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Tom Jefferson and good intentions.
Jul 2, 2020 11:46:35   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 
Interesting article, but to long to post.. follow the link and read the story..

https://www.history.com/news/declaration-of-independence-deleted-anti-slavery-clause-jefferson?fbclid=IwAR23WTtH54cNNXiJvoXq3gDAvd8l3BucG1hYtv9DDiLoLUNiPNoBCeiZo7A

JUN 29, 2020
Why Thomas Jefferson's Anti-Slavery Passage Was Removed from the Declaration of Independence
The Founding Fathers were fighting for freedom—just not for everyone.


What isn’t widely known, however, is that Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, in an early version of the Declaration, drafted a 168-word passage that condemned slavery as one of the many evils foisted upon the colonies by the British crown. The passage was cut from the final wording.

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