First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Pskov to Moscow.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 288.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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March 15, 1900
I received your letter a few days ago, Mother dearest. I sent an application about Nadya on the 10th and shall soon be expecting an answer. If the worst comes to the worst and the answer is unfavourable, I really am thinking of asking you (if you are quite well enough) to go there and see about it personally. That, however, is a matter for the future—we’ll see when the time comes.
I have received Zhizn, so do not send me another.
Please ask Anyuta to send Archiv to Nadya (I have a second copy here for the time being). I am not doing too badly here, I go frequently to the library and do some walking.
Excuse the short letter—I am late for the post.
Many kisses for you and regards to all.
There is a doctor here who is well spoken of—I want to see him about my catarrh. They say there are various epidemics about in St. Petersburg now that spring is approaching.
 This is a reference to the arrests made there at the time.——Lenin
 On March 10, 1900, Lenin applied to the Director of the Police Department for permission for Nadezhda Krupskaya to serve her term of police surveillance in Pskov instead of Ufa Gubernia. The request was refused.
 Lenin’s second article “Capitalism in Agriculture (Kautsky’s Book and Mr. Bulgakov’s Article)” was published in Zhizn No. 2 for 1900. It is probable that this is the issue referred to in the letter.