The ESSEQUEBO & DEMERARY ROYAL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1813.
The King's House,
Excellency the Acting-Governor has received a Letter, of which the following is
an Extract, relative to the Convoys for the present year:
have the honour to inform Your Excellency, for the information of the Planters
and Merchants of the Colony under Your Excellency's government, that the
Convoys for the present year, are arranged to sail from Demerary as follows:
April at the Full Moon,
June at the Full Moon,
July at the Full Moon;
which periods, a Vessel of War will call there, to take the trade from thence
to the Island of Grenada; where it will wait to proceed with the Trade of that
island, to the place of general rendezvous.
Hon. JOSEPH BEETE, Sole Judge of the Instance Court of Vice Admiralty, is
appointed Commissioner in all Causes of Prize, arising in the Colonies of
Demerary and Essequebo: - of which, all persons interested are to take notice,
and govern themselves accordingly.
House, George-Town, February 15, 1813.
Banns of Matrimony,
HENRI JACQUES THEODORE
Born in Elst in Guelderland,
Widower of Alida
Elizabeth Schuurman, of
Born in this Colony, a
Minor, Daughter of John Heraut,
Esqr. with the Consent of
her father, but assisted
by her uncle, A. P. Heraut,
person knowing just cause why those persons should not be joined together in
holy matrimony, must declare the same to
Rev. W. G. STRAGHAN.
- If Mr. P. REYNARD does not come and pay the ballance [sic] due on the
goods, ready for delivery at H. Cordes', Esqr. and fetch the same away within
fourteen days from the date of this, as per written contract, dated the 10th
December, 1812, and bill of loading delivered to him - then the same will be
sold for his account, at public vendue, and the deficiency, if any, be deducted
from the amount he has paid on account.
16. G. SMETS.
Subscriber requests all Persons having any claim or demand against the estates
Lancaster and Supply, to hand them in to Mr. H. S. THOMAS.
16. JAMES THOMAS WILLIAMS.
PATENT CATTLE-MILL, made by Collins, will be sold very cheap. Also Two Large
Copper Clarifier, with brass cocks. Apply to
16. H. T. FERGUSON & Co.
Recapitulation of the Goods imported by the Thomas, from London; brig Union,
from Glasgow; and former importations, and for sale at the store of N. WINANDY
& Co. No. 2, Werk & Rust: -
straw bonnets, viz. lustre of Perceval, Wellington, Clifton, Brunswick, &c.
Italian Regency, French cottages, split couped Windsor, Grecian, Austrian,
Caroline, Charlotte, Regency, honey-comb, &c. children's and girls'
cottages, bell yellow Leghorn men's hats, ditto black willow water-proof,
dress, half-dress, and planters' shoes with and without buckles; ladies dress
and strong shoes, children's Morocco, lined and unlined spencers and shoes,
ladies' stockings, single and double pieces printed muslin, real collistraw,
long lawn, cotton cambric, Irish linen and sheeting, linen and India check,
musquito lawn, Osnaburg, gentlemen's ready-made linen shirts, muslin, Bandana,
Madras, and blue negro handkerchiefs, linen, Dutch and cotton thread, No. 8 to
46, Haerlem Imperial diaper, linen and cotton tape No. 13 to 71, round and flat
linen twists No. 109 to 125, pins, needles, scissars, nankeen, coloured, and
black sewing silks, penknives, razors, sailors' knives, cork-screws, tea
spoons, tin and earthen ware, stationery, Letter Writer, Burn's Scotch Poems,
slates, pencils; perfumery, consisting of oils for improving the hair, viz.
huile antique a la rose, de bouquet, esprit de vanille, d'orange, de violette,
de lavende, de musk, and de bergamotte, essence de lemon, rose, lavende, musk,
violette, and bergamotte; Weyth's Abyssinian, Bandana, and rose soaps; double
pomade a la rose, essential salt of lemon, prepared charcoal and fine rose
tooth powder, honey and lavender water, tooth brushes; jewellery, neat ladies'
assorted working trunks, black crape, green lawn, green serge and silk, black
silk ribbons, dress and negro combs, optics or show-glasses with the prints
belonging to them, pump nails, tin, copper, &c. tacks and wood screws
assorted, 4d, 6d, 8d, and 4-inch nails, fishing lines, elegant desert services,
salad dishes, decanters and salt sellars [sic], square bottles, liquor
and vinegar stands, wine glasses, candles, copper ware for furniture, cabinet
and writing-desk locks, brass small padlocks for tremmels, snuffers, waiters,
portatifs, bidets, knife trays, Indian beads, creme de noyau, d'anis, French
vinegar, olives, capers, &c. Toys, viz. fine carriages sorted complete,
waggons, chaises, post-chaises and gigs, carts, beast carts, Noah's arks,
castles on wheels, mills, swings, japanned and blow toys, shields, horsemen,
bulls and butchers, whistles, French horns, tin drums, tabors, tamborines,
spinning birds, history quartern loaf, drest cradles, musical stages, bureaus,
chest drawers, dining tables, swing glasses, sets arous [sic] bells, pocket
&c. whips, wood, glass-eyed and haired drest and undrest dolls; very
fashionable drest wax ditto, large black ditto elegantly drest, ditto undrest;
lead toys on wheels, bone rattles, soft balls, humming tops, puzzles, boxes
paint, paint brushes, birds on below, lead soldiers, wood ditto, cards, bird
cages, cuckoos, guns, wood swords, tin ditto, Bath bells, ships, water pots,
dogs and lambs, houses, painted carts, fiddles, shaped horses, masks or momus'
magazine, screakers, paper and straw harlequins, weather houses, painted reels,
leaping tops, Jews' harps, jointed snakes, fiddle sticks, japanned tea chests,
painted kettles, ditto stoves, ditto sauce-pans, climbing boys, furnished
kitchens, sheep folds, hay-fields, tin guthers, jubilee organ, black cymbal
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this
J. P. Blount, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 8th of
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
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.
