Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 February 16


Vol. VIII.]

[No. 555.


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The King's House,


HIS Excellency the Acting-Governor has received a Letter, of which the following is an Extract, relative to the Convoys for the present year:
"I 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;
at 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.

THE 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.
King's House, George-Town, February 15, 1813.
By Command,

Banns of Matrimony,



Born in Elst in Guelderland, Widower of Alida

Elizabeth Schuurman, of Utrecht;



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, Esqr.
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 15.

NOTICE. - 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.
Feb. 16. G. SMETS.

THE Subscriber requests all Persons having any claim or demand against the estates Lancaster and Supply, to hand them in to Mr. H. S. THOMAS.

A PATENT CATTLE-MILL, made by Collins, will be sold very cheap. Also Two Large Copper Clarifier, with brass cocks. Apply to
Feb. 16. H. T. FERGUSON & Co.

GENERAL 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: -
Fashionable 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 men, &c.
February 16.


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.
William Ross, in fourteen days, or one month, from the 9th of February.
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 February.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, February 13, 1813.
Sworn Clerk.


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.
February 16. A. MILLS, & Co.

The Peacock sloop of war, arrived yesterday from Barbados; and this morning, the sloop Blackbird.

Equally 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.


At the last Quarterly General Court, the Dividend for the half year then about to end, being declared to be 5 ½ per cent.
The 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 question.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
The 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.


To 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.

The Hon. Joseph Beete, has received the appointment of Commissioner of Prizes, for these colonies.

The Peacock, above-mentioned, has brought Recruits to the 60th Regiment, in garrison here.

As 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.

Departed 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.

As 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 early worth.

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