r heard that Byron did much fighting, though he spent his fortune freely in the cause; and Doctor Howe, as it happened, was not called upon to fight in line of battle, though he was engaged in some pretty hot skirmishes and risked himself freely.
He went to Greece in the summer of 1824 and remained till after the battle of Navarino in 1827.
Greece was saved, but the land was a desert and its people starving.
Doctor Howe returned to America to raise funds and beg provisions for liberated Hellas, in which he was remarkably successful; but we find also that he published a history of the Greek Revolution, the second edition of which is dated 1828.
For this he must have collected the materials before leaving Greece; but as it contains an account of the sea-fight of Navarino, it must have been finished after his return to America.
The book was hastily written, and hastily published.
To judge from appearances it was hurried through the press without being revised either by its author