On August 25, King Louis Philippe had written to Bishop Fortuné to thank him for his prayers on the occasion of his having been spared the assassination attempt. The letter concluded, “The King has not forgotten, my Lord, the circumstances of your stay in Sicily, that you now remind him of. His favour remains undiminished: His Majesty wishes to give proof of this and so restore to His Lordship the Bishop of Icosia the French citizenship rights that you have asked for on his behalf.” (Leflon II p 499)
Your letter of the 30th informs me of the conclusion of my affair. It can’t be denied that the King has been gracious in the matter; for he didn’t wait for the letter that he must have been told he could expect from me.
Letter to Henri Tempier, 1 September 1835, EO VIII n 540