Index:Guatimala or the United Provinces of Central America in 1827-8.pdf

Guatimala or the United Provinces of Central America in 1827-8.pdf
Title Guatimala or the United Provinces of Central America in 1827-8
Author Henry Dunn
Year 1828
Publisher G. & C. Carvill
Location New York
Source pdf
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OCLC 57261015

CONTENTS.



PART I.

Journey from England to the City of Guatimala, by the
bay of Honduras.


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CHAPTER I
Voyage,—Sunset,—Night at Sea,—West India Islands,—Jamaica,—English Quay. 9
CHAPTER II
Belize,—Population,—Government,—Commerce,—Soil,—Climate,—Diseases,-Emigration. 13
CHAPTER III
Black Population,—Character,—Amusements,—Morals,—Inhabitants of the Mosquito Shore,—Coronation of their King,—Customs, &c. 19
CHAPTER IV
Voyage to Yzabal,—Quays,—Settlements,—Coast of Yucatan,—Rio Dulce,—Pirates,—Castillo del Golfo. 30
CHAPTER V
Yzabal,—Mountain of Mico,—Indians,—Character of these Aborigines,—Superstitions,—Iguana. 38
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CHAPTER VI.
Iguana,—Gualan,—Town,—Morals,—Customs,—Intolerance,—Superstition,—Education,—Prison, &c. 46
CHAPTER VII.
San Pablo,—Ampú,—Simplicity of the Inhabitants, Chimalapa,—Sulphureous Springs,—Entrance into Guatimala. 54

PART II.
The City,—Its Manners, Customs, &c.—Population,—Police,—Moral and Religious State, &c. &c.

CHAPTER I.
Former Sites of the City,—Its present Situation and advantages,—Public Buildings,—Streets,—Houses, &c. 63
CHAPTER II.
Customs and Manners,—Tobacco,—Morning Calls,—Occupations of a domestic Man,—Scenes in the Plaza,—Evening Parties,—Gambling,—Superstitions,—Marriages and Funerals,—Almoneda or Auction 76
CHAPTER III.
Population,—Its characteristics,—Public Morals,—Police,—Political offences,—Prison,—Lawsuits,—Education,—Schools, &c. 90
CHAPTER IV.
Amusements,—Theatre,—Bull Fights,—Literature,—Newspapers,—Booksellers,—Fine Arts, &c 106
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CHAPTER V.
Religious Processions,—Masked Dancers,—Clergy Regular and Secular,—Ecclesiastical Quarrels,—Low state of true Piety,—Extracts from a Journal. 112
CHAPTER VI.
Climate,—Temperature,—Rainy Season,—Thunder Storms,—Earthquakes,—Debility,—Diseases,—Small Pox. 143
CHAPTER VII.
Suburbs,—Villages,—Bee Hives,—Cochineal Plantations,—Grazing Farms,—Bathing Places,—Trip to the Antigua or old Guatimala 156

PART III.
History of the Revolution,—Trade and Commerce,—Sketch of Natural History,—Aboriginal Inhabitants.

CHAPTER I.
State of Guatimala before the Revolution,—Causes which produced that Event,—Declaration of Independence,—Junction with Mexico,—General Congress,—Publication of the Constitution,—Resources,—Struggle between the Aristocracy and the People,—Financial difficulties,—War of San Salvador,—Resignation of the President,—Probable results 167
CHAPTER II.
Early Commerce,—Manufactures,—Harvests of Indigo,—Cochineal,—Tobacco,—Sugar,—Balsams,—Cotton,—Coffee,—Hides,—Productions of the

different States,—Mines,—Corpus,—Tabanco,—Imports and Exports,—Ports of the North,—Roads,—River Polichic,—Ports of the South Sea,—Independencia,—Impediments to Commercial Prosperity

206
CHAPTER III.
Natural History,—Productions,—Physical Geography, Rivers and Lakes,—Diseases,—Idiotcy 246
CHAPTER IV.
Aboriginal Population,—Conquests of Alvarado,—Utatlan,—Palaces &c. of the King of Quiché,—Languages,—Establishment of the Roman Religion,—Las Casas and the Dominicans,—Population,—Employment,—Mode of Life and Customs, Taxes,—Physiognomy,—Bodily Construction,—Mental Capacities,—Means of Civilization 258

PART IV.
Journey from the Capital to the shores of the Pacific.

CHAPTER I.
A Party of Pleasure,—Visit to a Grazing Farm,—Views,—Taking of Cattle by the Lazo,—Medical Men,—Value of Labour 284
CHAPTER II.
Vale of Petapa,—Lake of Amatitan,—Falls of San Pedro Martyr,—Escuintla,—Salt works, &c. 297
CHAPTER III.
Bar of Istapa,—Fisheries,—Vampyres,—Rock of Mirandilla,—Alotenango,—Almolonga,—The two Volcanoes,—Ascent of the Water Volcano. 309