29 he was received by the Persian governor of the city, Mohammed Khan, also known as, the Khan of Yerevan.(1) The governor immediately sent a message to the Persian government regarding the arrival of the French Ambassador, asking for further instructions in this regard. He, however, afforded them residence in a house he owned in Yerevan. The Armenian Mr Sufer arrived on the Island of Samos to transport the mission to Izmir. However, the Samos Island authorities refused that the precious gifts leave without permission from the authorities in the capital, Athens, due to the fact that Samos was a Greek territory. As a result, the French diplomatic mission (1) Khan is originally a Persian word meaning Chief, of Emir.