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Milan 16 Nov. / 1771
I`ve received your letter of 8 Nov; footnote1 I was sure I`d be able to leave on the 18th, but His Roy Highness the Archduke still wants to speak to us footnote2 when he returns from Varese, which will be in a week`s time, so we`ll be staying here for at least another 10 days. Patience! God willing, we`ll soon be seeing each other again. Praise be to God, we`re in good health. We both regret the unfortunate circumstances in which H von Vogt finds himself, we`ve both prayed to God for him, and if, as I hope, he is still alive, we send him our regards and wish him a speedy recovery and a readiness to accept God`s will. Thank all our good friends for their hearty congratulations, I owe H von Hefner an answer, in the meantime I am most grateful to him and send him my best wishes: - - my head is full, and I`ve more to think about than you can possibly imagine. That the serenata was uncommonly successful is true, but if a paid position were to be become vacant, I very much doubt whether Hs Grace will remember Wolfgang. - - I must close now as I still have to write a letter to Verona. footnote3 From now on send your letters to Illo Sr Pietro Luggiati in Verona, and he`ll ensure that I receive them. Farewell, we kiss you both 10000000000 times, and I am your old
Mozart.
Please use the following reference when citing this website:
Eisen, Cliff et al. In Mozart's Words, Letter 256 <http://letters.mozartways.com>. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.
In Mozart's Words. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.