By the beginning of August Helene's affairs were clearly defined and she wrote a letter to her husband--who, as she imagined, loved her very much--informing him of her intention to marry N.N. and of her having embraced the one true faith, and asking him to carry out all the formalities necessary for a divorce, which would be explained to him by the bearer of the letter.
Sonya felt that this was true: that the only possibility of retrieving the Rostovs' affairs was by Nicholas marrying a rich woman, and that the princess was a good match.
There was no point in bringing Katie into their personal affairs – even if she had injected herself there.
In 1766 he was called upon to give evidence before a committee of the House of Commons upon the affairs of Bengal.
His pecuniary affairs were embarrassed, partly from the liberality with which he had endowed his few surviving relatives.