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Washington, a co. in the W. S. W. part of Alabama, bordering on Miss. Pop. 5,300. Seat of jnstice, Washington c. h.

WASHINGTON, a co. in the W. part of Miss., bordering on the Mississippi r. Pop. 7,287. Co. seat, Princeton.

WASHINGTON, a parish forining the E. N. E. extremity of La. Pop. 2,649. Seat of justice, Franklinton.

WASHINGTON, a co. in the W.N. W. part of Ark., a little N. of the Arkansas r. Pop. 7,148. Co. t. Fayetteville.

WASHINGTON, a co. near the N. E. extremity of Tenn., bordering on N. C. Pop. 11,751. Co. t. Jonesborough.

WASHINGTON, a co. near the centre of Ky. Pop. 10,596. Co. L Springfield.

WASHINGTON, a co. in the S. E. part of Ohio, on the Ohio r. Pop. 20,823. Co. t. Marietta.

WASHINGTON, a co. in the S. part of Ind., on the E. fork of White r. Pop. 15,265. Co. t. Salem.

WASHINGTON, a co. in the S. W. part of Ill., intersected by the Kaskaskia r. Pop. 4,810. Co. t. Nashville,

Washington, à co. in the E. S. E. part of Mo., S. W. of St. Louis. Pop. 7,213. Co. t. Potosi.

WASHINGTON, a co. in the E. part of Wisconsin, bordering on L. Mi. chigan. Pop. 343.

WASHINGTON, a co. in the S. E. part of Iowa. Pop. 1,594.

WASHINGTON, a port of entry of N. C., and cap. of Beaufort co., on the Tar r., at its entrance into the Pamlico.

WX8H-I-TX(formerly written Ouachita), a r. which rises in the W. part of Ark., and flowing, at first south-easterly, then southerly, into La., falls into the Red r. Some geographers call that portion below the junction of the Tensas, the Black RIVER.

Washita, a parish in the N. part of La., intersected by the Washita r. Pop. 4,040. Seat of justice, Monroe.

Wảsh/-TE-NAW', a co. in the S. E. part of Mich., W. of Detroit. Pop 23,571. Co. t. Ann Arbor.

WA-TER-FORD, a co. in the S. E. part of Ireland, bordering on St. George's Channel. Pop. in 1831, 177,054. (M.)

WATERFORD, a city and sea port of Ireland, cap. of the above co., on the estuary of the r. Suir, about 10 m. from the sea, and 82 m. S. W. of Dublin. It forms a co. of itself, with an area of about 15 sq. m. Pop. 28,821 ; of whom 26,377 belong to the city proper. Lat. 52° 13° N., Lon. 7° 10' W.

WA-TER-LOO! (Dutch pron. Wål-ter-lo'), a village of Belgium, in S. Brabant, 9 m. S. by E. of Brussels, remarkable as the scene of an important battle, fought June 18, 1815, between the allied army, under Lord Wellington, and the French, under Napoleon; which resulted in the total defeat of the latter, and in the irretrievable overthrow of their great commander.

WAYNE, a co. in the N. W. part of N. Y., bordering on L. Ontario. Pop. 42,057. Co. t. Lyons.

ou, as in our; li, as in thin; Th, as in this; N, nearly like ng. Wayne, a co. forming the N. N. E. exiremity of Pa. Pop. 11,848. Co. t. Bethany

WAYNE, a co. in the W. part of Va., bordering on the Ohio r.

WAYNE, a co. in the S. E. central part of N. C., intersected by the Nense r. Pop. 10,891. Co. t. Waynesborough.

Wayne, a co. in the S. E. part of Ga., on the S. W. side of the Altamaha r. Pop. 1,258. Co. t. Waynesville.

WAYNE, a co. in the E. S. E. part of Miss., bordering on Ala. Pop. 2,120. Co. seat, Winchester.

WAYNE, a co. in the S. S. W. part of Tenn., bordering on Ala. Pop. 7,705. Co. t. Waynesborough.

Wayne, a co. in the S. S. E. part of Ky., bordering on Tenn. and the Cumberland r. Pop. 7,399. Co. t. Monticello.

