Fitzroy returns with encouraging news

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The Captain, in his boat, paid the Fuegians a visit, & has brought back a very prosperous account of them. Very few of the things belonging to Jemmy, York or Fuegia had been stolen & the conduct of the natives was quite peacible.

If the garden succeeds, this little settlement may be yet the means of producing great good & altering the habits of the truly savage inhabitants:

On the 13th, a party of eight under the command of Mr Chaffers crossed Hardy Peninsula so as to reach & survey the West coast. The distance was not great; but from the soft swampy ground was fatiguing. This peninsula, although really part of an island, may be considered as the most Southern part extremity of America: it is terminated by False Cape Horn.

The day was beautiful, even sufficiently so as to communicate part of its charms to the surrounding desolate scenery. This, & a view of the Pacific was all that repaid us for our trouble

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