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Court Presentation- Honors of the Court Part 4
However, soon these formalities became powerless against favor, intrigue, and ambition. The more one sought to restrict the number of admissions, and the more the difficulty given them of price, they did ardently seek it. The petitions for presentation followed an ever-increasing progression; they became so general and sometimes so surprising, that it was necessary to turn to a new remedy. Louis XV approved, the 31st of December 1759, a settlement which would be implemented the following April. The original is conserved in the National Archives."