Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright

Chicago, July 23, 1903

I have yours of 22d, but it does not answer the question, "How is the vertical tail operated?"

You will understand that I forwarded the paper to the Revue some time ago, that it is in English and is to be translated in Paris. I have to write at once to get the corrections made before it gets into print.

You will understand also that I desire to comply with your wishes, but that I cannot send off corrections without substituting something.

[P.S.] I have no invitation from Langley either.

Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute, July 24, 1903