13th, 14th & 15th October 1832

Bahia Blanca
On Sunday the Schooners came down from the creek & anchored alongside. Their appearance is much improved by their refit; but they look very small. "La Paz" is the largest, carrying 17 tuns; La Lievrè only 11.1/2. Between the two they have 15 souls. Mr Stokes & Mellersh are in La Paz; Mr Wickham & King in the other. They sail on Wednesday; I look forward to our separation with much regret; our society on board can ill afford to lose such very essential members. I am afraid the whole party will undergo many privations; the cabin in the smaller one is at present only 2 & 1/2 feet high! Their immediate business will be to survey South of B. Blanca: & at the end of next month we meet them at Rio Negro, in the bay of St Blas.

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