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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 Online, National Archives. Web. 12 Mar. 2016.

Lines 66-76 primarily serve to


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


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


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


request Jefferson's support in the upcoming elections.

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