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INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL

CENTEAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS,

YUCATAN.

BY JOHN L. STEPHENS, ESQ.,

AUTHOR OP "INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETR.BA,
AND THE HOLT LAND," ETC.

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NEW YORK:

HARPER dc' BROTHERS, PUBLISHER
329 4 331 PEAUL STREET,
FRANKLIN SQUARE.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by

Ii.mu'ku it Brothers, In the Clerk's Office of the Soutlicrn District of.New Tort

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER I.

Visit to the Volcano of Masaya.—Village of Masaya.—Lake of Masaya.—Nindi

n.—Ascent of the Volcano.—Account of it.—The Crater.—Descent into it-

Volcano of Nindiri.—Ignorance of the People concerning Object* of Interest-

Return to Masaya.—Another Countryman.—Managua.—Lake of Managua.—

Fishing.—Beautiful Scenery.—Mateares.—Questa del Reloz.—Nagarotis.—

Crosses.—A Gamekeeper.—Pueblo Nuevo Page 1

'CHAPTER II.

Beautiful Plain.—Leon.—Stroll through the Town.—Baneful Effects of Party

Spirit—Scenes of Horror.—Unpleasant Intelligence.—Journey continued.—

A fastidious Beggar.—Chinandaga.—Gulf of Couchagua.—Visit to Realejo.—

Cotton Factory.—Harbour of Realejo.—El Viejo.—Port of Nagoscolo— Im-

portance of a Passport.—Embarking Mules.—A Bungo.—Volcano of Cosagni-

na.—Eruption of 1835— La Union 23

CHAPTER III.

Journey to San Salvador.—A new Companion.—San Alejo.—San Miguel.—War

Alarms. — Another Countryman. — State of San Salvador. — River Lempa. —

San Vicente.—Volcano of San Vicente.—Thermal Springs.—Cojutepeque.—

Arrival at San Salvador. — Prejudice against Foreigners.— Contributions.—

Pressgangs.—Vice-president Vigil.—Taking of San Miguel and San Vicente.

—Rumours of a March upon San Salvador.—Departure from San Salvador 41

CHAPTER IV.

Contributions.—El Baranco de Guaramal.—Volcano of Izalco.—Depredations ol

Rascon—Zonzonate.—News from Guatimala.— Journey continued.—Aguisal

co.—Apeneca.—Mountain of Aguachapa.—Subterranean Fires.—Aguachapa —

Defeat of Morazan.—Confusion and Terror 59

CHAPTER V.

Approach of Carreia's Forces.—Terror of the Inhabitants.—Their Flight—Sui

render of the Town.—Ferocity of the Soldiery.—A Bulletin.—Diplomacy.—A

Passport.—A Breakfast—An Alarm.—The Widow Padilla.—An Attack.—D«

feat of Carrera'a Forces.—The Town taken by General Morazan-—His Entry.

—The Widow's Son.—Visit to General Moiazan.—His Appearance, Character,

oxc—Plans deranged 74

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