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same kingdom. It contains 180 families of In
dians, and 60 of Spaniards, Mustees, and Mulattoes.
Here is an hospital of the religious order of St.
Francis. Seven leagues from its capital.
COXIMAR, a large plain of the coast of the
island of Cuba, close by the city of Havana, in
which is a fortified tower. On this plain the Eng
lish drew up their troops when they besieged that
place, in 1762.
COXUMATLAN, a settlement of the head
settlement of Zanguio and afcaldia mayor of Za
mora in Nueva Espana ; situate on the shore of the
sea of Chapala, and being backed by a large moun
tain covered with fruit-trees of various kinds, and
excellent timber and woods. It contains 17 tami
lies of Indians, who employ themselves in fishing
and in agriculture. Four leagues to the w. of its
COYAIMAS, a barbarous and ancient nation
of Indians of the province and government of Po
payán in the kingdom of Quito, and district of the
townofNeiba. Tliese Indians are valorous, ro
bust, faithful, and enemies to the Pijaos. Some
of tl)ern have become converted to the Catholic
faith, and liveuniteil in settlemenis.
COYONES, a barbarous nation of Indians, who
inhabit the s. w. of Tocuyo. They are ferocious
and infidels, and live upon the mountains. Their
numbers at the present day are much reduced.
COZALCAQUE, San Felipe de, a settlement
of the head settlement of Tenantitlan, and alcaldia
mayor of Acaynca, in Nueva Espana. It contains
51 families of Indians, and is 10 leagues to the e.
and one-fourth to the a. e, of its head settlement.
bears the same name, with the dedicatory title of
San Martin, and which is situate on a plain half a
league long, and somewhat less broad, surrounded
by mountains so knit together, that, at the time of
its foundation, passes were obliged to be o[>ened.
Through this province runs a river, which flows
down from the sferTflA of Zongolica, and which
afterwards takes the nam.e of Alvarado, it is of
a hot and moist temperature, and continually ex
posed to inundations during the rainy seasons,
owing to the immense overflowings of the rivers.
Its population is composed of 38 families of Spa
niards, 128 of Mulattoes, and 34 of Mexican In
dians, who maintain themselves by the gathering
of cotton and maize ; and this last in such abun
dance as to supply Vera Cruz. The Spaniards
employ themselves in fishing in the rivers, which
abound with fish the three last months of the year,
and they carry them for sale into the other juris
dictions. It has, besides the parish church, a
temple of superior architecture, dedicated to
Nuestra Seilora de la Soledad, though it be com
monly called, Of Cozomalotipan, being of such
ancient origin as to be said to liave existed 12
years before the conquest of the kingdom. This
temple was inhabited by a religious fraternity, ap
proved by his holiness Gregory XIII. he having
granted to the same many favours and indulgences,
which, through the devotion of the communily,
were perpetuated, through several prodigies and
miracles which afterwards took place in the set
tlement, and in its district. One hundred and
fifteen leagues s. s.xo. of Mexico, in lat. 17^ 47' ;
long. 274° 50'. The jurisdiction of this alcaldia
consists in the folloAving settlements :
COZAQUl, Santa Maria de, a settlement of
the head settlement of Acazingo and alcaldia
mayor of Tepeaca, in Nueva Espana. It contains
four families of Spaniards, 33 Aluslees and Mu
lattocs, and 51 of Indians. It is a quarter of a
league lioni its head settlement.
iid is two leagues to the w. of
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