From Frère ——— Moüézy
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<Bergerac in Périgord, December 28, 1777, in English: I know you are busy, and shall make my request brief. If you are passing by the Carmes billettes,7 would you alight and ask Father Gautier, the provincial of my order, to forgive me my failings (which are easily condoned) and send me to my native Brittany? Permit me to congratulate you on the success of your armies.>
7. A branch of the Carmelite friars that occupied a medieval house in Paris: Larousse.