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WITH A

TOUR ACROSS THE PAMPAS

TO

BUENOS AYRES, &c.

BY

L. HUGH DE BONELLI,

OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S LEGATION,

IN TWO VOLUMES,

VOL. I.

LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,
SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,

13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1854.

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TRAVELS IN BOLIVIA.

CHAPTER I.

Departure from Southampton-Arrival at Jamaica

Scene at the Theatre—An Execution-Slaves-St. Thomas—The Continent of South America first appears in sight-Santa Marta-Cartagena-Chagres.

On a bright morning in the beautiful month of May, when the soft and genial atmosphere has served to banish from our minds the severities of a past winter, and its long train of consequences, and we become young again, and sanguine in the anticipation of warmer days and brighter skies, I packed up bag and baggage to undertake, as a voluntary exile, for the space of three or more years, a voyage to the shores of the distant Pacific. I was

VOL. I.

B

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