Comrades, please remain calm! All Provisional Government members are arrested. They will be put in the Peter and Paul fortress. I will not allow any violence. Remain calm!
We are protecting the revolutionary order; we are taking necessary measures to prevent the gathering of the Soviets from being disrupted and to prevent the Inaugural meeting from being disrupted. We are fulfilling the will of the revolutionary Soviet; we are moving forward, introducing revolutionary order and nearing the moment when Soviet authority will disarm the counter-revolution, crush its resistance and cement the triumph of revolutionary strength!
We wait. The task has been given to all. The password and alarms have been set. Our signal of action - a telegram addressed to me from Petrograd, signed by Antonov-Ovseyenko: “Send out the charter.” See more
This means - send out destroyers and landing troops to Petrograd 5 thousand people strong. I keep the password secret. Systematically, without excessive fuss, we prepare.