In support of his deposition he produced his billet de garde, dated the 8th.
Yes—Mademoiselle had charged her to remit the billet to Monsieur.
I smiled, I believe rather sarcastically, and opened the billet.
This obliged the Chevalier to write him a billet, which was rather laconic.
He was delighted to have my billet, and embracing me, he thanked me a thousand times.