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miles and a half e. ofirondequat or Rundagut bay,
and SO e. from Niagara falls. The setlleincnts on
Chenessee river from its month upwards, are
Hartford, Ontario, Wadsworth, and Williams
burgh. The last mentioned place, it is probable,
wili soon be the seat of extensive comineice.
There will not be a carrying place between New
York city and Williamsburgh Avhen tiie w.
canals and locks shall be completed. The carry
ing places at present areas follows, viz. Albany
to Schenectady, 16 miles ; from the head of tiie
Mohawk to Wood creek, one ; Oswego lalls, two ;
Chenessee falls, two ; so that there are but 2 1 miles
land carriage necessary, in order to convey com
modities from a tract of country capable of main
taining several millions of people. The famous
Chenessee flats lie on the borders of this river.
They arc about 20 miles long, and about four
wide; the soil is remarkably rich, quite clear of
trees, producing grass near 10 feet high. Tliese
flats are estimated to be worth 200,000/. as they
now lie. They arc mostly the property of the
Indians.)

CHENGUE, a settlement of the province and
government of Santa Marta in the kingdom of
Tierra Firme ; situate on the sea-coast. It was
sacked by William Gauson in 1655, who also
destroyed and plundered circumjacent estates.

(CHEPAWAS, or Chipeways, an Indian
nation inhabiting the coast of lake Superior and
the islands in the lake. They could, according to
Mr. Hutchins, furnish 1000 warriors 20 years
ago. Otlier tribes of this nation inhabit the coun
try round Saguinam or Sagana bay, and lake
Huron, bay Puan, and a part of lake Michigan.
They were lately hostile to the United States, but,
by the treaty of Greenville, August 3. 1795, they
yielded to them the island De Bois Blanc. See
Six Nations.)

(CHEPAWYAN Fort is situated on a penin
sula at the s. w. end of Athapescow lake, lat. 58°
40' n. long. 110° 25' Ji>. in the territory of the
Hudson bay company.)

CHEPEN, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Saña in Peru.

CHEPETLAN, a settlement of the head settle
ment, and alcaldía mayor of Tlapa, in Nueva Es
paña. It contains 203 families of Indians, who
live by tiie making and selling of chocolate cups.
Two leagues to the n. n. 70. of Tenango.

(CHEPEWAS, of Leach Lake, Indians of
N. America, claiming the country on both sides of
the Mississippi, from the mouth of the Crow-wing
river to its source, and extending w. of the Missis-

sippi to the lands claimed by the Sioux, with
whom they still cop.tend for dominion. They
claim also, c. of the Mississippi, the country ex
tending as far as lake Superior, including the
waters of the St. lamis. Tliis country is thickly
covered with timber generally, lies level, and
generally fertile, though a considerable propor
tion of it is intersected and broken up by small
lakes, morasses, and small swamps, particularly
about the heads of the Mississipi and river St.
Louis. They do not cultivate, but live princi
pally on the wild rice, which they procure in great
abundance on the borders of Leach lake and the
banks of the Mississipi. Their number has been
considerably reduced by W'ars and tlie small-pox.
Their trade is at its greatest extent.)

(Chepewas, of Red Lake, Indians of N. Ame
rica, who claim the country about Red Lake and
Red Lake river, as far as the Red river of lake
Winnipie, beyond which last river they contend
with the Sioux for territory. This is a low level
country, and generally thickly covered with timber,
interrupted with many swamps and morasses. This,
as well as the other bands of Chepewas, are es
teemed the best hunters in the ti. to. country ; but
from the long residence of this band in the country
they now inhabit, game is become scarce ; there
fore their trade is supposed to be at its greatest ex
tent. The Chepewas are a well-disposed people,
but excessively fond of spirituous liquors.)

(Chepewas, of River Pembena, Indians of N.
America, who formerly resided on the e. side of
the Mississippi, at Sand lake, but were induced by
the N. W. company to remove, a few years since,
to the river Pembena. They do not claim the
lands on which they hunt. Tiie country is level,
and the soil good. The w. side of the river is
pi incipally prumVs, or open plains ; on the e. side
there is a greater proportion of timber. Their
trade at present is a very valuable one, and will
probably increase for some years. They do not
cultivate, but live by hunting. They are well
disposed towards the whites.)

CHEPICA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Coquimbo in the kingdom of
Chile ; situate on the coast, between the port of
Huasco and the point of Pajaros.

CHEPILLO, a small island of the S. sea, in
the gulf of Panamá, and at the mouth or entrance
ofthe river Bayano, is somewhat more than two
leagues distant Irom the continent; three miles in
circumference, and enjoys a pleasant climate, al
though sometim.es subject to intense heat. It was
formerly inhabited by the Indians, of whom there

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