Document, 1789 July 19

Document, 1789 July 19

 

 

Name:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1789 July 19
Abstract:
In the future, the States General may refuse to make any treaties with Algiers, which has seized two of their merchant ships. The Algerians also treat the Spaniards with more insolence than before their treaty. Jefferson has cleared himself from Mirabeau's accusation that he offered Necker a great quantity of flour to alleviate the scarcity of grain in France. Jefferson describes in detail the events of 8 - 14 July, which culminated in the storming and destruction of the Bastille. According to rumor, thirty people were killed in the assault. At present, the shops are open in Paris, and people are going about their business. If the scarcity of bread does not cause trouble, peace will probably continue. Jefferson feels that the whole country will pass through this revolution, and that it will be fortunate if it ends so soon and as well as in Paris. Necker, dismissed from office, fled from Brussels to Frankfurt.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1789 July 19
Physical Description:
9
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay