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SCANDAL.
Til ton's ClmrguH Against
Hoocher
a; M)lih, July The. lullurviin:
I) Tlii: iil' iii '1 lltoti,, i tnl'iuiutil beloro tlio
i.t t finting i 'iiitnittoo
Ml i II A HrATr.Mr.M'
u iuti f llj" (..' mmlltco . Ill run
i. n miii" I v ' ll'o detailed at.,(j tncnt
i,l In Is l ti h" li ii 'mvii
I k' ii (uvirnl iUj it uxp ling i.'. 'i j hands,
let mo remind you of lliu I'lrciimaliincus
which mil thl ttntonif lit furlli. In my
ivcml letter to Ot, l!u -on, ( aliudod to
nti ill tit ) and an apology by ltov Ilonry
Ward Ht .clilr. To uhurmoovor uje. this
rilnisijti i i nii.il indefinite, to Mr lloochor
t w plain. Tim oM'diiii waj roiinnit
I' I dy liim 'I lir riH!ivy wn main by
liim II Hi noli rum In own, mhI wurn
Miw.lig thn tnn.it tnnnietitolit occurrences
(I hit lilfl. or nil tnnri in l'lyiiiotilh
(linrih, or in tli o world, Kvv. Henry
U firl llonclier was tliu una loan win. wn
tir' 1,'flt informi!! '..tiromlng U.i- ,Il.n.
iiJ apology, "i-J the on a miin who lp-t
ntcJt u lt.'U ro into either. Novortho
In", while poi-eismg perfnet knowledge
i f hutli of Iheiuacts dunu by hlnuolf, he
tins choien to put on an
xyrtc tatiox or ninoiiakcb
ittiJtnn en jc r.i.rnlrjcj tb irn, hiiJ li tin
c i : 1...C.111) uppointiid n LJinioitUo of
r s of tho atli.it lueli of hi j t'hureb, logo
ILer w Hi tw alt'.rnoy, to li.quiro iiitu
wh.it ho leavci J m to regard ia thn unac
countable myrtory of this ollrtue Mid upol
ogy, nt if ho I.Alt neither atlimiillod inn
ono nt r cn.rt 1 tl. other, but k il both
w rj ' "in tits f at.oil.ar J1.111 1 imagina
tut) t 11 ni- it.y irotnitir 'g tb public,
to ilrnw w.o dadurtion that I atn a p,. rmn
tindrr ui..n IiallU' ir.M'iori or delusion, J 1 v
Dig In ft drram i.u'i forcing 11 fraud,
l'tnlhi rrr.on la order to cut over this
1 t ai.ah n ti J i'.-nf) JauKJiir which
clwr.) 1 D,i (i c! arm to the. defenro of 11
wen mi 1 r Mm Klizab'ith K. Tiltun,
latmy 1 jy vi! , hw been promptly away
from I ' r l.jmo to rcaide among llu(her'i
Ir ..1. Ii, mi J to c "I'peinlit wilii him iti bis
1 it; nullv licctit and iMiCnblu inquiry
Into fart i jtv rnlng which
I'll TOO,
n w- mt I'.t f ir your put had per
I t . j , a. 1, '. wli..Jg with hlmtelf.
'I I 1 . i. 1 at r. , thurufure, Imi b"n
a j i 1 )oii inn by JWti W,
K'HmliJ b;-- Mm 'liltuti, tioth ol whom,
in m ( Oi L ai.iti-.l In kiiuinin ba
lm 0 l! 0 putl.c the not..j1toci.o of grvo
M I .' nn ffi t, mto vhioh thy have
: r J t r, vjit.i;i, fur the purpo,
in lit. f iinyinr, the truth.
