Written: Written in August, prior to 25th, 1912
Published: First published in 1904 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48. Sent from Cracow to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, page 296b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear L. B.,
I received today from Trotsky an invitation to “their” conference (on August 25).
So they have organised it after all!
We, of course, are not going.
We want to have the Central Organ two-thirds ready, so as to issue a reply ... as soon as their announcement comes out.
We shall begin sending in copy to the C.O. tomorrow.
See to it that the material is set up quickly and proofs corrected properly.
Why doesn’t Antonov (Britman) answer me? Is he in Paris? In good health?
Write when you propose to set out for Chemnitz. A paper should be prepared for the Germans in advance.
Why do you return the letters ... and don’t give us an answer about the Pannekoek article....
 Manuscript partly damaged. Here and further several words illegible.—Ed.
 A reference to the so-called August conference of the liquidators held in Vienna in August 1912. The anti-Party August bloc organised by Trotsky was formed there. For more on the August conference of the liquidators see present edition, Vol. 18, Note 109.