First published (in facsimile) in 1930 in Grazhdanskaya voina. 1918–1921, Vol. III.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 129b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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11. VIII. 1918
Gubernia Executive Committee
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It is essential immediately to mobilise the bourgeoisie for trench digging, and in general to push forward fortification work with the maximum energy. Telegraph fulfilment. Send by a very reliable person detailed information and reports on the progress of this urgent work.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars