28th November 1833

Mercedes to Montevideo
… in the middle of the next day we arrived at M: Video. The distance, paid by the Post, being about 70 leagues from Mercedes to the Capital.

Captain Fitzroy’s Journal:
The month of November was passed at Monte Video: laying down chart-work, computing observations, and writing; procuring and stowing provisions; painting the vessels outside and blacking their rigging; and occasionally giving the crews leave to go ashore. Mr. Darwin returned at the end of the month.

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