24th April 1832

Rio de Janeiro
To my joy I at last gained the Beagle. I found a days rest so delightful that I determined idly to remain on board. During my absence several political changes have taken place in our little world. Mr Maccormick has been invalided, and goes to England by the Tyne. Mr Derbyshire by his own request was discharged the service. In his place Mr Johnstone will be moved into the Beagle from the Warspite.

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