Written: Written on April 17, 1918
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the text in Gukovsky’s handwriting, added to and signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 78b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Chairman of the Soviet
According to a statement of the Commissar for Finance, obstacles are being put in the way of a complete inspection of the State Bank appointed by him and the control bodies. I direct that every facility be afforded for a complete and thoroughgoing inspection of the State Bank and assistance given to the inspectors. Please let me know by telegram that the inspectors have been given full opportunity to discharge their duties.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The text from the words “Please let me know” is in Lenin’s handwriting.—Ed.