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which is above 100 leagues distant, and that
through a desert country.]
COBITU, a river of the province and mis
sions of the Gran Paititi. It rises in the
mountains of the infidel Indians, which serve
as a boundary to the province of Larecaja ;
runs nearly due n. collecting the waters of many
others, and enters theMarmore w ith the name of Mato.
[COBLESKILL, a new town in the county of
Schoharie, New York, incorporated March 1797.]
COBOS, a fortress of the province and govern
ment of Tucuman in Peru ; of the district and ju
risdiction of the city of Salta, from whence it is
nine leagues distant ; having been founded in 1693
at the foot of a declivity, to serve as an outwork
or defence against the Indians of Chaco, it is at
present destroyed and abandoned, and serves as a
country-house on the estate of an individual.
COBRE, Santa Clara de, a settlement of
the alcald'ia mayor of Valladolid, in the province
nnd bishopric of Mechoacan. It contains 100 fa
milies of Spaniards, bO oi Mustees, 38 of Mulat
toes, and 135 of Indians ; some of whom speculate
in working the mines of copper which are close
by, others in the cultivation of maize, and others
gain their livelihood as muleteers. Three leagues
s. of the city of Pasquaro.
Same name, a mountain on the coast of the province
and corregimiento of Coquimbo in the kingdom of
Chile. It derives its name from some very abun
dant copper mines. Great quantities of this metal
are carried from hence to Spain for founding artil
lery, and for different purposes.
of the large river Napo, and at last becomes in
corporated with the same.
[COCALICO, a township in Lancaster county,
COCAMA, a great lake in the midst of the
thick woods which lie in the country of Las Amazonas,
to the s. and w. of tlie river Ucayale. It is
10 leagues long from n. to s. and six wide from e.
to w. On the e. it flows out, through a little
canal, into the river Ucayale, and on the w. it
forms the river Cassavatay, which running n. and
then e. enters also the Ucayale. Its shores are
constantly covered with alligators and tortoises.
COCAMAS, a barbarous nation of Indians of
the country of Las Amazonas, who inhabit the
w'oods to the s. of the river Maraiion, and in the
vicinities of Ucayale. It takes its name from the
former lake, called La Gran Cocama. They
are a barbarous and cruel race, wandering over the
forests in quest of birds and wild beasts for mere
sustenance. Their arms are the macana, and the
Indian cimeter, or club of chonia, a very strong
COCATLAN, San Luis de, a settlement of
the head settlement of Coatlan, and alcadia mayor
of Nexapa, in Nueva Espana. It contains 160 fa
milies of Indians, employed in the trade in cochi
neal and cotton stuffs. It is four leagues to the n.
of its head settlement.
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