Translation: "Dear Mrs. Adam, I am in Paris because I have family problems. My uncle is dead and I have to take care of my poor old aunt's business. I will have to talk to you and to see you. I am staying in Noisy le Grand (Seine and Oise) at my old aunt Mrs. Nicholas Michel's house. It is a real trip to come with a letter not before two days...How could we do this? I do not know if I will get a telegram in Noisy since I leave in the morning and get back at 9 PM. But I really have to see you for so many things. Send a telegram to Noisy tonight even though it will arrive at 11 tomorrow morning. It is a country of barbarians....." He signs familiarly omitting his last name, "L. Michel."