Roulin 3 to Theo,
3 January 1889
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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