Those who are hiding Armenians subject to deportation to the interior will be punished by execution. This excludes the infirm, children or those married off [to Turks].
Those who are hiding Armenians in their homes will be hung in front of their buildings. Not a single Armenian should be left behind including those who convert [to Islam].
The telegram From the Third Army Commander's Office was communicated and it states how many Armenians remain.
In the correspondence that was sent from the Provincial office of Sivas to the Ministry of the War then forwarded to the Military Tribunal, the statement by Mahmut Kamil Pasha on how those who hid Armenians would be executed was found and a copy was sent. A declaration on this subject did not get published in the provincial newspaper.
Guerguerian, Krikor, "Sivas 01" (2018). Sivas. 1.