Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 April 24


Vol. VIII.]

[No. 574.


[seal image - centered]
The King's House, [centered]
DEMERARY. [centered]

NOTICE. [centered]
THE Votes of the Inhabitants of the United Colony for the election of a Member of the College of Electors and Financial Representatives, in the room of CHARLES BEAN, Esq. having been examined with the usual formalities, it was found a majority of votes was in favour of HUGH HYNDMAN, Esq. who is hereby declared to be duly elected accordingly
King's-House, George-Town, April 21, 1813.
By Command,
Clerk of the Court of Policy.

For Sale, or Hire, [centered]
The Premises lately occupied by the Subscriber, in Cumingsburg. Apply to the Royal Gazette office.
April 24. [sic] E. J. Henery.

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

Received since -

S. W. Gordon



Simson, Grant, & Co.



M. Van Kerkwyk



C. Simpson



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

E. Bishop, junr.



D. Mackay



Thomas Cathray



W. Munro



C. Monaghan



J. Sutherland



T. Dougan



L. Hartensveldt



H. J. Knolman



J. J. Deeges



R. Buchanan



W. W. Kernan



M. Gahan



P. W. Prins



B. Dardier



Joseph Hadfield



E. M'Pherson



J. Searles



M. Van Markwyk



R. M'Culloh



R. M'Lachlan



H. Ragge



R. Chandler



J. Stuart



Dr. R. Jones



R. Murray



C. Wilday


-- 2,189 13






17,575 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 24,


f 1787 18




JOSEPH BEETE, Treasurer.

Fifty Firkins Cork Butter, [centered]
JUST landed, and for sale by the Subscriber, at the Store of Messrs. PATERSON & CROSSMAN, very low for Cash.
April 23. J. JONES.

THOSE having demands against the Estate of the late KENNETH MATHIESON, are requested to render them to the Subscriber in Cumingsburg, without delay; and those indebted, to make immediate payment.
Acing Executor.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]

THE Subscriber begs leave to inform her friends and the public, that having lately arrived from England, and taken a House in Robb's town, for the purpose of opening
A SCHOOL [centered]
for the Tuition and Boarding of Young Persons, Ladies in particular - those who may favour her with the care of their children, may depend upon every attention being paid them.

FOUND, by a Negro, on the 21st instant, a Red-Leather Pocket Book, containing a variety of Papers. The owner may have the same, by proving property, rewarding the negro who found it, paying this advertisement, and applying at No. 55. Werk & Rust.
April 24. JACOB GEIN.

FOR SALE - Lot, No. 25, with the Buildings thereon; in the District of Charles Town. For particulars enquire of

THE Subscriber gives notice, that all accounts due him on the 31st December last, and unpaid the 10th May ensuing, will be then put in Suit.

LOST - a Promissary-Note of Messrs. Garden, King & Co. dated the 18th of February, 1813, for the sum of Two Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty-eight Guilders, Holland's Currency, payable in two months after date, in favour of ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, and endorsed to JOHN CARPENTER. All persons are requested not to receive the said Note, or transfer it in payment, it having been paid by Messrs. Garden, King & Co. A reasonable reward will be given to any person having found it, by applying to

WANTED to Purchase - a well-toned PIANO-FORTE; for which Cash will be paid on delivery.

FIRE-WOOD for Sale, at Nine Guilders per Cord. Apply at the formerly occupied by D. CARGILL, Werk & Rust.
April 24. J. S. SMITH.

FOR SALE - a strong hardy dapple MARE, a good riding beast, and has also been accustomed to draw a chaise occasionally. She may, with little trouble be made to go in harness quietly.
Also wanted to hire - a House-servant, who can be recommended for honesty and sobriety.
For further particulars enquire at the Royal Gazette Printing Office. - April 23.

THE Subscriber begs leave to inform his friends and the public, that he has opened a Store in Cumingsburg, near the Premises of T. De Lisle, Esqr. where he offers for sale the following Articles, reasonable for Cash or Produce:
Hams, cheese, herrings in barrels, salt in do. tea in canisters, cloves, Madeira wine and beer per dozen, rose water, old rum, soap and candles, tobacco, rice, coffee bagging, cotton hammocks, salempores, broad cloth, vest patterns, cotton shirts, black and white silk stockings, ladies' silk gloves, Guernsey frocks, Osnaburgs, stationery, shoe blacking, earthen and tin ware, copper tea kettles, glue pots, compasses, brass cocks, blocks, jib hanks, green paint, sewing twine, carpenters' rules, coopers' jointers, rivets, adzes, &c.
J. J. finding very little attention has been paid to the advertisements of the late Firm of JAMES JACKSON & Co. informs those indebted to that Concern, that all accounts and acceptances not paid before the end of May next, will be sued for without respect to persons.

