GLC03174.01: Gazette of the United States. [No. XLVIII (September 26, 1789)]: Page #12
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as they could find in armorer’s shops and private houses, and with bludgeons, and were roaming all night, through all parts of the city, without any decided and practicable object. The next day (13th) the States press on the King to send away the troops—to permit the Bourgeoisie of Paris to arm for the preservation of order in the city, and offered to fend a deputation from their body to tranquilize them: He refuses all their propositions. A committee of magistrates and electors of the city are appointed, by their bodies, to take upon them its government. The mob now openly joined by the French guards, force the prisons of St. Lazare, release all the prisoners, and take a great store of corn, which they carry to the corn market: Here they get some arms, and the French guards begin to form and train them. The city committee determine to raise 48,000 bourgeois, or rather to restrain their numbers to 48,000.