The Times, London – Wednesday, September 11, 1822

Many details of the horrible barbarities committed by the Turks at Scio [Chios] have already been laid before the public. We refer to a paragraph in the German papers, where will be found, in few words, the amount and effect of those barbarities. A population of 120,000 souls has been reduced to about 900! and of them a considerable portion were dying every day of pestilence produced by multitudes of unburied corpses.

The most beautiful and flourishing island of the Archipelago is a desert. The most civilized, cultivated, and interesting people, the flower of Greece have been the greater part, exterminated—the residue expatriated, or sold for slaves by the unbelieving butchers …