1st January 1835

Chonos Archipelago
The new year is ushered in with the Ceremonies proper to it in these regions: — she lays out no false hopes; a heavy NW gale with steady rain bespeaks the rising year. Thank God we shall not here see the end of it; but rather in the Pacific, where a blue sky does tell one there is a heaven, a something beyond the Clouds, above our heads.

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