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abundance of the various kinds of grain cultivated
in other parts of the state ; the people manufacture
earthenware, pot and pearl ashes, in large quanti-
ties, which they export to New York or Quebec.
Their wool is excellent ; their beef and pork se-
cond to none ; and the price of stall-fed beef in
Montreal, 60 miles from Plattsburg, is such as to
encourage the farmers to drive their cattle to that
market. Their forests supply them with sugar
and molasses, and the soil is well adapted to the
culture of hemp. The land-carriage from any
part of the country, in transporting their produce
to New York, does not exceed 18 miles ; the car-
rying place at Ticonderoga is one mile and a half,
and from fort George, at the s. end of the lake
of that name, to fort Edward, is but 14 miles.
The small obstructions after that are to be removed
by the proprietors of the n. canal. From this
country to Quebec, are annually sent large rafts ;
the rapids at St. John’s and Chamblee being the
only interruptions in the navigation, and those not
so great, but that at some seasons batteaux with
60 bushels of salt can ascend them ; salt is sold
here at half a dollar a bushel. Seranac, Sable, and
Boquet rivers water Clinton county ; the first is
remarkable for the quantity of salmon it pro-
duces.]

[Clinton, a township in Dutchess county.
New York, above Poughkeepsie. It is large and
thriving, and contains 4607 inhabitants, including
176 slaves. Six hundred and sixty-six of its in-
habitants are electors.]

[Clinton, a settlement in Tioga county. New
York, bounded by Fayette on the n. Warren on
the s. Green on the w. and Franklin in Otsego
county on the e. Unadilla river joins the Susque-
hannah at the n. e, corner, and the confluent stream
runs s. zis. to Warren.]

[Clinton, a plantation in Lincoln county,
district of Maine, lies 27 miles from Hallowell.]

[Clinton Parish, in the township of Paris,
seven miles from Whitestown, is a wealthy, plea-
sant, flourishing settlement, containing several
Tiandsome houses, a newly erected Prebyterian
meeting-house, a convenient school-house, and an
edifice for an academy, delightfully situated, but
not yet finished. Between this settlement and the
Indian settlements at Oneida, a distance of 12 miles,
(in June 1796), was wilderness without any inha-
bitants, excepting a few Indians at the Old Oneida
village.]

[Clinton’s Harbour, on the ??. w. coast of N.
America, has its entrance in lat. 52° 12' n. Cap-
tain Gray named it after Governor Clinton of New
York.]

[CLIOQUOT. See Clyoquot.]

CLIPSA, a fertile and pleasant plain, or llanura,
of the kingdom of Peru, in the jurisdiction of
Chuquisaca, and bounded by that of Cochabamba.
It is 30 miles in circumference, is well peopled,
and very fertile and pleasant, and its climate is
healthy.

[CLISTINOS, a fierce nation of Indians, who
inhabit round Hudson bay. See New Britain.]

CLOS, a settlement of North Carolina, in the county
of Anson.

[CLOSTER, a village in Bergen county, New
Jersey, nearly seven miles s. e. ofPeramus, and
16 n. of New York city.]

[CLIOQUOT, a sound or bay on the n. w.
coast of America, to. from Berkley’s sound. See
Hancock’s Harbour.]

COACALCO, San Francisco de, a
settlement of the alcaldia mayor of Ecatepec in Nueva
Espafia. It contains 129 families of Indians.

COACHIC, a settlement of the missions which
were held by the regulars of the company of Je-
suits, in the province of Taraumura, and kingdom
of Nueva Vizca 3 >^a. It is S4 leagues to the s. w.
of the town and real of Mines of Chiguagua ; and
about the distance of a league and a half in the
same direction, lies an estate of the same name.

COACLAN, San Gaspar de, a settlement of
the alcaldia mayor of Tezcoco in Nueva Espana.
It contains 218 families of Indians, in which are
included those of its six neighbouring wards. It
is oiie league s. of its capital.

COACULA, Asuncion de, a settlement of
the head settlement and alcaldia mayor of Iguala
in Nueva Espana. It contains 37 families of In-
dians.

COAGUILA, a
province of Nueva España, bounded by the
Nuevo Reyno de Leon. It extends as far as the
river Medina ; runs 200 leagues in length towards
the n. and is 160 wide from s. w. to n. e. All this
extensive country is as it were unpeopled, being
inhabited no otherwise than by some few settle-
ments established by the missions, who consist of
the monks of St. Francis of the city of Queretano,
who have succeeded in converting some of the na-
tives. There are, however, three garrisons upoa
the frontiers of the sierras^ and country of the in-
fidel Indians, for the purpose of checking any
irruption. This province is watered by many
large rivers, the principal of which arc those of
Nadadores and St. Domingo. There arc here
some estates, in Avhich large and small cattle breed
plentifully, on account of the fineness of the pas-
tures. The capital is the town and garrison of

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