as well as the Greeks and Armenians transported by the Greek army to the coasts
for embarkation and then abandoned following the incessant pursuit of our army,
must immediately surrender. They will be kept as prisoners of war until the termination
of hostilities. This measure is taken against them as they took officially arms
against the Fatherland, because they enlisted in the enemy army, because they have
lately set fire to cities and villages and carried out unheard of atrocities
against the peaceful civilians and should be prevented from reinforcing
the enemy army if set free.
"2nd) All those that the first article does not concern and generally all the
Smyrniot families or Greek and Armenian refugees, can emigrate
until the 30 September 1338. Those who, this date elapsing,
will not have evacuated the country will be deemed suspect of threatening
the security of the army and public order and will be led outside the
"3rd) Because the Grand National Assembly took measures to mop up the
remains of the Greek army and eliminate the destructive organizations
of the enemy, all the inhabitants independently of race and religion must
return to their hearths and resume their occupations in time of peace.
Ch. Angelomatis, Chronikon Megalis Tragodias, Athens, Bookshop
of Estia, n.d., p. 262.