First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51.
Printed from the typewritten text, added to and signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 305b-306a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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October 28, 1919
Avrov, Council of the Fortified Area
Peters, Automobile Registration and Distribution
Groman, special agent of the Council of Defence
Copy to Comrade Markov, Deputy People’s Commissar for
Copy to Zinoviev, Smolny
In a number of decisions, the Council of Defence has instructed its authorised agent, Groman, and the Petrograd Evacuation Commission, to dispatch daily from the Petrograd area 100 truck-loads of valuable freight, in accordance with the plan of the Evacuation Commission of the Council of Defence. You are directed to provide the Petrograd Evacuation Commission with the necessary means of transport by putting ten motor-lorries daily at its disposal as from this day, October 28. Report fulfilment.
Chairman, Council of Workers’
and Peasants’ Defence
 This phrase is in Lenin’s handwriting.—Ed.