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JAMES SMITH, ESQ., OF JORDANHILL, F.R.S., &c.
WITH ADDITIONAL PROOFS AND ILLUSTRATIONS,
THE SECOND EDITION.
SINCE the publication of the first edition, new and important light has been thrown upon that portion of St. Luke's narrative which records the events in Crete, (the only portion of the voyage in which the evidence was deficient,) by the observations of subsequent visitors.
In conformity with the plan I have adopted of putting my readers in possession of the proofs upon which my conclusions rest, I have included in the Appendix the communications on the subject with which I have been favoured, which are as follows:
No. 1. A letter which David Urquhart, Esq., M.P., kindly wrote to me, upon observing in my account of the voyage a difficulty respecting the identity of Lutro with the antient Phenice,
, caused by an impression, which I found to prevail
amongst naval officers, that there were no ship-
No. 2. Extracts from letters from Captain Spratt R. N., author of Travels in Lycia, who visited this part of Crete in 1853, giving an ac. count of his observations there.
No. 3. Extract from the Journal of the St. Ursula, the yacht of Hugh Tennent, Esq., of Well. park, Glasgow, from the graphic pen of and relative, the Rev. George Brown, who accompanied him.
In his late cruise in the Mediterranean, Mr. Tennent devoted several days to the exploration of that portion of the Cretan coast which was visited by St. Paul. It is only necessary to refer to the journal of the proceedings of himself and his friends to see with what complete success their researches have been crowned.*
* The Appendix having been printed before Mr. Tennent's return, I have to add the following information, which I have received from him and Mr. Brown.
After visiting Egypt, the yacht returned to Crete, encountered the Euroclydon a second time, on the 19th of Feb., and took shelter in Lutro (Port Phenice), which Mr. Brown describes as smooth as a mill pond. The master of the yacht remarks: “ The east winds never blow home in the port of Lutro. We were twice caught with the Tramontana, or north