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To Fontana
Since the 1st of June, until the 10th of October, Chopin stayed in Nohant, the summer residence of George Sand, located by La Châtre, about 300 kilometers to the south from Paris. Since August, he often writes letters to Julian Fontana providing him with guidelines concerning renting the apartment, publishing issues, and many other things. In one of his last letters, dated with the 8th of October, Chopin writes to Fontana: "Please, because I have no trousers, let the tailor prepare for Friday the grey ones you have ordered for me (and the waistcoat, if possible) so that when I arrive I could change clothes immediately." About new compositions: "I have my manuscripts in order, well noted. There are six of them, with your polonaises, not taking into consideration the 7th Impromptu [in F-sharp minor Op. 36], which may turn out to be poor, I don’t know it yet myself, because it is too fresh [!]. It would be good it didn’t sound too much like Ordowski or Zimmerman or Karsko-Koński, or Sowiński or pig-like or any-other-animal-like, because, according to my calculations, it could bring at least 800 franks." At the end he adds a bit enigmatically: "Ask them also […] in the new apartment, if you are such a well organized man, not to invite any black thoughts nor suffocating coughs – think of how to make me a good person there and sweep for me, if you could, several episodes of my past. It would also be great if I could, on my arrival, see several years of my work completed. I would be very much obliged, if you could also make yourself younger or to make us never born at all." 
Nohant - virtual trip - GEORGESAND.CULTURE.FR
Impromptu in F-sharp minor Op. 36 - Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)



About Mendelssohn
Paris. Chopin writes a letter to Feliks Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: "Even if you have friends and admirers closer to you and more noble, you do not have any more kind-hearted for you. Always yours with all my heart – Chopin."