In [5] Balser, Jurkat and Lutz studied a system of linear differential
equations of Birkhoff canonical form of Poincaré rank one, i.e.

where is a constant matrix and . Under the assumuption that has all distinct diagonal elements, they showed that the Stokes multipliers for (0.1) can be expressed by using the connection coefficients for the associated system of linear differential equations

which is Fuchsian and has regular singular points . Balser [3] studied the same problem for the system (0.1) with whose associated system (0.2) is equivalent to the differential equation satisfied by the generalized hypergeometric series , and evaluated the Stokes multipliers for (0.1) explicitly. As Balser's result suggests, we do not need the assumption that has all distinct diagonal elements to establish the relation between the Stokes multipliers for (0.1) and the connection coefficients for (0.2) (Theorem 5.2). Then the essential part of his result is the evaluation of the connection coefficients for the associated system.

Recently we have shown that, if the monodromy representation of the system
(0.2)
defines a rigid local system
(we call such a system (0.2) *rigid*),
the solutions of the system have an integral representation ([11]).
Then, for rigid systems, by using the integral representation we can evaluate
the connection coefficients and hence the Stokes multipliers for the
corresponding system (0.1).
(Note that Balser's system (0.2) is also rigid.)
In this paper we take a rigid system of rank 4 whose solution can be
represented by a double integral,
evaluate the connection coefficients by using the integral,
and evaluate the Stokes multipliers for the corresponding system (0.1).
It seems hard to describe the connection coefficients for
a general rigid system;
however, the computation in this paper will be applied to each rigid system.