Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Carlos Chávez, January 2, 1933.
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Jan 2 
Dear Carlos -----
Just a few words so that you'll know we got here safely. Before leaving Catipoato I got your letter. It seemed strange to leave Mexico without seeing you again. We had a brilliant send-off at the train, but I missed you. But of course I'm glad you're resting at Jalapa and making firm resolves to carry out the inevitable that must some day come about.
As soon as we crossed the border I regretted leaving Mexico with a sharp pang. It took me three years in France to get as close a feeling to the country as I was able to get in three months in Mexico. I can thank you for this, for without your many kindnesses, the opportunity for knowing it and loving it so well would never have come. I think always of my returning soon---- --- ---
The Acapulco trip was marvellous. When I came back I saw Paul Strand, who has taken the house in Thalpam, as you probably have heard.
To-morrow we start the big trip home. I'll let you know when we get to N.Y.
My best to you
Victor wants to be remembered too.