1 nt a - . r..,t.. n l.y thuin, which lian
- i It y jf ' ruiHiltiw to b ia cwl
frt tl) tian ni irn ly led you into kli f lam
inkti u in lkIj tyou ixp"ut to HlJ
cti tit r 'tt nottuiii; but mnutoa, ni,d
on n.y firt 1: itlnn but ltnlr. It-n
now tnv i(t.nppy duty, from which I
huv ir va-ri Lithcrtu uuighl rritly to
ih u ivr rrl t ivn you tho fi'ti hri(J
1 vi " nets f r rr-v.rinic your opiniuti on
thn ."t 1 Ji'.r j thu painful duty, 1
uiiy cay
Kii.r-r.iM'IS'j nti v, '
tt:o r wp 1 -iblntj lur mtkini; rvo dl-
ClOl iTUIrt ' . 1 Mil nbfi'Jt t'l !' 1OfotO
ycj bull . ' t ti inn, but flrit to lt(K hr,
wli Iim I m:i.Jit I you to thn vxktntnn
tier null nvit to .Mrt. Tiltun, who
lihi . rc I t.o
rur 11 t fa to
islu-I, In H
tlil.l tout
,n ll.o ooDpircy which
1 ..; 1 1 pcrli Mid wrut' i
heMt'. 1 cull you to
irt brief pxMDinntl"r
by .
p r.
I'M t
out "
I r n
m' 1
p rt ,
lit--, I bl h'tff 1 Pll'l ill.'
11 n t ii 11. juire Into thf tkrti of
' A r-u r l 1 fn-k t' bury thorn
I en rovglation. Happy
n 1 thn ontroMy lnp
It t 1 ni Tho lait op.
', :.liitl"II 111 1 "ttlcniulit
id il.i iiivcitigiti.'ti, undcr-
I ai lai
tlin by vi u 10 ignorance of tho duncri
HJll)i wbl.U
ll K.i ll m
bou.l i w'i.eJ you in advsnio, Hill
liortiy proo a-, If, t' your iiirprin, to
hnvo oi"!ii nn '"'t ut wnntoii und vrbtti
foliy 'or whn.h H-tt. liunry aril
lleucimr at it orti;iiintiir and public
puurjr, wi 1 htfroafur Cnd no paco fur
ropcnliu. , th-'Ugb tin fok it torMfuliy
ktid witu '.';ari Ihu dotpuruto u.a
mint luld hlnnlf only, knd not me, ao
fountabin for tho wrttRhmlneai wbiib
liieio di'oinrtion will curry to hi own
homo and ho.iUh, ai tboy lnvw nlrvady
br uRhtt iii-i.o. 1 will ndl that tho
or;iin dcuun nt ruferrml to in tho on
mitt Mvurn iAtoinoiit urn fur tlio molt
art m my poaxo'ion, but that tho npol
Uj nii-1 u fu' other papurs nro In thu
liandi ol l'rancu I). Mim I ion.
Truly Vourii,
Hi(jn J - Tiikui.oiiic Tn ton,
TtLloX t ' 'K.S fTATKlll.Sr.
Wiibhkah. 'lliu llev. Ilotiry Wurd
Jleocbor InBtigutral tlio nppoiultimnt of
caminitteo, coiiMitinj; of fix m'-mbora of
lm church ntul locioty to inrjulrtt and ro
pott upon nliced upnrlon upon Ii la
I'haractiT by 0110 Theodoru Tiltun j and
v.horoui, Mr Khzabi'th It. Tilton, for
moriy thu wilo of Mr. Tilton, ha oponly
itosorfil Ii3 homo in order to ro-opurato
with lloo. hi-r in a couipirn y to ovor
thruw tli" crriJi'iility and jjiiml ruputo of
lmr into hmbarid il ft man and citU'ii,
Ttinrnioru. Thiodoru 'i'uton, Imiiig
tlioi ujtii- ri.wd und riijuirod, an 1 by s
nuw.'ihoJ l. and timdo upon bim by
JUv . Ilonry Ward flocclmr, Mid boint;
now and lioreaftor rolunsed by tlio art of
ilr Tilton from furtbur ri'jponnbility
lor coucualmontof tho truth b'uclmic;
UKR UKI.ATIONH WITH IIKKcllKI!,
Tlioroforo, Thomloro Tilton boroby tots
lortl), undor noloinn oath, tho lollowiny
IttCttuoil toitlmony:
1 Thtitontho i!d of Ootobor, lSbu, at
l'Wraomh church, UrooWlyn, h ''rrlnRO
hutwnon Thoodoro Tilton and hl.aboth
M. Klihard. wai purformod by Kot.
H.mry '.Vard llcchor, which umrru.se.