FOR SALE - at W. POSTLETHWAITE's Cottage, Cumingsburg - Four Cows, One Bull, an Ox, and several Small Cattle, of a very capital breed - and will be sold cheap for cash - April 24.

N. WINADAY [sic - Winandy], & Co. No. 2. Werk en Rust, offer for sale, for immediate payment in cash, the following Goods of the latest importations: -
Irish linen 4-4ths 55 to f 132, long lawns 22 to f 55, cotton cambrics 9-8ths 15 to f 55 per piece of 12 yards, gingham and stripes 1 to f 2 per yard, real callistraw f 44, calico 7 yard pieces 5 to f 11, Bengal stripes 20 yards pieces f 16 10, linen check f 1 the yard fine dowlas 4-4ths 34 yards f 55, Russia sheeting f 88 per piece, elegant and plain split, satin, Italian &c. children's, girls', and ladies' straw bonnets 15 to f 30; fine ladies' stockings f 43 per dozen, green twilled silk f 8 5 the yard, green lawn for ladies' veils f 5 do. black crape 36 inches wide f 8 do. linen thread 5 to f 40, do. cotton 6 to f 30 cotton, linen, and diaper tapes and twists 4 to f 18 per dozen, mixed pins, f 3 per lb. do. in papers f 6, optick or shew glass with 46 fine views of the cheif [sic] towns and places of Europe f 198, patent plate candlesticks with shades 44 to f 55, spermaceti candles f 4 per lb. beer and porter 10 per dozen, first quality creme de noyau and d' anis [sic] f 4, very fine yellow Leghorn hats f 22, children's morocco lined spencers and shoes 4 f 6, gentlemen's dress, half dress, and strong shoes with and without puckles [sic] 8 to f 13 15, writing paper 36 to 44 per ream, memorandum books 2 to f 11, lead pencils 6 to f 9 per dozen, best quils [sic] f 7 the hundred, fine razors f 6 a set of eleven very neat cut desert dishes f 154, ditto quart decanters 4 to f 11, salt sellers [sic], f 5 10, double flint wine and claret glasses 12 to f 15, 1/2 and 2-3ds pint tumblers 12 to f 15 per dozen, quart and pint goblets with and without covers 16 10 to f 36 per dozen, barrel lamps mounted f 15, squares [sic] cut bottles for liqour [sic] cases 4 to f 7, liqour [sic] and cruet stands 8 to f 16 10, pump nails f 6 the thousand, tin and copper tacks 8 to f 18 the thousand; 4, 6, and 8-penny nails 12 stuivers per pound; rose water 1/2 pint bottle f 1 10, a great assortment of toys, jewellry, perfumery, tin ware, copper furniture &c. too tedious to mention; and which will be sold cheap for cash as above.
April 24, 1813.

FOR SALE, [centered]
PLANTATION GOEDE VERWAGTING, on the West-Side of this River, between Plantation Good Intent and Sisters, on the North, and Plantation Yonge Rachel on the South, being 100 roods façade. The grant is for 250 acres, but, owing to a bend in the river, it contains more than 300 acres; of which 90 acres are planted in Canes, about 90 acres in Coffee, in full bearing, and 40 acres lately planted in Plantains, also in full bearing; with 140 Negroes, a spacious Dwelling-House, Negro-Houses, and large Coffee-Loge, Droghery, and other conveniences. This Estate is particularly well adapted for Sugar, the canes, which have hitherto been ground at a neighbouring Estate, having yielded abundantly, and sugar is of a superior quality; it also possesses every facility in the erection of Works, which, as part of the present Buildings would answer for a Curing-House, might be put up at a very small expence. For terms and further particulars, apply to the undersigned, on Plantation Lusignan, or at the Store of Messrs. Simson, Grant, & Co. in Cumingsburg.
Demerary, April 23.

