Bouligny, as representative of his wife's interests in her suit against Luis Villars Dubreuil, summarized the background of the case. Villars Dubreuil had purchased a property from his wife when she was still a minor. He had failed to make payments and the property was now in virtual ruin. The Superior Council, in several previous suits, had decided in his wife's favor, but Villars Dubreuil had yet to make restitution. Bouligny petitioned that a new order be given for Villars Dubreuil to pay the31,270 livres that he owed.