Massachusetts, incorporated in 1797, it being
formerly the n. part of Stoughton.)
(CANY Fork, in the state of Tennessee, is a
short navigable river, and runs n. w. into Cum
berland river, w. of the Salt lick, and opposite
Salt Lick creek, 50 miles in a straight line from
CANZE, a river of the colony and govern
ment of Surinam, in the part of Guayana possessed
by the Dutch. It rises between the Berbice and
the Corentin, and after a very round-about course,
enters the former, close to its mouth, or where it
runs into the sea.
CAO, Santa Maria Magdalena de, a
settlement of the province and corregimiento of
Truxillo in Peru, situate in the valley of Chicama.
It was the capital in the time of the Indians, and
the number of these 200 years ago was 3000 ; but
now it is reduced to a wretched state, and occu
pies a small spot on the other side of the river,
being nine leagues distant from its capital.
Cao, with the dedicatory title of Santiago, to
distinguish it from another settlement of the same
province and corregimiento, although they are
both equally poor and reduced. Its inhabitants
maintain themselves by the cultivation of maize,
wheat, rice, and vegetables, which they carry
for sale to the other provinces, so that they are
for the most part a race of carriers, and indeed
possess no inconsiderable droves of mules. It is
six leagues from its capital, just by the sea.
CAOBAS, River of the, in the island of St.
Domingo, in that part possessed by the French.
It rises in the valley of San Juan, runs to the w.
and afterwards changing its course to the n. w. en
ters the Artibonito.
Cassipa, into which it enters ; and afterwards
running out at the n. side of this lake, it finds
its way through a subterraneous passage, until it
empties itself into the Orinoco, on its s. shore.
The borders of this river are inhabited by a
nation of barbarous Indians, who wander con
tinually through the forests without any fixed
abode. They are cannibals as well as the other
Indian tribes around them, and with whom they
keep up a continual warfare.
Capachica, a narrow strip of land formed by
the great lake Titicaca. Of these strips there are
three, and this appears, for the distance of a league,
to be completely divided from any main land.
CAPACHO, a village under the jurisdiction of
the town of San Christoval, in the new kingdom of
Granada ; of a warm temperature ; abounding in
sugar-cane, from which much sugar is manufac
tured, and in cacao ; but it is much infested by
the barbarian Indians, called the Motilones (short
haired), who destroy the plantations. It contains
200 house- keepers, and is 24; leagues n. e. of
Pamplona, in the road which leads to Mérida and
La Grita, and eight leagues from the city of San
Capaia, a river of the same province and go
vernment, which rises in the serranía, and after
making many turnings runs into the sea, near the
cape Codera towards the e.
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