A considerable party wished that the preliminary parliament should continue to act until the assembly should be formed, but this was overruled, the majority contenting themselves with the appointment of a committee of 50, whose duty it should be in the interval to guard the national interests.
After some years of wandering he gave up his more energetic propaganda, contenting himself with advising those who sought him out.
By the peace signed on the 24th of December 1502, however, the status quo was practically restored, the sultan contenting himself with receiving Santa Maura in exchange for Cephalonia.
He stuck to his post throughout the plague year, contenting himself with sending his family away to Wotton.
He was the first of his class who endeavoured to trace the causes of events, instead of contenting himself with a bare statement of facts.