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vince of Orinoco, and part of the Saliva nation,
forming a separate district, and situate in the
plains of San Juan, of the new kingdom of Gra
nada, near the river Sinaruco. It was destroyed
by the Caribee indians in 1684.
AERIUCTUQUEN, a mountain of the pro
vince and colony of Surinam, or part of Guayana,
in the Dutch possessions. It is the beginning of
the great sierra of Binocote, between the rivers
Cutini and Caroni.
AFUERA, one of the islands of Juan Fer
nandes, on the S. sea coast, in the kingdom of
Chile. About 400 leagues to the n. of Cape Horn.
This coast swarms with sea lions and wolves.
Lat. 33° 47' s. Long. 80° 41' w.
[Aga|AGA]], a mountain of the province and captain
ship oi Rio Janeiro in Brazil. It is between the
rivers Irutiba and Tapoana, on the sea-coast.
AGACES, a nation of Indians, of the province
of Paraguay, on the shore of the river of this
name, towards the e. The people are numerous,
valiant, and of a lofty stature. In ancient times
they were masters of that river, cruising about in
it, and being the enemies of the Guaranies ; but
after several conflicts, they were at last subjected
by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, governor of the
province, in 1642.
AGAMENTIGUS, a river of the province and
colony of New England, of York county, dis
trict of Maine. It is indebted to the ocean for its
waters, through Pascataqua bay ; having no con
siderable aid from streams of fresh water. Its
mouth is about four miles s. from Cape Neddie
river. Small vessels can enter here.]
43' w. from Greenwich. It is a nofed land-mark
for seamen, and is a good directory for the entry
of Pascataqua harbour, as it lies very nearly in
the same meridian with it and with Pigeon hill,
on Cape Ann. The mountain is covered witli
wood and shrubs, and affords pasture up to its
summit, where there is an enchanting prospect.
The cultivated parts of the country, especially on
the s. and s. w. appear as a beautiful garden, in
tersected by the majestic river Pascataqua, its
bays and branches. The immense ranges of
mountains on the «. and n. w. afford a sublime
spectacle ; and on the sea side the various in
dentings of the coast, from Cape Ann to Cape
Elizabeth, are plainly in view in a clear day ; and
the Atlantic stretches to the e. as far as the power
of vision extends. At this spot the bearing of the
following objects were taken, with a good sur
veying instrument, October 11, 1780.
Summit of the White mountains, n. 15° w.
Cape Porpoise, n. 63° e.
Rochester hill, n. 64° w,
Tuckaway South peak, s. 80° w.
Frost’s hill, Kittery, s. 57° w.
Saddle of Bonabeag, w. 14° w.
Isle of Shoals Meeting-house, s. 6° r.
Varney’s hill, in Dover, distant 10| miles by
mensuration, «. 89° zo. Variation of the
needle, 6° te).]
AGENAGATENINGA, a river of the pro
vince and country of the Amazonas, in the Portu
guese territory. It rises in the country of the
Anamaris Indians, runs n. and enters the abundant
stream of the Madera.
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