Returned censor my play "Maskerad" I joined the fourth act, which, I hope, It will be approved by the censor; but as it is still before the submission you will be presented to Mr. Raevskii me, the new act and handed him the to represent censorship.
Departed at some time from St. Petersburg, I again humbly request Your Excellency to have my work high attention Your.
With great reverence and devotion, I have the honor to be Your Excellency
покорнейший слуга М. Lermantov.
BUT. M. Gideon (About 20 December 1835 r. In Petersburg)