First published on January 21, 1926 in Krasnaya Gazeta No. 17.
Printed from a photocopy of the English original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 542c-543a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade Hammer!
Excuse me please; I have been very ill; now I am much, much better.
Many thanks for Your present—a very kind letter from American comrades and friends who are in prison. I enclose for You my letter to Comrade Zinoviev or for other comrades in Petrograd if Zinoviev has left Petrograd.
My best wishes for the full success of Your first concession: such success would be of great importance also for trade relations between our Republic & United States.
Thanking You once more. I beg to apologise for my bad English. Please address letters & telegrams to my secretary (Fotieva or Smolianinoff). I shall instruct them.
 See next document.—Ed.