Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright

Chicago, May 23, 1905

I have yours of 6th upon my return from the East, and herewith return the copy of the Call of San Francisco sent by you. I also send copies of the Examiner and the Bulletin giving an account of Montgomery's exhibition.

Also a letter and photographs from Montgomery, which please return when examined.

I enclose a letter from Kress indicating that the Germans doubt your achievements, as do the French. I have been much amused with your remarks as to the latter and think you have sized them up about right.

I have written to the publishers to send you a French pamphlet written by an architect, Mr. F. Roux, describing his unsuccessful experiments with flapping wings, and I have also written to the German publisher of Kress's pamphlet to send you a copy.

I shall be glad to know where and when you are to resume your practice, and how near you conceive yourselves to be from a practical machine which can be used in war.

Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute, May 28, 1905