Having seen in your paper of Tuesday, among the Subscriptions to Capt. Peake, a gift of mine, to Charles Simson, I beg leave to inform you, as well as the Public, that said gift was a Good of Messrs. Simson, Grant, and Co. to a Mr. Turner - which Good I took in payment. I repeatedly presented the said Good for payment, but to my surprise, they told me at last, they would neither pay or discount it. I then, rather than put such a respectable House to any inconvenience, made them a present of said Good. - So much for Gifts!
I am, Sir, you obedient Servant,

ADVERTISEMENT. - I owe the late Firm of BRYANT & NOONAN nothing, although Mr. B. one of the partners, has thought proper to make a demand, not withstanding that he is sensible that the Firm is indebted to

STRAYED from the Premises of the Subscriber, in Werk & Rust, on Thursday Evening last - an OX, of a light brown colour, and had a long rope round his horns. Whoever brings back the said Ox, shall receive a liberal reward.

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 10 [sic], 1813.
Sworn Clerk.

AT the request of JAMES EBURNE, Executor to the last Will of Mrs. SARAH E. KENNEDY, deceased, all those who are indebted to, or have demands against the late Mrs. S. E. KENNEDY, are requested to pay the same, and render their accounts, within six weeks from date hereof, to the before-named Executor, at Mr. WILLIAM RILEY's, in George-Town, Demerary.
Secretary's-Office, April 24, 1813.
Sworn Clerk.

PUBLIC VENDUES. [centered]

On Tuesday, the 27th instant, by order of DAVID KING, Esq. Agent for J. & M. CAVAN, at the Stores of Messrs. Garden, King, & Co. Cumingsburgh, the following articles, the Cargo of the brig Hunter, condemned the 14th April, 1813, by the Hon. JNO. W. COMPTON, LL.D. Judge of the Court of Vice-Admiralty of Barbados, as prize to His Majesty's late brig Peacock, Wm. Peake, Esq. Commander, -
White pine lumber, white oak shooks and heading, red oak do. red oak staves, superfine flour, a few barrels beef and pork; also, the Hull and Materials of the brig Hunter. - The whole payable in cash on delivery.
Also by order of Messrs. GARDEN, KING & Co., 1000 pounds first-quality Lamantine Fish, 200 pound Calavancies, and 40 barrels of Shads and herrings.
April 24. A. MILLS, & Co.

On Wednesday, the 28th of April, by order of Mr. THOMAS SHUTE, at his store - Sundries, particularities in his advertisement of the 3d instant.
April 24. A. MILLS & Co.

On Thursday, the 29th instant, at the Vendue Office - Linens, and what further may appear at the sale.
April 24. A. MILLS & Co.

On Friday the 7th of May, [see 18130417EDRG] . . .
Also a negro, La Roi, an excellent plantation negro and grass-cutter, the property of Mr. G. CANTZLAAR.
April 17. A. MILLS & Co.

On Tuesday the 11th of May, by order of JAMES FRASER, at his store in Middle-Street - a large assortment of Goods, per the latest arrivals, consisting of Irish linen, cotton shirting, calicoes, Romal handkerchiefs, platillas, Britannias, salempores, dimities, jeans, ginghams, muslins, cotton cambric, cotton and linen check, tape and bobbin, thread, flannel, gentlemen's and ladies' stockings, diaper, black, green, blue, and mixed broadcloths, gentlemen's silk and beaver hats, tradesmen's ditto, gentlemen's boots and shoes, ladies and children's ditto, cotton and coffee bagging, double and single barrelled guns, powder-flasks and shot belts, powder in canisters, superfine flour in barrels, beef and pork in half barrels, butter in whole and half firkins, kegs of tongues, hams, puncheons of loaf sugar, tea in canisters, salad-oil, brown-stout and white-wine vinegar, mustard in boxes of 6 dozen each, ale and porter per puncheon of 16 dozen each, soap and candles, tar, paint and paint oil, tobacco in hogsheads, nails from 4d. to 30d. cordage assorted, puncheon and vat hoops, hoes and shovels, cutlasses. Also, without reserve, a consignment of tin-ware, viz. wrought-iron tea-kettles, fish-kettles, camp ditto, saucepans, coffee-ports, seamens' pots, dripping pans, pudding-pans, dust pans, lanthorns, tea-boilers, flat japanned and brass candlesticks, round graters, square tin canisters, tinder boxes, quart and pint wine measures, tin funnels, candle-boxes, square sugar-boxes, small brass locks, melon moulds, egg-codlers [sic], tureens and ladles, round Roman waiters, dish-covers, hash-dishes, small and large; imitation gold-bordered tea-trays, coffee-biggins, brass-pans, bed pans, boat-lamps, patent coffee-pots, two garden engines complete, &c.
April 24. A. MILLS, & Co.

On Thursday the 13th of May, at the Vendue Office, by order of the Executor of J. T. ENGELS, deceased, Wearing apparel, some furniture, a horse, a few sheep, and what further may appear.
April 24. A. MILLS, & Co.

