Communiqué released on 20 September 1899

"The government of the Republic has freed me. This is nothing to me without honor. From today onward, I shall continue to pursue the righting of this horrible judicial error of which I am still the victim. I want France to know, by means of a definitive judgement, that I am innocent. My heart will not be assuaged until there is not one single Frenchman who holds me responsible for the abominable crime that another has committed."