Written: 20 August, 1918.
First Published Published (without address, date and signature) September 25, 1918 in Pelrogradshaya Pravda No. 209; Published In full January 27, 1935 in Krasnaya Zvezda No. 22; Published according to the Petrogradshaya Pravda text checked with the Krasnaya Zvezda text
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, Progress Publishers, Moscow, Volume 28, 1974, page 98
Translated (and edited): Jim Riordan
Transcription/HTML Markup: David Walters
Online Version: V.I.Lenin Internet Archive, 2002
Moscow September 22, 1918
The capture of Simbirsk, my home town, is a wonderful tonic, the best treatment for my wounds. I feel a new lease of life and energy. Congratulations to the Red Army men on their victory, and, on behalf of all working people, thanks for all their sacrifices.
 The Red Army occupied Simbirsk on September 12, 1918. After the capture of the town the men of the First Army sent the following telegram to Lenin: “Dear Vladimir Ilyich, the capture of your native town is our reply for one of your wounds, the capture of Samara will be for the other]” In reply Lenin sent the telegram published in this volume.