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ty of Oels, with a castle, seated on the Weida, ' Besighdm, a town of Suabia, in the kingdom of
Bcrre, a town of France, in the department of ence of the Neckar and Ens, 25 m. N. by W. of
S. W. of Aix. Pop. 1,800. between the mouth of the Danube and the
Berry, a late province of France, bounded on Dniester. On the banks of the last river the
tlie north by the Orleanois and Blaisois, east by Tartar inhabitants rove from place to place. Their
fie Xivernois and Bourbonnois, south by the common food is the flesh of oxen and horses,
Bourbonnois and Marche, and west by Touraine cheese, and mares milk. Bender is the capi-
and Poitou. It is fertile in corn, fruit, hemp, tal.
and flax; and there is excellent wine in some pla- Bessay, a town of France, in the department
c.es. It now forms the two departments of Cher of Allier, 8 m. S. of Moulins.
and Indre. Besse, a town of France, in the department ol
Berrysburg, p.v. Dauphin Co. Pa. 30 m. fr. Har- Puy de Dome, 18 m. S. of Clermont,
Bersello, a town of Italy, in the Modenese, of Rhone, 12 m. W. of Lyons,
Bertie, a County of North Carolina, bounded Hermanstadt. Long. 28. 45. E. lat. 47. 30. N.
Albemarle Sound. Pop. 12,276. Windsor the on the Mandeo, at its entrance into the bay of
chief town, is 194 m. E. by N. of Raleigh. the Atlantic, 20 m. S. of Ferrol. Long. 8. 6. W.
Beitinero, a town of Italy, in Romagna, with lat. 43. 20. N.
Bertrand, St. a town of France, in the depart- Felix, famous for the vast quantity of coffee
copal see, and is 45 m. S. of Auch. Long. 0. 48. Sea. Long. 57 20. E. lat. 15. 40. N.
E. lat. 42. 56. N. Bethabara, a town of North Carolina, in Stokes
Bervie, or Inverbervie, a borough of Scotland, County, noted for being the first settlement of
E. of Montrose. Pop. 1,092. Bethania, or Bethany, a village at the foot of
Berwick-upon-Tweed, a borough on the borders Mount-Olivet, on the east side, where Lazarus
trict separate from both countries. It now be- Bethania, p.t. Stokes Co. N. C. 125 m. N. W
longs to the bishopric of Durham, and the Eng- Raleigh. This place was settled by the Moravians
fled, and has good barracks for the garrison, but Bethany, ph. Genessee Co. N. T 250 m. W.
its castle is now in ruins. It supplies the Lon- Albany. Pop. 2,374.
don markets with considerable quantities of sal- Bethel, there are 14 towns of this name in the
mon, pickled pork, and grain, and has some manu- U. States; namely in Me., Vt., Conn., N. Y., Pa.,
factures. Pop. in 1821, 8,723. It returns two and Ohio.
members to parliament, and is seated on the north Bethlehem, a town of Syria, in Palestine, fa-
side of the Tweed, near the sea, 54 m. S. E. of mous for the birth of Christ. It was once a flour-
Berwick, ph. York Co. Me. 7m. N.W. York. Pop. in the form of a cross; also a chapel, called the
Berwick, North, a borough of Scotland, in Had- Bethlehem, a town of Pennsylvania, in North-
dingtonshire,onthe Frith of Forth, 9 m. N. of Had- ampton County, situate on the Lehigh, a branch
Besancon, a fortified city of France, and an situation, and is frequently visited in summer by
here forms a peninsula; also an university, an The German language is more in use than the
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