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CUB

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C U A

island of Cuba, called Cruz del Principe (Cross of
the Prince. )

CUA, Sahante de, a village and settlement
of the Portuguese, in the kingdom of Brazil ;
situate in the sierra of Los Corixes, between the
river of this name and that of Araguaya.

CUACHIMALCO, a settlenaent of the head
settlement of Olinala, and alcaldia mayor of Tlapa,
in Nueva Espana. It contains 06 families of In
dians, and is two leagues to the n. e. of its head
settlement.

CUAITLAN, a settlement of the head settle
ment of Metlatlan, <x\\A. alcaldia mayor of [Papantla]],
inNueva Espana. It contains 8i families of In
dians, and is three leagues from its head settle
ment, 16 s. w. of the capital.

CUALA, Santiago de, a settlement and head
settlement of the district of the alcaldia mayor of
Tezcoco in Nueva Espana; annexed to the cu
racy of Capulalpa, and six leagues to the n. e. of
its capital.

CUALAQUE, a scttlerneut of the head settle
ment and alcaldia mayor of Tlapa in Nueva
Espana
. It contains two families of Spaniards,
eight of Mustees^ 140 of Indians, and a convent
of the religious order of St. Augustin. It is of a
mild temperature, and its principal commerce
consists in making painted cups of fine manufac
ture. Four leagues w. of its capital.

CUAMILA, a small settlement or ward of the
alcaldia mayor Guachinango in Nueva
Espana
;
annexed to the curacy of the settlement of
TIaola.

CUANALA, Santa Maria de, a settlement
of the bead settlement and alcaldia mayor of Tezcoco in Nueva
Espana
; situate on the shore of
the pleasant valley of (3culma. It is surrounded
by many small settlements or wards, in which there
are reckoned 212 families of Indians, and 10 of
Muslees and Mulattoes ;* all of whom are em
ployed as drovers or agriculturalists. Two leagues
n. of its capital.

CUAPALA, a settlement of the head settle
ment of Atlistac, and aluddia mayor of Tlapa, in
Nueva
Espana
. It contains 42 families of In
dians.

CUATALPAN Santiago de, a settlement of
the alcaldia mayor Tezcoco in Nueva
Espana
.
it contains 36 families of Indians, and 27 of Spa
niards and Mustics.

CUATLAN, a settlement of the head settlement
of Ixtlahuacan, and alcaldia mayor of Colima ;
.situate on the margin of a river which fertilizes
the gardens lying on either of its banks, the same
abounding in ail kinds of fruits and herbs. It is

of a mild temperature, and its commerce consists
in maize, French beans, and in the making of
mats. In its precincts are six estates or groves of
coco trees ; and in those dwell .nine families of
Spaniards and Miistees. In the settlement are 70
families. It is three leagues e. of its head settle
ment.

CUAUCHINOLA, a settlement of the head
settlement of Xoxutla, and alcaldia mayor of
Cuernavaca, in Nueva
Espana
.

CUAUCOTLA, S. Diego de, a settlement of
the head settlement and alcaldia mayor of Cholula
in Nueva
Espana
. It contains 27 families of In
dians, and is a quarter of a league from its capital.

CUAUTIPAC, a settlement of the head settle
ment and alcaldia mayor of Tlapa in Nueva
Espana
. It contains 23 families of Indians, and is
one league to the s. e. of its capital.

CUAUTLA, San Juan de, a settlement of
the head settlement and alcaldia mayor of Cholula
in Nueva
Espana
. It contains 16 families of In
dians, and is one league to the w. of its capital.

CUAUTLA, with the dedicatory title of San
Miguel, another settlement of the alcaldia mayor
of Cuernavaca in the same kingdom ; situate in a
fertile and beautiful open plain near the settlement
of Mazate.pec. It contains 23 families of Indians,
and 11 of Spaniards and Mulattoes, who employ
themselves in fishing for small but well-flavoured
bagres, which are found in great abundance in a
river which runs near the town.

CUAUTOLOTITLAN, a settlement of the
head settlement of Atlistac, and alcaldia mayor of
Tlapa, in Nueva
Espana
. It contains 42 families
of Indians.

CUB, a small river of the province and colony
of Virginia. It runs and enters the Staunton.

CUBA, a large island of the N. sea, and the
largest of the Antilles ; situate at the mouth or en
trance of the bay of Mexico. It is 235 leagues in
length from c. to a', from the cape of St. Antonio
to the point of Maizi, and 45 at its widest part,
and 14 at the uarrow'est. To the n. it has Florida
and the ijiicayes isles ; to the c. the island of St.
Domingo, and to the s. the island of Jamaica, and
the s. continent; and to the w. the gulf or hay of
Mexico. It is betw een and 23°15'n. Int. and

from 74° 2' 3'^ to 84°55'tw. long It was discovered
by Admiral Cliristopher Columbus in 1492, in his
first voyage, before he discovered St. Domingo ;
and he mistook it for the continent, and landed
upon it. In tJie year 1494, it was found to be au
island by Nicholas do Obando. lie measured its
circumierence, and careened his ve.s.sel in the port
of the Havana, which from that time has been

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