In regard to publishing my little musical sins, I would evaluate the rights on this edition in this manner: for the macabres--150 rubles and for the three by Count Tolstoy,36 50 rubles--making a total of 200 rubles.
Once more I thank you from the soul, dearest Dimitri Vasilyevich. I ask you to proffer my sincere greetings to the little dove of a lady and don't forget to tell the children that Musoryanin loves them very much.
P.S. If it's difficult to add the 4th macabre--as you have written Jurgenson37 about the 3 macabres that you know, and you haven't mentioned a fourth, of which you've heard only hints, then you may leave it as 3 macabres without the "Field Marshal" and in that case the price would be 120 rubles for the 3 macabres and for Count Tolstoy's 3--50 rubles = 170 rubles. But I should like to have all 4 macabres published: the "Field Marshal," in my opinion, is not worse than the "Peasant" ["Trepak"]. In any case I completely submit to your view on this matter and once more I thank you heartily, dearest Dimitri Vasilyevich.
All yours, MUSORYANIN
14-15 June, 1877. Tzankoye Selo
Little dove, my dear Ludmila Ivanovna, each line of your wonderful letter has the sound of a dear friend, of a kindred heart. You care for and caress your Musinka a little, perhaps, not quite according to his deserts; but all the more strongly will Musinka approach his beloved, his chosen cause of Russian music, in order to master this cause____________________