The Italians responded by demanding that France withdraw its troops who were protecting the Pope, in Rome. On 10 July, he told Leopold's father that his candidacy should be withdrawn. He toured the country and gained support from many of the regional governments, and the support of many within the Assembly. Louis-Napoleon acted swiftly, and the uprising was short-lived. Secretary of State William Henry Seward followed a more cautious policy that attempted to keep relations with France harmonious and prevent French willingness to assist the Confederacy.
The Palace was given that name because the neighbourhood in which it had been built in was previously known for its numerous mason and tiler businesses.
His father stayed away, once again separated from Hortense. France was forced to renounce any claim to Luxembourg in the Treaty of London On the night of 1—2 December, Saint Arnaud's soldiers quietly occupied the national printing office, the Palais Bourbon, newspaper offices, and the strategic points in the city. In September he was again chosen by five districts and took his seat in the Assembly. Through the s, the health of the Emperor steadily worsened.