Governor Carondelet had thought about the offer he had made Bouligny that morning. The money was ready, and he had ordered [Captain Manuel] Lanzos, [of the 1st Battalion of the Regiment of Infantry of Louisiana], to go with the paymaster to look for Bouligny. Carondelet, however, needed surety for the sum, as it was a deposit and did not belong to him personally. Finding a guarantor was difficult. If Bouligny could help him, the problem would be solved. A postscript in Bouligny's hand followed. It concerned his answer to Carondelet, that he found himself in the same circumstances as the Governor.