Written: Written on December 6 (19), 1917
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 327.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Draw up a precise inventory of the valuables, put them away in a secure place, you are responsible for their safekeeping. The estates are the property of the people. Prosecute for looting. Inform us of the sentences of the court.
 This telegram was sent in reply to an inquiry from Y. Kryukov, Chairman of the Ostrogozhsk Soviet (Voronezh Gubernia), on what to do with the valuables collected during confiscation of the landed estates.