First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Pskov.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 295.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova,
May 10, 1900
I have just received your letter of the 8th, Mother dearest, and am replying at once. I am very glad permission has been granted for me to visit you and it goes without saying that I shall certainly take advantage of it; unfortunately I cannot leave here at once; I do not want to come back here, so I must stay on for 5-7 days or so to settle some financial affairs and certain editorial business. It doesn’t matter, of course, whether I come a week earlier or later; I am, in general, in agreement with the arguments put forward by you and Anyuta (by the way—merci for the work on urban statistics which I received today) and think of doing as you advise, the only thing is I must give up the idea of a personal visit to St. Petersburg and shall, therefore, ask you to go, if you can manage it, by Thursday the 18th, or, if you can’t, by Thursday the 25th, depending on when we meet.
See you soon.
 Visitors were received on Thursdays at the Police Department. Lenin asked his mother to try to get permission in St. Petersburg for him to go to Ufa to Krupskaya. The permission was granted.