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Ingenio del Oro
And in the district of Tarija,
Tarija de Vieja, La Concepcion,
San Bernardo de Tarija, Berraeo.
The district of Tarija is a territory full of que-
hradas and craggy mountains, as far as the punas
and lofty plains of Escayache and Tacsora, where
there are two salt lakes. It is composed of four
fertile valleys lying on the skirts of hills, and in
these are found human bones of a prodigious size,
petrified, shin-bones of a yard and a quarter long,
and teeth larger than a fist. In the midst of one of
these valleys is the town of San Bernardo de Tarija,
which is the capital of the province. Its reparti-
miento used to amount to 82,350 dollars, and its
alcavala to 558 dollars per annum. For the settle-
ments of this district, see above.
(Chichester, a small township in Rocking-
ham county, New Hampshire, about 35 miles n. w.
of Exeter, and 45 from Portsmouth. It lies on
Suncook river, was incorporated in 1727, and
contains 491 inhabitants.)
CHICHICAPA, a settlement and capital of the
alcaldia mayor of the province and bishopric of
Oaxaca in Nueva Espana. It is of a mild tem-
perature, and was anciently the real of the most
esteemed silver mines; but is at present much
fallen of, the working of the mines having been for
the most part abandoned from the want of hands,
in as much as the natives have given themselves
up to the trade of cochineal, in which its territory
abounds : it produces also much seed and maize.
Its jurisdiction includes some of the finest and
richest provinces. It consists of five head settle-
ments of districts, to which are subject as many
other. Its capital contains 430 families of Indians,
and some of Spaniards, Muslees, and Mulattoes.
Ninety leagues s. e. of Mexico. The other settle-
Rio Hondo or Thequila,
San Agustin de Losi-
CHICHICATEPEC, a settlement and head set-
tlement of the alcaldia mayor of Villalta in Nueva
Espana, is of a cold temperature, contains 26 fa-
milies of Indians, and is seven leagues to the s. e.
of its capital.
CHICHIMEQUILLA, a settlement of the head
settlement of the district of Zitaquaro, and alcaldia
mayor Maravatio, in the bishopric of Mechoacan
and kingdom of Nueva Espana. It contains 84
families of Indians, and is a quarter of a league to
the s. of its head settlement.
(CHICKAHOMINY, a small navigable river
in Virginia. At its mouth in James river, 37
miles from point Comfort, in Chesapeak bay, is a
bar, on which is only 12 feet water at common
flood tide. Vessels passing that may go eight
miles up the river; those of 10 feet draught 12
miles ; and vessels of six tons burden may go 32
miles up the river.)
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