The Audacious

46 Sublime Porte. The King instructed the Khan to inform Marie Petit that he wanted her to come to the Persian court with Fabre Junior and the rest of the French. Following the King’s instructions, the Khan of Yerevan arranged for guards to accompany Marie Petit and the rest of the group during their travel. He also requested that she calculate an amount of money for her daily expenses at the towns and villages she passed by during the journey. When De Ferriol, the ambassador to France in Constantinople, learnt of Fabre’s death, he unilaterally appointed his secretary Pierre Victor Michel, head of the French diplomatic mission to Persia without approval from the French government. De Ferriol also instructed Michel to send Marie Petit back to France.