Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright

Chicago, January 10, 1906

I have been very much amused with the lively account which Robert Coquelle gives of his visit to you, in the Auto. I thank you for the clippings and return them to you herewith. I retain the one from the Dayton paper, in accordance with your recent letter. If you should want it, I will send it back.

Now that you have closed your contract with Mr. Fordyce, I pose that the reproduction of the cut of your machine will do no harm. It is so indistinct, anyhow, that the important details cannot be guessed at.