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(country of the Iroquees Indians. It is handsome
and well built, on the margin of the river of the
same name, about 12 or 15 miles s. w. from Mont
real, and n. of St. John’s fort. It was taken by
the Americans, Oct. 20, 1775, and retaken by the
British, Jan. 18, 1776. Lat. 45° 26' w.)

CHAMBO, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Riobamba in the kingdom of
Quito.

Chambo, a very large river, which rises near
the former settlement, and runs with such rapidity
that it cannot be forded ; is consequently passed
over by means of various bridges made of osiers.

CHAME, a settlement of the alcaldia mayor
of Natá in the province and kingdom of Tierra
Firme ; situate near a river, and two leagues from
the coast of the S. sea. It produces maize, plan
tains, and other fruits ; swine, fowl, turkeys, and
other birds, with which it supplies, by means of
canoes, the markets of the city of Panama, from
whence it is nine leagues distant.

CHAMELUCON, or Chamaleton, a river of
the province and government of Honduras. It
runs n. and enters the sea in the gulf of this name,
between La Caldera and the river Ulua.

CHAMETLA, a settlement of the alcaldia
mayor of Guajuaha in Nueva España. It con
tains ISO families of Indians.

CHAMETLAN, a province and alcaldia mayor
of Nueva España, also called Del Rosario ; bound
ed n. by the province of Culiacan, s. by that of Xa
lisco or Sentipac, e. and n. e. by that of Zacate
cas and Nueva Galicia, and w. by the S. sea ; is
30 leagues long from e. to w. and 25 wide n. s. ;
is of, a very hot temperature, and the greater part
of it is a mountainous and rugged country, abound
ing in. noxious animals and insects, and on this
account uninhabitable in the summer and in the
rainy season. It was conquered by Don Juan de
Ibarra in 1554, has many mines of silver and gold,
which were formerly worked, but which at present
are all abandoned, as well from their having filled
with water, as from the scantiness of the means of
the inhabitants to work them. The royal mines,
however, are productive of some emolument, and
are in fafct the support of the place. It produces
some maize, and much tobacco , and cotton, to
which article the soil is exactly suited, though not
so to wheat, which yields here but sparingly. On
the banks of the lakes formed by the sea, is left a
thick incrustation of salt in the month of April ;
and although the inhabitants spare no pains to col
lect this valuable commodity, yet abundance of it
is lost from the Avant of hands to collect it ere the
heats come on, when it very quickly disappears.

Some large cattle are bred here. It is very badly
peopled, or, to speak more truly, it is as it were
desert, having only three settlements and some
estates. It is irrigated by a river which flows
down from the sierra Madre, and passes through
the capital, the waters of which are made useful
for the working of the mines. The same river enters
the sea two leagues from the settlement of Chamet
lan, and has abundance of fish, which are caught
with ease, as well upon its shores as in marshes
which it forms. Tlie capital, which is the resi
dence of the alcalde mayor, is the real del Ro
sario.

Chametlan, a settlement of the former alcaldía
mayor
; from thence taking its name. It contains
only five or six Indians, and some Spaniards, Mus
tees, and Mulattoes, who, the greater part of the
year, live in the estates which they have for the
breeding of large cattle, and on the farms for the
cultivation of maize and cotton.

CHAMESA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Tunja in the Nuevo Reyno de
Granada ; annexed to the curacy of Nopsa. It
is of a cold temperature, and produces the fruits
corresponding to such a climate, particularly
wheat, which is of the best quality. It contains
100 Avhite inhabitants, and as many Indians, and
is a little more than eight leagues from its ca
pital.

CHAMI, San Juan de, a settlement of the
province and government of Chocó ; situate in the
district of Thatama, near the ruins of the city of
San Juan de Rodas, to the w. of the city of San
tiago de Arma.

CHAMIANOS, a settlement of the province
and government of Mainas in the kingdom of
Quito; situate on the shore of the river Gual
laga.

CHAMICUROS, S. Francisco Xavier de,
a settlement of the missions which were held by the
regulars of the company of Jesuits, in the province
and government of Mainas, of the kingdom of
Quito ; founded in 1670 by the Father Lorenzo
Lucero. '

CHAMILPA, San Lorenzo de, a settlement
of the head settlement and alcaldia mayor of Cuer
navaca
in Nueva España.

CHAMPANCHIN, Sierra de, a chain of
mountains in the province and government of Tu
cumán
, running s, s.e. on the shore of the river
Quarto.

