Also in his memoir to the king there is an address from all the generals of his corps, also signed by him, enthusiastically welcoming the new regime and a letter he wrote to the comte d'Artois on May 1st, which he sent with it.
"Released from our oath by the abdication of the Emperor Napoleon, by the acts of the Senate and by the wish of all France, we will consecrate our lives to the defence of the descendants of Henri IV, of Louis XIV, and of our dear country."
"I beg your Royal Highness to welcome with kindness the general baron Delcambre, charged with laying at the foot of the throne the assurance of our fidelity and to graciously accept the homage of the profound respect etc."
signed Prince d'Eckmuhl.
Davout was perfectly prepared to accept the Bourbons with enthusiasm at the outset.