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Letter to Jefferson

The following is a letter from Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson.

Banneker, Benjamin. "Letter." Letter to Thomas Jefferson. 19 Aug. 1791. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. 6 August 1791 – 31 December 1791 ed. Vol. 22. N.p.: Charles T. Cullen. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1986. 49-54. Founders.archives.gov. Founders Online, National Archives. Web. 12 Mar. 2016.

Lines 66-76 primarily serve to

A

congratulate Jefferson on ridding the United States of the British Crown.

B

list the ways in which Jefferson can support Banneker's campaign to end slavery.

C

point out the discrepancy between Jefferson's beliefs and his actions.

D

request Jefferson's support in the upcoming elections.