Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 February 09


Vol. VIII.]

[No. 553.


Court of Policy. [centered]

PROCLAMATION. [centered]
By His Excellency Major-General HUGH LYLE CARMICHAEL, Acting-Governor in and over the United Colony of Demerary and Essequebo - and the Hon. COURT of POLICY of the said Colony.
Unto all whom these Presents do or shall concern - Greeting - be it known:
WHEREAS no proper Regulations have hitherto been established, in case of accidents by fire, in the town of George-Town: and having taken into consideration, a Set of Resolutions, framed by the General Board of Commissaries, for the better ordering and regulating the Fire Engines, and appointing proper Officers to superintend the same:
We have, therefore, thought proper to issue this our Proclamation, confirming the said Regulations and Appointments - which are as follow:
Article 1. That there shall be two Fire-Engines for George-Town, and the Inspector-General to have the superintendance of them.
Article 2. There shall be for each Engine, two Engineers and four Assistants, exempted from attending any militia duty.
Article 3. The two Fire-Engines for George-Town are to be distinguished by No. 1 and 2, and to be lodged in a building appropriated for the purpose - one in the lower part, and the other in the upper part. An Engineer and his two Assistants are to have the direction of each Engine.
Article 4. In the event of fire, it shall be directly reported to the Inspector-General; and the Engineers and their Assistants shall, on the first notice, repair with the Engines, to the place where the fire is, and there to remain until the same is extinguished - no excuse for their non-attendance will be admitted of, but illness and accidental absence.
Article 5. The first Engine that comes to the fire shall be entitled to a reward of ten joes, to be divided among the parties bringing it; and a reward of five joes to the first person that brings a bucket of water.
Article 6. Every inhabitant of the town is obliged to provide himself, at his own expence, within six months from the publishing of these presents, and to keep in readiness, and in good order, two leather buckets, marked with the name of the owner, and number of the house, in like manner - fifty of these buckets will be furnished at the expence of the town. Every person, who at the expiration of the before-said period of six months, is not provided with two buckets, shall incur a fine of twenty-two guilders; and should he not have furnished himself with them, within three months of the first fine, he shall be obliged to pay forty-four guilders; and afterwards, one hundred and ten guilders.
Article 7. The Engineers are to have the use of those buckets in case of fire, and afterwards to be returned to the proprietor.
Article 8. The Engineers are to examine twice a year the buckets, and to give notice of the time it shall take place, so that every one may have them ready, on a penalty of twenty-two guilders.
Article 9. The Engineers are to work the Engines of the town, at least once in two months, and will have at all times, kept clean, and in good order, the whole of the apparatus.
Article 10. Whereas it has been determined by the regulations of the militia, that the two coloured companies shall, in the event of fire, take this duty - these orders are hereby confirmed; and, in consequence, the Lieut.-Colonel Commandant of the before-said militia is desired that immediately after the publishing of these, and in future, they shall by rotation be drafted every three months, acting under their officers, who will take their instructions from the Inspector General, Engineers, and Assistants. The Engineers are to be furnished with a list of these men, and they are authorised to require hands for working the Engines as often as the Inspector General may think proper. The Lieut.-Colonel Commandant is to issue orders for their attendance whenever wanted by the Inspector-General - these men are to repair with all possible dispatch to the Engines to which they belong, for the purpose of conducting and working them.
Article 11. In case of fire, the Board earnestly recommend the inhabitants to make it known by ringing the Church bell, or such other means as may be found possible.
The Board have appointed the following persons -
[first column]
No. 1. [centered]
Engineers. [centered]
D. N. A. Van Hoytema
J. L. Forrester.
Assistants. [centered]
- Halliday
S. Butts
N. Cline
- Huesteeg.
[second column]
No. 2. [centered]
Engineers. [centered]
J. Tayler
G. C. Schlott.
Assistants. [centered]
- Van Senden
- Spencer
- Bell
D. Gold.
[end columns]
And that no ignorance may be pretended of this our Proclamation, the same shall be published, affixed and sent round for general information.
Given in our Ordinary Assembly, held at the Colony-House, George-Town, this 27th of January, and published the 9th of February following.
By Command,
Clerk to the Court of Policy.

