From Mme Martin to her brother Isidore CF 36 - August 24, 1868.

From Mme Martin to her brother

August 24, 1868

My dear Isidore,

My dear little Joseph died this morning at 7 o’clock (he was eight months old). I was alone with him. He had a night of cruel suffering, and tearfully I asked for his deliverance. My heart was relieved when I saw him utter his last sigh.

We’ll expect you on Sunday. I’m sorry I won’t be able to entertain you as I had hoped (only Isidore Guérin could come. He was urgently called to be with his dying father).

I am, for life, your loving and very unhappy sister.


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