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Thomas Jefferson's account of the storming of the Bastille (July 1789)

In his letter to Secretary of Foreign Affairs John Jay, Jefferson recounts how a mob stormed the Bastille, took the stash of arms, freed the prisoners, and seized the "Governor" of the Bastille who was then killed and beheaded in the city streets.

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