Today's short history is related to the unusual carriage that Chopin traveled in Dresden. In a letter of November 14, 1830, he wrote to his father, Mikołaj Chopin:
I am Just back from a Polish dinner: that is, where only Poles were prezent. I left them there and came back to write; the post goes at 7, and I should like to hear The Dumb Gil of Portici again today.
We didn’t like leavong Wrocław; a closer acquaintance with the people to whom Scholz gave me letters made the town very pleasant for us. My first call here was on Frauline Pechwell. She played on Friday at the local Resource, and got me admitted. The same evening the Dumb Girl was played in the theatre; it was hard to choose, but I really had to attend the lady’s evening, so I went there. Another important reason for going was that I was told I should hear there the best local woman singer: an Italian by birth, called Plazzesi. So I put on my best clothes and sent for a sedan-chair; got into this queer box and asked tob e taken to Kreissig’s house, where the evening was tob e held. I laughed at myself on the way, being carried by these bearers in livery; I was greatly tempted to stamp out the bottom, but restrained myself. This vehicle took me right up the steps. I got out and sent in my name to Fraulein Pechwell;“