V. I.   Lenin



Comrade Borodin

Written: Written on July 13, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 210b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade:

Could you get me some material relating to the American third party of the workers’ and peasants’, or the workers’ and farmers’, union, or the non-partisan party, and its activity in the State of North Dakota, which is in this party’s bands.[1] I should like to have a few but the most important documents on this party and its activity in North Dakota and, what would be even better, a short note from you on this question, in addition to these documents. If it is not too much trouble, write me soon, whether you are able to do this and when.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, C.P.C.


[1] For Lenin’s assessment of the American third party—the workers’ and peasants’ or workers’ and farmers’ union see present edition, Vol. 33, pp. 146–47.

In a reply letter of July 14, 1921, M. M. Borodin wrote that he would prepare a report within Eve days on the strength of the available material. On Borodin’s letter Lenin wrote this assignment, to his secretary: “Please give me a reminder within a week. 14.VII. Lenin”, which he later crossed out and wrote: “To the archives.”

Upon receipt of Borodin’s report. Lenin wrote a reply (see this volume, Document 284).

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