Chargé Wilson to the Secretary of State.
Athens, July 21, 1906.
Sir: Referring to Mr. Jackson’s dispatch of the 3d instant, I have the honor to inclose herewith a translation of the reply made by the Greek Government to the representations of the powers in regard to Greek outrages in Macedonia. The minister of foreign affairs states that even greater care than formerly will be taken to prevent Greek bands or arms or ammunition from crossing the Turkish frontier, and that any Greek officers who do so when on leave will be severely punished. He further promises that efforts will be made by the Greek consuls in Macedonia to persuade the Greek population to remain quiet and trust in the efforts of the powers to improve their situation. At the same time Mr. Skouses calls attention to the increased activity of the Bulgarian bands in Macedonia, and hopes that the powers will also address representations to that country.
In the meanwhile, in spite of the representation of the powers and the reply of the Greek Government, the state of Macedonia remains [Page 820]the same, with constant fights between the Greeks, Bulgarians, and Roumanians, and the papers of each country are filled with accounts of atrocities committed by the others.
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