2 At a spiritualistic seance the medium has the privilege of failing whenever he pleases and there is seldom any settled programme - circumstances very favourable to deception.
Dupuy's collected bearing, and his historic words: "Messieurs, la seance continue," gained him much credit.
(See his Exposé des motifs et projet de loi sur l'instruction primaire, presentes a la chambre des deputes, seance du 2 janvier 1833.) In the words of the Edinburgh Review (July 1833), these documents "mark an epoch in the progress of national education, and are directly conducive to results important not only to France but to Europe."
He recalled Necker, who had resigned after the Seance Royale.
As the ministers could not agree on the policy which the king should announce in the Seance Royale, it was postponed to the 23rd.
At the Seance Royale Louis made known his will that the Estates should deliberate apart, and declared that if they should refuse to help him he would do by his sole authority what was necessary for the happiness of his people.