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.
He recalled Necker, who had resigned after the Seance Royale.
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.
As the ministers could not agree on the policy which the king should announce in the Seance Royale, it was postponed to the 23rd.