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.
William Ross, in fourteen days, or one month, from the 9th of
James Wheelright, and family, and two servants, in one month, or
six weeks from the 12th of February.
Allen Dalzell, and Lady, with two servants, in fourteen days or
one month, from the 13th of February.
William Burges, will transport to Berbice, twenty Negroes, the
names thereof to be seen at this Office, in fourteen days, from the 13th of
Office, Demerary, February 13, 1813.
On Thursday the 18th of March, will be
exposed for sale at public auction, at six months' credit, by order of Mr.
RODERICK YOUNG, at his House in Cumingsburg, on Lot No. 12, adjoining Messrs.
SIMSON, GRANT & Co. Fourteen Carpenter Negroes, well worth the attention of
any gentleman who may want trades-people, they having been many years at the
business, and the most part of them very good workmen in framing and finishing.
Also two house-boys and a man-cook, three women, good washers; a family of
five, the man a good carpenter, and his wife, a good washer, with three female
children, two of them from 8 to 12 years old, and one sucking. - The negroes
are all warranted sound, and sold for no fault. A variety of carpenters' tools,
both new and old, a pair of strong double jack-screws, a good cramp and two
smiths' vices, two large grindstones, seven pair of window frames, with glass
to suit; household furniture, consisting of a sideboard, dining and breakfast
tables, chairs, sopha, bureau, liquor cases, cruet and liquor stands, tea trays
and waiters, shades, candlesticks with shades to fit, wine glasses, tumblers
and decanters, bottle-slides, bason-stands, bedsteads and close-stool, two
small medicine-chests, a writing-desk, and a new water-vat made of wallaba.
Also (at a credit of six and twelve months) the said Lot, No. 12, Cumingsburg,
with all the Buildings thereon, consisting of a dwelling-house, 40 feet long
and 20 feet wide, two story and a half high; a good kitchen, and a negro-house
60 feet long, all new. - Also the Mud-Lot in front. At the same time, a trunk
of medical books, and a medicine-chest, sold for store-rent.
16. A. MILLS, & Co.
Peacock sloop of war, arrived yesterday from Barbados; and this morning, the
unproductive of foreign intelligence, is the Barbados Paper of the 9th, which
we have just been obliged with the loan of, as that of the 6th, which we
announced the receipt of on Saturday. No communication from America, from
Spain, or, more important still, from the North of Europe.
EAST INDIA COMPANY.
the last Quarterly General Court, the Dividend for the half year then about to
end, being declared to be 5 ½ per cent.
Chairman (Sir Hugh Inglis) then observed, that it would naturally be expected
he should give some information as to the state of the negociation with
Ministers, on the renewal of the Company's Charter. At no very distant period
he should have to lay before the Proprietors some very important information,
and hoped to receive their advice and instructions on this most momentous
Randle Jackson said, that acquainted as the Court were with the frankness and
openness of the Chairman, they must be sensible, that if he did not enter into
farther particulars, it was because he felt it to be improper at this time to
do so. As, however, it was probable that the subject would shortly be brought
before them, he begged to recal their attention to some of the principles which
had hitherto guided their conduct, and which must influence their decision at
this interesting crisis; and it ought to be remembered, that in no instance
whatever had this question been taken up by them in a narrow view, or on
selfish principles, but as British subjects, standing on the broad ground of
general policy. He challenged their adversaries to point out any part of their
proceedings in which a different character could be recognised, to a single
resolution of that Court which was not breathed from the heart, and from a firm
conviction that to open the trade of the East India Company, would be to shake
to its foundations that trade, and with it some of the most natural interests
of the country. In this opinion they were borne out by the highest authority
– the sentiments of the greatest statesmen that our own times had
produced; Mr. Fox, for instance, at the moment of the scrutiny into the alleged
abuses and mismanagement in the affairs of India, never once entertained the
idea of laying open the East India trade; he knew that it would be equally
fatal to all parties. Mr. Pitt was as entirely averse to disturbing the general
policy on India, and left it where he found it. Lord Melville also, after being
twenty years at the head of the Company's affairs, and intimately acquainted
with every branch of the system, declared it to be impossible to carry on the
commerce to the East on any other principles than those of a well regulated
monopoly. The very Administration with whom they had been treating on the
continuance of their Charter, admitted, up to a very late period of the
negociation, every one of these principles; and it was only during the latter
part of that negociation that they had declared their intention, in consequence
of representations which had been made to them, of allowing certain articles to
be exported and imported by different sea-port towns, to and from India. Was
this language equivocal? No, it was impossible to wrap up such a proposition in
any disguise of words, so as not to flash conviction on the mind of every man
that it was in contemplation to throw open the trade to every part of India as
well as to China. To this measure, the Directors had openly and manfully
