TO GEORGE SPALATIN
Luther sends a book for his host in the Wartburg. September 25, 1522.
Grace and peace! I beg of you to send this copy of my book to the John in the region of the birds, viz. to my host, as I wished him to have it before more came. For I am really angry at the Lotter FA1 business, and am not yet on speaking terms with him. You will see what our Wenzel writes.
I ardently desire that the Prince would only attend to his own affairs, and leave me to manage Satan and his hosts. As I have already written, the heaven will not fall although I fall. If His Grace does not believe this, I do, and am sure of it. But why make so many words? Who does not see that through this present work of God He has turned their threats into ridicule? He who has done this will do so to the end. The whole business is conducted at my risk, and will continue to be so conducted. Farewell, and pray for me. Greet our friends. I am just starting for Leipsic, because I have been so often entreated to come.
MARTIN LUTHER .