From Mme Martin to Mme Guérin CF 171 - November 2, 1876.

From Mme Martin to Mme Guérin

November 2, 1876

I received very good news from Le Mans a week ago. My sister [M      arie-Dosithée] tells me that she’s doing much better. She’s sleeping well and doesn’t use a cane anymore. But her throat is hurting her a lot to the point that she’s not able to speak, and I shouldn’t count on having any news for 9 days.

Last Sunday I wrote secretly to Pauline, without her aunt knowing, and I asked the head mistress to put a few words in the little girl’s letter to find out if she really has improved. I’m enclosing Pauline’s response and that of the nun.

I should have written you yesterday, but I wasn’t able to because the services were very long. Today I think I’m going to miss the cutoff for the post. I’m always being disturbed, so I don’t know where I am anymore. However, I had many little things to tell you, but I’m going to have to leave it there.

I’m properly making the remedies you sent me, only when I put the fresh ointment on the area to be treated, it hurts. I feel nothing only when it’s dry. It probably must be that way for it to work well?

I kiss you with all my heart.

Your very loving sister, Z. Martin


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