Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright

Chicago, June 8, 1904

I have yours of 8th.1 I understand that Mr. Santos Dumont has been making tests which are kept out of the newspapers, and is to sail June 11th.

The shed at St. Louis is said to be nearly up, and the hydrogen plant is being erected, so that competitions may begin in July.

I hope that your immunity from premature publicity may continue. I do not quite understand whether your experiments are made with last year's or this year's machine.

1 Should be 5th,

Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute, June 14, 1904