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WAR IN GREECE,
IN A SERIES OF EXTRACTS, FROM THE PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE OF
PHILIP JAMES GREEN, Esq.
LATE BRITISH CONSUL FOR THE MOREA;
WITH NOTES BY R. L. GREEN, Esq. Vice-CONSUL;
CONTAINING OFFICIAL, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS, RELATING TO THE
AFFAIRS OF GREECE.
THOMAS HURST AND CO. ST. PAUL'S CHURCE YARD;
That there are occasions where Truth is unpopular, has never been more strongly exemplified than in the progress of the present Greek Revolution. Those statements only which favoured the cause of Greek Independence, have met with ready belief. The English Papers have but echoed the tones of Foreign Journals in publishing accounts of Greek heroism and Greek triumphs, for which we should in vain seek a foundation in fact. Falsehoods the most glaring have been unblushingly published to the world—and the world has had little opportunity, and less inclination, to investigate the truth of the relation.
It is not intended to seek a competition with the numerous works on Greek affairs already before the public, to whom is left the task of judging of their several merits. I have only to observe in this place, that, from considering the inaccuracy of some, and insufficiency of others, arose the idea, that my own correspondence (though written with no such view) might prove acceptable to the Public; as affording a correct, general, and connected view of the principal events of the interesting struggle that yet continues to agitate Eastern Europe. To such merits alone does the following work pretend.
The Letters, from which extracts have been made, were written during an official residence in the Morea, or in Zante, to correspondents in England, partly by myself, partly by my brother, the Vice-Consul. The information is derived either from personal observation, or from the official correspondence of Consular Agents in different parts of the Morea.