In this manuscript letter Baume informs Owen that he wishes to remain in London; to "encourage all socialists in both countries (Britain and France) to make the best use they can of my qualifications here." Owen's departure for Le Havre is postponed until "tomorrow morning." A translation is enclosed: a letter from Jules Gay to Baume.
Translation: Paris, 29 Jun 1937. Gay hopes that Owen's presence in France will give "a uniform direction to the tendency." He expects Owen's arrival on "Sunday or Monday" - but, he expresses doubts: "will he come? Write to me immediately...extricate all from this most painful uncertainly." Some newspaper articles have been prepared and a banquet organised.