The ESSEQUEBO & DEMERARY ROYAL
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1813.
June 7, 1813.
will be required for the following Bills of Exchange, drawn by FINCH BOVELL,
Esqr. Acting Deputy Paymaster General, on the Right Honorable the
Paymaster-General, London, at Thirty Days' Sight, viz.
488 . . . £ 400
489 . . . 400
494 . . . 100 - £ 900 Sterling.
which Tenders (in triplicate) will be received at this Office, until Friday
next, at ten o'clock in the morning.
Hemp Coffee and Cotton Bagging.
Sample of which may be seen at the
8. J. MEERTENS.
on Saturday-Evening, the 5th instant, on the Dam, leading from the
American-Stelling towards Robb's Stelling, a New TWO JOE PAPER. Any person
having lost the same, can have it restored, by making application at the Office
of this Paper, and paying for the Advertisement.
Board and Lodging, [centered]
either separately, for one or two respectable gentlemen. Enquire at the
Printing-Office. - June 8.
Subscriber respectfully informs his Friends and the public of Demerary, and the
Colonies in general, that he has just imported per Ship Eliza-Ann, from London,
a very extensive and choice assortment of Goods, which he offers for Sale on
reasonable Terms, at his Store in George-Town.
8. JOSEPH HILL.
by the Eliza-Ann and Sophia, from London, for sale by WILLIAM LUCAS, at his
Store in Middle-Street - a large Assortment of India Goods; consisting of
blue-and-white Salempores, Ginghams, Salamancas, Checks, Caledonias, blue and
red Romal Handkerchiefs, Hair and mixed ditto, Seersuckers, Silk Pullicats,
Silk Pullicat Romals, Taffatus, White Long Cloths, fine ditto in 10 yard
pieces, yellow, white, and bleached Nankeens, Black Bombazeen, Black China
Silks, Crapes, Shawl Patterns, &c. which he offers at reasonable prices for
- Pale Ale and Porter, per puncheon of 16 dozens, at 8 guilders per dozen -
ABSCONDED on Monday-morning, (31st May
last,) the Negro-man John, a taylor, had on a black willow hat, green coatee,
white trowsers, and shoes; speaks good English, with the twang common to
natives of the Islands. He may endeavour to pass for free, as I believe he was
harboured in town for eight days previous to his last desertion; but after this
notice, it is requested, that no free person will shelter him, as the law will
be enforced, on any person's being convicted of doing so, the usual reward will
be paid to any person who lodges him in the Colony-Jail, or delivers him to his
8. D. SMITH.
to Charter, [centered]
a Loading in Berbice, by the July Convoy, a good Ship, which could sail hence
next springs. Immediate application to be made to
8. EVAN & ANGUS FRASER.
per Ship Pilot, from Bristol, and for sale by the Subscriber, a Consignment of
Oakhill Strong Ale, Stout Porter in puncheons, Taunton Small Ale in ditto, and
rich Herefordshire Cyder in hampers of three dozen each.
8. THOMAS SHUTE.
English Puncheon Packs compleat;
arrived per Thomas, Capt. Foster, from Liverpool, and for sale Cheap for Cash.
7. HUGH DOUGLAS.
- The Sail-making Business, heretofore carried on by BROWN & PORTER, on the
premises of the former, will in future be carried on by the Undersigned - who
having been regularly bred to the trade, flatters himself, by due attention and
assiduity, to merit the favors of the Public.
7. GEORGE PORTER.
per Ship Thomas, Capt. Foster, from Liverpool - a small Assortment of Dry
Goods, Butter in firkins and half ditto, Paints and Paint Oil, Glauber's Salts,
Gentlemen's Fashionable Coats and Vests, &c.
June 8. JOSEPH JONES.
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His Excellency Brigadier-General
MURRAY, Acting-Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the United Colony of
Demerary and Essequebo, and its Dependencies, &c. &c.
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased in the name and behalf of
His Majesty, to appoint JABEZ HENRY Esquire, to be President of the Honble.
Court of Criminal and Civil Justice of this Colony, as duly notified to me by
the Right Honorable the Secretary of War and the Colonies.
