Rayber, — de

Favor seeker.

By his own account, a native of Alsace, and an officer in the French army.

Commodore Alexander Gillon apparently promised him an appointment as captain in the American marine troops. Followed Gillon’s instructions to await his orders in Nantes, but did not hear from the commodore.

In danger of being thrown in prison due to debts he had contracted, he requested Franklin's assistance.