Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 March 27


Vol. VIII.]

[No. 566.


St. George's Church, [centered]
25th March, 1813. [centered]
THE heavy rains having prevented the Annual Meeting of the Vestry, advertised for this day, it stands adjourned till Wednesday the 7th of April.
Treasurer of St. George's Church.

FOR sale by the Subscriber - cheap for cash - Two Grand Piano Fortes, by Longman & Broderip. Also an assortment of Elegant Tables, made of Colony Wood.
March 26tth. ISAAC HADFIELD.

WANTED, to Purchase - A new and faithful built SCHOONER, capable of carrying from 60 to 70 Bales of Cotton under deck. Apply to
March 27. JAMES GENTLE & Co.

THE Decoction prepared from the different ingredients called Species Lignorum, has been lately proved to be the most valuable medicine yet discovered in cure of all cutaneous diseases. A respectable gentleman of this colony, who has given it a fair trial in the Yaws, has found it uncommonly useful in the disease. It is therefore recommended as an admirable remedy as a
Cure for the Yaws. [centered]
The Subscriber, having just received a large supply of the Species Lignorum will furnish it at a lower rate than formerly - particularly where a large quantity is taken.
March 27. J. L. SMITH.

THE Subscribers have for sale, the following articles, of the latest importations: -
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Prime mess beef in half-barrels
Ditto pork in ditto
New rose butter
Pigs' ditto
Pine cheese
Gloster ditto
Loaf sugar
Old port wine
Burton ale
Beer and porter
[second column]
Nails 4d. to 30d.
Cotton bagging
Fine and coarse Irish linen
Printed calicoes
Lawn and cotton handkerchiefs
Ladies' and Gentlemen's black and white silk hose
Cotton ditto
Fine flannel
Jean, &c. &c.
[end columns]
Who request those indebted to them to make immediate payment, to prevent unpleasant steps.
March 26.

THE Subscriber, intending to quit the country with the June Fleet, for the recovery of his health, gives this notice - that all accounts due him, will be left in the hands of a lawyer, to be recovered.
He offers for sale a complete Copy of the Encyclop¾dia Britannica; his whole Stock in Trade; and a Negro, warranted a complete shoemaker - by private bargain - which, however, if not sold, will be exposed at public vendue.
Note. - All those he is indebted to, may render their accounts, but he is pretty well acquainted with them. - March 27

IN consequence of the unfavorable state of the weather, but few gentlemen were able to attend the Meeting at Marsh's Hotel to-day. It was therefore resolved, that the time of meeting be postponed to 12 o'clock, on Tuesday the 6th of April ensuing.
Those gentlemen who have kindly assisted in forwarding the benevolent desires of the inhabitants of the united colonies, are particularly requested to send in the amount of their respective collections, to the Hon. Joseph Beete, treasurer, previous to that day
March 26. Chairman.

AS the Snow Ann will join the ensuing Convoy, those Gentlemen who have Goods on board, are requested to send for them as speedily as possible; otherwise, in consequence of the quick dispatch required, they will be landed and stored on account and risk of those concerned.
March 27. MICHAEL BRACE, Master.

Every Man his own Lawyer! [centered]
The Manner of Proceeding in the Courts of Demerary. [centered]
Printed and sold at the Royal Gazette Office. [centered]

MARSHAL'S OFFICE. [centered]

BY Virtue of an Extract from the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Honourable Court of Justice, dated 4th March, 1813, I, the undersigned Deputy First Marshal, in the name and behalf of JAMES ROBERTSON, sole Acting-Executor in this colony, to the Estate of NICHOLAS ROUSSELET, deceased, do hereby for the Second Time, by Edict summon, all known and unknown Creditors of the Estate of the said N. Rousselet, deceased, in the Island of Barbados, as well as in these Colonies; to appear before the Honourable Counsellor Commissary, at the Fourteen Days' Court of Rolls, to be held in George-Town, on the Fifth Day of April next, and following days, in order to render their respective claims in due form: whereas after the expiration of the Fourth Edict, will be proceeded against the non-appearers according to Law.
Thus done in Demerary and Essequebo, this 22d March, 1813.
Deputy First Marshal.

