made between the 1st of January and the 31st of December, 1812, both dates inclusive -
Six Stuivers on every 100 Dutch Pounds of Sugar, made as aforesaid.
Thirty Stuivers on every 100 Gallons of Rum, made as aforesaid.
Twenty-five Stuivers on every 100 Dutch pounds of Cotton, made as aforesaid.
Six Stuivers on every 100 Dutch pounds of Coffee, made as aforesaid.
To be ascertained by the Oath of the Owner, Renter, Occupier, or Attorney, of the Estate whereof such Produce was made.
And it is hereby further ordered that in the Returns and Attestations hereby required to be made as aforesaid, as far as relates to the number of Slaves on Estates or Plantations, the Tax on Revenues, and on Carriages and Horses, shall be included, a Statement of the Produce so made on any such Plantation or Plantations, to be made in following forms respectively:-

I do hereby declare and make Oath to the best of my knowledge and belief: - that the number of Slaves of every description attached to Plantation [blank]
amounted on the 31st December 1812 to [blank]
and no more.
That on the 31st December 1812 I was in possession of no more than [blank] two wheeled Carriage, [blank] four wheeled Carriage, [blank] Horse
That there have been made on the said Estate, between the 1st of January and the 31st of December, 1812, both dates inclusive, and no more.
-------- Pounds Dutch Weight of Sugar,
-------- Gallons of Rum.
-------- Pounds Dutch Weight of Cotton,
-------- Pounds Dutch Weight of Coffee.
Sworn before me, this [blank]
(*) Here is to be inserted whether the Person making the Return has derived any Revenue in the Colony from any other source than those on the Revenue whereof no Tax is required to be paid, agreeable to the Court's Publication; and if so, the Class to which such Revenue belongs, &c.

I do hereby declare and make Oath, that the gross amount of Revenue derived by [blank]
from any other source than those on the Revenue whereof no Tax is required to be paid, agreeable to the Court's Ordinance for levying the Taxes for the year 1812, has not during that year exceeded the highest sum of the [blank] Class
That [blank] on the 31st December 1812 [blank] in possession of no more than [blank] Slaves
[blank] Four wheel Carriage [blank] Two wheeled Carriage [blank] Horse
Sworn before me, this [blank]

And it is further ordered that Printed Copies of these blank Returns shall be transmitted by the Colonial Secretary to the Burgher Majors and Captains in the respective Country districts, to be filled up by the Persons making their returns, and the said Burgher Majors and Captains are to attend that the same be duly filled up by the Persons who shall take before them the Oaths hereby required.
The said blank Returns may be had at the Colonial Receiver's Office.
The several Oaths herein mentioned, are to be taken before the Governor of the Colony, a Member of the Courts of Policy and Justice, or before the Burgher Majors or Captains in the respective Districts, such of them not already qualified being hereby specially authorised thereto by the Court of Policy.
It is likewise ordered that Attestations of the taking of such Oaths subscribed by the Persons respectively before whom such oaths shall be taken, shall together with the Returns and Certificates herein before required, be produced and delivered to the said Receiver at his Office, before the 1st day of May 1813 - and further that the amount of the said respective Taxes, so to be ascertained by the said Returns and Certificates, shall by the Persons liable thereto, be paid to the Receiver at his Office, in Cash or good Bills of Exchange to the satisfaction of the said Receiver, all before the 1st day of May, 1813.
All Persons neglecting to give in such Returns, Certificates and Attestations and to Pay the respective Taxes herein before-mentioned in the manner and before the time herein-after stated shall immediately on the expiration of such time, become liable to Pay at the Receiver's Office, as follows, (viz: those who shall neglect to give in proper returns of the Slaves in their possession as afore said, a sum of Three Guilders Ten Stivers for each Slave, of whatever description, according to the Returns of Slaves given in by them, the last preceding year; such person as may not be known in the Books of the Receiver, and neglect to declare the number of their Slaves for the last Year, are to pay a Sum of Five Hundred Guilders to the Colony Chest; and all Persons neglecting as aforesaid with regard to the Tax on Revenues, to Pay, on the expiration of the aforestated time, the rate fixed for the highest Class of Income, viz: - Four Thousand Guilders,
And it is hereby ordered that for the purpose of receiving the said several Returns and Taxes, the said Receiver shall daily attend at his Office, from the date hereof, 'till the 1st day of May thereto following from 9 o'Clock A. M. 'till 1 o'Clock P. M. Saturdays and Sundays excepted.
And it is lastly ordered that in default of payment of any of the aforesaid Taxes, and duties, the same shall, according to the ancient usage, be recovered and enforced by summary Execution.
And that no Ignorance may be pretended of the several Orders contained in this Ordinance, these presents shall be Published, Affixed, and sent round for general Information.
Thus resolved in Our Annual Combined Assembly held at the Court-House in George-Town, Demerary, on the 21st of November, 1812, and published on the 26th of December following.
By Command of the Court,
Clerk of the Court of Policy.

