First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 262b-263a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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8. VII. 1919
Comrade Sklyansky, Deputy People’s Commissar for Military Affairs
Please have the application of Comrade Fyodor Shturmer (or Shturmin) investigated and his request granted if the investigation confirms his claim. Establish precisely what irregularities there were on the part of the local authorities and inform me of the result.
Chairman, Council of Defence
1) certificate dated 20. VI. 1919,
2) certificate No. 96 dated 29. IV. 1919,
3) F. Shturmer’s letter.
 F. Shturmin, a Red Army soldier, sent a letter to Lenin asking for orders to be sent to the Nizhni-Novgorod Uyezd Military Commissariat to give him his pay for the period of his illness. Together with the note to Sklyansky, Lenin sent the documents he had received from Shturmin.