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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
The Hague, 30 May 1882
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"Sketch by Vincent," Vincent van Gogh
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[Postcard, written in English]

My dear brother,

Today or tomorrow being the 1st of June, I promised to pay my landlord 5 guilders rent of studio for the month of April + 7.50 guilders for last month, makes 12.50 guilders.

Whatever may be your opinion concerning the things I told you do not let it come to this scandal, my drawings for C. M. are ready, but I shall not be able to get that money early enough. I say again, let us at all events avoid irregularity and public scandal, and talk and write calmly on the subject, till we know what ought to be done. Therefore I hope you will send me what I so greatly want, and will write. I work day and night, and have a small drawing ready for you, which I will send by and by. I have no money for a stamp, excuse the postcard, and believe me,

Yours truly, Vincent


At this time, Vincent was 29 year old
Source:
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 30 May 1882 in The Hague. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number 203.
URL: http://webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/11/203.htm.

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