Letter from Charles S. Peirce to Carlile P. Patterson
(New York, 18.06.1877)

Spanish translation & annotations


1877 June 18

My dear Chief,

Your letter which came today gave me great comfort of the most substantial kind and it is a great pity that I must hurry over to Hoboken at such a rate that I


cannot fully answer it today. I thank you deeply for the advance you promise me  which will put me at my ease while I get some papers into print, which will repay me. Meantime, I must see that in return —such return as I can make— I turn you out a fine report of my Geneva-Paris-Berlin-Kew-Hoboken


work & I think it will be allowed to have some merit. The Paris computations are now far enough advanced for me to say that they look better than the Geneva ones.

I will send on the bills as you desire. The Stevens Institute sends me an unconscionable bill, charging much more time than actually given, & charging 60 cents an hour for the commonest labor. The bills pass


through the hands of the Engineer but this one was sent sealed so that he should not see it. They see that I am in a position to put up with everything & pile it on without scruple. Oh it is not so large a sum but enormous for the work done.

I will make a point of sending tomorrow an account of the sums to be paid, because, relying on what I supposed to be the intention, to let me have the advance you did till June 30, I have paid out the money & now Porter will not allow the same advance


and I positively haven't enough to keep me above two days. I shall have to draw upon him for something.

Yours devotedly

C. S. Peirce


Transcription by Sara Barrena (2017)
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Proyecto de investigación "La correspondencia del tercer viaje europeo de Charles S. Peirce (septiembre-noviembre 1877)"

Fecha del documento: 2 de febrero 2017
Última actualización: 17 de agosto 2017

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