BY Virtue of an order from His Honour J. S. MASSE, President of the Honourable Court of Criminal and Civil Justice of the United Colony of Demerary and Essequebo, &c. &c. &c. I, the undersigned Deputy First Marshal of the aforesaid Colony, will expose for sale unto the highest bidder in presence of two Counsellor-Commissaries of the Honourable Court of Justice, and their Secretary, at the Court-House, George-Town, on the Sixth day of April next ensuing -
1st. In behalf of M. MARX, Plaintiff, versus JOHN M'AULEY, Defendant - The Lot of Land, known by No. 72, situated in Cumingsburgh District, George-Town, with the Buildings thereon, consisting of a Dwelling-House, raised on brick pillars about 7 feet high; the house about 30 by 18 feet, with a back gallery, and out-houses; such as the same is at present occupied by the free coloured woman, Harriet Gordon.
2d. In behalf of A. MEERTENS, Plaintiff, versus H. H. DENNY, Defendant - the one-eighth share in Lot No. 14, situated in Cumingsburg, George-Town, with the Buildings thereon, viz. a Dwelling-House, 33 feet long by 20 feet wide, two stories high, the frame of Colony wood, covered with wallaba shingles, and enclosed with Colony plank; a Logie, 84 feet long by 30 wide, covered with shingles, the frame of hard-wood; a Kitchen, &c.
3d. In behalf of ST. DUPORT, Plaintiff, versus JOHN BROWNE, Defendant - The un-expired Lease of the undivided moiety in the one half of the North and one-half of the Trench and Parapet Lot, with all the Buildings thereon, situate in front of Plantation Vlissingen, viz. a Dwelling-House, about 40 feet by 20, two stories high, the frame of Colony wood, enclosed with American lumber; and a small out-building for negro-house, a ditto for a kitchen, with a brick chimney.
Those inclined to purchase, please attend the sale on the day and at the place before-written.
Demerary and Essequebo, the 26th March, 1813.
Deputy First Marshal.

SECRETARY's OFFICE. [centered]

This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony: -
J. Chaudony, M.D. in fourteen days, or by the April Fleet, from the 9th of March.
John Parcell Walsh, in fourteen days, from the 9th of March.
John Findlater, in fourteen days, or by the April Fleet, from the 13th of March.
Thomas Finlayson, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from the 16th of March.
Lucius Van Baerle, in fourteen days, or by the First Fleet, from the 16th of March.
Andrew Smith, with one servant, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 16th of March.
Charles Mackintosh, in fourteen days, or by the First Fleet, from the 18th of March.
William Lucas, with one servant, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from the 19th of March.
Richard Chandler, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from the 19th of March.
John Naegeli, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from the 22d of March.
Peter Rose, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from the 23d of March.
David Cornfoot, and servant, in fourteen days, or by the first Fleet, from the 24th of March.
Henry Richardson, in fourteen days, or by the first Fleet, from the 24th of March.
Isaac Hadfield, and Wife, with two servants, with the April Fleet, from the 24th of March.
Henry Van Baerle, in fourteen days, or by the April Fleet, from the 24th of March.
John M'Donald, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from the 26th of March.
Charles Simson will transport to Berbice, Twelve Negroes, the property of John Heyslop, of the aforesaid Colony, names to be seen at this office; in fourteen days, from the 26th of March.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, March 27, 1813.
Sworn Clerk.

PUBLIC VENDUES. [centered]

Note - The Sale of Goods by Messrs. Murray & Jamison, was put off, on account of the late rains, and will take place on Wednesday next the 31st instant.

