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The letter from Paganini reads in part translated:
I am extremely sorry not to have been able to satisfy Her Majesty, the Empress (of Austria) on account of my unexpected illness. It will make me unhappy all my life if I can not have the pleasure of expressing my deep gratitude through you to her from whom I have received so much honor and kindness ... I shall then meet with her favor.
In sincere friendship,
your obedient servant,
Nicolo Paganini
First violinist to His Majesty, the Emperor
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