22nd May 1832

Rio de Janeiro
This has been my alternate day of rest, whilst working at the yesterdays collecting. I give up the evenings to reading & writing; in the latter, the number of friends to whom I am in debt keeps me in full employment. I have just finished 'Anson's Voyage'; my pleasure in reading such works is at least trebled by expecting to see some of the described places & in knowing a little about the sea.

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