Arrived this Morning - The Harmony, Woodall; Friendship, Glascott; Union, Roberts; and Henry Cerf, Roxburg.

The vessels thus announced, left Falmouth on the 24th ultimo, in company with nearly an hundred sail, and under the convoy of a Seventy-four and three Sloops of War. To how late a date, London Papers have been brought, we know not; but from one of the 18th of March, which we have been obligingly favoured with, the following extracts were made:
[Transcriber's note: European news not transcribed]

In the ensuing columns will be found, several articles of American Intelligence, which have been rather unexpectedly placed in our possession.

                  "Philadelphia, Jan. 9.
"Sir - I have this day received information of the discovery, in New-York, of a very extensive scene of forgery of British Licences. From the intelligence communicated to the Magistracy of this city, by the New-York Police, there is every reason to believe that many of the forgeries have been disposed of in Baltimore, to the southward of that city; it may be of importance to the commercial interests that this information be communicated as early as possible; and therefore I have taken the liberty of addressing this letter to you, as I cannot conveniently see the Major, in whose hands I have placed the papers.
                  "READ, Record of Philadelphia."

                  "New-York, Jan. 20.
"Admiral Warren, with two 74's, five frigates, and three smaller vessels, is closely blockading this port, and has detained several vessels, among others the schooner Syrene and ship Silenus of Charleston.

We have a rumour from the brig Caroline, that the United States frigate Constitution, Commodore Bainbridge, had captured the British frigate Žolus, Lord Townsend, and a brig laden with coffee, which was in company. - We do not credit the rumour.

General Armstrong received his appointment as Secretary at War, at New-York, on the 19th of January.

Admiral Warren says there is no prospect of peace between the United States and Great Britain.

A Bill has passed the Lower House of Congress for raising twenty regiments of regulars.

Mr. Randolph had spoken several hours in the House of Representatives, the purport of which was not known, as Congress was sitting with closed doors and had been for several days.

Mr. Gallatin to be Secretary of State. Gen. Smyth had written a lengthy apology to Congress, for his conduct while General of the Forces on the Frontiers, and General Porter had posted him as a coward."

                  "Washington, Feb. 24.
"A very violent Message has just been received from the President of the United States, enclosing and commenting on the Order in Council of October 26, and the accompanying instructions. He inveighs in harsh and reproachful terms against Great Britain; accuses her of attempting to divide and demoralise other nations; of attempting to prosecute trade bottomed on a mass of perjury and forgery; and winds up by recommending 'an effectual prohibition on any trade whatever, by citizens of inhabitants of the United States, under special licences, whether relating to persons or ports; and in aid thereof, a prohibition of all exportations from the United States in foreign bottoms; few of which are actually employed, while counterfeits of their flags and papers are covering and encouraging the navigation of the enemy."

