"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.
When the disasters of the American war had at last made a change of ministry necessary, and the king applied to the Whigs, through the intermediary of Lord Shelburne, Fox made a very serious mistake in persuading the marquess of Rockingham not to insist on dealing directly with the sovereign.
Meanwhile he had consolidated the royal power by persuading Louis XVIII.