[Colophon] [No. 779.
Tuesday, April 11,
SECRETARY's OFFICE. [heading]
THIS IS TO INFORM THE PUBLIC, THAT THE
FOLLOWING PERSONS INTEND QUITTING THE COLONY:
Birmingham Nugent, in 14 days or April
Convoy, March 15.
Mrs. Jones and a Servant in ditto from
J. Samms, in ditto from ditto. George
Manson, in a month or six weeks from ditto.
George Manson, in a month or six weeks
W. J. King, in 14 days or April Convoy
from March 17.
Miss E. D. Baart, by the April Convoy,
from March 20.
J. B. Leach, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from
William Cook, in 14 days, or by Brig
Bridget, from March 20.
Nancy Brown, coloured woman, in 14 days
or April Convoy, from March 21.
J. J. Kotwyk, in 14 days or April
Convoy, from March 21.
Thomas Austin, in 14 days or 6 weeks,
from March 22.
Mrs. Heineken, and her son Theodore, in
14 days or 6 weeks, from March 22.
James J. Knight, and Lady, by the April
Convoy, from March 25.
William W. Good, in 14 days or 6 weeks,
from March 24.
Charles Parsons, in 14 days or with the
April Convoy, from March 24.
Mrs. Furnace and a servant, in 14 days
or April Convoy, from March 27.
The Free Coloured Frances Halloran, in
14 days or April Convoy, from March 27.
Thomas Finlayson, in 14 days or 6 weeks,
from March 27.
John Evans, in 14 days or April Convoy,
from March 27.
M. C. Behrens and lady, by April Convoy,
from March 27.
Roderick Mackenzie, in 14 days, from
J. G. Reed and Lady, and 3 servants,
from March 27.
Michael Dyett and a servant, in 14 days,
from March 27.
Mrs. M. Richard, born Gaudin, in 14
days, from March 29.
Joseph Rigano, Free Negro, in 14 days,
from March 29.
Owen Kernan, by the April Convoy, or in
3 weeks, from March 29.
George Barry, Free Coloured Man, in 14
days or 6 weeks - from March 29.
William McTurk, in 14 days or 6 weeks -
from March 30.
Kitty Campbell, Free Coloured, in 14
days or 6 weeks - from March 30.
John Halman, in 14 days or 6 weeks -
from March 31.
J. C. Thierens, in 14 days or April
Convoy - from March 31.
Dr. Hollingsworth, and his family, with
two servants, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from April 1.
Edward Higgins, by the April Fleet, from
J. W. Runcie, in 14
days or six weeks, from April 3.
P. Massiah, and
Servant, in 14 days or 6 weeks, from April 4.
Dr. D. Ditmars, in
14 days or six weeks, from April 4.
Philip Maclement, in
14 days or April Convoy, from April 4.
Thomas Doland, by
the April Convoy, from April 4.
The Free Coloured
Eliza Heathcote, in 14 days or six weeks, from April 4.
Two Negroes, named
Jack and Mary, the property of T. St. Hill, Esq. in 14 days or six weeks, from
Morrison, in a month or 6 weeks, from April 7.
and Servant, by the April Fleet, from April 8.
Richard Young, in 14
days or six weeks, from April 8.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, April 8,
The Minutes of an
Extraordinary Meeting of the
Honourable Court of
Policy, of the Colony of
Essequebo, held at the
Thursday, 6th April,
having attentively considered the petitions, with the certificates and other
documents thereto attached, of the Black and Coloured People, who had been
called upon to appear before it, on the 20th, 21st, 22d, and 23d of March last;
after mature deliberation came to the following resolutions:
petitioners who under authority of bills of sale, deeds of gift, free papers,
&c. given in as a claim to freedom in compliance of Colonel Cood's [sic -
Codd] proclamation of the 18th September 1813, and who have been living ten
years and upwards in a state of reputed freedom and conducted themselves with
decency, propriety and in obedience to the laws of the Colony, shall together
with their children, their names being first published agreeable to the present
regulations,) receive letters of manumission at the lowest expence those
regulations can admit of, viz. three hundred and sixty guilders. The Governor
and Colony giving up in this instance the one his fee, and the other the duty,
and the Secretary greatly reducing his just pretensions; and lastly the
contributions to the poor chest, being rated at its lowest sum.
The Court however
except from the above special favor, such children of fathers of affluance
[sic] and competent to support them; as such parents are bound by every natural
consideration to provide for their want and necessities - they also except
those who tho' reputed free ten years or upwards, may from bad conduct have
shewn themselves unworthy of this indulgence.
