First published in 1958 in the book: A. A. Struchkov, Lenin y narod (Lenin and the People), Moscow.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 368b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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16. IV. 1920
Comrade Vladimir Dmitrievich,
Will you please, if you have now recovered (when you are fully recovered),
1) make a check through witnesses without any publicity;
2) summon Gil and, for a start, only reprimand him (mildly], and warn him that in view of his good behaviour up to now you are limiting yourself to the smallest measure of punishment, without any entry in his service book, but in the event of a repetition it will be bad for him.
 The note was written in connection with a breach of labour discipline by Lenin’s chauffeur, S. K. Gil.