First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 128b-129a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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11. VIII. 1918
Natsarenus, Military Commissar Extraordinary
I am very glad that you are energetically dispelling the doubts of Trotsky and myself, caused by the wholesale departures from the fronts. Send by a very reliable person detailed information on the number, disposition and morale of the troops.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 See Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50, Document 252.—Ed.