(CHAMPLAIN,a township, the most n. in Clin
ton
county, New York, which takes its name from
the lake on which it lies. It was granted to some
Canadian and Nova Scotia refugees, who were


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y Pais de los Indios Iraqueses, a orilla del río o desague. del 1 lago de este nombre, para entrar en el de San Lorenzo.

CHAMBO, Pueblo de la Provincia y Corregimiento de Riobamba en el Reyno de Quito.

Tiene el mismo nombre un río caudaloso que nace cerca del Pueblo anterior, y, corre con tanta rapidez, que no se puede vadear, y pasa por varios puentes que tiene de mimbres.

CHAME, Pueblo de la Alcaldía mayor de Nátá en la Provincia y Reynó de Tierra-Firme, situado cerca de un rio, y dos leguas distante de la Costa de la mar del Sur: produce maíz, plátanos y otras frutas; ganado de cerda gallinas, pabos y demás aves, de que abastece con su comercio en canoas a la Ciudad de Panamá, de dónete dista 9 leguas.

CHAMELUCONO Chaimaletón, cómo le nombran otros, río de la Provincia y Gobierno de Honduras: corre al N, y sale al mar en el golfo de este nombre entre la Caldera y el río de Uláa.

CHAMETLA, Pueblo do la Alcaldía mayor de Guajuapa en Nueva España: tiene 130 familias de Indios.

CHAMETLAN, Provincia, y Alcaldía mayor de Nueva España, llamada también del Rosario: confína por el N con la de Culiacan, por el S con la de Xalisco ó. Sentipac: por el E y NE con la de Zacatecas y Nueva Galicia, y por el O con el mar del Sur: tiene de largo 30 leguas E O, y 2 5 de ancho N S: es de temperamento muy cálido, y la mayor parte pais montuoso y quebrado, abundante de animales nocivos é insectos, por lo qúal es inhabitable especialmente en tiempo de verano y de lluvias: la conquistó Don Juan de Ibarra el año de 1554: tiene muchas - minas de plata y oro, que en otro tiempo se trabajaban; pero hoy están todas abandonadas, así por haberse aguado, como por la cortedad de medios de sus habitantes para trabajarlas, y solo se benefician las del Real, de que se mantiene: produce algún maiz y mucho tabaco y algodón, para lo qual es terreno a propósito, y no para trigo, que no se da en él: en las marismas de la Costa se quaxa mucha sal por el mes de Abril de que se proveen todos, y es mas la que se pierde por falta de gente para recogerla, porque luego que aprietan los calores vuelve a derretirse: cría también algún ganado mayor: está muy poco poblada o quasi desierta, pues solo tiene tres poblaciones y algunas haciendas: la riega un río que baxa de la sierra Madre _, y pasa por la Capital, de cuyas aguas se aprovechan para el beneficio de las minas, y sale al mar 2 leguas del Pueblo de Chametlán: tiene abundancia de pescado que cogen con. facilidad así eu sus orillas, como en los esteros que forma: la Capital en que reside el Alcalde mayor es el Real del Rosario.

Tiene el mismo nombre un Pueblo de la Alcaldía mayor antecedente a quien di0 el nombre: solo tiene 506 Indios y algunos Españoles, Mestizos y Mulatos, que la mayor parte del año viven en las haciendas de ganado mayor que crian, y en los ranchos de maiz y algodonales.

CHAMESA, Pueblo de la Provincia y Corregimiento de Tunja en el, nuevo Reyno de Granada, anexo al Curato del de Nopsa: es de temperamento frío, y produce los frutos de éste, y particularmente el trigo que es de la mejor calidad: tiene 100 vecinos blancos, y otros tantos Indios: está poco mas de 8 leguas de su Capital.

CHAMI, San Juan de, Pueblo de la Provincia y Gobierno del Chocó, situado en el Partido de Thatama, cerca de las ruinas da la Ciudad de San Juan de Rodas, al O de la de Sarn tiago de Arma.

CHAMIANOS, Pueblo de la Provincia y Gobierno de Maynas en el Reyno de Quito, situado a orilla del río Guallaga.

CHAMICUROS, S. Francisco Xavier de, Pueblo de las Misiones que tenían los Regulares, de la Compañía en la Provincia y Gobierno de Maynas del Reyno de Quito, fundado el año de 1670 por el Padre Lorenzo Lucero.

CHAMILPA, San Lorenzo de, Pueblo de la Cabecera y Alcaldía mayor de Cuernavaca en Nueva España.

CHAMPANCHIN, Sierra- de, en la Provincia y Gobierno del Tucuman: corre al S SE a orilla del río Quarto.

