Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 June 15
TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1813.
Creditors that have not attended the Meeting appointed by the Honourable THOMAS
NAGHTEN, are respectfully informed that his notice was marked with a most
glaring incorrectness, as the Minutes of the Honourable Court of Justice will
of Matrimony, [centered]
by the latest Arrivals, [centered]
JOES REWARD [centered]
from Plantation Land of Canaan, about three weeks ago, a Liver-coloured DOG,
with white spots, of the Newfoundland breed, who answers to the name of Jim.
– Whoever has found said Dog, and will deliver him to Mr. Henry Archer,
in Cumingsburg, or the undersigned, on Pl. Princess Carolina up the river,
shall be suitably rewarded.
SALE - the following Goods, imported from London by the Cornwallis and Eliza
Ann, viz. -
- An assistant in the Baking business. Address A. D. at the Royal Gazette
in the possession of a Negro - a New TWENTY-JOE PAPER. The owner may have the
same by applying at the Royal Gazette Office, proving property, and paying all
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SALE on reasonable terms, a PIECE of LAND, containing 70 Acres situated on the
upper end of the Island of Waenaam, formerly part of Plantation Triangle, with
all its Buildings. For particulars apply to the undersigned.
SECRETARY's OFFICE. [centered]
PUBLIC VENDUES. [centered]
Wednesday the 16th of June, [see 18130525EDRG] . . .
Thursday the 17th of June, at the Stores of Messrs. Fullerton, Oliverson, and
Co. - Twenty-five barrels of bread, 20 half ditto, 5 hogsheads tobacco, 200
puncheon packs, 25 barrels salt, 20 puncheons do. 50 boxes candles, coarse
Irish cloth, &c. Also Five Negro-Men, fine field people.
Friday the 25th June at the Vendue-Office, by order of the Executors of J.
AUSTIN, deceased - a young mulatto-man, who is an excellent house-servant,
named William, and well known at the Union-Coffee-House; also a horse
accustomed to the saddle and harness, and what else may appear on the day of sale.
Monday the 28th of June, [see 18130605EDRG] . . .
On Tuesday the 6th July, by order of George
Gilzean, as Executor to the Estate of Samuel Challoner 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.
ARRIVALS. - The Arab sloop of war from a cruise; the schooner Fame, Greenidge, from Barbados; and the Berbice Mail-Boat.
British Papers, to the 26th April, have been received by the way of Barbados; and our readers will find, from the extracts we have made of their contents, much to rejoice at.
We gave on Tuesday, the American official detail of the loss of the Peacock; and it certainly corroborates most of the statements already made. We have, therefore, only two observations to make. The Peacock, it seems, is acknowledged on all sides, to have been admirably defended; what, then, is in contemplation here, honorable to the memory of Capt. Peake and his brave coadjutors, is as undoubtedly merited, as it shows a munificent disposition to reward merit. But, in immediate reference to the detail in question, though we admit all in favour of the Peacock; the Espiegle must not be traduced with impunity. The Commander of the Hornet, from motives easily guessed at, has not only thought proper to assign his antagonist a consort - but to represent the same, as witnessing the action, without making any movement to her assistance. Now the fact is, that soon after the Peacock's departure on her last cruise, the Espiegle arrived from Europe; and that, at the time the battle is said to have been fought, her captain was on shore, and she herself, from the necessity of repairs, almost unrigged. - So much for Capt. Lawrence's idea of a consort ship! and Capt. Lawrence's knowledge of when assistance can be given! - As to her having been able to even view the action, we scarcely believe; the reports, however, of the Survivers [sic] of the Peacock, and the Officers of the Espiegle, will remove all doubts. Both which, we hope soon to communicate.
His Honor the President, we find, has confirmed Francis White, Esqr. in the Office of Secretary.
It is with deep regret, we announce the death of THOMAS CUMING - the patriarch and benefactor of Demerary. His highly useful and valuable life closed on the 26th of March, at his residence in Scotland.
Cleared from the Custom-House on the 11th - the Ship Laforey, Johnston, for Liverpool - on the 12th, the Ship Henry Cerf, Roxburgh, for London; and the Brig Union, Roberts, for Liverpool - on the 14th, the Brig Harmony, Woodall, for London; the Ship Nereid, Orr, for Greenock; the Brig Greenbow, Russel, for Belfast; and the Belvidere, Thomson, for Liverpool - and this morning, the Schooner Joseph, Strickland, and the Sloop Try-Again, Sherriff, for Barbados; and the Ship Cervantes, Paterson, for Liverpool.
The Cornwallis, Delday, from London, as one of the last Fleet, was omitted in our announcement on Tuesday last.
A Newspaper is about to be published in Barbados, under the very complimentary title of "The Western Intelligencer and Barbados Admonisher! [sic - no closing double quote]
The Raleigh, announced in our last, will be the convoying vessel of the Fleet, which sails hence on the 17th instant.
The Packet, stated in our last as being at Surinam, has not yet made her appearance.
The Princess Elizabeth Packet, late from this port, arrived at Barbados on the 3d instant - as did the Sloop Blackbird.
Departed this Life, on Sunday - Mr. James Jamison - of the House of Murray and Jamison, of this town.
APRIL RETURN OF BIRTHS. [centered]
The above Return and Obituary are from the Orphan Chamber.
FOREIGN NEWS. [centered]
London, April 12. - [Transcriber's note: European news not transcribed]
On Saturday, the American Consul was informed by Government that no cartels would be permitted to leave this country for the United States until further orders; and we learn, that, in consequence of this determination, a vessel which was on the point of sailing with passengers and prisoners has been stopped. This departure from the lenient system upon which Ministers have hitherto acted, is said to have been occasioned by the receipt of intelligence from Sir J. B. Warren, that the exchange of British subjects naturalised in the United States had been peremptorily demanded by the American Government, under a menace of detaining all the British prisoners that might fall into their hands. To this demand, Sir J. B. Warren returned a prompt refusal.
April 14. - [Transcriber's note: European news not transcribed]
TO AMERICA. - The following is a copy of the Commercial Regulation, issued by
Government at a late hour on Saturday: -
The following is an extract of a letter from Capt. C. R. Champlin, of the privateer General Armstrong, dated Charleston, April 5, 1813: -
"I arrived here last evening, after an unfortunate cruise of eight weeks; during which time, on the 7th of March, we had an engagement with a British sloop-of-war on the coast of Surinam. - We exchanged six or seven broadsides, in order to ascertain whether she was a vessel of war or not. We were satisfied, however, and hauled off without injury. - On the 11th, we made sail at seven in the morning, laying in shore of us at anchor, about five leagues N.E. of Surinam river. We bore down on her, and discovered her to be a ship; we approached within gun-shot - she got under weigh in a very lubberly manner, run up English colours, and fired three guns from her gun deck - we gave her Long Tom, and shewed her American colours. She then commenced a fire from seven guns on main deck and one from her forecastle, which led me to believe she was a Liverpool letter-of-marque, as they have several frigate-built ships from that port, and it was the general opinion on board that she was a letter-of-marque. We accordingly concluded to run down close on board of her, and give her our starboard broadside, and board her every man; - however, as she looked war-like, and was pierced for 28 guns on her gun-deck, I thought it most prudent for the salvation of the vessel, and a punctual discharge of duty on our part, in case of deception, to hoist the bloody flag, which we did, being then in perfect readiness for the worst event. We bore down on him, within half pistol-shot; when to our mortification, we too late found her to be a frigate. However, there was no alternative; we must fight the enemy to disable him, to enable us to crawl off. We exchanged two broadsides, and cut away his ties, haulyard, stays, braces, &c. and our marines picked his men from their posts as fast as they shewed themselves. We gave three or four broadsides in passing them the first time, by which we brought his colours down; we immediately wore round, and gave three cheers - his fire ceased; we accordingly held our fire, thinking he had struck, by which we lost two raking fires on him. The moment he brought his broadside to bear on us to rake us, he opened his whole battery on us, and dealt destruction to our sails and rigging; we immediately luffed to, and recommenced the action. His wads were very destructive to us; he poured in his grape, canister, &c. in great quantities. - However, we saw them throw over many of their killed: we had seven killed, and six wounded. I received a shot from the main top, which went through my collar-bone and out at my back. - We had but one shroud, no stay, haulyards, or sheets standing, when we hauled off; we had several shot betwixt wind and water, four or five shot through our bow-sprit, the foremast one third cut off by a 32-pound shot, and we have several 32 and 13-pound shot on board; - however, we got safe away - thank Heaven and the General, we got out of the scrape. On the 19th, on our way to a port in the United States, to repair our damages, we fell in with the British ship William, from St. John's of 246 tons, a new ship, with a cargo of fish, valued at 25,000 dollars, and captured her."
June 5: - The Duke of Manchester landed this day at the Engineer's Wharf, where he was saluted by a discharge of artillery, and afterwards escorted (by a party of the Governor's Body Guards appointed for that purpose) to the King's House, where he was received by His Excellency Sir George Beckwith, K.B. to whom His Grace was desirous of paying his respects.
On the 20th ult. His Majesty's brig Surinam fell in with an American privateer of 18 guns and a Long-Tom, off Surinam River, which she brought to action within pistol-shot; but, owing to the advantage that the enemy had in point of sailing, she escaped from our man of war; and we regret to add, that one of the shot from the American's traversing gun deprived the Navy of the services of Lieut. John F. Rowley, whose head was severed from his body; one seaman was also killed, and four wounded. The schooner afterwards steered N.W. under a press of sail, and as soon as the Surinam repaired the damage done to her rigging, she intended to cruise in quest of her; for which purpose also, on receiving this intelligence, the Raleigh brig was ordered from this anchorage.
and ARRESTED SLAVES, [centered]
12. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.