Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 February 20


Vol. VIII.]

[No. 556.


                  OFFICE OF ORDNANCE,
                  Demerary, Feb. 20, 1813.
ANY Person willing to contract for putting up Eighteen Brick Pillars of the following dimensions - 8 feet by 18 inches; on the ground in camp, which will be pointed out by the Commanding Royal Engineer: will please send tenders to this Office, on or before the 24th instant, when they will be opened in presence of the respective Officers, and the lowest approved.
Note - Lime will be furnished by this Department

The Accountant-General will keep his Office for the dispatch of business, at the House of Mr. OBERMULLER, Brick-dam, from the hours of 10 in the morning, till 2 in the afternoon, daily, Sundays and Holydays excepted.
George-Town, 20th February, 1813.

Just Published,



On the Third of January last;

To which are subjoined,
An ADDRESS from the OFFICERS of the Militia, to His Excellency the GOVERNOR:

And the Reply of His Excellency.
Printed and sold at the Royal Gazette Office.

NOTICE is hereby given, that the residence of J. RUNNELS, J.Z. is at the house of Mrs. FRANCES RUNNELS, Brick-Dam, district Stabroek.
February 18.

ALL Persons having any Demands against the Boedel of Dr. THOMAS SMALL, deceased, are requested to render the same, properly attested, to the undersigned; and all persons indebted, to come forward with immediate payment.
Surviving and Deliberating Executor.
Varken Island, Essequebo, Feb. 17, 1813.

AN excellent small Cattle-Mill, fitted with iron cog-wheels, gudgeons, brasses, capooses, frame, and sweeps complete; which can be seen at work until the 20th of March, at which time the mill will be taken down. For further particulars apply at Plantation Uitvlugt, to
Feb. 18. A. C. BOODE.

For Hire - Seven capital FIELD-NEGROES. Apply to A. JACKSON, Mahaica, or
In George-Town.

WHEREAS the Boat belonging to the brig Thomas, and in which Capt. Langley was upset, has not yet been found; the above reward will therefore be given to any person bringing her to the said brig. She is a clincher-built jolly-boat; length, 15 feet 1 inch; breadth, 5 feet 5 inches; depth, 2 feet; plank 1/2 inch; timbers 7-8; painted green with a white bottom; had with her two sails.
P. RUSSELL, Acting-Commander.
P. RUSSELL begs leave to say, he hopes those Gentlemen who had engaged freight with Capt. Langley, will give in the quantity immediately, to the House of G. ANGLE, as he wishes to oblige those friends so far as possible. - February 20.

FOR SALE - now landing from the sloop Blackbird - a few barrels of New Superfine American Flour, barrels of Building Lime, and barrels of Salt.
Wanted, a few thousand Sugar-hogshead Staves.

THE Subscribers offer for sale - a few Cases of Madam Chassevent's best Martinique Noyau, red and white. Also the following articles - Superfine flour, beef in whole and half barrels, shads, pickled and smoked salmon, tobacco, first quality, in hogsheads and barrels; building-lime and terras, grating-bars and cutlasses, boiling-house lamps, blocks, mast-hoops, and jib-hanks, copper and tin funnels, paint and rape-seed oil, cordage assorted, Osnaburgs, pullicates, brass bushes, mill-wedges, bar-iron, &c. and a Cattle-Mill, complete.
Feb. 20. GARDEN, KING, & Co.

WANTS a Situation, as Clerk in a Mercantile House, or on a Plantation – a Steady Young Man, who writes a good hand, and can produce certificates of his sobriety and good conduct. Letters addressed to A.B. at this Office, will be duly attended to.
Feb. 20.

THE Office of H. G. I. NEDERBURGH, L.L.D. is removed from his former lodging, at Mr. H. D. OBERMULLER's to the house belonging to the Widow of the late Dr. WOLFF, North-Dam, Stabroek.
George-Town, February 20.


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.
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.
Francis P. Walcotte, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from the 19th of February.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, February 20, 1813.
Sworn Clerk.


On Wednesday next the 24th instant, 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 20. A. MILLS, & Co.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue originally had dates for Feb. 18 & 19 and entered on Feb. 9]

On Wednesday the 10th of March, will be exposed for sale at the Vendue Office, by order of J. A. OTTO, Esq. Eight Negroes, named Adam, Esson, Nice, Cook, Present, and her three children.
February 20. A. MILLS, & Co.

