Michelangelo's 2nd Letter

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Denise Chen

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Date

July 1, 1497

Sender

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Recipient

Domino Lodovico Buonarroti

Origin

Rome

Destination

Florence

Relation

Father-Son

Translation

Letter 2

Domino Lodovico Buonarroti in Florence
In the name of God. On the 1st day of July, 1497

Most revered and dear Father, do not be surprised that I have not returned because I still haven't been able to settle my affairs with the cardinal, and I do not want to leave until I am satisfied and rewarded for my labours: and with these important people one has to go gently because they can't be forced. But in any case, I think I shall have everything over and done with this coming week.
I should let you know that Fra Lionardo came here to Rome saying that he had had to escape from Viterbo, that he had been defrocked and that he wanted to go home. So I gave him a gold ducat that he wanted for the journey, but I expect you know this since he must have already arrived.
I don't know what else to tell you because I'm kept in suspense and I don't know how things will turn out; but I hope to be with you soon. I'm well, as I trust you are. Remember me to my friends.

Michelangelo, sculptor, in Rome.

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“Michelangelo's 2nd Letter,” Fordham Art History , accessed September 25, 2022, https://michelangelo.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/167.

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