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nut restored in 1763. In 1779 a treaty of peace
was concluded here between the emperor of Ger-
many and the king of Prussia. It is seated in a
morass, near the river Elsa, 36 m. E. S. E. of
Troppau and 60 E. by N. of Olmutz. Long. 18.

32. E., lat. 49. 43. N.

Tesegdelt, a town of Morocco, seated on a crag-
gy rock, said to be impregnable, at the mouth of
the Techubit, 140 m. W. N. W. of Morocco.

Teshoo Loomboo, the capital of Thibet, or of
that part which is immediately subject to the
Teshoo Lama, who is sovereign of the country
during the minority of the grand lama. Its tem-
ples and mausoleums, with their numerous gilded
canopies and turrets, and the palace of the lama,
render it a magnificent place. It stands at the
N. end of a plain, upon a rocky eminence, 220
m. S. W. of Lassa and 470 N. by E. of Calcutta.
Long. 89. 7. E., lat. 29. 4. Ni

Tesino, a town of the Austrian states, in Tyrol,
25 m. E. N. E. of Trent.

Tesset, a town of Zahara, capital of a district of
the same name. It is 350 m. S. S. W. of Tafilet.
Long. 5. 45. W., lat. 25. 54. N.

Tetbury, a town in Gloucestershire, Eng. 99 m.
W. of London.

Tetschen, or Tetzen, a town of Bohemia, in the
circle of Leutmeritz, with a castle on a rock, on
the river Elbe, 29 m. S. E. of Dresden.

Tettnang, a town of Germany, in the kingdom
of W'urtemberg, 8 m. N. of Lindau.

Tetuan, a city of the kingdom of Fez, with a
castle. The houses have only small holes to-
wards the streets, which are very narrow, and
the windows are on the other side, facing a court-
yard, which is surrounded by galleries, and in
the middle is generally a fountain. The houses
are two stories high, fiat at the top; and the wo-
men visit each other from the tops of them. The
shops are very small, and without any door; the
master sitts cross-legged on a counter, with the
goods disposed in drawers round him, and all the
customers stand in the street. Several European
consuls formerly resided in this city; the English
are still allowed to touch here, and considerable
communication is kept up with Gibraltar. It is
seated on the river Cuz, near the Mediterranean,
110 m. N. N. W. of Fez. Long. 5. 23. W., lat.

35. 37. N.

Teverone, a river of Italy, the ancient Anio,
which rises in the Appennines, 50 miles, above
Tivoli, glides through a plain till it comes near
that town, when it is confined for a short space
between two hills, covered with groves. These
were supposed to.be the residence of the sibyl Al-
bunea, to whom an elegant temple was here dedi-
cated. The river moving with augmented rapid-
ity, as its channel is confined, at last rushes over
a lofty precipice, and the noise of its falls re-
sounds through the hills and groves of Tivoli.
Having gained the plain, it soon afterwards re-
ceives the waters of tbe lake Solfatara, and then
joins the Tibet, near Rome.

Teviot, a river of Scotland, which rises in the
mountains in the S. W. of Roxburgshire, and,
passing N. W. through the county, unites with
the Tweed a little above Kelso.

Tevpitz, a town of Prussia, in Brandenburg,
with a castle on a lake, 25 m. S. by E. of Berlin.

Tcuschnitz, a town and castle of Bavarian Fran-
conia, 17 m. N. of Culmbach.

Tewsing, a town of Bohemia, in the circle of
Pilsen, 30 m. N. W. of Pilsen.

Tewkesbury, a borough in Gloucestershire Eng.

Here is one of the noblest j .risk churches in the
kingdom, which is almost r.e only remains of
the celebrated monastery tc which it formerly be-
longed. 103 m. W. N. W. of London.

Tewkesbury, ph. Middlesex Co. Mass on the
Merrimack, adjoining Lowell, 24 m. N. W. Bos-
ton. Pop. 1,527. Within the limits of the town-
ship is the village of Belleville, with manufac-
ture of cotton and woolen.

Tewkesbury, a township of Hunterdon Co.
N. J.

Texas, a province of Mexico, and the frontier
district toward the United States : bounded N.
by Missouri Territory and E. by Louisiana, from
which it is separated by the Sabine, and the Gulf
of Mexico on the S. Our knowledge of this ex
tensive province—containing, according to Hum-
bolt’s table, a surface of 84,000 square miles, and
according to others 100,000—is still very imper-
fect, and almost solely derived from Pike’s jour-
nal of his hasty return from Chihuahua, guarded
all the way by Spanish dragoons to prevent him
from taking notes. But its rising political and com-
mercial relations with the United States will soon
disperse this ignorance. By an act of the Mexi-
can congress it has been united to the province
of Coahuila, under the name of
Coahuila-y-Texas.
This province is exceedingly well watered, and
is the most fertile of all the Mexican states. The
large and beautiful savannahs, waving with grass,
feed vast numbers of wild horses and mules, which
are exported in great numbers to other parts of
Mexico, and to the United States, and form at
present a chief article of commerce. Immediate-
ly to the W. of the Sabine, the soil is rich with-
out being low, and for a space of 12 successive
miles, is covered with magnificent pines. W.
of this again is one of the richest and most fer-
tile tracks in nature, diversified by hills and dales,
and divided, as it were, into natural meadows and
shrubberies, in such admirable order, as to seem
the work not of nature,but of art; this soil is rich,
friable, and contains much iron. It is as fertile
on the hills as on the plains, and the climate is
delightful, being neither too warm nor excessive-
ly cold. The tract between the Sabine and Bras-
sos rivers is occupied by 2,500 American families,
emigrants from the United States, who raise cot-
ton, maize, tobacco, rice, and sugar-canes. Be-
sides these emigrant families, about 600 Spanish
families are congregated in the vicinity of Na
cogdoches, and inhabit the Ranchos, where they
rear cattle.

The principal American establishment to the
W. of the band of pines above mentioned, is the
Air. Bayou, entirely inhabited by Americans, who
have already erected 7 or 8 cotton mills, and the
products are exported to Nachitoches free of
duty, as the consumption comes entirely from
that place. The second American establishment
is on the Brassos a Dios river, 150 miles from
Nacogdoches. As this stream frequently over-
flows its banks, its vicinity is somewhat un-
healthy. These emigrants have built a town
named San Felipe de Austin, from that of the
founder, General Austin, an American, who
promised to the federal government to locate
from 500 to 600 families on the banks ofthe Bras-
sos river. At Nacogdoches another grant has
been made to an American of the name of Ed-
wards, who resided at Mexico., This grant bor-
ders on that of Austin, and contains more than

2,000 square miles. N. of this, another grant has
been made to a Mr. Thorn, son-in-law of Ed-




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