GLC03174.01: Gazette of the United States. [No. XLVIII (September 26, 1789)]: Page #15
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party, tell so many different stories as to destroy the credit of them all. They took all the arms, discharged the prisoners, and such of the garrison as were not killed in the first moment of fury, carried the Governor and Lieut. Governor to the Greve (the place of public execution) cut off their heads, and sent them through the city in triumph to the Palais Royal.
About the same instant a treacherous correspondence having been discovered in M. de FLESSELLES, Prevost des Marchands, they seize him in the hotel de ville, where he was in the exercise of his office, and cut off his head. These events carried imperfectly to Versailles were the subject of two successive deputations from the States to the King. (15th.) The King went about 11 o’clock, accompanied only by his brothers to the States General, and there read to them a speech, in which he asked their interposition to re-establish order—he returned to the Chateau a foot, accompanied by the States: They sent off a deputation, the Marquis de la FAYETTE at their head, to quiet Paris: