[Colophon] [No. 753.
Tuesday, January 10, 1815.
Doctor B. Thomas begs leave to inform
the public in general, and his supporting friends in particular, that he has
entered into a Copartnership with Doctor W. Page - a gentleman highly
recommended to him by his friend Doctor J. Chapman; and he trusts, by this
aiding assiduity and attention, to be enabled to do compleat justice, and
render more satisfaction to those who may be pleased to employ him, than he has
hitherto, by his frequent indispositions, been able to do. - January 10.
As well as in our own Government, we
perceive (by the following) in that of a neigbouring Colony, an unusual degree
of activity, in respect to expeditions into the interior. We also perceive
similar humanity dictating the manner of proceeding; although not attended with
Berbice, Dec. 24. – The
Expedition, sent into the woods on the 23d of November, on the east side of
this river, under the command of F. L. Gallez, Commandant of the Canje Indians,
returned on Thursday last, after successfully routing the settlement made by
the Runaways, and destroying their houses and provisions. - The party were
fifteen days out before the Runaway Camp was discovered near the creek
Cabiejarie; and though the season proved extremely unfavorable, the
perseverance of the Mr. Gallez and his detachment (in all 38 men) surmounted
the difficulties of the weather, and by their vigilance and indefatigability,
has ensured the success with which this expedition has been attended. His
Excellency the Governor having directed that offers of pardon should be held
out to the runaways; on the detachment reaching the encampment, Mr. Gallez
dispatched a trusty Negroe, with a Proclamation written in large characters,
inviting the slaves to return under promise of pardon; and to assure them on
submission, no punishment should be inflicted on them; but on the messenger
approaching their settlement the runaways all took to flight, nor could they be
pravailed [sic] upon to listen to the overture held out to them - The
detachment thereupon advanced in pursuit, and succeeded in recovering 5 women
and 4 children - the males, (with exception of two who were killed in the
Mr. Gallez reports the stock of
provisions possessed by the runaways, to have been exceedingly great, that
their habitations were excellent, and their provision fields of all description
in the most flourishing state, and sufficient for a far more numerous body,
than of what this camp was composed.
From what was collected from the women
brought in, the runaways had provisions grounds two days journey from their
habitations now destroyed, but they add, that the situation of these grounds
was carefully concealed from them.
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By Edward James Henery.