Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 April 20


Vol. VIII.]

[No. 573.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1813.

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HIS Excellency the Acting-Governor has been pleased to postpone the Meeting of the Honorable Court of Justice, until the ensuing month, [sic – comma, not period] The day will be notified in the next Gazette.
By His Excellency's Command,
April 20, 1813.

STATE of ACCOUNT of the Subscription for Capt. Peake, Officers, and Crew, of the Peacock,

Amount of Subscription inserted in
the Royal Demerary Gazette, to
April 17th



f 15,122

Omitted in said Advertisement -


R. Kingston,

f 220


H. E. Lemmex,











f 15,386

S. W. Gordon



Simson, Grant, & Co.



M. Van Kerkwyk



Lewis Corbet, a Gift to
C. Simpson in July 110 13

C. Simpson



E. Bishop, junr.



D. Mackay



Thomas Cathray



W. Munro



C. Monaghan



J. Sutherland


-- 1,166 13






16,552 13


Account of Clothes and



Sundries for the Officer,

837 - 15


Seamen, and Marines.






Remitted H. J. Underwood,



Esqr. per Packet.

15,000 - 0


1,200 Pounds Sterling,



at f 12 - 10





15,837 15




Balance on hand, April 19,


f 714 18




JOSEPH BEETE, Treasurer.

FOR SALE, [centered]
A well-finished SCHOONER, about fifteen months old, built of the best materials, with new sails; planked with the best brown Silvabally, 32 feet keel, 12 feet beam, 4 feet hold; draws 4 1/2 feet when loaded. Apply to

AFRICAN RICE. [centered]
NOW landing, and for sale by the Subscriber, at Mackay's Stelling – the Cargo of the Brig North Star, Capt. W. Waldron, from Goree; consisting of Thirty Tons of Good Fresh Rice.
Also a few Barrels of Best Superfine Baltimore Flour, and a Pipe of Old Cogniac Brandy, (proof 24) in quantities of five gallons and upwards; for which Cash or Produce will be received in payment.
April 20. D. MORRISON & Co.

WANTED to Hire - a good Grass-cutter. Apply at the Office of this Paper. - April 20.

SECRETARY's OFFICE. [centered]

This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony: -
Hugo Cantzlaar, j.z. with a servant, in fourteen days, from April 1.
B. J. Hopkinson, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from April 1.
Samuel Knight, (free coloured) in fourteen days, or six weeks. [sic – no date]
Malachy Glyn, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from April 2.
James Walcott, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 5th of April.
G. Wells, in fourteen days or six weeks, from the 5th of April.
The free coloured Martha C. Jordan, in fourteen days, from the 7th of April.
Samuel Dealey, in fourteen days, or six weeks, from the 9th of April.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, April 16, 1813.
Sworn Clerk.

PUBLIC VENDUES. [centered]

On Monday, the 10th of May, [see 18130403EDRG] . . .
[see 18130413EDRG] . . .
Also by order of Mr. J. WATSON, - a negro girl, named Mary, a washer and house servant, sold for no fault.
Also by order of the Executors of the late J. BURGES (deceased) a prime young negro man, named Plato - a field negro, sold for no fault.
April 3. A. MILLS, & Co.

COURT OF JUSTICE. [centered]

NOTIFICATION. [centered]
HIS Excellency HUGH LYLE CARMICHAEL, Acting Governor, having been pleased to postpone the Meeting of the Honorable the Court of Justice, which was to have taken place on to-morrow, until the 10th of May next - all those whom it may concern, are to take notice hereof accordingly.
Court-House, George-Town, April 20, 1813.
By Command,
Clerk of the Court of Justice.

FOR BARBADOS. [centered]
BROTHERS, [centered]
BENJAMIN TYNES, Master, [centered]
Will sail in a few days. For Freight or Passage, apply to
April 20.

                  COMMISSARIAT OFFICE.
                  Demerary, April 20, 1813.
CASH will be required for the following Bills, drawn by FINCH BOVELL, Esqr. Acting Deputy Paymaster General, on the Right Honorable the Paymaster-General, London, at Thirty Days' Sight, viz.
No. 411 to 413 - £ 300 each - £ 900
424 400
£ 1000
for which Sealed Tenders in quadruplicate, marked "Tenders for Bills," will be received at this Office, until Monday next, the 26th instant, at 10 o'clock in the morning, when they will be opened and the offer or offers most advantageous for Government, if approved, will be accepted.

ARRIVALS. - The brig North Star, Waldron; and the schooner Brothers, Tynes, from Barbados. The first-mentioned vessel is originally from Goree.

The Papers received by the schooner, are to the 13th instant; but they communicate nothing of importance, except from America - who, however, is always ready with her Madisonian Follies, to supply every deficiency in political intelligence. We now find, that not content with the British Blockade - (the effects of which are already declared to be far from agreeable) - an Embargo, forsooth, is to be enforced immediately; and the licences, we suppose, that Foster left them, are to be transformed into cartridges, for their new levy of annual warriors!

This notable manŌuvre, was recommended in a Message from the President, on the 24th of February last; and there is no doubt but what it has since been acted upon.

We are sorry to hear, by the late arrivals, that on Wednesday the 7th instant, a most lamentable conflagration destroyed the whole of Castriel, in the island of St. Lucia. It is reported that several lives were lost in this dreadful calamity. - We are certain nothing need be said to excite the sympathy of the benevolent and public-spirited community.

LOCALITIES. [centered]

For the political and benevolent purposes, connected with the loss of the Peacock - the Treasurer has already remitted the sum of twelve hundred pounds sterling!

"For those in Glory's grave who sleep,
"Weep fondly, but exulting weep!"

To the Editor of the Royal Gazette. [centered]
I request you will insert the following Record - as such an act of bravery deserves to be publicly recorded; and as I think it will not fail to animate the Marines with an earnest desire to follow so noble an example, when a opportunity shall hereafter be offered them. J. S.

An Example of Heroism in JOHN ROGERS, a Marine, aged twenty-one years, on board His Majesty's Ship Coquette in an Action with an American Schooner, on the 11th of March, 1813, off the Coast of Guiana. After a piece of langrage had passed through his abdomen, and his entrails were protruding from both orifices, he was requested by an Officer, to go down to the Surgeon; but his reply was - Not 'till I have had another fire" - In the act of which he fell, and was carried below.

INSCRIPTION, [centered]
Intended for the Monument to Capt. PEAKE, [centered]

Where'er, thro' varied climes, old Ocean rolls -
From the equator to the frost-bound poles,
Is British Valour shown! - This distant shore
Shall claim her page in Britain's naval lore.
To future times, then, votive Tablet, tell
How bravely PEAKE here fought - lamented fell!
From manly breasts call'd forth the deep-drawn sigh;
The tender tear beguil'd from Beauty's eye:
And though he "floats upon a watery beir,"
Preserve his name - to Britons ever dear -
And, while his spirit foats [sic] in blissful skies,
Proclaim that FAME, with VIRTUE, never dies!
J. B.

We have inserted the above articles with pleasure. The first, because it is not only an act of justice to the memory of the departed hero - but because, such records have always on some one, the desired effect. In respect to the second, because we began to suspect, as trash would not do on the present occasion, that England would have to find the inscription as well as the marble.

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

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