"And the Court,
taking further into consideration the Class of Petitioners of the above
description, but who have been living reputed free, for any period short of ten
years, that such Petitioners shall, at the full complement of ten years, (to be
calculated from the date of the respective documents given in by them) also be
entitled, together with their children, to receive Letters of Manumission, on
the same terms and subject to the same exceptions, as the First Class.
"The Court, at
the same time, leaves it open to the Petitions, to apply in the regular manner,
for Letters of Manumission should they be desirous to shorten the period of
probation; and the Court is further pleased to declare, that in case of the
death of a Petitioner, as above, during the period of probation, the surviving
children of such petitioner, shall be entitled to receive their Manumission, on
the same terms, and at the same period, which their parents would have been
entiled [sic] to receive them at, under these regulations.
the First Class, two months from this date, can then apply to the Colonial
Secretary's Office - when they will find their petitions fiated, if not
objected to, on the foregoing exceptions; and after their names shall have been
advertised in the Public Papers, (provided no opposition is made thereto) shall
forthwith receive Letters of Manumission, on the payment of f 360, in full of
every charge and expence.
"Those of the
Second Class, may also apply at the same time as above; when they will find
such appointments on their petitions, as will assure them, that at the
expiration of the period of their probation, they and their children, provided
their conduct in the mean time has not made them unworthy - will receive
Letters of Manumission, at the same rate of f 360. They being bound and
required nevertheless, to exhibit at the Office of the Government Secretary,
and the respective Fiscals, in the district where they reside, such petition
and appointment - in order that the same may be duly registered in their
offices, on penalty of non-compliance, of forfeiting their right to this
"And lastly, it
was resolved that the Secretary do publish the foregoing Resolutions, for the
information of all those whom it may concern."
A True Extract.
Charles Wilday, Clk.
The Fox packet,
Capt. Tilly, arrived yesterday. She left England on the 28th of February. Her
London Papers are to the 25th.
[heading] . . .
On Monday the 24th
of April, by order of M. Van Kerkwyk, Esq. the following List of Pretensions
belonging to the Estate of the late Alexander MacNabb: -
1. Accepted Account
of F. Smith f 19 5
2. Acceptance of S.
F. Liot 144 10
3. G. Varnhagen 8
4. G. Ross 266
5. Schwiers &
6. William Lawrence
7. R. B. Knight
8. J. Griffith
9. F. M'Intosh 1489
10. J. H. Hobrecker
3 2 8
11. Small &
Evans 90 13
12. Ditto in favor
of Corbet 89 18
13. E. T. Painter
14. Brillman 53
15. C. F. V. Kohler
16. J. Barry q.q.
J. F. Marshall 115 10
17. G. Brown,
18. J. F. Schultz
19. C. Singleton
20. L. Barnes,
payable in carpenter's work 100
21. A. Duncan 160
22. Protested Bill
of Exchange of P. A. Moller, balance 1st April, 1809 on interest 2633 16
23. Receipt of the
Attorney at Law De Veer, for a Pretension given into Court, against the Estate
of T. Harriot 2129
24. John Trulock's
Order on Black & Iver q.q. protested 214 5
25. Andrew Pieters
q.q. Order on G. Craig 40 10
M'Vicar's Order on R. Nugent 779 10
27. A Bill of
Exchange of G. Laing, protested, for part a Receipt of L 80-5, is on the back
of the original Bill, the Bill is L 180-5 (blank)
28. Account against
the Estate of A. Knight, balance 2161 6
29. Ditto as above
against James Knight 1935 12
30. T. Unthank's
Order on W. M'Bean 330
31. An Order on
Lieut. Airy on Cooken, paymaster, protested 362
32. A protested
Secretary's Office account against James Robertson 66
33. Account Current
and Acceptance against J. Campbell, deceased 3233
34. J. Knight's
Order for 10 gallons of Rum, and a Bill of Sale for a 1/2 Lot of Land in
Cumingsburg, No. 189.
35. An Account against
Brumell & Heyliger, balance 1532 6 8
36. An Account
against Pl. Exmouth 320
37. A Pretension
against Colin Douglas and the late J. Macpherson, the one for the other, as
having jointly acted as Executors to the last Will of Alex. MacNabb, deceased,
proceeding from a balance of account as Joint Executors, amounting together to
f 4941-0-15 - for which now a suit is pending before the Honourable Court.
The Book Debts on
April 5. Kingston
In the Colony-Jail of
Demerary & Essequebo.
& her child Davy.
8. F. Strunkay, Scout.
Printed and Published every Tuesday and
By Edward James Henery.