explaining that he has been unwell and that he has put off serious matters until his return to Paris on Monday, noting that the sum of 1500 francs for a single chapter of Les trois guerres
was acceptable to him, especially since the chapters were no more than four to five hundred lines long, but stressing that he would prefer M. Grove to publish his piece complete with its three chapters, for which he would accept 2000 francs, observing that he fears that a chapter on its own might not be understood, and asking for a definitive reply concerning La Débâcle
...Mais je désirerais beaucoup que M. Grove publiât l'étude toute entière les trois chapitres, que je lui laisserais pour 2000 fr. L'intérêt est dans le morceau complet, et je crains qu'un chapitre séparé ne soit pas très compréhensible...
2 pages, 8vo (207 x 132mm.), Médan, 30 December 1891, vertical and horizontal folds, some dust-staining