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Title: Letter from William Watts Jones to Robert Williams, March 17, 1818: Electronic Edition.
Author: Jones, William Watts
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 8K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2005-11-07, Sarah Ficke finished TEI/XML encoding
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from William Watts Jones to Robert Williams, March 17, 1818
Author: Wm Watts Jones
Description: 1 page, 2 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from William Watts Jones to Robert Williams, March 17, 1818
Jones, William Watts



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Wilmington March 17, 1818

Dear Sir

After much difficulty and trouble I have caught some of the negroes, mortgaged to the Trustees of the University on their executions against Smith .
I have been obliged to get the sheriff to appoint new deputies who were two or days and nights after them before they could get them, as they were concealed and guarded. This has cost me about $30. I mention these things to show you the difficulty of levying an execution on his negroes. I have no doubt Smith will apply again for time; and if it is granted, I feel satisfied the negroes will not be found to levy on; indeed he now keeps 3 or 4 out of the way.
I am perfectly disposed that he should have indulgence, if the trustees think proper; but I will not undertake to have the execution satisfied again; because the trouble and expense, (even if I could succeed) would be more than I should get by it. His business is fast drawing to a close and I believe the debt must be got now or never.

Yours sincerely

Wm Watts Jones


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