Clipped From Richmond Weekly Palladium
VUitrr Inlm v " frl coWed 'ack of land Benjamin IJcnnaker. ' At tho recent mooting of the Maryland Ilislor- isiter, John II. B. Latrobe, Esq., presented to memoir of benjamin Banneker. a man, who was born and died upon a ' track of land at or near Ellicot's Mills, and own- near-( e( by the EHicot family. Banneker was a solf- ; cjucatcd man, being a son of nntivo Africans, ' wllo purchased their freedom after bnin- torn from lucir native land. He was iho only al.na-tho ; nac maker for Marylaud, Virginia, and IVnnsvl-in ; vanin, for many years a fact which will indi-anu j cal0 iis remarkable advancement in tho paths of j mathematical and astronomical science, seein" j another fact, that Bannoker had no almanac for a ! ! guid0 in his calculations, as the almanac makers j i j Hank of st. ( lair. We learn from Detroit, that tho bills of tll0 '