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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Etten, 15 August 1878

Dear Theo,

I enclose a little word in Father's letter to say good morning to you. It is raining outside, as it has been doing often lately, and it is stormy too.

I wrote to the Reverend Mr. de Jonge that I am ready to go at once to Brussels whenever work or duty calls, but if there is no urgent reason for my coming immediately, I should like to stay a week longer here (because of Anna's wedding) and then arrive on Sunday 25th August.

I wonder if the exhibition of pictures there will still be open then - I should like very much to see it. I am eager to hear from you. I hope to write you more as soon as I am in Brussels; also about the exhibition - at least if it isn't already closed.

My compliments to Braat and Soek when you see them. À Dieu, have a good time. We speak about you at home every day. Write again soon, and receive a warm handshake from

Your loving brother, Vincent

At this time, Vincent was 25 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 15 August 1878 in Etten. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 125.

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