Thomas Jefferson

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Dear Sir- It is a proven fact throughout American history that we have flocked, tortured and abused slaves. Should we free all slaves? I am writing to you on the importance of emancipating slaves. Freeing the ten thousand slaves in Virginia, even though I have not been able to free my own slaves because of my debts, is a start for equality of all men. I still do not know the feeling of what it is to free slaves. I admire your good heart for freeing your own slaves. This is a good example why all men are created equal and why government should protect these natural laws life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Though you and I have not come eye to eye about our democracy ideals, I understand why you stand for freedom. But we cannot let these blacks start colonizing our land. They have already established a government and a way of life in St.


That is why I noticed from my plantation fields that blacks are equal. And not only are equal but gifted in so many ways, especially in music. They have accurate ears for tone and time. I recognize that your reputation is not likeable in the South on the issue of slavery, but you have to comprehend that slavery is a business in the North. We do not think of slaves as animals, machines or things. In the South it's a different story; it's a business and a lifestyle to hate a slave.

Every year our white people become more greedy, exciting, oppressive and over-beating. We have to stop this oppression because it goes against our Declaration of Independence. We as a whole should start emancipating slaves. But it is hard for the republic to pass laws through the House of...