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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1785

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1785
Thomas Jefferson
   from Letter to James Madison, Oct. 28, 1785
   from Notes on the State of Virginia
   from Query VI: Production, Mineral , Vegetable, and Animal, Buffon and the Theory of Degeneracy
   from Query XI: Aborigines, Original Condition and Origin
   from Query XIV: Laws
   from Query XVII: Religion
   from Query XVIII: Manners...Effect of Slavery
Jefferson and the Era of
Exploration
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Phillis Wheatley
   Liberty and Peace, A Poem by Phillis Peters**

Related Literary Events
David Walker was born.
New York abolishes slavery.

John Jay organizes the New York Society for Promoting Manumission.

Treaty of Fort McIntosh.

Ordinance of 1785.
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text fileBenjamin Banneker's 1792 Almanac
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