Dupuy's collected bearing, and his historic words: "Messieurs, la seance continue," gained him much credit.
Dupuy's new cabinet would be strong enough to reconcile public opinion to such a result; but, to the surprise of outside observers, it was no sooner discovered how the judges were likely to decide than M.
Dupuy's classification is still regarded with respect, but the inventory has been partially replaced by the publication of the Layettes du tresor (four volumes, coming down to 1270; 1863-1902).
In favour of the rights of the crown in temporal and political matters, and this explains the delay in their publication until after Dupuy's death.
Dupuy's papers, preserved in the Bibliotheque Nationale, were inventoried by Leon Dorez (Catalogue de la collection Dupuy, 1899).