The Undersigned having given to the Revd. G. Ryk, in the month of April or May last, an Order on his Manager, Mr. L. Breda, for Two Thousand Five Hundred Poundo of Coffee, agreeable to sample, to be delivered from Plantation Rome, being from the crop of 1810, as a gift towards the completion of the Dutch Reformed Church; and also on the 12th of May, to Alexander Fraser, an Order as abovementioned, for Thirteen Hundred and Forty-five Pounds of Coffee - both of which parcels have been weighed and kept for delivery till now. It is therefore requested, that the person or persons entitled to receive said Produce, will be pleased to send for it within fourteen days from the date hereof; after that period it will be sold at Public Vendue, for account and risk of those whom it may concern, and the net proceeds kept at their disposal.
Demerary, December 24, 1812.

NOW landing, and for sale by the Subscriber, 50 barrels of the very best New BALTIMORE superfine FLOUR.
December 26. J. FRANKLIN.

TO BE SOLD, [heading]
THE Plantation ROSE HALL, (with or without Negroes,) being Lot No. 9, on the West Courantyne Coast of Berbice, and known on the General Chart, as 1/4 of Lots Nos. 7, 8, and 9.
The healthy and very desirable situation of this property, are well known - no lands within the colony, being better adopted for the growth of Cotton, besides affording abundance of good Plantain Land.
Its present cultivation consists of 318 Acres in fine bearing Cotton, Plantains and Ground Provision; all in excellent order. To an approved purchaser, liberal terms will be given.
Should this property not be disposed of by Private Sale, before the 1st of July next, 1813, it will be sold at Public Sale.
Application to be made in the meantime, to Mr. Hugh Rose, on the Estate, or to
Cumingsburg, Dec. 26.

HE Subscriber takes this public mode of offering his sincere thanks to such of his friends, as have already patronised his Day and Boarding School; and also to those who have promised it their support - and informs them, it will be re-opened on Monday the fourth of January next.
He begs leave to assure the parents and friend of the pupils committed to his charge, that the most unremitting care and attention shall be paid to their instruction, manners, and morals; and trusts that his exertions will give general satisfaction to the patrons of his institution.
George-Town, Dec. 24.

WANTED - a Residence about five miles from town. A House on the East-Coast will be prefered [sic]. Apply at the Royal Gazette Office.
December 26.

FOR SALE. [heading]
THE House, Out-Buildings, and Lot No. 12, in Cumingsburg, with the Water Lot in front of, and adjoining the same, as occupied by the Subscriber, next to Messrs. Simson, Grant, and Co's. premises. They are well situated for a private residence, or any kind of business, having easy access from the front-dam, as well as from the Street Letter M by an entrance, 25 feet wide. The above will be divided into two lots to suit purchasers; but a preference will be given to one offering for the whole. The dwelling-house has been very lately built, is now in thorough state of repair, and newly painted; and has every convenience for a family, attached to it.
Twenty-four pair of Glass-Window Frames, with spare glass to suit; just imported per the Diana, from Glasgow, and for sale cheap for prompt payment.
December 26.


This is to inform the Pubilc, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony: -
Abel Allen, and Lady, in 14 days or 6 weeks from Dec. 4.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, December 5, 1812. [sic]
Sworn Clerk.


On Monday the 4th of January, 1813, at the Vendue Office, by order of C. de Beausobre, q.q. the Steam-engine and Saw-mill - a small schooner-boat, in complete repair, a four-oar'd tent-boat, and the following negroes - Vigilant, a good blacksmith and carpenter, Roger and London, sawyers and wood-cutters, Betsy and Juliet, house-servants and washerwomen; all warranted free from fault, and sold only to discharge an execution against the above saw-mill. Terms three months' credit.

