Undoubtedly the enthusiasm of Hans Mayer
was contagious, but I let myself carry out by this one and I decided that the assertions
and assumptions of this guy were not after all without base and that, extremely probably,
Mr Mayer was sincere, in any case in his conviction to be on the track of a Passage place.
I answered him rather quickly to encourage him to continue his search and, perhaps you
will remember it, sir, it is at this time that I decided to undertake the voyage towards
Hanover there to make some personal investigations and to try to meet Mr Mayer, which I
proposed to him in my mail.
The response to the fourth mail from
Very strangely and as opposed to what I had
thought, Mr Mayer did not answer to my mail immediately. The surprise that I have by
reading the mail that I received on July 19 was as high as my waiting to receive it. In
this mail, Hans Mayer affirmed to have discovered the exact place of Passage towards the
The fifth mail from Hans Mayer
Hans Mayer based his assumption on two
elements. The first was the testimony of the workman who had made a fall, a certain
Hermann W. Hans Mayer would have found this person and he would have had itself the
occasion to discuss with him about this subject. Obviously, the place of the accident
inevitably indicates the supposed place of Passage. The second element is a daring theory
which comes to confirm the assumption of one Passage to the place supposed by the account
of the workman.