We have had several arrivals since Tuesday: the ships Russia Company, Cole, the Ariadne, Bird, the Aurora, M'Dougall, from Gibraltar; and the Lune, last from Grenada: - but they have communicated no intelligence of importance.

Much, however, and from all parts of the world, we trust to have the pleasure of giving in our next; as our Packet entered the river Surinam, on Thursday - The Planter and Merchant, we hope to gratify with a price current of colonial produce, rapidly advancing towards what was prevalent, in Demerary's good old days - when [illegible] were as scarce as cash at present; and the greatest curiosity that could be exhibited, was a citation! – To the Politician, we hope to communicate, secrets worth knowing, of state affairs, of battles fought, and victories [illegible] And, to the Soldier, we hope to present, [illegible] a mess of honourable promotion, as ever his [illegible] dreamed of.

In fact, we anticipate, by the approaching Mail, the means of interesting every reader; and we shall employ them to the best of our abilities.


Anniversary of Her Majesty's Birth-Day. - The military eclat with which the adjourned-commemoration commenced, certainly argued, that the 18th instant, would become entitled to distinguished notice in the annals of Demerary. Unfortunately however, an event much to be lamented, caused the spirit of the day to vanish at an early hour; and it was not until the evening, when cited by those potent magicians, Beauty, Music and Wine, that its re-appearance took place.

We now, however, return to the business of the morning. About ten o'clock, the Royal Battalion of the Militia, assembled at the respective place of roll-calls and, soon after, proceeded to the Grand Parade - where was already stationed, the 60th Regiment. The united-line being formed, the Commander in Chief began to be momentarily expected, when Major Imthurn arrived, and announced His Excellency's sudden indisposition. At such a time, and on such a spot, intelligence so unexpected, must supposed to operate not a little on the martial enthusiasm of the moment in the post of honour, however, devolving on the Garrison Commandant, Lieutenant-Colonel Codd, the business of the business of the field commenced. One detachment of the Royal and Militia Artillery paraded with a field piece, upon the right of the 60th, and another on the left. The salute commenced with seven guns from the right field piece; a feu de joie followed on the right of the 60th, and proceeded to the left of the Militia, when seven guns were fired from the left to the right, then seven guns from the right field pieces, and another feu de joie as at first. The troops then marched in review order, and returned home. The review station was crowded with Persons of Distinction.

At one, the fort and shipping saluted as usual.

About six in the evening, the previously-formed Vauxhallic avenue beginning at the bridge, and terminating nearly midway of Marshall's hotel, was lighted up; but unfortunately the wind proved too high throughout the event, for any very brilliant effect. In the ball, card, and supper rooms, as well as the front gallery, several appropriate transparencies and illuminated devices, were also placed. The company began to assemble at the usual hour; the dancing commenced about eight; and the only regret expressed, was the absence of His Excellency. The Hon. W. Robertson presided; and under his auspices, the night past away in the utmost harmony and conviviality. After supper, a number of loyal and popular toasts, were give as usual, on such occasions.

THE Undersigned having lately arrived from Barbados, is desirous of hiring herself to a respectable family as a House-keeper, or a Nurse for children. For further particulars apply at the Domicilum Office.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]

For Glasgow.

(Warranted to sail with the April Convoy.)


M. M'DOUGALL, Commander,
For Freight or Passage, having very good accommodations, apply to Capt. M'Dougall, or


in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary.






Pl. Alliance.


Boedel M'Rae,

L. Corbet.


Pl. Orange Nassau,



T. Robinson,

Pl. Vryheid's Lust.






Pl. Marias Lodge.


J. M'Pherson,

From Mahaicony.


J. M'Pherson,

From Mahaicony.





Estate J. Ford,

H. Austin.


Pl. Meerzorg,

Pl. Alliance.


Pl. Swanenschuts,

Pl. Lowlands.








W. King,



Pl. Werk & Rust,

Pl. La Reduit.


M. Smit,

C. Chandler.


A. Tinne,

M. Jackman.

February 20. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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By Edward James Henery.

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