Bottesini to Francesco Florimo (Napoli, 17 May 1858)
Pregiatissimo Signor Florimo,

Important matters prevent me from making the trip to Salerno which after your recommendation to the Intendente is extremely welcome to me. Please excuse me and accept my thousand thanks for the attention that you have given to my regard.

If instead of a double bass you could send a violin for Cavalier Bianchi I would be more than grateful.

Con tutta stima sono
di Lei Servo

G. Bottesini
Italian Original
Source: Conservatorio di Napoli, Fondo Florimo
Inzaghi: Giovanni Bottesini p121, carteggio 8