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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 18-24 primarily serve to

A

appeal to Jefferson's religious beliefs.

B

appeal to Jefferson's logic and objectivity.

C

appeal to Jefferson's love of truth and honesty.

D

appeal to Jefferson's sense of justice and position on equality.