London, April 11, 1903
I have yours of March 29th upon my arrival in London.
I read between the lines that you contemplate some further improvement upon your 1902 machine, and do not wish to dispose of it to Capt. Ferber until you are certain of the result. If my imagining is correct, I think that you are right.
In any event he would not decide to take the trip until he thinks it over more carefully. I have advised him of what you say, and we will talk it over when I see you.
I was very kindly received in Paris, and am just getting in touch with the English aeronauts.
With best regards to Orville, [&c.]
Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright, April 18, 1903