CAPE MAY, a county of the state of New Jer- j island of Marie-Galante, in the Antilles, on the SE
seF, U. S., lying between Delaware Bay and the At- coast. The district is salubrious, and produces sugar,
lantic, and watered in the N by the Tuckahoe and coffee, cacao, cotton, and timber. Pop. 3,608, of whom
its tributaries. It is level, and wholly alluvial. Pop. 531 are whites, 84 free-coloured, and 2,993 slaves.
in 1830, 4,936; in 1840, 5,324. The cap. is Cape CAPESTERRE (LA), or Le Marigot, a town
Mar, 93 m. S of Trenton.
and district of the island of Guadaloupe, in the An-
CAPE MOUNT, a territory on the Grain coast tilles, at the mouth of the Riviere-aux-Peres, 12 m.
of W Africa, between the Gallinas river and Cape NE of La Basse-Terre. The dist., which is the most
Mesurado, extending along the Cape Mount or Pis- salubrious and fertile in the island, produces sugar in
sou river, which enters the sea a little to the W of large quantities, coffee, and cacao. It contains also
the promontory of Cape Mount, in about S lat. 6° extensive forests and prairies. Pop. 3,739, of whom
43', W long. 11° 21'9", and which has been found 178 are whites, 220 free-coloured, and 3,341 slaves.
navigable for 100 m. from the sea. The country is CAPESTHORNE, a chapelry in the p. of Prest-
represented as rich in corn, timber, palm-oil, ivory, bury, Cheshire, 5 m. WSW of Macclesfield. Area
and gold-dust; and the roadsted off the mouth of the 960 acres. Pop. in 1841, 95.
river is said to afford good anchorage on sandy CAPESTRANA, a town of Naples, cap. of a cir-
ground. At some distance inland the river assumes condario, in the prov. of Abruzzo-Ultra, district and
the form of a lake, in which there is an island to 23 m. ESE of Aquila, on a hill. Pop. 2,409. It
which the natives resort to trade with European ves- contains a castle, two fine parish churches, and a
sels. A treaty entered into with the kings and chiefs convent. Fairs are held twice a-year.
of this territory, in February 1841, secures free and CAPE TOWN, the capital of the colony of the
unrestricted intercourse with the native pop. to all Cape of Good Hope, in s lat. 33° 55' 56', E long.
English vessels; protection to all Englishmen land- 18° 32' 21". It is situated in a valley, at the foot of
ing, and the right to establish a British factory. The Table mountain, and at the SE angle of Table bay,
slave-trade is declared to be totally abolished, and along the shore of which it extends about 1} m.
all traffic in slaves to be punishable. Slaves, the It was founded in 1632, and is built with regula-
property of natives not subject or tributary to the rity and a considerable degree of elegance. The
chiefs, or of white men, are not to be permitted on streets, which are wide, intersect each other at right
any account to enter the territory or pass through it. angles. The houses, about 1,500 in number, for the
In the event of misunderstandings between natives most part are of stone cemented with a glutinous
and persons under the protection of England, the kind of earth, and are generally whitewashed on the
offending parties are to be delivered to the country outside. Their height is seldom more than two
to which they belong for punishment. The condi- floors; frequent storms rendering a greater elevation
tions of this treaty were confirmed in January 1846, dangerous. For the same reason, thatch was long
by the king and chiefs of C. Mount, and Commander preferred to tiles or shingles; but the frequent damage
Jones, the senior officer in command of the British done to thatched houses by fire, latterly induced the
squadron; and, with a view to their more easy and inhabitants to roof their houses with tiles or slates.
certain enforcement, additic -:rles were added. Everything is neat and clean, and the furniture of
In virtue of these the king anu afs engage to the higher ranks, if not, according to European no-
punish severely all persons subject to or within their tions, elegant, is at least rich. Notwithstanding the
jurisdiction who shall take part in the sale or export regularity of the plan, and the breadth of the streets,
of slaves from C. Mount to foreign countries. No they are yet rough and unpaved. Many of the houses
European or any other person is to be allowed to have trees planted before them, which give a rural
reside within the C. Mount territory for the purpose appearance to the town.
The castle is a large penof carrying on the slave-trade. If it be found at any tagonal fortress, on the SE or inland side of the town, time that the slave-trade has been carried on through close to the water's edge. The colonial office posor from the territory of the chiefs of C. Mount, sesses a fine collection of books. To the southward Great Britain may interfere by force to suppress the of the town a great number of elegant villas are scatsame; and British officers may seize boats and ves- tered about, and the scenery resembles that of the sels engaged in carrying on the slave-trade.
rich and cultivated districts of England. Labour, CAPENDU, a canton and commune of France, house-rent, and fire-wood, constitute a large proportion in the dep. of Aude, arrond. of Carcassonne. The of the expenses of living at C.; fruits, vegetables, and cant. comprises 17 com., and in 1831 contained sea-fish, are abundant and cheap. Horse-races, balls, 5,898 inhabitants. The vil. is 13 m. E of Carcas- masquerades, and promenades in the governmentsonne, near the r. bank of the Aude. Pop. 739. gardens, form the leading amusements.
C. presents CAPENHURST, a township in the p. of Crough- an animated appearance; the variety of nations, and ton or Croghton - Shotwick, Cheshire. Area 1,130 the numerous complexions of the people, are very acres. Pop. in 1841, 154.
striking; as the fat-faced Dutchman, the pig tailed CAPENS, a commune of France, in the dep. of Chinaman, and Hottentots, Malays, and Negroes, the Haute-Garonne, cant. of Carbonne. Pop. 443. with half-castes of every intermediate tint between The environs afford good wine.
black and white; besides the fair English settler and CAPEPUXIS, a tribe of aborigines in Brazil, who inhabit the the troops of the garrison. There are two newsbanks of the Araguaia, on the confines of the prov. of Goyaz and papers printed in the town, in English and Dutch, Matto-Grosso.
and two almanacks. The Cape Literary society, CAPERGNANICA, a village of Venetian Lom- founded in 1824, and revived in 1828, is a promising bardy, in the prov. of Lodi and Crema, district and institution. The South African institution, estab3 m. SW of Crema. Pop. 1,101.
lished in 1829, for investigating the geography, hisCAPERQUIN. See CAPPOQUIN.
tory, and resources of S Africa, is likely to prove a CAPESTANG, a canton, commune, and town of still more important acquisition to the colony. In France, in the dep. of Herault, arrond. of Beziers. 1824 the pop. of C. stood as follows: white inhabiThe cant, comprises 9 com., and in 1831 contained tants 8,246; free blacks 1,870; prize-apprentices 956; 7,310 inhabitants. The town is 9 m. W of Beziers, Hottentots 520; slaves 7,076.' Total 18,668 souls. on the canal of Languedoc, and near the lagune of In 1838 it was returned at 14,041 whites, and 5,074 the same name. Pop. in 1841, 1,933.
blacks. CAPESTERRE (LA), a town and district of the The Cape is not remarkably distinguished for the