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A letter to Julian Fontana

Fryderyk Chopin in his letter to Julian Fontana in New York: "If you want to do something beneficial then stay quiet and return only when something starts for sure. Our compatriots are gathering in Poznań. Czartoryski was the first to go there, but God only knows how it will all develop for Poland to come to existence again [...]. But when it starts, then all Germany will join, Italy has already joined. Milan chased out Austrians; however they are still in the provinces, so there will be fight [...]. Russia will probably be miserable when it attacks Prussia. Farmers from Galicia gave example to others in Wołyń and Podole, and terrible things are inevitable, but at the end of all this there is Poland, great, big, in one word: Poland. So despite our impatience, let’s wait until cards are shuffled well in order not to waste energy so necessary in proper time. This time is imminent, but it’s not today. Maybe in a month or a year."

In Paris, Fryderyk Chopin learns information about the Spring of Nations in Poland: great uprising under Ludwik Mierosławski and peasants’ riots in the Austrian partition – in Galicia, in Volyn and Podolia. These events triggered great hopes, he shared them with Fonatana in his letter.

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