WAYNE, a co. in the N. E. part of Ohio, W. of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Pop. 35,808. Co. t. Wooster.

Wayne, a co. in the S. E. part of Mich., on the Detroit r. Pop. 24,173. Co. t. Detroit.

WAYNE, a co. in the E. part of Ind., bordering on Ohio. Pop. 23,290. Co. t. Centreville.

WAYNE, a co. in the S. E. part of III., N. W. of the Wabash r. Pop. 5,1:33. Co. t. Fairfield.

WAYNE, a co. in the S. E. part of Mo., bordering on Ark. Pop. 3,403. Co. t. Greenville.

Weakly, a co. in the N. W. part of Tenn., bordering on Ky. Pop 9,870. Co. t. Dresden.

WEDNESBURY, wenz'-ber-re, a manufacturing t. of England, in Staffordshire, 7 m. N. W. of Birmingham. Pop., including an area of above 3 sq. m., 11,625.

WEIMAR, Wi-mar, a city of Germany, cap. of the grand duchy of Saxe Weimar, situated in a delightful valley, on the Ilm, an affluent of the Saale, 136 m. S. W. of Berlin. Among the literary and scientific establishments of this place, may be mentioned the grand ducal library, containing above 130,000 vols. Lat. 50° 59' N., Lon. 11° 21' E. Pop. 12,000. (P. C.)

WELLS, a small city of England, in Somersetshire, 17 m. S. W. of Bath. Pop. about 4,600.

WELLS, a co. in the N. E. part of Ind., intersected by the Wabash r. Pop. 1,822.

WEN-ER or wa-ner, a large lake of Sweden, intersected by the 59th parallel of N. Lat., and the 13th and 14th meridians of E Lon. Extreme length, about 90 m.; greatest breadth, near 50 m. The r. Gotha forms its outlet.

Wesel, wal-zel, or NIEDER WESEL, neel-der-wal-zel, a frontier t. and fortress of Rhenish Prussia, at the junction of the Lippe with the Rhine, 20 m. S. E. of Cleves. Pop., including the military, 13,000. (B.) W-SEK (Ger. pron. wd-zer; Anc. Visur'gis), a r. of Germany,

Fate, får, fall, fåt; me, mit; pine or pine, pin; no, not; óó, as in good; formed by the union of the Folda and W'erra, falling into the North Sea near 53° 30' N. Lat., and 8° 30 E. Lon. Length, near 200 m. It is navigable for boats almost to its source.

West BROMWICH (brum'-ich), a manufacturing t. of England, in Staffordshire, 5 m. N. N. W. of Birmingham. Pop. of the parish, including an area of above 8 sq. m., 26,121: in 1831, it was only 15,327.

West CHES-TER, a co. in the S. E. part of N. Y., on the E. side of the Hudson. Pop. 48,686. Co. t. Bedford.

West Indies (in-déz), the name of the archipelago which separates the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea from the main ocean, situated between 10° and 27° N. Lat., and 59° 30' and 85% W. Lon. The W. India archipelago is divided into three principal groups, the BaHaMAS, the GREATER ANTILLES, and the LESSER ANTILLES--(see ANTILLES.) The individual islands, with the exception of Hayti, are owned by diiferent European powers. The Spanish possessions are the largest, comprehending more than half the area of the archipelago. They are, Cuba, Porto Rico, and the little islands of Culebra (koo-lV-bra), and Bique (beel-ká). The French possess only Guadaloupe and Martinique, with a few adjacent islets : to the Danes belong St. John, St. Thomas, and Santa Cruz: to the Dutch the three little islands of Si. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Martin: to the Swedes only the small island of St. Bartholomew. The English possess all the Bahamas, Jamaica, Anguilla, Barbuda, Antigua, St. Christopher, Nevis, Montserrat, Douninica, St. Lucia, Barbadoes, St. Vincent, Grenada, Tobago, and Trinidad, besides many smaller islands.-Adj. and inhab. WEST IN-DI-AN.

