Meanwhile he had consolidated the royal power by persuading Louis XVIII.
Aleander had no difficulty in persuading Charles, while both were still in the Netherlands, to put Luther under the ban within his hereditary dominions, and the papal nuncio expected that the decree would be extended to the whole German empire.
"If Mary is already persuading me to forgive, it means that I ought long ago to have punished him," he thought.
He appeared personally before successive legislative committees, and in 1846 published a pamphlet, "The Reorganization of the Judiciary," which had its influence in persuading the New York State Constitutional Convention of that year to report in favour of a codification of the laws.
With great address he succeeded in persuading Menshikov to present the two demands separately.