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C H O

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CHOCOPE, San Pedro y San Pablo de,
a small settlement of the province and corregi
miento of Truxillo in Peru ; situate in the valley
of Chicama, watered and fertilized by the river of
this name. It produces in abundance grapes,
sugar-canes, olives, and every kind of European
fruit of the most excellent flavour. It was formerly
a large population, since that the few inhabitants
who had been lel't at Concepcion, and those of
Licapa in the same valley, have incorporated
themselves here. It has a very large and handsome
church, although this underwent some damage
from an earthquake experienced in this province
in 1759; the settlement suffered much also in 17S6,
as did all the other towns of the coast, as, very
contrary to the custom of the climate here, it rained
without cessation for a period of 40 days, from
five o’clock in the evening to the same hour in the
following morning, so that the houses were almost
all entirely destroyed. Itis 10 leagues from the capi
tal, in the royal road which leads to Lima, and
which is called De Valles. Lat. 7° 52' s.

[CHOCORUA, a mountain in Grafton county,
New Hampshire, on the n. line of Strafford county,
n. of Tamworth.]

[CHOCUITO. See Chucuito.]

CHOGUY. See Laches.

[CHOISEUL Bay, on the n. w. coast of the
islands of the Arsacides, w. of port Praslin. The
inhabitants of this bay, like those at port Praslin,
have a custom of powdering their hair with lime,
which burns it and gives it a red appearance.]

CHOIX, a port of the w. coast of the island of
Newfoundland.

CHOLCHOL, a settlement of the district of
Repocura in the kingdom of Chile ; situate at the
mouth of the river Rumulhue before it enters the
Cauten.

CHOLCO-COCHA, a great lake of the pro
vince and corregimiento of Castro Vireyna in Peru,
upon the heights of the mountains of the Andes.
It is navigated by rafts made by the Indians;
fish it has none, from the excesisve cold of its
waters ; from it springs the river Caica-mayu.
Mr. De la Martiniere confounds this lake, which
is called Chocolo-cocha, with the city of Castro
Vireyna, maintaining that the Indians call it by
the latter name, but which is erroneous.

CHOLI, a settlement and establishment of the
English in S. Carolina, and country of the Che
rokees Indians; situate at the source of the river
Apalachicola.

CHOLIQUE, San Pablo de, a settlement of
the province and corregimiento of Caxaraarca la Grande in Peru.

CHOLOAPA, San Bartolome de, a
settlement of the head settlement of Huitepec, and
alcaldia mayor of Cuernavaca, in Nueva Espana.
It contains 84 families of Indians.

CHOLOSCOPO, San Mateo de, a settlement
of the district, and alcaldia mayor of Mexilcaltzingo,
in Nueva Espana, somewhat more than
half a league’s distance to the m. of ^his place.
It contains 102 families of Indians, and has a
handsome convent of the strict observers of St.
Francis, which is also a college for studies.

CHOLULA, a district and jurisdiction of an
alcaldia mayor in Nueva España. Its extent is
very limited, being only three leagues in length at
the widest part ; but it is nevertheless well filled with
inhabitants ; its territory is level, and very fertile
in wheat, maize, and pepper, which is here called
chile^ as also in other seeds, of which abundant crops
are gathered ; it formerly acquired agreat emolument
from the sale of cochineal, but this is laid aside
and entirely abandoned. The Spaniards, Mustees^
and Mulattoes, busy themselves in making cloths
and woven stuffs of cotton, and they have many
workshops, by which they supply with these articles
the other provinces. Its population consists of 43
settlements of Indians, which are,

San Juan Quantlazingo, Sta. Maria Quescomate,
Santiago de Momospan, San Bernardino,

Santa Barbara, Sta. Clara Ocovica,

Todos Santos, Sta. Maria Malacatepe»

San Luis, que,

San Gregorio de Saca- Sta. Maria Coronango,
pecpan, S. Miguel Coztla,

S. Francisco de Quapan, San Francisco Ocotlan

S. Diego Cuaucotla, San Antonio, ^

S. Sebastian, San Francisco,

S. Juan Cuautla, San Mateo,

Tonanchin, San Gabriel,

Santa MariaZacatepeque, San Lucas,

San Geronimo, San Martin,

San Pablo Zochimehua, San Lorenzo,

San Andres de Oiolula, TIantenango,

San Francisco Acate- Santa Isabel,
peque, Los Santos Reyes,

San Bernardo Tlaxcal- S. Pablo Ahuatempa,
zingo, S. Mateo, distinct from

S.AntonioCacalotepeque, the other,

Santa Ana, S. Miguel Papalotla,

San Martin TIanapa, S. Andres de Cholula.

[The district of Cholula contained in 1793 a
population of 22,423 souls. The villages amount
ed to 42, and the farms to 45. Cholula, Tlax
clala, and Huetxocingo, are the three republics
which resisted the Mexican yoke for so many cen
turies, although the pernicious aristocracy of theiff

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