The Audacious

38 At 9.00 PM, the French arrived at the prison led by Jacques Fabre and the Arminian Sufer, who headed the mission from Samos to Yerevan. The French used all modes of violent means to get Justiniani out of the prison, and they succeeded to take him back to the French Residence in Kanaker. The actions of the French infuriated the Khan of Yerevan, who demanded three times that the French return the prisoner to prison, but his demand was refused repeatedly. Running out of patience at their insolence, the Khan sent a force of one hundred armed men to them and ordered their Chief to seize Justiniani. The French put up resistance and gathered fully armed on a balcony wherefrom they fired their guns incessantly at will against