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57 leaving to France as per the instructions of the Khan of Tabriz. She also requested that Michel provided her with some guards and travel expenses. Michel assigned her two guards and sent her some European money. He also gave her a signed document to the 12,200 livres that she was owed, in order that she could cash the amount in Aleppo. He, in return, retrieved from her the possessions of the late Fabre against her debt. On 8th July, 1707, Marie Petit made her way back to France. Michel returned to Yerevan where the Khan was demanding compensations for the damages the French mission incurred the previous year. While in Yerevan, Michel received a letter from De Ferriol instructing him to return to Constantinople. But he refused to comply.