Written: Written February 23, 1909
Published: First published in 1930 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 1. Sent from Paris to Moscow. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 410-411.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Yesterday I received your letter with a postscript from
dear Mother. Manyasha and all of us were awfully glad.
Manyasha was more lively today and went out walking with
Mark—today is mardi
gras,  and the French are on the
rampage. Give Mother many kisses from me and from all of
us—we all fervently hope that she will now get better
without any setbacks.
Today I received the proofs of signatures 8 and 9 (pp. 113–144) already made up into pages and was very pleased to see that there are no gaps and no mixed galleys (which I wrote about last time before I had seen the proofs of the made-up pages; by the way, you send the packages without any string, and single pages and even whole signatures may easily fall out).
The proofs of these two signatures are, on the whole,
quite good, and that gives me great pleasure. I still cannot
risk withdrawing my request to give the proofs to a
professional proof-reader (about which I wrote in the last letter),
because I am afraid you will find it difficult to devote time
to such boring work during Mother’s illness and to
concentrate your attention on it.
I am sending the corrections to the page proofs of signatures 8 and 9 (pp. 113–144). When they begin to print the signatures, please send them to me from the first, so that I can draw up a list of misprints that must be pointed out, even if only on a sheet pasted separately into the book.
All the best, and kiss Mother once more.
 There follows, in the original, a list of the misprints.—Ed.
 G. M. Krzhizhanovsky, V. V. Starkov, Y. O. Zederbaum and A. A. Vaneyev were held in Krasnoyarsk prison from April 4 to April 23, 1897, because they were on their way to exile at the cost of the state. An order of the Governor of Yeniseisk dated April 10 appointed the village of Tesinskoye in Minusinsk District as the place of exile of Starkov and Krzhizhanovsky; they left for Minusinsk with Lenin at their own expense on board the steamer Svyatoi Nikolai on April 30.