Written: Written on February 14, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 194b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The retreat of the 2nd Army causes me great concern. I have spoken to Vatsetis, who will soon go to Vyatka. Please let me know what measures you are taking and what is the position regarding the hundred companies sent to join you. Second. I hope that you will do the maximum possible for food supply and give good army forces to Tsekomprodarm. The main thing is to avoid friction with them. Report whether harmonious work has been arranged. Third. How do matters stand with regard to that secret business Gusev sent me a letter about by special messenger?
 Central Commission for Food Supply of the Red Army.—Ed.