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$�te? ?e?l?ed ? ?ke l?nu? of Pa?m?. a ?aufiful ca?, four conven? ?pectively ? &e Dominic., Augurtin, F?nci?can, and ,Mer- ceu?o? monks; a nunne? of ? ?d ai? tho w?!l? of snorer, which wa? b?un on a mag- ?ficent ?cale, but w? never finishS, and i? -now ?11ing to ruin?. Immed?ly a?ut Panama, e?t along ? coast, a? no?- we?t from it? ?e land is low and fiat; but we?t and north-e?t ?e ?un? approach it cidely: and ? a hill, cal!? Cerro ?ncon, about a ?le wont from the city, a? ?ix hund?d f?t high? au excellent b?d'?eye ?ew is ob?in? of the whole adjoining count, inclu?ng ? el% ?e i?!aM? in ?e bay, the neighhour- ing plan?fio?, ?e moun?im of Vemgua, the Pe?l I?!and?, the fiat coun? towns Chag?, the elevated ehain ?tween Porto- Bello ?d Pa?, the Rio Grande, towards the Palm and Chepo, Panam? Vieja, ?., all which come ?ucce?ively under review? and ?ge?er constitute a land- scape beyond me?ure beautiful. P?o-B?Wa? fi?t discovid in 1? by Columbus, who thu? named it from the ex?!ience of i? ha?our. It i? ?ituat? in lat. ? ?' ?'? N., long. 77 � W., clo?e to ?e ?ea, at the foot of ?men? mountain, which ?urround ?e wholo port;?and consis? of o? long s?t, which circl? ?und ?e bay, with a few sho? on? branching off where ?e ground will admit ? them. There ?e, besides, mo p?, or squaress one in ?nt of the Tmasu?, whi? is built of s?ne; the other f? on one side by ?e ?urch, w?ch ? a? of stone, ?d capacious, relatively to ?p?on, but ? la? ye?s it has ?en ?1owed to go ve? much w rmn. ?e same my, indeX, ? ?id of all ?e public, and most of the p?vam works: ?e h?piml, and even t? fo?ficafions, ?m &lapida?,' a? of the hou? in town only a few ?m&n ?nantable. It h? ?n ?m?y nofic? ?t ?imals ?o?t from o?er count? spe?ily degene?te ?d ?a? to produc? hem; even ?e fow? ?ot from C?thagena, or Pan?, shortly giv?g up laying eg?. All the meat that is cons?ed is ?ua sent from Pan?, ? from some of the hams on or ne? the ro?; and ? not im?- &ately killed ?e ?imais b?me emacia?, a? their flesh litfie bet?r ? c?on, though ?m ap? plenty of excellent herbage ? ?e v?ity of ?e city. For th? m?on, although in every o?er ? of ?e county them ?e numero? cattle essres. not one is to ? fo?d in t? ?cinity; and ?e only animals that appear to thrive a? pigs ? mules. The heat ? gene?lly mo? opp?sive. The. town ?ing sur- rounded by mount?ns, the fmshen?g ?a-br?ze is never felt; and the imm?e foms? ?at cover the mount?ns, ?d i? ?e f?e of ?e whole count, pm?u?g ?e p?s?e of the sun's ? to