The Audacious

31 the French diplomatic mission on board accompanied by Joseph Fabre, Jacques Fabre, his cousin, Sufer, the French Ambassador’s retinue and the gifts of the king of France. In Izmir, they took the land road to Yerevan on the Persian border. In his arrogance, Fabre asked the Khan of Yerevan to pay him a daily allowance of 600 livres, ten times more than a person like him would be paid. Fabre also asked for 100 livres a day for Marie Petit in consideration of her being the French Princesses’ envoyée. The Khan of Yerevan received instructions from the Persian court in Isfahan to allow the French diplomatic mission to proceed to Isfahan.Ambassador Fabre responded that he would first wait the arrival of the gifts sent by King Louis