Honor was therefore duly Sworn into Office this day, before the Honble. the
Court of Policy, at an extraordinary meeting held for that purpose.
Persons are required to take due Notice thereof and govern themselves
under my Hand and Seal-at-Arms, in George-Town, Demerary, this 8th day of June,
His Excellency's Command,
to the Court of Policy.
COPPERED AND ARMED SHIP [centered]
BARTON, Master, [centered]
sail with the July Convoy. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master, or to
June 8. At the Store of Messrs.
Subscribers request that all Persons who have demands against Plantation
GREENWICH PARK, will render them in immediately for Payment.
8th. ROSE & CROAL.
be delivered alongside the Ship THOAMS [sic], Capt. FOSTER. June
SECRETARY's OFFICE. [centered]
is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this
D. N. V. A. V. Hoytema, L.L.D. in fourteen days, from 26th May.
The free black woman Mary Ann Bellamy, in fourteen days or six
weeks, from 27th May.
Samuel Meyers, in fourteen days or four weeks, from the 27th May.
John Staunton, and Servant, in fourteen days or six weeks, from
the 27th May.
George Gellie, in fourteen days or by the June Fleet, from the
John Henley, in fourteen days, or by ditto, from the 28th May.
Thomas Hames, in fourteen days, or by the Ship Hero, from the 28th
Thomas Murray, in fourteen days, from the 28th May.
George Gill, M.D. and Family, and two Servants, in fourteen days
or six weeks, from the 28th May.
Elizabeth Bruce, in fourteen days, or by the June Fleet, from the
Joseph Derrick, in fourteen days, from the 29th May.
Harriott Busline, with a Servant, in fourteen days or by the June
Fleet, from May 31.
H. E. Lemmex and Family, in fourteen days, or by the schooner
Liverpool, from Halifax, from May 31.
The negro-woman Nelly, the property of Ann Sanderson, free
coloured woman, in fourteen days, or June Fleet, from May 31.
John B. Ferguson, in fourteen days, or June Fleet, from June 1.
Edward Allen and Servant, in fourteen days or six weeks from June
S. Hamer, in 14 days or 6 weeks from June 5.
Office, Demerary, June 5, 1813.
– The Sale at Bel-Air Estate, by order of Mr. Staunton, is postponed from
Saturday the 12th, to Monday the 14th instant.
On Tuesday the 6th July, by order of
George Gilzean, as Executor to the Estate of Samuel Chollener deceased, on the
Premises, - The Plantation TRANQUILITY and CHANCE HALL; situated on the West
side of Mahaica Creek, betwixt the Estates Cambridge and Spring-Hall, together
with all the Negroes &c. thereto belonging. Terms will be made known on the
day of sale.
8th. A. MILLS & Co.
Venables, from London,
Foster, from Liverpool.
W. Gemmell, from Glasgow,
Barton, from Bristol.
convoy of the Mosquito brig of war.
Fleet thus announced, left Falmouth on the 24th of April, and we have been
favoured with Papers, containing London intelligence to the 19th. Their
contents are very gratifying, and our extracts as extensive as possible. But we
are sorry to find, that nothing official has transpired respecting the fall of
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schooner Joseph, Strickland, from Barbados, also arrived on Sunday. Her Papers
are to the 1st of June.
Honor J. Henry, the President of our Court of Justice, arrived yesterday, in
the Alfred, from London, and was immediately conducted to Government-House.