WEST'-MEATH' (-meeth), a co. in the E. central part of Ireland, prov. of Leinster. Pop. in 1831, 136,872. (M.)

WESTMINSTER. See LONDON.

WEST/-MORE-LAND, a co. near the N. W. extremity of England. Pop. 56,454

WESTMORELAND (usually pronounced west-more'-land), a co. in the S. W. part of Pa., on the Alleghany r. Pop. 42,799. Co. t. Greensburg.

WESTMORELAND, a co. in the E. part of Va., on the S. side of the Potomac. Pop. 8,019. Seat of justice, Westmoreland c. h.

WEST-PHAI-L1-1 (Ger. Westphalen, West'-fàl-len), an extensive prov. of the Prussian dominions, lying W. of the Weser, between 50° 40' and 52° 30' N. Lit., and 6° 25' and 9° 23' E. Lon. Area 7,800 sq. m. Pop. 1,328,000. (P. C.)-Adj. and inbab. WEST-PHA-LI-AN.

WETI-TER, a lake of Sweden, intersected by the 58th parallel of N. Lat., and the meridian of 14° 30' E. Lon. Length 80 m.; greatest breadth 17 m.

WEX/-FORD, a co. in the S. E. part of Ireland, prov. of Leinster, bordering on the sea. Pop. in 1841, 202,033. (P. C.)

WEXFORD, a seaport t. of Ireland, cap. of the above, on a shallow bay called Wexford Haven. Lat. 52° 22' N., Lon. 6° 24' W. Pop. in 1831, 10,670. (M.)

ou, as in our ; th, as in thin ; th, as in this ; n, nearly like ng. WEXFORD, (Kawtawwabet), a co. in the N. W. part of Michigan, intersected by the Manistee r.

WEYMOUTH, wa-muth, and MELCOMBE Regis, mell-kum rel-jis, a sea port t., or rather two contiguous towns of England, in Dorsctshire, at the mouth of the little river Wey, 120 m. W. S. W. of London. This place is much resorted to for sea-bathing. Pop. 7,708.

WHEEL/-ING, a flourishing t. of Va., cap. of Ohio co., on the Ohio 1., 50 m. S. W. of Pittsburg. Lat. 40° 7' N., Lon. 80° 421 W. Pop. 7,835.

WHIT-BY, a sea port t. of England, in the N. Riding of Yorkshire, at the mouth of the Esk, 42 m. N. N. E. of York. Pop. 7,383.

White, a co. in the N. E. central part of Ark., on the W. side of White r. Pop. 929.

White, a co. in the E. central part of Tenn., S. E. of the Cumberland r. Pop. 10,747. Co. l. Sparta.

White, à co. in the N. W. part of Ind., intersected by the Tippecanoe r. Pop. 1,832. Co. t. Monticello.

Wuite, a co. in the S. E. part of III., on the W. side of the Wabash. Pop. 7,919. Co. t. Carmi.

Wute River, a r. of Ark., which joins the Mississippi, near the Inouth of the Arkansas. Its course is very winding. It is said to be boa table for above 500 m.

Wurte River, a r. of Ind., which falls into the Wabach, about 30 m. below Vincennes. Length, including the West Fork or principal branch, probably near 300 m.

WHITE SEA, a large gulf of the Arctic Ocean, between 63° 40' and 68° 40' N. Lat., and 32° and 45° E. Lon. The length is ncar 500 m.; the breadth varies from 30 m. to above 100 m.

WHITE-HA-VỆN, a sea port t. of England, in Cumberland, important on account of the coal mines in its vicinity. Lat. 54° 33' N., Lon. 3° 35' W. Pop. 11,854.

White/-side, a co. in the N. W. part of Ill., on the Mississippi r. Pope 2,514, Co. t. Lyndon.

WHIT-LEY, a co. in the S. E. part of Ky., bordering on Tenn. Pop. 4,673. Seat of justice, Whitley c. h.

WHITLEY, a co. in the N. E. part of Ind., N. of the Wabash. Pop. 1,237.