                  "New-York, March 3, 1813.
It is humiliating to every true Patriot, that the Cabinet of Great Britain at such a moment as the present should have gained a greater victory over ours in their diplomatic papers, than in either of the unfortunate combats on land.
Yes, what man can without mortification compare the dignity, moderation, adherence to well-known facts, displayed in the Prince Regent's manifesto - with the message of the President, and the report of the House of Representatives, containing an apology for entering into this offensive war.
Shall we be obliged to shut our eyes, and bar the avenues to our understanding, merely to uphold under the false name of patriotism, a set of men who have plunged the nation against its decided sentiment, and against its dearest interests, into a war without fruit, without advantage, without even the chance of glory.
What can be said, for example, in justification of the part of the President's Message, which rips open and wounds, and stigmatizes the British Cabinet for the attack on the Chesapeake, instantly disavowed by the British Cabinet, and for which complete reparation had been both tendered and accepted.
What answer can we make to the objection of the Prince Regent, that if such a course is to be adopted, the disputes and discord between nations must be interminable?
Why not, with as much propriety, reproach Great Britain with the Stamp Act, and the Duty on Tea?
What again can we say, to the manifest partiality of selecting Great Britain for our enemy, when the French Decrees were not known to be repealed at the time of our declaration of war?
What to our submission for years to a series of Edicts and measures on the part of France, the least of which transcends in injustice all the causes of complaint against Great Britain, and for which we have not to this hour received even the promise of reparation?
What shall we say to the reply to the charge of having fomented the Henry Plot? Great Britain disavows it, and what colour of evidence was there of her privity? Did she not refuse him the reward he expected for doing nothing, and did she not, conscious of her own innocence, throw him into the hands of men who knew how to purchase of him a convenient and opportune electioneering trick?
What shall we reply to the proofs she brings of the falsehood of the charges of her having encouraged the Indians against us? Do we not all remember the application of Mr. Foster, and the information kindly and generously given to our Cabinet by Sir James Craig, of the unfriendly disposition of the Indians? How base then to charge Great Britain with fomenting disaffection, when she was the first to warn us to be on our guard!!
But above all, what can we say to the suggestion that our Cabinet have ungenerously availed themselves of the calamities of Spain, to wrest from her her Provinces?
If Great Britain had sought pretexts for war, these attacks on the Floridas would have been better than all the stale pretences which we now set up against Great Britain - but she wished for peace - her interests required it - her wisdom made her act in conformity to those interests. Our interests, our best interests - our honour - religion - the law of nations - justice - required also that we should maintain the relations of peace. But they have been needlessly disregarded. The bread and treasure of this nation have been wasted, and still continue to be wasted, in an unprofitable, unjust, and ruinous contest. The most important suggestion, however, in the Prince Regent's Manifesto - one which ought not to be blended with smaller, vulgar considerations - one before which all other appear trifling, is, the manifest inconsistency, folly, and madness, of our joining our forces to those of the tyrant of Europe, against a nation, free like ourselves, descending from common ancestors, professing the same religion, and considered the only bulwark for many years against the overwhelming tyranny of France. While the Roman Catholic and despotic countries of Spain and Portugal, preferring freedom to dishonour, have not hesitated to join their enemy, Great Britain, in order to check the great and common enemy of all States, France - whilst Russia, on the other extremity of Europe, forgetting her former hostility with Britain, has entered into a close union with her for the same noble purpose. We, the free soi-disant (self-styled) enlightened people of America, forgetful of our common origin, common religion, and common interests as free nations, have sought a quarrel with a nation which did every thing she could to appease us, which repaired all her wrongs as soon as we would permit her so to do; and have entered into a virtual union with the common enemy of mankind - with a power which has only added insolence to injustice, and whose only reparation for past wrongs is a declaration that he will commit no more, provided we will dutifully perform whatsoever he shall demand of us. There is one declaration in the Manifesto of the Prince Regent, that I presume will silence some Patriots of both parties, who have declared that the claim of Great Britain to take her own seamen was unjust, because she would never consent that our ships of war should search her merchant ships and take out our seamen. - We have contended over and over again, that she would admit our right so to do; and that even if our seamen should have been naturalised these twenty years, and Commodore Rodgers should take them out of a British ship, even when we were at peace, she would simply inquire into the fact; and if she found the persons taken to be Americans, she would not complain but approve the act. - We ground our opinion upon the high character of her judicial courts, and on the general sense of justice of the nation. It would, indeed, have been impudent in her to claim from us what she would not grant in return. - We know a case in point which we had from Commodore Preble personally: - When he blockaded Tripoli with only one ship, he captured a British ship bound in, and sent her to Malta. He shewed us his correspondence with Sir Alexander Ball, the British Commodore, on that subject, in which Sir Alexander approved the capture, and said he hoped our Commodore would take every ship which should attempt to enter. - Yet that port was not half so strictly blockaded as the coast from the Elbe to Brest during the blockade of May, 1806.

LOCALITIES. [centered]

The total quantity of Colonial Produce, on board the last homeward-bound Fleet from this port, was as follows:



























6237 Tons.

Hugh Hyndman, Esq. is declared duly elected to the Seat in the College of Kiezers and Financial Representatives, vacated by C. Bean, Esq. now Second Fiscal.

The April Session of the Court of Justice, is finally postponed to the 10th of May.

Departed this Life, on the 20th instant, aged 56 years - Mr. Rowland Smith, of Mahaica.

For Liverpool. [centered]
To sail positively with the June Convoy, [centered]
The staunch new brig HARRIETT, [centered]
JOHN MASON, Master, [centered]
Has good Accommodations for Passengers, and great part of her Cargo engaged. For Freight or Passage, apply to the Master on board, or, on Bel Air Estate to
Who will give Cash for a few Packages of good Coffee, Cotton, or Sugar. – Demerary, April 20.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]

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.


Mrs. Elliot,

Pl. Vlissingen.


J. Bergh,

Pl. Good Intent.



Bon Intention.


D. Yearwood,

Bon [sic] Repos.





Pl. Klyn Paris,

M. Doyle.


S. G. Martens,


April 17. [sic] F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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

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