01 November 1832

Buenos Ayres
A calm delightful day. I know not the reason why such days always lead the mind to think of England and home. It would seem as if the serenity of the air allowed the thoughts with greater ease to pass & repass the long interval.

Captain Fitzroy’s Journal:
Desirous of communicating with the Government at Buenos Ayres, and measuring the difference of meridians between that city and Monte Video, we weighed anchor on the 31st [Oct], proceeded up the river, and remained in the outer roadstead, off Buenos Ayres, until the 10th of November.

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