His widow left a sum of Ioo,000 francs to the Institut de France, to found in his memory scholarships in political economy or law.
And the empress Eugenie, he succeeded in rousing the patriotism of the French and obtaining by their subscriptions more than half of the capital of two hundred millions of francs which he needed in order to form a company.
The communal tax did not exceed on the average two francs annually for each family.
This second issue amounted to 800,000,000 francs and carried no interest.
The proceeds were invested in such a way at Paris as to bring him in a yearly income of between 6000 and 7000 francs (equal now to more than L500).