V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written January 8, 1917
Published: First published in 1958 in Voprosy Istorii KPSS No. 4. Sent from Zurich to Sceaux. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 596b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear M. N.,

I had just sent you a postcard about the pamphlet (in reply to yours) when I started receiving the money and have now received 500 frs. in 2 instalments, for which I thank you very much.

I have also received a formal answer (from the P.O.) that my manuscript on economics,[1] which I sent you on 2.VII.1916, saisi l’autorité militaire!!![2]

Simply incredible!! Can anything be done about it, or is it hopeless?

Best regards and best wishes,
V. Ulyanov


[1] This refers to the manuscript of the book Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (present edition, Vol. 22, pp. 185–304).—Ed.

[2] Confiscated by the military authorities.—Ed.

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