WICKI-LÓW, a co. in the E. part of Ireland, prov. of Leinster, bordering on the sea. Pop. in 1831, 121,557. (P. C.)

Wip-in or Vidin, a t. and important fortress of Bulgaria, cap. of a small prov. (Sanjak) of its own name, on the Danube, 130 m. S. E. of Belgrade. Pop. estimated at from 20,000 to 25,000. (B.)

Wied or WIED-VEU-Wied. See NEU-Wien.

WIELICZKA, vytlich-ki, a small t. of Austrian Galicin, 9 m. S. E. of Cracow, remarkable for its fainous salt mina, which in 9,30) it. (above a mile and three-quarters) in extent, from E. to W., 3,600 fi. from N. to S., and 1,220 ft. in depth. (P. C.) This mine is in fact a subterranean city, and contains several chapels cut out of the salt rock. (B.)

WIESBADEN. See WISBADEN.

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Wight, Isle of, (Anc. Vec'-tis.) an i. off the S. coast of England, be longing w llampshire. Length 22 m.; breadth 13 m. Pop. 42,550.

WIG'-r«N-SHIRE, a co. forining the S. W. extremity of Scotlaud. Pop. 39,195.

Wil/-cox, a co. in the S. W. central part of Ala., intersected by the Alabama r. Pop. 15,278. Co. t. Barboursville.

Wilkes, a co. in the N. W. part of N. C., intersected by the Yadkin r. Pop. 12,577. Co. t. Wilkesboro.

Wilkes, a co. in the N. E. part of Ga., a little W. of the Savannah. Pop. 10,148. Co. t. Washington.

Will-KIN-SON, a co. near the centre of Ga., on the W. side of the Oconec. Pop. 6,842. Co. t. Irwinton.

WILKINSON, a co. forming the S. W. extremity of Miss. Pop. 14,193. Co. seat, Woodville.

Will, a co. in the N. E. part of Ill., intersected by the Illinois r. Pop. 10,167. Co. t. Juliet.

WILLIAMS, a co. forming the N. W. extremity of Ohio. Pop. 4,465. Co. t. Defiance.

W11/-LIAMS-BURG, a dist, in the E. part of S. C., on the N. E. side of the Santee r. Pop. 10,327. Seal of justice, Kingstree.

WILLIAMSBURG, a flourishing t. or rather suburb of New York, oa the East River, above Brooklyn. Present pop. estimated at 10,000.

WILLIAMSON, a co. in the ś. part of III., midway between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Pop. 4,457. Co. L. Bainbridge.

W1V-MING-TỌN, a commercial city and port of entry of Del., between the Christiana and Brandywine creeks, just above their junction, 30 m. S. W. of Philadelphia. The Christiana is navigable to the town for vessels drawing 14 ft. water. Lal. 39° 41'N., Lon. 75° 28' w. Pop. 8,367.

WILMINGTON, an important commercial t. and port of entry of N. C., cap. of New Hanover co., on Cape Fear r., 34 m. from its mouth. Lat. 34° 11' N., Lon. 78° 10' W. Pop. 4,744.

WIL-NẠ or Vilna, a t. of European Russia, cap. of a gov. of the same name, and formerly of Lithuania, at the confluence of the Vilenka and Vilia, an affluent of the. Niemen, 90 m. N. E. of Grodno. The University of Wilna was suppressed in 1832, and its library of 200,000 vols. transferred to St. Petersburg. Lat. 54° 41' N., Lon. 25° 18' E. Pop. 58,000. (P. C.)

W11/-sỌN, a co. in the N. central part of Tenn., on the S. side of the Cumberland r. Pop. 24,460. Co. t. Lebanon.

WilT/-SHIRE, a co. in the S. W. part of England, W. of London, Pop. 258,733.

WiN-CHES-TER, a city of England, cap. of Hampshire, 63 m. S. W of London. Pop., including an area of above 3 sq. m., 10,732.

WINCHESTER, a t. of Va., cap. of Frederick co., on a spall affluent of the Potomac. A railroad, 30 m. long, connects it with the Baltimore and Obio Railroad, at Harper's Ferry. Pop. 3,454.

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