Thomas Jefferson Papers

William Wood to Thomas Jefferson, 7 March 1820

From William Wood

March 7 1820.


An Exon has been issued against me as a security, for about $110 which I am compelled to pay on thursday next or, suffer my property to be sold for any price, which I trust will be an apology for applying to you at this time for the amount of the Draft given by you on Mr Gibson; particularly when it will be recollected that I can’t possibly get the money from Richmond in time to pay this Exon, & not having made any other provision by which, to do it—I enclose herewith your Drft & Mr Gibsons note, under an idea that you will send me the amount thereof by the Bearer William I am respectfully

W Wood

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Th: Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Mar. 1820. Enclosures not found.

an exon: “An execution.” For the draft given by TJ on Patrick Gibson, see note to Wood to TJ, 22 Feb. 1820.

Index Entries

  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • slaves; W. Wood’s search
  • William (W. Wood’s slave) search
  • Wood, William (d. ca.1822); finances of search
  • Wood, William (d. ca.1822); letters from search
  • Wood, William (d. ca.1822); TJ pays search