Fedele was informed of the arrival of the new Ambassador of the County of Holland by a servant; he immediately stood up and decided to meet him in person in the hall of the Palace. They had exchanged letters in the previous days and he was very happy to know that he was finally there.
He noticed him in the hall and once he was in his sight too, he bowed his head in sign of respect and said: "Welkom! Benvenuto! Welcome to Modena, Your Excellency! It is my pleasure to meet you here. I am Fedele Cristoforo Bastiano Ferrari, the Modenese Ambassador to the County of Holland"
He smiled and then added: "I do hope you had a very pleasant journey; I know it might take quite a long time to get here from Leiden, but I hope the scenery is at least worth the journey"
He then concluded: "Her Greatness Eriti, the Chancellor of Modena, has been informed of Your arrival; she will join us very soon so that You can have access to Your offices and we can restart building our mutual relationship"