Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright

Chicago, September 30, 1904

Thanks for your most interesting letter of 18th.

I have been head over heels in the effort to get my tie treating plant at Paris completed. I have been there much of the time and go down again tonight. Avery has not got started yet, the Exposition having been very backward in furnishing him the required facilities. The most rigid economy is being practised. The Aeronautical Congress is to make a bluff at being held on the 4th. There are very few papers and I am not advised as to the prospective attendance.

Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute, October 5, 1904