Page:Lands of the Saracen 1859.djvu/41

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PREPARATIONS FOR DEPARTURE. 81 be in readiness to-morrow morning. I learn that tlie Druses are in revolt in Djebel Hauaran and parts of the Anti-Lebanon, which will prevent my forming any settled plan for the tour through Palestine and Syria. Up to this time, the country has been considered quite safe, the only robbery this winter having been that of tlie party of Mr. Degen, of Xew York, which was plundered near Tiberias. Dr. Robinson left here two weeks ago for Jerusalem, in corapany with Dr. Eli Smith, of the American Mission at this place.