"Warned by an anonymous friend of the imminence of arrest on a trumped-up charge of treason, Monsieur le Marquis de Marillac de la Villoree on one evening seven years ago packed hastily together a few necessities, and at dead of night was luckily able to make the coast and there embark on an English ship which took him safely across the Channel. Since then he had lived in exile partly in England, partly in Belgium. A few scattered bits of his once colossal fortune being invested in foreign countries, he was able to render a few minor financial services to his exiled King, and more than one small debt owing by the French royal family to tradespeople in England was paid by Monsieur le Marquis de Marillac."
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