24 APRIL 1920, Page 13


THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Sia,—In your issue of March 6th we read a letter appealing to British public opinion in behalf of Albania. As Epirotes we have no objection whatever that "P." should enlist the sympathy and support of the magnanimous people of Great Britain in behalf of the brave Albanian race. Our objection, however, is emphatic when "P." suggests that Northern Epirus is Albanian, and should therefore go to Albania. We thought that by this time British public opinion was very well informed about the wishes of the majority of the people of Northern Epirus, but if further proof of the Hellenic aspira- tions of our compatriots is necessary, we repeat what we have so often stated, that it is our desire that Italy evacuate the province and the people of Northern Epirus be allowed to express their wishes. In closing, in the name of the Epirotce in America, we appeal to the . fairness of the British people, and ask them not to love the Albanians less, but at the same time not to do injustice to the Greek people of Northern

Epirus. There is no inconsistency whatsoever in having sympathy for both the Albanians and the Greeks, and in doing justice to both sides.—We are, Sir, &c.,