19th & 20th April 1832

Rio de Janeiro
Left Socêgo, crossed the Rio Macaè and slept at the Venda de Matto: in the evening walked on the beach and enjoyed the sight of a high and violent surf.

Returned by the old route to Campos Novos; the ride was very tiresome, passing over a heavy and scorching sand. Whilst swimming our horses over the St Joâo, we had some danger and difficulty; the animals became exhausted and we had two drunken Mulattos in the boat.

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