On Tuesday the 5th of January, 1813, at the Vendue Office, by order of Robert Phipps, Esq. q.q. - the unexpired term of the lease of a half lot of land, No. 29, in Columbia district, with all the buildings thereon, consisting of a dwelling-house, 20 feet long, by 18 feet wide, with a gallery 6 or 7 feet wide - frame of colony wood, 1 1/2 story high; and two out-buildings, 15 or 16 feet long, by 12 feet wide - the whole completely enclosed. Terms, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.

On Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th of January will be sold, the remaining part of the stock of James Robertson & Co. unsold at the late Vendue, comprising tarred, bolt, and white rope, spun yarn and oakum, deep sea lines, hour and half-hour glasses, double and single blocks, mast-hoops, jib-hanks, gaff-trucks, dead-eyes, bound and unbound hooks and thimbles, canvas, No. 1 to 3, blankets, salempores, negro watch coats, pipes, yellow and black paint, rock cement paint, plated candlesticks, coffee manaries, copper wire for manaries, four, four and a half, and five feet iron grating bars, mill brasses, steel steps, one, two, and three gallon iron pots, copper kettles of 15, 20, and 15 gallons each; sets of scales and weight, two large steelyards to weigh upwards of 2500lbs. Dutch weight, with scale-board, balance-peas, and can-hooks; trenching shovels, cutlasses, axes, anchors and grapnels, nails assorted, door and shutter bolts, hinges and staybars, carpenters' and coopers' tools, trowels, puncheon truss hoops, fine hyson tea in canisters, a chest of ditto, loaf sugar, spice, eau de cologne, Hutson's bleaching liquid, and sod irons.

On Wednesday the 20th of January, at the Vendue Office, by order of A. Cart, Esq. Surviving-Executor to the Estate of Mrs. Landroy, deceased - a Part of Lot No. 33, situated in Kingston, with all the Buildings thereon erected; and in the neighbourhood of the premises now occupied by Mr. Alexander Junor. - Also a water-vat, and a few casks.
Also by order of Colin Elder, a Quarter-Lot of Land, part of No. 127, situated in Cumingsburg, with the Buildings thereon, a Dwelling-House, 28 feet by 16, two stories and a half high; with a Kitchen, Garden, Necessary, &c. newly railed in, and in complete repair. Also a new water-vat, a large mahogany tent bedstead, and a pair of steelyards. The above premises will be sold at 3 and 6 months' credit, payable in cash.

On Monday, the 1st of February, 1813, at the Vendue Office, by Order of Dr. J. L. Smith - The Plantation Maria's Lodge; situated in Essequebo, adjoining Mr. Prin's Estate, Bathsheba's Lust; together with Four Negroes.

ALL Persons having Claims against the late Joan Enck, are requested to render them in as soon as possible; and those indebted to him, will please make payment to the Undersigned.
Dec. 22. J. SCHNEIDO, Deliberating Executor.

The schooner Brothers, from Barbados, and two Vessels from Halifax, via Barbados, arrived on Wednesday last - under the protection of the Swaggerer sloop of war. The latter, however, did not enter the River.

By the above-mentioned American arrivals no communication of importance has been made; nor is the Barbados Paper of the 15th, particularly interesting. We are however informed by it, that the American sloop of war Wasp, has been sent into Bermuda, by the Poictiers - and, that the Boatswain and Boatswain's mate, were soon after recognized to be Deserters from the British Navy.

LOCALITIES. [heading]

Our readers will be particularly gratified with the official notification in our first page - that the long and severe indisposition of His Excellency the Governor is at length removing.

Our old friend the Demerary we find, is arrived in Carlisle Bay; but it is not stated who commands her.

The Christmas festivities of Wilberforce's adopted darlings, commenced yesterday. They are certainly, a very unhappy race of people! - and we confess ourselves almost converts to the doctrine of emancipation, in order that they might be released from their misery! - The misery of being better off, than any other peasantry in the world!

Departed this life, on the 20th instant, at Plantation Affiance, Mr. W. Barr; and, on Wednesday last, John Ashley, Esqr. one of the Officers of His Majesty's Customs in this Port.

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