The Hague, 29 September 1872.
My dear Theo,
Thanks for your letter, I was glad to hear that you got back safely. I missed you the first few days, and it was strange for me not to find you when I came home in the afternoon.
We spent some pleasant days together, and actually did go for some walks and see a thing or two whenever we had the chance.
What terrible weather, you must feel anxious
on your walks to Oisterwijk.1
Yesterday there were trotting races on the occasion of the exhibition,2
but the illumination and fireworks were postponed because of the bad weather,3
so it’s just as well you didn’t stay to see them. Regards from the Haanebeeks4
and the Rooses