Dictated: Dictated try phone on April 5, 1922
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 523a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Copy to Comrade Tsyurupa
Copy to the C.P.C. Managing Department
Please pay attention to the concession of the American Hammer, who is now in Russia, as Reinstein, who knows him personally, has informed me.
According to Martens, we’ve already made one great blunder, to put it mildly, namely: the goods sent to America under the contract with Hammer by the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade turned out to be of bad quality. We must demand information about this business both from the P.C.F.T. and the S.E.C. and also from Comrade Reinstein, who knows Hammer personally. We must see to it that our obligations under this concession are performed with absolute strictness and accuracy, and in general we must pay greater attention to the whole business.
 See Document 503 of this volume.—Ed.