Elie Bot

Luc-sur-Aude, 26 December 1907

To: Monsieur Abbé Saunière at Rennes-le-Château

As you said to me the last time I worked for you, you told me that if I ever wanted some money, then I should ask you for it. So please forgive me if I take the liberty of today sending you my bill, since I thought I would be able to go there myself, but seeing that I will have to be away for several days I have decided to write to you, so here is my bill:

Balance outstanding on accounts dated from 1901 to 1907, the sum of


For arranging the doorstep of the gate facing the Villa, one day's work


6 April 1907, Elie and Paul 1/2 day, each = 1 day's work


October 1907, Elie and Paulis, 8 days at 3F.50 each


Supplying13 sacks of lime, at 1F.60 each


2 sacks of cement at 3F.10 each




For the time being everything is going fine and I hope it is the same for you and all the staff at the presbytery.

Hoping that you view my request favourably,

I remain,

Yours sincerely,

Elie Bot

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