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To begin I want to thank you for your service to our country. I admire your benevolence. Phyllis Wheatly was very impressive. Having to face all the discrimination and obstacles people put in her way could not have been easy. Then to still have had such love and pride for this country showed big character on her part after the horrors she she witnessed during her time in slavery. In "To His Excellency General Washington" Phyllis wrote "enough thou know'st them in the fields of fight . Thee first in peace and honor - we demand " in her famous peom that she actually sent to him during this war. This quote acknowledges that America knew how hard it was for our service men on the front lines but we were not going down without a fight. George

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