Written: Written on August 8, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the typewritten text signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 274b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Yevetsky, Chief of Supplies, Southern Front
During July you were sent a considerable quantity of uniforms and footwear.
Despite this, in all the armies on the Southern Front some units are without boots or clothing.
On pain of being held personally answerable, I order you to take vigorous measures to immediately distribute what has been received among the needy units.
Chairman, Council of Defence
 At the top of the telegram Lenin wrote: “Comrade Sklyansky, send ciphered or clear, whichever more convenient. 8/VIII. Lenin.”— Ed.