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54 had given her showing a debt of 8,000 livres, together with the verdict from the Yerevan court. Marie Petit was then taken to the tent of the wife of the Prime Minister where she was met by her hostess and a group of other ladies. She was received very warmly and afforded all the respect possible. She remained there till 7.00 PM when the Prime Minister returned from the Persian court. He informed her that the King granted her permission to travel and that she could return to France via Georgia as she had requested. The Prime Minister also brought her 1,800 livres from the Persian treasury. The next day, the King’s dragoman brought her the travel permit, together with an executive court order from the Khan of