To the Governments and the Public of the Allied Balkans States, 1913!


June 7, 1913

To the Governments and the Public of the Allied Balkans States

The Macedonians have continually, over the centuries, risen up and fought for independence and freedom, and by their persistent struggle aided the liberation of Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria…
More then on hundred thousand Macedonian fighters have fought shoulder to shoulder with the allied armies…
Instead of Macedonia, celebrated by Alexander of Macedon, consecrated by the Apostle St. Paul, dignified by the activity of the holy brothers SS. Cyril and Methodius…
instead of united, integral and free Macedonia, European diplomacy, and alongside it, you, too, our brothers – allies and liberators, are tearing us into pieces and defiling our sacred ideals…
Remember, brother Bulgarians, Serbs and Greeks, that you were reborn to start a new life only after 14 bloody wars of Russia against the Ottoman Empire…
Remember that a dismembered Macedonia will be an eternal apple of discord among you. Remember that also in the past times of history one after another state perished in the struggle for Macedonia and do not continue the bloody list of the dead in the present time…
Macedonia should be an independent state within its ethnographic, geographical, cultural and historical boundaries, with a government accountable to a national assembly…
…a national representative body should be established…in the city of Salonika, elected by general vote. Brother allies and liberators! We hope that our words will reach your hearts and minds…
St. Petersburg
Signed by the authorized representatives

Taken from Makedonskii Golos, St. Petersburg, pages 52-55.

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