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Wishes for Ludwika’s wedding
Chopin writes to Kalasanty Jędrzejewicz in response to the information about the wedding with Fryderyk’s sister – Ludwika (to take place on November 22) "You have sent me the desired news! I have always loved you, You have had a friend in me and be sure that today you will also find in me such a person you should find. If I had the possibility as the best man to hug you on your wedding day and see you at the altar, I would give away half of my life; but it is impossible, I will only send you, according to your wish, a polonaise and a mazurka, to dance and have sincere joy, because your souls can be merry. I will not write in detail about either your heart or hers, because it shouldn’t be written by a brother, but you won’t believe how impatient I was, because it was all delayed, and how much I am happy that it will be done. I wish you all the best. The sight of your happiness will bring joy to our whole family. It is the beginning of serene years after years of bad luck." 
The compositions mentioned in the letter – polonaise and mazurka – have not been identified. If Chopin had sent them in fact, they had to be occasional compositions, dedicated to dance. 

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The compositions mentioned in the letter – polonaise and mazurka – have not been identified. If Chopin had sent them in fact, they had to be occasional compositions, dedicated to dance.