States' ship Hornet, Holme's Hole,
- I have the honour to inform you of the arrival at this port of the United
States' ship Hornet, under my command, from a cruise of 145 days, and to state
to you that after Commodore Bainbridge left the coast of Brazils (Jan. 6), I
continued off the harbour of St. Salvador, blockading the Bonne Citoyenne until
24th, when the Montague, 74, hove in sight, and chased me into the harbour; but
night coming on, I wore and stood out to the southward. - Knowing that he had
left Rio Janeiro for the express purpose of relieving the Bonne Citoyenne and
the Packet (which I had also blockaded for 14 days, and obliged her to send her
mail to Rio, in a Portuguese smack). I judged it most prudent to shift my
cruising ground, and hauled by the wind to the westward, with the view of
cruising off Pernambucco, and on the 14th Feb. captured the English brig
Resolution, of 10 guns, from Rio Janeiro, bound to Maranham, with coffee,
jerked beef, fustic, and butter, and about 23,000 dollars in specie. As she
sailed dull, and I could ill spare hands to man her, I took out the money and
set her on fire. I then ran down the coast for Maranham, and cruised there a
short time; from thence run off Surinam. After cruising off that coast from the
15th until the 22d Feb. without meeting a vessel, I stood for Demerary with an
intention, should I not be fortunate on that station, to run through the West
Indies on my way to the United States; but, on the 24th, in the morning, I
discovered a brig to leeward, to which I gave chase - run into quarter-less
four, and not having a pilot, was obliged to haul off. The fort at the entrance
of Demerary river at this time bearing S. W. distant about 2 1/2 leagues.
Previous to giving up the chase, I discovered a vessel at anchor without the
bar, with English colours flying, apparently a brig of war. In beating round
Carobana bank, in order to get to her, at half past 3 p.m. I discovered another
sail on my weather quarter, edging down to us; at 4 20 she hoisted English
colours, at which time we discovered her to be a large man of war brig; beat to
quarters, and cleared ship for action, and kept close by the wind, in order, if
possible, to get the weather guage. At 5 10, finding I could weather the enemy,
I hoisted American colours and tacked. At. 5 25 in passing each other,
exchanged broadsides within half pistol shot. Observing the enemy in the act of
wearing, I bore up, received his starboard broadside, run him close on board on
the starboard quarter, and kept such a heavy and well directed fire, that in
less than fifteen minutes she surrendered (being totally cut to pieces) and
hoisted an ensign, union down, from the fore-rigging, as a signal of distress.
Shortly after her main-mast went by the board. Dispatched Lieut. Shubrick on
board, who soon returned with her First Lieutenant, and reported her to be His
Britannic Majesty's late brig Peacock, commanded by Captain William Peake, who
fell in the latter part of the action; that a number of her crew were killed
and wounded, and that she was sinking fast, she having then six feet water in
here hold - dispatched the boats immediately for the wounded, and brought both
vessels to anchor. - Such shot holes as could be got at were plugged, guns thrown
overboard, and every possible exertion used to keep her afloat until the
prisoners could be removed - by pumping and bailing, but without effect, as she
unfortunately sunk in five and half fathoms water, carrying down 13 of her
crew, and 3 of my brave fellows, viz. - J. Hart, Jos. Williams, and H. Boyd.
Lieutenant Connor, and Midshipman Cooper, and the remainder of my men employed
in removing the prisoners, with difficulty saved themselves by jumping into a
boat that was lying on the booms, as she went down. Four men of the thirteen
mentioned were so fortunate as to gain the fore-top, and were afterwards taken
off by our boats. Previous to her going down, four of her men took to her stern
boat that had been much damaged during the action, who, I sincerely hope,
reached the shore; but, from the heavy sea running at the time, the shattered
state of the boat, and the difficulty of landing on the coast, I am fearful
they were lost. I have not been able to ascertain from her Officers the exact
number killed. Capt. Peake, and four men were found dead on board. The Master,
one Midshipman, Carpenter, Captain's Clerk, and 29 men, wounded - most of them
very severely; three of which died of their wounds after being removed and nine
drowned. Our loss was trifling in comparison: - John Place, killed; Sam.
