V. I.   Lenin


Published: First published in 1925 in Lenin Miscellany 111. Sent from Munich to Zurich. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 60.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Midnight, December 14, 1900

Dear P. B.,

Forgive me for having disturbed you unnecessarily with my telegram. Not having received the article in the morning, I inferred (after your telegram of yesterday) that something had happened, and decided to inquire by telegram, in particular under the influence of a desperate letter from the printers. And then your article arrived a few hours later! I hasten to inform you without delay of its arrival, as you asked, and, once again, please excuse the telegram. I am very, very glad that we shall soon see each other; my “brother” will, I think, also arrive in a few days, and Alexei too, possibly, in 2 or 3 weeks’ time.

There is still no article from Paris on the International Congress—I have sent a telegram today.

I may have to go away for a short time before the paper appears, in order to sort out various small items (we are badly out in thousands of letters, and are now throwing out a good deal!), but this will take 3 or 4 days, no more.

Let me know whether I should take a room for you, or just have a preliminary look for one. I will ask V. I. about your requirements, and will begin my search.

Forgive the brevity—I am very tired and in a hurry.

Very best regards,


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