established throughout the centuries by the activity and labors of highly honorable and respected men and, furthermore, regulated by the centuries, opines that any kind of human speech can be brought into mussical harmony and by that, bearing malice in his obvious impotence of mussicianship, snares people for the sake of his evil and most dangerous purposes, and mournful this is: he has caught a great number of gullible and ignorant souls in mussical matters and worst of all--he continues to snare them.
Taking into consideration all the above-mentioned, the Unknown Ministry of Simple Affairs has the honor to apply to the wise assistance of Your Highness, if you will be gracious enough, Sir Count, to authorize the above-mentioned man who was questioned in the city of Tver, and calling himself Arseni Kutuzov--to be sent to S. Petersburg for confrontation of the afore-mentioned Kutuzov with the man mentioned in this report and to act thereafter with those dangerous persons, as is required by statute.
With the greatest happiness,
I have the honor to call myself
most humble servant
A Member of the Ministry of Simple Affairs
This 7th Day of March, 1775
My very dear Arsenius, E'en though I am no genius Neither evil, nor good, I wish that you could fly to us Our very dear Arsenius, Our own melodious genius,-- Either at night, or at morn.
7 March, '75. From Peter