Coulson and Joseph Dalrymple, slightly wounded; G. Coffin and L. Todd, severely
burnt by the explosion of cartridge. Our rigging and sails were much cut. One
shot through the foremast, and the bobsprit [sic] slightly injured. Our hull
received little or no damage - At the time I brought the Peacock to action,
Espiegle (the brig mentioned as being at anchor), mounting sixteen 32 pound
carronades, and two long-nines, lay about six miles in shore of me, and could
plainly see the whole of the action. Apprehensive she would beat out to the
assistance of her consort, such exertions were used by my Officers and crew in
repairing damages, &c. that, by nine o'clock, our boats were stowed, a new
set of sails bent, and the ship completely ready for action; at two a.m. got
under weigh and stood by the wind to the northward and westward, under easy
sail. On mustering next morning, found we had two hundred and twenty-seven
souls on board (including the crew of the American brig Hunter, of Portland,
taken a few days before by the Peacock), and, as we had been on two-thirds
allowance of provisions for some time, and had but 3400 gallons of water on
board, I reduced the allowance to three pints a man, and determined to make the
best of my way to the United States. The Peacock was deservedly styled one of
the finest vessels of her class in the British navy. I should judge her to be
about the tonnage of the Hornet: her beam was greater by five inches, but her
extreem [sic] length not so great by four feet. She mounted sixteen
24-pound carronades, two long-nines, one 12 pound carronade on her forecastle,
as a shifting gun; and one four or six pounder, and two swivels, mounted aft. I
find by her quarter bill, that her crew consisted of 134 men, four of whom are
absent in a prize. - The cool and determined conduct of my Officers and crew
during the action, and their almost unamexpled [sic] exertions
afterwards, entitle them to my warmest acknowledgements, and I beg leave most
earnestly to recommend them to the notice of Government. By the indisposition
of Lieut. Stewart, I was deprived of the service of an excellent Officer - were
he able to stand on deck, I am confident his exertions would not have been
surpassed by any one on board. I should be doing injustice to the merits of
Lt. Shubrick, and Acting Lieuts. Corner and Newton, were I not to recommend
them particularly to your notice. Lieut. Shubrick was in the action with the
Guerriere and Java. Capt. Hull and Commondore Bainbridge can bear testimony as
to his coolness and good conduct on both occasions. With the greatest respect,
I remain, Sir, your obedient servant,
the Hon. Wm. Jones, Sec. of the Navy.
22. - We learn from good authority, that on the 6th inst. the homeward-bound
Trade of all the neighbouring Islands and Colonies had assembled at St. Thomas,
and on the following evening the Cumberland, 74; Tribune frigate, and brigs
Scorpion and Arachne (the latter to accompany them only a short distance), with
224 sail under convoy, were seen standing to the northward with a fine breeze
from the southward.
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SHIP SOPHIA, [centered]
SHIP QUAKER, [centered]
vessels warranted to sail with the July Convoy. For Freight or Passage apply
to the Masters, or to
M'GAREL, & Co.
have received by the above vessels, a large assortment of dry goods,
provisions, bottled liquors, and Plantation stores. - June 8.
the First Convoy). [centered]
SHIP VENUS, [centered]
Gentlemen who have engaged room on board the above vessel, are requested to
ship their produce without loss of time, to prevent disappointment. For Freight
or Passage apply to the Captain on board, or to
8. HYNDMAN & CARY.
SHIP THOMAS, [centered]
FOSTER, Master, [centered]
sail with the July Convoy. For Freight or Passage apply to
has received by said vessel, and for sale - Bricks and Lime, Coals in
hogsheads, Tobacco, Flour, Barley, Beer and Porter, Salt in puncheons, Hams,
Puncheons Glassware assorted, Nails, Puncheon Packs. Also a large and general
assortment of Dry Goods, &c.
SHIP SAMUEL BRADDICK, [centered]
STEVENS, Master, [centered]
positively sail hence with the July fleet. For Freight or Passage apply to said
8. FULLERTON, OLIVERSON, & Co.
SHIP CAMILLA, [centered]
GEMMILL, Master, [centered]
positively sail hence with the July Fleet. For Freight or Passage apply to said
8. FULLERTON, OLIVERSON, & Co.
to sail with the July Convoy.) [centered]
SHIP NEREUS, [centered]
PATERSON, Commander, [centered]
Freight or Passage apply to Captain Paterson, or
8. EVAN & ANGUS FRASER.
and ARRESTED SLAVES, [centered]
the Colony-Stocks of Demerary. [centered]
Pl. Cane Garden,
Pl. Zorg en Hoop.
Pl. Cane Garden,
Pl. Zorg en Hoop.
Pl. Klyn Parys.
R. S. Turton.
Simson & Grant,
5. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.
Printed and Published, every Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon.
By Edward James Henery. [centered]