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    Jefferson in hypocrisy on slavery are somewhat overdone. GW was more consistent, and had many of his slaves freed upon the death of Martha. Not a spotless record, and he did try to keep slaves who went with him to Philadelphia from gaining their freedom there, but his record on slavery was better than most of the Southern Founding Fathers.

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