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Milan 27 Feb. / 1773
I can write only a few words today as it`s the last day of the carnival and Lent starts tomorrow, so that it`s just as if everyone has gone mad here. We`ll be leaving in 2 or 3 days. I`m sending this as an enclosure with a letter to H Spizeder, footnote1 so that you can say you haven`t received a letter and that you believe, therefore, that we`ve already left. We intend and, indeed, have to be back in Salzb. on the evening of election day, 13 March. footnote2 As for the other matter, there`s nothing to be done about it. I`ll tell you about it in person. God will have other plans for us. We`re well, praise be to God. We`re going to the opera today and, indeed, we`re leaving for it and for the following ball this very moment. The ball starts at 1 in the morning & lasts till matins. Pay H Spizeder the postage at once. You can`t imagine the trouble caused by our departure; I find it very difficult to leave Italy. Mde & Mr d`Aste send their best wishes etc. We kiss you many 100000 times. I am your old
Mzt
I`ll write to you again en route.
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In Mozart's Words. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.