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1.1.1828.

Sketches

OF THE

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;

AND

An Appendix,

CONTAINING OFFICIAL, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS, RELATING TO THE

AFFAIRS OF GREECE,

LONDON:

THOMAS HURST AND CO. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD;

T. CLERC SMITH, ST. JAMES'S STREET ;

AND J. BUMPUS, SKINNER STREET.

1827.
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PREFACE.

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.

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