On Monday the 29th instant, at the stores of Messrs. H. T. FERGUSON & Co. - a considerable quantity of new Irish provisions, linens, sheetings, platillas, &c. And to close sales, a few hogsheads and quarter-casks Madeira Wine, and some excellent French brandy.
March 27. A. MILLS, & Co.

On Tuesday the 30th instant, [see 18130320EDRG] . . .
Also, a negro man, Tom, by Messrs. BARNES & KENT, and by Mr. DUPORT, a negro, Barr.
Also, for account of the Underwriters, or others concerned in the Ship Ceasar [sic], a quantity of running rigging &c. damaged by a privateer.
Also, for account of those concerned, one bale India long cloths, damaged, and two puncheons hams.
March 20. A. MILLS & Co.

On Wednesday next, the 31st inst. at the Vendue-Office, by order of Messrs. MURRAY & JAMISON, the following goods, just arrived by the Cork fleet - Beef and pork in whole and half-barrels, herrings, ham, butter, tongues, sheeting and linen, soap and candles, and what further may be offered for sale.
March 27. A. MILLS & Co.

On Thursday the 13th of April, [see 18130313EDRG] . . .
Also by order of Colin Macrae, Esq. – the middle third of Plantation Laurentia. – (For particulars see advertisement in last page.)
March 13. A. MILLS & Co.

On Wednesday the 21st of April, by order of A. CART, Sen. Esq. at his present residence, as Deliberating Executor of JOHN BROOKS, deceased - Watch-maker's tools, clocks, watches, watch-glasses, &c. a large vat, a few chairs, a sofa, tables, a bedstead, and what further may appear at the sale.
March 27. A. MILLS, & Co.

On Thursday the 6th May, on the premises, by order of the Attornies of C. D. FORRESTER, Esq. - the two Half-Lots, No. 7 and 8, in Stabroek, with the Buildings thereon, now occupied by Messrs. J. L. & G. M. FORRESTER. Each Lot will be put up separately in the first instance, and afterwards the two together, when the offer most advantageous to the seller is to be abided by. Payment to be made, in either case, in 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, from the day of sale.
March 27. A. MILLS & Co.

[seal - centered]
Extract of an Address from His Excellency [centered]
the Acting-Governor, [centered]
TO THE [centered]
Honourable Court of Policy, [centered]
At an Extra Meeting on the 26th instant. [centered]

"Gentlemen - upon further consideration of that matter proposed yesterday for your deliberation, respecting the Prerogative and Powers of the Honourable Court of Policy, I think it due to the dignity and honour of this high branch of the Legislature, to state their constitutional authority, of which neither the Acting-Governor or they, would be justified in relinquishing any part confided to them.
"I have recapitulated a few facts, previously in the knowledge of Your Honors; and I shall now give my opinion, with reasons upon which it is founded.
"In the first instance, reverting to the Capitulation, by which the Dutch Laws were to remain in force - that is, at the same time, subject to revision and alteration by the King of England - by the Laws of Holland and Constitution of this Colony, the Governor, whether he may be pro tempore, the humble Representative of His Most Gracious Majesty, or the Stadtholder of Holland, at the head of the Honourable Court of Policy, forms the Supreme Legislature; and has not only the undoubted right to frame laws, until the Sovereign's pleasure is known - but it is their prerogative and duty to see, that the laws and regulations are properly observed. They also form a Privy Council, when the Governor may call upon, them for that purpose. There is also a recent precedent, where a Law-Officer, particularly learned in the Dutch laws, applied for, and succeeded in the punishment of individuals, for disrespect to the Court of Policy.
"These are the sentiments that certainly prevail in this community; and of which the most substantial and convincing proofs have been given -when an Enemy menaced our shores.
"I now think it advisable, Gentlemen, for that object, which has always engaged your anxious solicitude, (the benefit and advantage of the public in general,) to defer further discussion of these points, until finally decided upon, by another Tribunal - perfectly impartial and disinterested.
"Exclusive of the written documents, with extracts of the Laws of England and Holland; I now beg leave to subjoin the King's Instructions, and Lord Mansfield's Opinion."

