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Letter from Joseph Roulin to Theo van Gogh
Arles, 3 January 1889

Roulin 3 to Theo,

3 January 1889

Monsieur Gogh,

I am happy to confirm the telegram I sent you today, in which I told you that my friend Vincent has completely recovered; he will leave the hospital one of these days to return to his house. Do not worry, he is better than before that unfortunate accident happened to him. At present he can move freely about the hospital; we walked for over an hour in the courtyard; he is in a very healthy state of mind. I do not know how to explain the severe measures that were taken to keep him from seeing his best friends.

At this time, Vincent was 35 year old
Joseph Roulin. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 3 January 1889 in Arles. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number to.

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