Vincenzo Gioberti to Alessandro Repetti (1822-1890) May 14, 1850
In this letter, Gioberti announces that he has completed his Discorso preliminare della Teorica, composed of fourteen notebooks. He describes his anxiety about the potential loss of the manuscript because he has sent it through the mail.
Parigi, 14 maggio, 1850
3 rue de Parme
[…] I am ready to send you some notebooks of the Discorso preliminare della Teorica; however I am still holding on to it, until you tell me that the route of the mail is a safe one. I do not know if the mail directed to Capolago is going through Milan. If this were the case, this would be dreadful. Please think about a way which would avoid danger, and that would be very safe. You can well imagine how serious it would be if I were to lose my manuscript […].