declared their determination not to yield. The Proprietors had acknowledged the
firmness and wisdom with which they had supported the Company's interests, and
asserted the great leading principles of the Charter. Had any thing happened to
alter their sentiments – to shake their courage? Certainly not: even the
tide of public opinion had materially hanged in their favour. Many Members of
Parliament, who were before in a state of thraldom, would now feel themselves
at liberty to meet the merits of the question fairly; Parliament would look
back to the successful experience of a century, and the great benefits which
they had conferred on the public, and which were acknowledged by the Government
themselves. With their formal acknowledgment of the benefits derived from the
laudable and meritorious exertions of the Company, and with their recognition
of the justice of their original claim, will they again propose a measure so
tremendous in its consequences that they themselves tremble at the event? They
profess to doubt the success of the open trade, and felt apprehensive that the
mass of the community would be disappointed in their expectations; while
considerable alarm prevailed in the minds of Ministers lest it should overturn
a revenue of between 4 and 5 millions. The papers, in which these sentiments
were expressed, had already been laid before Parliament in the fifth Report,
and he was willing to flatter himself that with this barren account of their
hopes, this pregnant confession of their fears, with the recognition of the
Company's rights, and with all the experience they had had of the public
benefits arising from its exercise, Government would be induced so to modify
the proposed measure, that it would cease to be either obnoxious or alarming,
and that the Company might agree to it, without resorting to the last defence
– the Protection of Parliament. To this protection, however, if
necessary, he, for one, was not afraid of appealing against any Administration
that should infringe on the just rights of the Company. A clamour had indeed
been for a time excited, by petitions from places where a bale of Indian goods
had never been seen, and that would not export one hundred pounds worth of
goods to India in the course of years. In answer to their clamours, he might
ask, had not the City of London come forward – had not her merchants, the
greatest in the world, come forward, and stated the general desolation that
must follow the removing from it so large a portion of its commerce. They had
fully confirmed the sentiments expressed by Lord Melville, that London was the
emporium of India, and the East India House its depot. Clamours had, however,
been raised; and if Government was not firm enough – if it had not nerves
strong enough to resist the unfounded and injurious claims of those who raised
them, he exhorted that Court to stand firm to itself, and to save the bar of
the House of Commons, relying with the utmost confidence on the upright
intentions, and enlightened views of the Legislature, and on the general voice
of the country, which would aid them in obtaining success.
Alderman Atkins and Mr. Dixon regretted that the Chairman had not been able to
impart any thing more satisfactory, but expressed their conviction, that every
proper information would be communicated as early as possible.
Chairman, in explanation, said it was as much his inclination as his duty to
communicate every thing that was judged fitting in the circumstances of the
case. It had been stated, that the Directors had to guard, not only their own
property, but that of the Proprietors, and to this he might add, not only of
the Proprietors, but of widows and children, and those who were necessarily
absent. The question affected not only the holders if India Stock, but all
those connected with the Company, and who derived their support from its trade.
The number of persons of this description in the metropolis alone was immense.
the Ball and Supper, intended for the 18th, we understand the Governor has
given, an almost universal invitation: and the preparations already made at
Marshall's Hotel, (which, in consequence of the decayed state of His
Excellency's residence, is to be the centre of attraction for that night,) lead
us to anticipate as brilliant a scene as we ever yet witnessed. Our readers
will recollect, that the approaching festival is in honour of Her Majesty's Birth-Day;
the commemoration of which, on the usual day, affairs of government prevented.
Hon. Joseph Beete, has received the appointment of Commissioner of Prizes, for
Peacock, above-mentioned, has brought Recruits to the 60th Regiment, in
an additional proof of the importance this colony has attained, in the eyes of
the British Government, we find that regular Convoys for the prevention of
delay, and the protecting of our trade, are officially appointed for the
present year. - See the First Page.
this Life - On the 14th instant, on Plantation Fairfield, Little Courabana,
much regretted by all who knew him - Mr. Charles Macrae. On Saturday last, Mr.
Andrew King, goldsmith of this town. And on Sunday-night, Mrs. Harriott, at her
residence in Kingston.
we intimated in our last, the body of Mr. Dobbrauski, the unfortunate companion
of Capt. Langley, was found on Saturday-morning, at Plantation Young Rachel.
The interment took place in the evening. This gentleman had just attained the
age of twenty five, and has left a disconsolate mother to lament his untimely
loss. He is acknowledged, by all who knew him, to have been a fair specimen of
Printed and Published, every Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon.
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