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COIOTZINGO, S. Miguel de, a settlement
of the head settlement and alcaldia mayor of
Guejozingo in Nueva Espana. It contains IS
families of Indians.
COIQUAR, a settlement of the province and
government of Cumaná, situate on tlie shore of a
river, between t!ie city of Cariaco, and the inte-
rior bay of the gulf Triste.
COIUCA, San Miguel de, a settlement and
head settlement of tlie district of the government of
Acapulco in Nueva Espana. It contains 137 fa-
milies of Indians, and is nine leagues to the n. e.
of its capital. Close by this, and annexed to
it, is another settlement, called Chinas, with 120
Coiuca, with the dedicatory title of San Agus-
tin, another settlement of the head settlement and
alcaldin mayor of Zacatula in the same kingdom ;
containing 32 families of Indians and some Mus-
tees, and being annexed to the curacy of its
COIULA, a settlement of the head settlement
and alcaldia mayor of Cuicatlan in Nueva Es-
paua. It contains SO families of Indians, who
trade in cochineal. Three leagues e. of its ca-
COIUTLA, a settlement of the head settlement
and alcaldia mayor of Zochicoatlan in Nueva Es-
pana ; situate on a plain surrounded bj^ heights.
It is annexed to the curacy of its capital, and
contains 37 families of Indians, being; 15 leagrucs
distant from its capital.
COJATA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Paucarcolla in Peru ; annexed to
the curacy of Vilques.
COJEDO, a settlement of the province and go-
vernment of Venezuela in the kingdom of Tierra
Firme ; situate on the skirt of a mountain near the
(COKESBURY College, in the town of
Abington, in Harford county, Maryland, is an in-
stitution which bids fair to promote the improve-
ment of science, and the cultivation of virtue. It
was founded by the methodists in 1785, and has its
name in honour of Thomas Coke and Francis
Asbury, the American bishops of the methodist
episcopal church. The edifice is of brick, hand-
somely built on a healthy spot, enjoying a fine air
and a very extensive prospect. The college was
erected, and is wholly supported by subscription
and voluntary donations. The students, who are
to consist of the sons of travelling preachers, annual
subscribers, members of the society, and orphans,
are instructed in English, Latin, Greek, logic,
rhetoric, history, geography, natural philosophy,
and astronomy ; and when the finances of the col-
lege will admit, they are to be taught the Hebrew,
French, and German languages. The rules for
the private conduct of the students extend to their
amusements ; and all tend to promote regularity,
encourage industry, and to nip the buds of idleness
and vice. Their recreations without doors are
walking, gardening, riding, andbathiiig; within
doors they have tools and accommodations for the
carpenter’s, joiner’s, cabinet-maker’s, or turner’s
business. These they are taught to consider as
pleasing and healthful recreations, both for the
body and mind.]
COLAISACAPE, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Loxa in the kingdom of
COLUMBO, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Loxa in the kingdom of Quito.
COLAMI, a settlement of Indians of S. Carolina;
situate on the shore of the river Albama.
COLAN, a settlement of the province and cor-
regimiento of Piura in Peru, on the coast of the
Pacific ; annexed to the curacy of Paita. its terri-
tory produces in abundance fruits and vegetables,
which are carried for the supply of its capital.
All its inhabitants are either agriculturists or fisher-
men. It is watered by the river Achira, also
called Colan, as well as the settlement ; and though
distinct from Cachimayu, it is not so from Cata-
mayu, as is erroneously stated by Mr. La Marti-
niere. [Here they make large rafts of logs, which
will carry 60 or 70 tons of goods ; with these they
make long voyages, even to Panama, 5 or 600
leagues distant, 'fhey have a mast with a sail
fastened to it. They always go before the wind,
being unable to ply against it ; and therefore only
fit for these seas, where the wind is always in a
manner the same, not varying above a point or two
all the way from Lima, till they come into the bay
of Panama ; and there they must sometimes w'ait
for a change. Their cargo is usually wine, oil,
sugar, Quito cloth, soap, and dressed goat-skins.
The float is usually navigated by three or four men,
who sell their float where they dispose of their
cargo ; and return as passengers to the port they
came from. The Indians go out at night by the
help of the land-wind with fishing floats, more
manageable than the others, though these have
masts and sails too, and return again in the dav
time with the sea-wind.] Lat. 4° 56' s.
Colan, the aforesaid river. See Cat am a yu.
COLAPISAS, a settlement of Indians of the
province and government of Louisiana ; situate on
the shore of the Mississippi, upon a long strip of
land formed by the lake Maurepas.