Banns of Matrimony, [centered]
BETWEEN [centered]
Born in St. Christopher's; [centered]
AND [centered]
Born in St. Eustatius. [centered]
Any person knowing just cause, why those persons should not be joined together in holy matrimony, must declare the same to
The Rev. W. G. STRAGHAN,
Demerary, February 9.

FOR SALE, [centered]
A few Cases of Excellent French Claret.

NOTICE. [centered]
ALL those who have any Demands against Mr. A. DANJOY, are requested to deliver the same to the Undersigned, as soon as possible.
J. A. CART, Junr. q.q.
Demerary, February 6, 1813.

Cattle for Sale. [centered]
ABOUT Fifty Head, consisting of Oxen, Milch Cows, and Calves. They would be sold very reasonable to any person who would take the whole or a considerable part. Apply to
Vlissingen, Feb. 9. WILLIAM KING.

ABSCONDED from the service of the Undersigned a Mulatto-man, named Quacoe. He is well-known in George-Town. Also a Negro-Man, named Tom, equally well known. The latter is in the habit of working on board vessels; but he has no pass or authority from the Subscriber to do so. The former is a painter, and supposed to be harboured by a Negro-man, named Allick, formerly the property of the late M. Campbell. Whoever will apprehend them and lodge them in the Colony-Jail, or deliver them to the Undersigned, will receive the usual reward.

SECRETARY's OFFICE. [centered]

This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony: -
J. P. Blount, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 8th of January.
John Stewart, in fourteen days or six weeks, or by the Bridget, from the 23d of January.
Mary Perry, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 25th of January.
L. N. Allkins, in fourteen days or one month, from the 29th of January.
H. B. Burges, in fourteen days, from the 30th of Jan.
George Johnstone, in fourteen days or by the Brig Bridget, from the 1st of February.
R. W. Allkins, with one servant, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 2d of February.
Richard Jenkins, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 4th of February.
D. T. Mallony, will transport to Barbados, two Negroes, named Greenock and Annacilla, the property of Miss Speed, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 5th of February.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, February 6, 1813.
Sworn Clerk.

PUBLIC VENDUES. [centered]

On Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th inst. at the Vendue Office, the following goods, just arrived in the colony, and all of superior quality: - London brown stout in bulk, cyder in bottles, Antigua rum in kegs, fine yellow soap, wax candles, kegs fine pickled beef, ditto pork, kegs of sausages in lard, jars of pickled tripe, macaroni and vermicelli in boxes, double and single refined loaf sugar, hyson, gunpowder, and souchong tea, Hoffman's rusks and ginger-bread nuts in cases, sweet oil, black pepper, sago, spices assorted from 1/4 to 1 lb. meat and fish sauces, Golding's lavender, rose, and honey water, sets fine green and black handled knives and forks, with desert and carvers; best plated bottle-stands, candlesticks (best screw, newest patterns) with plain and painted shades, and snuffers and trays, all with silver edges; best plated table and tea spoons, soup-ladles, &c. brass candlesticks, chamber ditto, red and black gilt bottle-stands with gold borders, tea and coffee urns of the newest fashion, coffee biggins, real Japan and gold borders, wrought-iron fish-kettles tinned inside, from 24 to 30 inches, double block tin ditto, double block tin tea kettles, wrought iron ditto tinned inside, dripping pans, cake and pudding shapes, pruning knives, American felling axes, buck axes, hoes, cutlasses, warranted carpenters' and coopers' tools, iron boilers from 90 to 300 gallons, grating bars, cable-chains with swivel-rings and shackles for schooners and punts, cambooses, round and square shouldered cappooses and steps, two-spout copper lamps, skimmers and ladles, red, white, and yellow bunting, union-jacks and large ensigns for colony craft, real Russia sheeting and Raven's duck, superfine broad-cloth, chaise and livery ditto, flannel, flannel coatees and dressing gowns, striped trowsers, camblet boat-cloaks, fine kerseymere waistcoats and pantaloons, coats, blue round-robins, beaver hats, long-lawns, silk handkerchiefs, half stockings, pins, needles in cases 1000 in each, double heads and reins, sets of breakfast and tea China, fine fluted mahogany bedsteads, plain ditto, mattresses, musquito-netting, &c.
February 9. A. MILLS, & Co.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue gets its date changed to the Feb. 24 and is re-entered on Feb. 20]

