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Milan 20 / Feb. 1773
Unfortunately we`re still in Milan! I wrote to Hs Ex the T Chief Steward today, footnote1 though it was difficult for me to write legibly; my rheumatism is now making me impatient, and I`m afraid that as the milder weather approaches, we may be swept away by an avalanche on our journey through the Tyrol, where I hear there`s a lot of snow on the ground. You can easily imagine that as soon as my health permits, I`ll be leaving. H Leutgeb |: whom I hadn`t seen for a few days :| came today at noon and stood beside my bed, as I was still in bed, trying to sweat it out. He showed me a letter announcing that his wife has given birth to a son; he also gave me 5 gold sovereigns to send to her. Please ask H Hagenauer to remit these 15 ducats or 5 gold sovereigns or their equivalent to Frau Leutgeb, and I`ll repay him when I return - in kind, of course. I can`t write any more except to say that Wolfg. is well, thank God. Best wishes from us both to all our good friends both inside and outside the house. I am your old
We kiss you many 100000 times.
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In Mozart's Words. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.