Extract of Instructions to the Governor of Demerary. [centered]
ARTICLE 5th. [centered]
"With regard to the Court of Policy, and all other Colleges within your Government, it is our will and pleasure, that you, or the person administering the government for the time being, shall therein preside; and that all laws, regulations, and subjects for deliberation, shall be proposed solely by you, or with your consent; and that no meeting shall take place without your special permission."

"In Lord Mansfield's Opinion of the King's Power over Conquered Countries, he says -
"His Majesty has a power to fix such terms and
"conditions, as he thinks proper. He is intrusted
"with making the treaty of peace. He ma yield
"up the conquest or retain it, upon what terms he
"please - These powers no man ever disputed;
"neither has it been hitherto controverted - that the
"King might change part, or the whole, of the
"Law or Political Form of Government of a Con-
"quered Dominion."
Evans's Decision of Lord Mansfield. [centered]
Title - Conquest - page, 22-4. - Vol. I. Quarto edit.

No arrival since Tuesday. The Packet, however, is hourly expected.

LOCALITIES. [centered]

American Papers to a very recent date, have been received in town - but notwithstanding we have made two applications for the loan of them, that favour has not been conferred upon us. The cause, however, we know not - it may originate in the right every man possesses, of withholding or granting favours of the kind alluded to; or it may derive its source from a reduction of national into individual hostility. But be it as it may, in the present instance, it is particularly to be regretted, as we understand the Journals before-mentioned, contained particulars of certain captures, in which many here are interested.

In consequence of the inclemency of the weather, neither of the Public Meetings intended for the past week, having taken place - that for the purposes connected with the loss of the Peacock, is now fixed for the 6th of April; and that for the Election of Vestrymen and Treasurer to St. George's Church, for the following day.

The First Session of the Court of Justice for the present year, ended on Tuesday last.

Cleared from the Custom-House, on the 23d instant, the brig Koutusoff, Johnston, for Newfoundland; and the schooner Joseph, Strickland, for Barbados.

[Transcriber's note: here an item cut out from the newspaper.]

TO be Sold, on Tuesday, the 13th of April next, by public sale, at the Vendue Office, on a credit of 3, 6, 9, and 12 months - the middle one-third part of Plantation Laurentia, up this river, adjoining the Estate of C. M. OVERWEG, Esq. and containing 100 rod façade by 750 deep. There is in cultivation on this place, a very good bearing Plantain-Walk, of about 50 acres, with some good Coffee, and twenty acres of Sugar-Cane planted, and lately cut for the first time; likewise all the requisite Buildings, and in complete order, for making bricks. The land is in general of excellent quality, well adapted for Plantains, Coffee, or Sugar, and communicates behind, at the distance of 800 rods, with Hobbaboe Creek; from whence, by means of a canal, a constant supply of fresh water and fuel may be obtained. There will be sold, at the same time, 150 M. Bricks, made and now laying on said place. Any person desirous of viewing the Land or Bricks, will please apply to Mr. HOLLORAN, on the premises, and for further particulars, to
Demerary, March 18. C. MACRAE.
[Transcriber's note: this ad has a reference in the Public Vendues section above.]

in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [centered]






Pl. Alliance.


T. Robinson,

Pl. Vryheid's Lust.






Pl. Marias Lodge.


J. M'Pherson,

From Mahaicony.


J. M'Pherson,

From Mahaicony.





M. Smit,

C. Chandler.



From Mahaica.


Mrs. Morehouse,

Pl. Plaisance.


St. Deeges,

Pl. Windsor Forest.


Pl. Ruymveld,



Goed Verwagting,



Heathcote, dec.



Mrs. Elliot,

Pl. Vlissingen.


J. Bergh,

Pl. Good Intent.


Mrs. Holland,

From Pomaroon.

March 27. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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

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