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From Mr. Martin to his wife – October 8, 1863.

GUERIN Zélie, Mrs. Louis Martin


From Mr. Martin to his wife. October 8, 1863.
Mr. Martin is then on a business trip, in Paris, for the point of Alençon. 
Dear friend,
I won't be able to get to Alencon until Monday; time seems long to me, I long to be near you.
Needless to say that your letter gave me great pleasure, except to see in it that you were much too tired. Thus, I highly recommend calm and moderation to you, especially in work. I have a few orders from the Compagnie Lyonnaise; once again, don't worry so much, we will manage, God helping, to make a good little house.
I had the happiness of taking communion at Notre-Dame des Victoires, which is like a little earthly paradise. I also lit a candle for the whole family.
I embrace you all from the heart, while waiting for the happiness of having reunited you. I hope that Marie and Pauline are very good
Your husband and true friend, who loves you for life. 

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