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Letter from His Parents to Theo van Gogh
Dordrecht, 8 April 1877

Dear Theo,

You did well to write to us. Bear up, my dear fellow, and always take an interest in life, also for our sakes. Oh, we can make things so pleasant for each other, isn't this a great aim in life?

Theo, what do you say about Vincent's surprising us again? He ought to be careful.

The key was to the churchyard, thanks. Kindest regards from Mother and everybody. Tomorrow Lies will have to leave.

Ever your loving father, T. v. G.


At this time, Vincent was 24 year old
Source:
His Parents. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 8 April 1877 in Dordrecht. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number .
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