out various ways, and watering, from the place in which it rises, the extensive vallies of Curimon,
Aconcagua, Quillota, and Concon ; in which are cultivated large crops of wheat, flax and hemp ;
and it, moreover, enters the sea in as large a stream as if it had never undergone the like ramifications :
its mouth is in 33° lat.
Aconcagua, a settlement of the same pro-
vince, which was formerly its capital, until the
foundation of the city of S. Felipe. It is very
thinly peopled, and is situate in the valley of this
Aconcagua, a volcano of the same province.
ACONICHI, a settlement of the province and
government of Sonora in Nueva Espana.
ACONICHI, a settlement of Indiansjof N. Ca-
rolina, situate on the shore of the river Eno.
Aconichi, an island in the middle of the river
Dan, in the same province.
ACONQUl JA, the most lofty mountain of the
province and government of Tucuman, in the
district of the city of Catamarca, and very near
it. It is perpetually covered with snow, and
abounds with minerals of gold. Its jurisdiction
is disputed by the province of Atacama.
ACOPIA, a settlement of the province and cor-
regimiento of Quispicanchi in Peru, annexed to
the curacy of Sangarara.
ACORA, a settlement of the province and
government of Chucuito in Peru, situate on the
shore of the Gran Laguna (great lake). Lat. 16°
40' SO" s. Long. 70° 15' w.
ACORI, a small river of the province and cap-
tainship of Para in Brazil. It runs n. between the
Pacajes and Yavarais, and enters the river of the
Amazonas, in the arm formed by the island of
A(50RIA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Angaraes in Peru.
ACORO, a settlement of the province and cor-
regimiento of Huanta in Peru, annexed to the
ACOS, a settlement of the province and corre-
gimiento of Jauja in Peru.
Ac'os, another settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Quispicanchi, annexed to the
curacy of A comay o.
ACOSTA, a settlement of the province and
captainship of Pernambuco in Brazil, situate on
the n. shore of the large river of San Francisco,
near where it enters the sea.
ACOSTAMBA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento ol" Castro-virreyna in Peru, an-
nexed to the curacy of Pilpichacha.
ACOSTAMBO, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Huanta in Peru, annexed
to the curacy of Huaribaraba.
ACOTAMA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Chancay in Peru, annexed to
the curacy of Iguari.
ACOTITLAN, a settlement of the head settle-
ment and alcaldia mayor of Autlan. It con-
tains 15 Indian families, who employ themselves in
breeding the larger sort of cattle, in making sugar
and honey, in dressing seeds, and extracting oil
of CGcao, which abounds greatly, from the num-
ber of trees yielding this fruit. It is annexed to
the curacy of Tecolotlan, from whence it is two
leagues to the s. w.
[ACOUEZ, an Indian nation in Canada.]
ACOXCHIAPA, a stttlement of the head set-
tlement of Xonacatepec, and alcaldia mayor of
Cuernavaca, in Nueva Espana.
[ACQUACKNACK, or Acquakinunk, a
town on the w. side of Passaic river, in Essex
county. New Jersey, ten miles n. of Newark, and
17 n. w. from New York. Lat. 40° 47' n. Long.
74° 10' zy.
ACTIPA, San M.\teo de, a settlement of the
alcaldia mayor of Tezeoro in Nueva Espana, an-
nexed to the curacy of Capulalpa.
ACTIPAQUE, Santa Maria de, a settle-
ment of the head settlement and alcaldia mayor
of Toluca in Nueva Espana, four leagues to
the s. of its capital, and situate on the shore of
the lake Tezcoco.
[ACTON, a township in Middlesex county,
Massachusetts, containing 853 inhabitants ; 24
miles n. w. of Boston.]
ACTOPAN, the district and alcaldia mayor oi
Nueva Espana, commonly called Octupan. Its
productions and commerce are as follows : They
consist in seeds, rigging, saltpetre, and the feed-
ing of goats and sheep, chiefly prized on account
of their skins and their fat. It is of a mild tem-
perature ; but the ground is infested with prickly
plants, thorns, and teasels. There are some estates
here of about eight or ten labouring families each.
In this district, and in its environs, are many sing-
ing birds, which, in the Mexican language, are
called zenzontla ; and among otlicrs is the nightin-
gale. The capital bears the same name, and in it
there are no less than 2750 families of Otho-
mies Indians, divided into two parties, and sepa-
rated by the church, which is a convent oi the
order of St. Augustin, and a very ancient piece of
architecture. It also contains 50 families of Spa-
niards, Mulattoes, and Mustees. 23 leagues n. n. e.
of Mexico. Long. 98° 49' ty. Lat. 20° I9'S0"«.
ACTUPAN, San Pedbo df, the head set-