Written: Written on June 11, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original and the text of the telegraph form.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 252b-253a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Council of People’s Commissars
On June 3, I sent the following telegram to Schlichter: “Earnestly request you not to hold up consignments for the Byelorussian-Lithuanian army and generally for the Food Commissariat, Minsk, and to dispatch them to destination in Minsk. Accelerate this in every way. Further, it is necessary to increase relief for Petrograd. Please wire me fulfilment of both assignments twice weekly. Lenin, Chairman, C.P.C.”
Please 1) investigate the reasons for non-receipt of this telegram and prosecute the guilty parties; 2) discuss most urgently emergency measures to aid Petrograd with food and to collect what was promised; appoint a comrade in each volost responsible for fulfilment of this. I await a reply.