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(country of the Iroquees Indians. It is handsome
and well built, on the margin of the river of the
same name, about 12 or 15 miles s. w. from Mont
real, and n. of St. John’s fort. It was taken by
the Americans, Oct. 20, 1775, and retaken by the
British, Jan. 18, 1776. Lat. 45° 26' w.)

CHAMBO, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Riobamba in the kingdom of
Quito.

Chambo, a very large river, which rises near
the former settlement, and runs with such rapidity
that it cannot be forded ; is consequently passed
over by means of various bridges made of osiers.

CHAME, a settlement of the alcaldia mayor
of Natá in the province and kingdom of Tierra
Firme ; situate near a river, and two leagues from
the coast of the S. sea. It produces maize, plan
tains, and other fruits ; swine, fowl, turkeys, and
other birds, with which it supplies, by means of
canoes, the markets of the city of Panama, from
whence it is nine leagues distant.

CHAMELUCON, or Chamaleton, a river of
the province and government of Honduras. It
runs n. and enters the sea in the gulf of this name,
between La Caldera and the river Ulua.

CHAMETLA, a settlement of the alcaldia
mayor of Guajuaha in Nueva España. It con
tains ISO families of Indians.

CHAMETLAN, a province and alcaldia mayor
of Nueva España, also called Del Rosario ; bound
ed n. by the province of Culiacan, s. by that of Xa
lisco or Sentipac, e. and n. e. by that of Zacate
cas and Nueva Galicia, and w. by the S. sea ; is
30 leagues long from e. to w. and 25 wide n. s. ;
is of, a very hot temperature, and the greater part
of it is a mountainous and rugged country, abound
ing in. noxious animals and insects, and on this
account uninhabitable in the summer and in the
rainy season. It was conquered by Don Juan de
Ibarra in 1554, has many mines of silver and gold,
which were formerly worked, but which at present
are all abandoned, as well from their having filled
with water, as from the scantiness of the means of
the inhabitants to work them. The royal mines,
however, are productive of some emolument, and
are in fafct the support of the place. It produces
some maize, and much tobacco , and cotton, to
which article the soil is exactly suited, though not
so to wheat, which yields here but sparingly. On
the banks of the lakes formed by the sea, is left a
thick incrustation of salt in the month of April ;
and although the inhabitants spare no pains to col
lect this valuable commodity, yet abundance of it
is lost from the Avant of hands to collect it ere the
heats come on, when it very quickly disappears.

Some large cattle are bred here. It is very badly
peopled, or, to speak more truly, it is as it were
desert, having only three settlements and some
estates. It is irrigated by a river which flows
down from the sierra Madre, and passes through
the capital, the waters of which are made useful
for the working of the mines. The same river enters
the sea two leagues from the settlement of Chamet
lan, and has abundance of fish, which are caught
with ease, as well upon its shores as in marshes
which it forms. Tlie capital, which is the resi
dence of the alcalde mayor, is the real del Ro
sario.

Chametlan, a settlement of the former alcaldía
mayor
; from thence taking its name. It contains
only five or six Indians, and some Spaniards, Mus
tees, and Mulattoes, who, the greater part of the
year, live in the estates which they have for the
breeding of large cattle, and on the farms for the
cultivation of maize and cotton.

CHAMESA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Tunja in the Nuevo Reyno de
Granada ; annexed to the curacy of Nopsa. It
is of a cold temperature, and produces the fruits
corresponding to such a climate, particularly
wheat, which is of the best quality. It contains
100 Avhite inhabitants, and as many Indians, and
is a little more than eight leagues from its ca
pital.

CHAMI, San Juan de, a settlement of the
province and government of Chocó ; situate in the
district of Thatama, near the ruins of the city of
San Juan de Rodas, to the w. of the city of San
tiago de Arma.

CHAMIANOS, a settlement of the province
and government of Mainas in the kingdom of
Quito; situate on the shore of the river Gual
laga.

CHAMICUROS, S. Francisco Xavier de,
a settlement of the missions which were held by the
regulars of the company of Jesuits, in the province
and government of Mainas, of the kingdom of
Quito ; founded in 1670 by the Father Lorenzo
Lucero. '

CHAMILPA, San Lorenzo de, a settlement
of the head settlement and alcaldia mayor of Cuer
navaca
in Nueva España.

CHAMPANCHIN, Sierra de, a chain of
mountains in the province and government of Tu
cumán
, running s, s.e. on the shore of the river
Quarto.

(CHAMPLAIN,a township, the most n. in Clin
ton
county, New York, which takes its name from
the lake on which it lies. It was granted to some
Canadian and Nova Scotia refugees, who were


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