On Monday the 22d of February, [see 18130130EDRG] . . .
[see 18130206EDRG] . . .
On the same day, by order of Mr. H. AUSTIN, Executor to JOHN FORD, deceased: – a negro man named Bailey, a good boat-man and house servant, wearing apparel, &c. – and a valuable House-Boy, by Mr. J. H. POLLARD.
On the same day, at the Vendue-Office, by order of J. L. & G. M. FORRESTER, q.q. at six months credit – Seven very prime Negroes (men and women), and two children; recently reclaimed from a Cotton Estate, and sold for no fault whatever.
January 30. A. MILLS, & Co.

The schooner Brothers, four days from Barbados, arrived last night.

The Papers, by the above-mentioned vessel, are to the 2d of the present month; but their columns are entirely barren of political novelties. From a late London Paper, however, we have copied a few Spanish articles, which will be found interesting though not recently dated.

LOCALITIES. [centered]

The recording of the heroic achievements of their countrymen, is certainly the most pleasing part of the labour of Journalists; and we confess to have had much of that pleasure of late: - for scarce had we noticed the Caledonia's "glorious deeds," when those of the Maxwell claimed publicity! - scarce had we told of her, the "laurel'd tale," than, lo, the Bridget, with her "gory sides," but "victor flag," demanded our applause! - scarce had we stowed her name and great exploits, than soon the Ramoncita's "feats of war," we had to state! And now the Cūsar's! - The following is taken from the Log-Book:

"Monday, the 13th of January, 1813 - Lat. 31. 30. North Long. 43. 39. - First part of these twenty-four hours, light breezes and clear weather; at half-post twelve, p.m. a breeze sprung up from the Eastward - saw a sail to the North set top-mast and top-gallant steering sails. At 2, p. m. perceived she was coming after us on the same tack. Light winds during the night - all sails set to the best advantage - sail coming fast up with us. At 4, a.m. called all hands to quarters. At 5, a.m. she was close within gun-shot, and hauled off again. At 6, a.m. more clear, made her out to be a schooner of 16 guns. - At 9, she hoisted American colours and began to play her bow guns at us, and we our stern-chasers. At 11, the enemy within pistol-shot of us; we close hauled, fearing she might rake us. - Hauled up our courses, and bore up; the enemy bore up also, and commenced close engagement. At noon the action continued without intermission, her shot doing us a great deal of damage in hull, rigging, and sails - within pistol-shot of her at noon.

"Tuesday, 19th January - First of these twenty-four hours, fresh breezes and cloudy weather - at half past 12, p.m. (or noon) winds fell light - enemy attempted to board us. Hauled up and made all the sail we could, being very much disabled in close action for one hour and a half - having one man killed, four dangerously and one slightly wounded - the foremast badly wounded with a twelve-pound shot through the head by the rigging; fore and main topmasts wounded, cross jack yard, main and foretop sail yard wounded, mizen top-gallant-mast carried away - a great part of our standing and running rigging cut to pieces, braces, top-sail ties and sheets shot away, sails much shattered, main top-gallant-sail all to pieces, and two axle-trees of the gun carriages broke. - All hands employed repairing the damages - enemy in close pursuit, and playing his bow guns at us - Saw a brig to the N.W. with English colours flying - bore up and spoke - she proved to be a re-captured vessel from Yarmouth. The enemy kept by the wind - saw him bear up and take her, and afterwards hauled up in chase of us - set steering-sails fore and aft. At 8, p.m. called all hands to quarters - the enemy coming fast up with us. Through the night fresh breezes, carrying all sail - enemy in close chase of us - all hands at quarters all night. At 8, a.m. commenced a running fight - exchanged a great many shot on both sides: our sails and rigging very much damaged - spare spars on deck wounded and rendered useless, boats on deck stove; a shot took the main cap and split it all to pieces - hull wounded in several places - after-part of the windlass-bits shot away. At noon the running fight still continuing. - During the four hours she came up on our larboard-quarter six times, and engaged with several broadsides each time. Fresh breezes - cloudy.

