First published on August 18, 1946 in the Journal British Ally No. 33.
Sent to London.
Printed from the original in English.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 147.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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May 20, 1905
I acknowledge with thanks the receipt of £25, of which £5 will be subscribed, according Your condition, for relief work. Your subscriptions are all mentioned in our paper Vperiod (Forward), which we send to You. Now I send You again the issues of this paper, where the subscriptions are mentioned and I notice these mentions with blue pencil.
We have written already to St. Petersburg Committee of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party that it is necessary to make a report before some working men meetings about the subscriptions from the L.R.C. All communications with the organisations of our party being secret it must take some time before an answer can be received. This week some Russian comrades go to St. Petersburg and I repeated to them my request. They promised to me to take all measures to accelerate this report in St. Petersburg and to send a notice to You. Your letter from 22.4.05 will also be sent to the St. Petersburg Committee.
I hope, dear Sir, that you will soon receive a letter from our Petersburg comrades stating the report before working men meeting in the Russian capital.
I beg to apologise for my bad English.
With kindest thanks.
Yours very sincerely,
(Editor of Vperiod)
3. Rue de la Colline. 3.