what nation's got the credit of HIM


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"I'm sure he hasn't done anything like you're sent to prison for," said Peter.
"Looks like without visible means to me," said the Station Master. "Well, I don't mind giving him the benefit of the doubt till your Mamma comes. I SHOULD like to know what nation's got the credit of HIM, that I should."

This is from Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'.
The stationmaster has arrested someone who speaks a strange language. He does not have a ticket. The children are urging the stationmaster to wait till their mother comes, as she speaks French well. It seems to me that it means (to what country does he belong), am I right? Please explain this.
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