L.A.S. "P. Signac", Thursday [Lézardrieux August 24, 1923], to Henri DONIAS, in Paris; 2 pages in-8, heading Société des Artistes indépendants, envelope.
"Thank you, capitani; it is kind of you to have -
among so many other worries - thought of sending us this document. It did us a favour, because we were only arguing about the dubious blows. Now we have the law!
Obviously this code, written by a bistro, is not in a Flaubert-style form, but it's all the more amusing"... They've just had four days of rain and a strong
south wind, "which, unfortunately for the painter, does not make any sea here". He continues to breathe badly. "According to Brandès, - very moved by the Ford projects - I thought your parents had already left for Nice. That's why I didn't answer Thorndike's letter. Tell him to excuse me and give them all our regards, and take a share of it." And to wish him "bon voyage, Capitani Sebofa Sabipas!"... [The painter Henri Donias was the son of Henriette
Thorndike, the wife of the American painter