Dayton, May 25, 1903
We have your letter of May 21st and learn with much regret that your family is again bereaved. Your visit will be welcome at any time that suits your convenience. We have the plans for our new machine about settled and are engaged in constructing some of the parts. We are intending to use built up ribs, and the covering is to be smooth both above and below. We think that the angle of descent can be reduced another degree.
Hope to send you photographs in a few days.
Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright, June 7, 1903