With sufficient trouble got on board the Packet; found it crowded with men, women & children, glad to escape from so miserable a town.
... went on board packet (con Don Carlos) for Monte Video where our ship then lay to an anchor.
The Beagle Diary was later used to write Darwin's famous book 'Voyage of the Beagle' (1839). The narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836. Darwin describes each day of the voyage, some in intimate detail, during the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe.