17th Mar 1832

Bahia, Brazil
Took a farewell stroll with King: the evening was bright and exceedingly clear; not a breath of air moved the leaves; every thing was quiet; nothing could be better adapted for fixing in the mind the last and glorious remembrances of Bahia. If to what Nature has granted the Brazils, man added his just and proper efforts, of what a country might the inhabitants boast. But where the greater parts are in a state of slavery, and where this system is maintained by an entire stop to education, the mainspring of human actions, what can be expected; but that the whole would be polluted by its part.

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