The Marquise wrote in response to a letter. The Company [of the Indies] had been behaving in a ridiculous manner toward Louisiana, she thought, but [Jean Baptiste] Duché, [one of the Directors of the Company], had assured her that there was a new plan for the colony. There had been difficulty between M. de Mézières and the former Directors. Bank notes and Company stocks were without value. In order to lower expenses, blacks had to be found to work on the plantations. The Appeals Court had decided that before liquidation of the Company of the Indies, everything would have to be audited, which would take three years. The difficulties with Marié and Tréville would hopefully be over soon. Le Blond was still minister and favorite. There was an abundance of wheat.