V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written August 2, 1910
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 47. Sent to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 249b-250a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear M.,

Be so kind as to forward the enclosed letter by express to Pyatnitsa.

I have received a letter from the secretary of the C.C. Bureau Abroad quoting Schwarz as saying that Huysmans has forbidden the reports to be more than four pages long. Kindly inform that secretary that if he wishes he can get in touch with Huysmans direct. I only know one thing—we are printing the report ourselves; who can forbid us to make it long? The important thing is to see to it that the re port is ready in time for the congress, and we shall circulate it among the delegates ourselves. That the report is sup posed to be printed in three languages I have known for   some time, but what if we haven’t the money? Will they “forbid” its publication in one language?

I enclose a letter from the bank presenting me with a statement of account and demanding from me (as always) a written reply signed by me certifying the correctness of the figures. I am enclosing my written reply,[1] i.e., a form with my signature (and dated in my handwriting August 4, so, N.B., don’t send it before that). Please check the account and, if correct, send my letter.

With best wishes and regards to O.A.

N. Lenin

P.S. About Copenhagen, yesterday I sent a letter to the C.C. Bureau Abroad asking them to notify the Bund C.C. and the Latvians. Did you take into account the expenses for the trip to Copenhagen? They say it will cost 250–300 francs per delegate, of whom there will be eight at the maximum. Will you have enough for that out of the 75,000?

Exp. par. Vl. Oulianoff. R. Mon Désir. V. les Roses. Pornic.[2]


[1] Enclosed in two envelopes with the printed address: Comptoir National, etc. —Lenin

[2] Return address written on envelope.—Ed.

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