The Dey to Abdallah
Abdallah-A short time back several missionaries arrived here from
the South of France since their arrival they have been employed in
redeeming several worn-out old male slaves, mostly Frenchmen. They
have petitioned me to grant them a passage home in the first ship
leaves for the port of Toulon.
For the reason herein explained, I have appointed you to carry them
France. As these holy hypocrites have great influence in their own
country, be careful you treat them with the proper respect and
attention during their voyage, as their countenance may be
serviceable, particularly Father Angelo, who will supply you with
every information you want respecting an English family now residing
in the neighbourhood of Toulon. In this family is a young woman
named Sylvia Carey.-'This girl, Abdallah, you must contrive to
and bring back with you to Algiers.
The eunuch who delivers this will give you a private signet, which
may show as soon as you think proper to Father Angelo; it will
command his services, and you may rely implicitly upon everything
the Christian dog says or does. Mind, Abdallah, I have set my mind
having possession of the girl; do not return without her. Name your
reward, but be careful she is mine.