First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from London to Samara.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 358.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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March 29, 1903
I received your letter a few days ago—a big merci for it. So Anyuta has been delayed in the Far East longer than she expected. I thought she would be with you by now. Still, I suppose a long journey like that requires some preparation. Mitya, too, it seems, has not yet decided on where he is going to live. Is poor Manyasha very lonesome?
I am glad it is warmer now in Samara, because very cold winters are extremely tiring. Are you now feeling better, my dear?
It is warm here. We recently took Y.V. on a long outing too —we took sandwiches with us instead of lunch and spent the whole of one Sunday ins Grüne (quite unintentionally we are taking to foreign ways and arrange our outings on Sundays of all days, though that is the worst time because everywhere is crowded). We had a long walk, the air went to our heads as if we were children and afterwards I had to lie down and rest, as I did after a shooting trip in Siberia. In general, we do not miss a chance to go on outings. We are the only people among the comrades here who are exploring every bit of the surrounding country. We discover various “rural” paths, we know all the places nearby and intend to go further afield. I have been feeling very well lately, I work regularly and do not worry about the commotion around me. Nadya and Y.V. are also well.
I embrace you fondly, my dear. Please write from time to time (or ask Manyasha to) about yourselves and your plans.