My darling: We are thinking constantly of you and of all the suffering you have had to endure. God help you in the future. How are your weak heart and your poor legs? We hope to go to Communion as usual if we are to be allowed
. Lessons have begun again with Mr. Gibbs also. So glad, at last. We are all well. It is beautifully sunny. I sit behind this wall in the yard and work. Greetings to the doctors, the priest, and the nurses in your hospital. I kуiss you and pray God to keep you.
I’m spending whole days organising a Anglo-American gift to the Russian people: 2,000,000 free copies of textbooks. I’m exhausted, I can’t sleep due to fatigue every night. See more
I’m getting old and my hair is turning grey. Soon I’ll be dead. And the winters only just beginning, there is no rest ahead. And so Kornei will have had it for nothing. Family? But Kolka is growing – he’s an unthinking egoist, and Lida is frail, green, tortured.
I’m not sure that I’ll have time to write to you tomorrow morning, so I’m writing at night. It’s bad. Very bad. See more
The food issue is terrifying. Hunger is at the gates. Something’s going to happen.
And so it would be good to be able to work.
The Constituent Assembly was all well and good; but there were certain definite things for which the Russian Revolution had been made, and for which the revolutionary martyrs rotted in their stark Brotherhood Grave on Mars Field, that must be achieved Constituent Assembly or no Constituent Assembly: Peace, Land, and Workers’ Control of Industry. See more
The Constituent Assembly had been postponed and postponed–would probably be postponed again, until the people were calm enough–perhaps to modify their demands! At any rate, here were eight months of the Revolution gone, and little enough to show for it…
Due to the anticipated Bolshevik uprising house committees are forming their own guard recruiting the tenants.
I collected information to reply to telegram from home regarding the situation on the Northern Front. My opinion, in brief, is that the enemy will not attempt to get to Petrograd this year, but if he should attempt there is nothing to stop him except climate and space. See more
Verkhovski has published a good order arranging the formation of local and railway “ militia ” from wounded officers and soldiers. If this formation had only been carried out seven months ago when I first urged its necessity!