Thirty-five opposers of the government were appointed, Republicans, Orleanists, Legitimists or Catholics.
The Legitimists seemed impossible, and the people turned instinctively towards a Bonaparte.
Lastly, there were in Kufa, and still more in Basra, many Othmaniya or legitimists, on whose co-operation he could not rely.
And of the Legitimists in France, the consolidation of the new kingdom in Italy, and the alliance with Austria had dispelled the fear of a Catholic league.
The matter became a question of partisan controversy, the legitimists asserting that he frequently offered to serve against France, but that London, where he lived till 1807 - for the most part in studious retirement.