"Wednesday, 20th of January - Light breezes and cloudy first part of these twenty-four hours - still continuing the running fight. At half past 12, p.m. (or noon) hauled up and gave her two broadsides - she hauled off from us, and hove to on the other tack, appearing to us to be damaged in the hull, her pumps going - our sails and rigging considerably damaged - all hands employed repairing the damage - rove fore and mizen top-sail sheets, the others being shot away. Our shot being nearly expended, carpenters employed cutting up all the bolts and iron crow-bars we could find in the ship. At 6, p.m. shifted our course - being very dark, with showers of rain, could not see him at that time, expecting to lose him. At 11, p.m. saw him bearing NE by N. Middle part light winds and cloudy - coming fast up with us. At 4, a.m. unbent the main top-gallant-sail; repaired it, bent, and set it. At 7, a.m. called all hands to quarters, got clear for engaging. At 8, privateer shortened sail, and kept about two miles a-stern of us - all hands employed repairing damages and making shot of all the old iron we could find in the ship. At noon, fresh breezes, carrying all sail - the privateer dogging a-stern.

"Thursday, 21st of January - Fresh breezes first part of these twenty-four hours - carrying all sail by the wind - all hands at quarters. Plugged a shot-hole in the larboard wale; making a good deal of water by it, being through the ship's side entirely, the water run in between decks and wet some of the fish-casks in the lower hold. At 4, p.m. enemy set his square fore-sail, and soon came up with us. At 5, he was within gun-shot, but seeing us all ready to engage, he shortened sail and hauled off to the windward. - At 7, p.m. lost sight of him - but expecting him to come up when dark, kept all hands at quarters all night. Fresh breezes and squally through the night - carrying a press of sail. At 6, a.m. took in top-gallant steering-sails and gib - carried away fore top-mast studding-sail-boom - latter part moderate breezes - all hands employed repairing damages about the rigging. At 11, a.m. single-reefed the fore top-sail - At noon fresh breezes and cloudy weather - nothing in sight."

The Eliza Packet, late from this port, arrived at Barbados and proceeded for Falmouth, on the 1st instant.

The Maxwell, from this port, and her Barbadian consort, the Tiger, which ultimately left Carlisle Bay on the 11th inst. have captured two American vessels since their departure.

Our first page, this day, gives publicity to a late Enactment of the Court of Policy, on the subject of the Engine-Department. The propriety of all the Resolutions, will doubtless, be universally acknowledged.

The festivities, in honour of Her Majesty's Birth-Day, did not cease in Berbice, until the fifth day from their commencement. On this occasion, His Excellency the Acting Governor's hospitality, is warmly and gratefully made mention of, in a late Gazette of that Colony.

Departed this Life, on Saturday last, Mr. W. T. Wake, mill-wright of this town; and on Sunday, Mr. John Brooks, watch-maker.

For London. [centered]
To sail with the First Convoy in April. [centered]
The Staunch Ship WILLIAM, [centered]
JOHN KENDALL, Master, [centered]
Well armed and manned. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on board, or to the Subscribers.
Who have for sale, the following articles, received by the William:
London Brown Stout, Porter, Beer, Negro-Pipes in boxes of 8 gross, Salt, Coals in hogsheads, Grind-stones, Flagstones, and Tobacco in hogsheads. - Feb. 8.

GEORGE-TOWN: [centered]
Printed and Published, every Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon.
By Edward James Henery. [centered]

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