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THE

GEOGRAPHICAL

AND

HISTORICAL

DICTIONARY

OF

AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES.

CONTAINING

AN ENTIRE TRANSLATION OF THE SPANISH WORK

or

COLONEL DON ANTONIO DE ALCEDO,

CAPTAIN OF THE ROYAL SPANISH GUARDS, AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF HISTORY.

WITH

ilarge 8totitttott£i anti Compilations

FROM MODERN VOYAGES AND TRAVELS,

AND mow

ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC INFORMATION.

G. A. THOMPSON, ESQ.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. H.

Magna modis mult is miranda videtur

Gentibus humanis regio, visendaquefertur,

Rebus opima bonis. Lucretius, lib. I. line 727.

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He desires to repeat, that a complete list of the subscribers will be furnished with the preface; and to add that, owing to the volumes being extended much beyond their intended bulk, by the incorporation of important materials daily coming into his hands, the price to non-subscribers will be Two Guineas, though it will not at present he increased to new subscribers.

G. A. THOMPSON.

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THE

GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL

DICTIO NARY

OF

AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES.

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Dabaiba, an imaginary and fabulous river, which some travellers would fain have to be in the mountains of Abide. Amongst the many rivers, however, which flow down from that cordillera, we find no one of this name in the ancient or modern charts of the best geographers.

DABOYAN, a settlement of the province and government of Cinaloa in Nueva Espana; situate between the rivers Mayo and Fuerte.

DACADMA, a lake of the province and country of the Amazonas, in the territory possessed by the Portuguese. It is formed by an arm or waste-water of the river Maranon, which returns to enter that river, leaving this lake; and at a small distance from it is another, called Cudaja.

DAGARR.ON, a large and convenient bay of the Mftlvine or Falkland isles, on the w. part of the principal one. Here the French peopled this settlement, and the castle of 8. Louis, in 1763*

DACINO, a river of the province of Paslo in the kingdom of Quito, to the s. It runs from n. to J. and enters the Coca on-the m side, in lat. My

DADO, a small settlement or ward of the head settlement of Tlazintla, and alculd'ia mayor of Ixmiquilpan, in Nueva Espana.

DAEMA, a river of i he province and governmentrof Buenos Ayres. It is small, and runs e.

[DAGSBOROUGH, a post-town in Sussex

VOL. II.

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county, Delaware; situated on the n. w. bank of Peper's creek, a branch of Indian river, and contains about 40 houses. It is 19 miles from Broad hill, or Clowe's, and 127 s. from Philadelphia.]

DAJABON, a river of the island of St. Domingo, in the part possessed by the French. It rises near the n. coast, runs n. n. a. and enters the sea in the bay of Manzanillo.

DALBY, a settlement of the island of B.irbadoes, in the district of the parish of St. Joseph; situate near the w. coast.

DALES-GIFT, a city of the province and colony of Virginia.

[DALTON, a fine township in Berkshire county, Massachusetts, having Pittsfield on the U. ; and' contains 554 inhabitants. The stage road from Boston to Albany runs through it. Dalton was incorporated in 1784, and lies 135 miles w. by n. of Boston, and about 35 the same course from Northampton.]

[dalton, a township in Grafton county, New Hampshire, first called Apthorpe, was incorporated in 1784, and has only 14 inhabitants. It lies on the e. bank of Connecticut river, at the Fifteenmile falls, opposite Concordy in Essex county, Vermont.]

DAM AQUI EL, a river of the province and government of Darien in the kingdom of Tierra Firme. It rises in the sierras or mountains of

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