The African Repository
American Colonization Society
Washington, D.C.: January 1856

Trial and Conviction of Alfred T. Wood.

  WE learn from the Liberia Herald that Alfred T. Wood has been tried at Monrovia for forgery, for obtaining money by false pretences, and for a "libel on the Republic," and found guilty, and sentenced to five years imprisonment and 500 dollars fine. This "Rev. A. T. Wood, D. D.," as he called himself in England, came from the British Provinces to Boston, flourished largely for two or three weeks, when the colored people found out his true character, and he ran away to New York, and thence found his way to Liberia. He soon went to England and begged money to erect a house of worship for his church in Monrovia, of which, he told one of his dupes, George Harris and his wife, mentioned in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," were members. He was finally arrested, tried and found guilty of obtaining money on false pretences in England, since which nothing has been heard from him till now he has turned up in Liberia, where he seems to have met with his deserts.