Father Borella, a native of Sardinia, appointed the Bishop of New Orleans as the universal heir of all the goods he possessed in the United States and asked that the value of these be used to build and furnish a church in Saint Martin Parish. For memorial masses to be celebrated in his name, Father Borella set aside the sum of 1,000 piastres. He bequeathed legacies to his godson François Marcel Dumatrait and to "ma negresse Magdelaine." Lastly, he appointed A. Dumartrait as his executor. A note on the copy indicates that Father Borella died on 1836 January 21.