thlrtoon yours hko, wai dishoimr-d and
violated liv UiU cloreynnti throuli crim
inal soduotlon of this wifu und tnulhor, a
Jioroinaftr sot forth. , .f,,-
I Tlint for a poriod of about flftoon
vftars oxtunuitiK both boforo and utter tili
?" ...'. an intinmto frliind.hip win
. ' ?,,il.t.h dfL-roo; that In con
m,noo tberoof;tl,o rub.o'ptont di.hon
orliiK by Uuccbor of
1118 FMIWl'B wive
wiiB a crime of uncommon wronBfii1noi
and prlldy.
u. That koimt ih j p-' .
Henry Ward UoHohcr lieKn and thoreU.
or cnnllnuod a friondi bi. wit . Mw. hi U
fiboth It. Tilton, for wlimnnativudoliracy
and oxtromo rortplou. wMli .."
oxproswl to her bu.band a b Kb admira.
Hon vlaltlntt lmr ffnll llm" l l1"10 f,"r
vomi u tU bo yr J870. who.., for
mom l uroinafter .Uted, J. ce?.cl uah
with ovriiu.tali "RUinwU. hcco npl
i.hii.1 thn i.oisoion of bur porHon,
honcofor-
SJ Srtl M mr? m mm vBI Wf HI -tJf.-iijl sZidmW I
VOL (J.
wnrd, iliirlrij tlm period IiMlnflf
td, lli rilllfifi tnllwl I
I'llllllNAI, INI KIl. olinak" i
Thii robition bvmm rcgniilml by hor dilV
llli: that iiotiO'l n rmt i rlininr.l or itioi.
ally wroii, tn, h had bi-mi tho iwor Of
lilt nigumuiiD, os h (.lnrKymari, to ealirfy
bla ruliKinui K.ruploi nirnir.at mch u vio
lation of vlrluo arid litii.or.
4. 1 hat on tho ovciih a of (Jutoher 1C.
1808,. or tli..rabiut M,.. l"liznbilh It.
Tilton hi Kl an fiiuri. . wan the llnr.
Ilunry AVird llnojlor. jil lm rmldence.
tin 1-oiri 14 ttiuii In a tender? utatn ol tulnd,
wliii to tho re' i ,t .ljuili i.r,d burUI of a
ouriK chllil, kin! ilurlni! thii inti-rvinw nti
act of orliniiiKl ciiiniiii rc.i t,., l. plncn b
tweon thla p&t r nn.t thn p.u mliotifr, thn
liiollvii, on bur pari, balriir, m bormiibi).
iro Unti", not rer.ur.lcil by lmr at tlio
tiino n crlu.iiial or v.' rune, which ai t
loilowml by a (Imllnr act of criminality
l.olwouti thu niiun partio at Tilton n ri-l-
donoa, during n paatjral vuit paid by
HoMber to b(:r on tho lubrinuent Satur
day overilni;, followed alio by (othiir
"Imllar actl on variout occailom, from
tho autumn of 1808, to tho iprlni; of JH70.
tho plaiA btiti tho two rn4idnca alore-
aid. arid oc aiiuiitilly othor plnccp, to
Li li bur pstor would Invito and ari i ti-
I iiny bar, or at whkh 1n wuuld moot hor
by previous rij pjiiiWimnt, tbio aitnof
wruri bein un her part, from II ret to la-t,
I, ot wanton or conooiciuly icUnd, but
armti; through a bllt,dini;of br moral
pcrcuplfocf occaHoned by tho
I'owElll ut. IM I.l Wi K
uxortl mi ber mind at that time tv thii
viid by Iluv. Ilunry Ward lJueehor at hor
trtntod prow'ptor and i'iiidi'.
ii. That tbo paitural vinti mado by
Ilunry Ward liacl.ar to Mn. Tilton ilur
Int; tlm Jir leC1 bocainu ft frequent n
to cxuito touimcnt, bin in maraud c n
trkrt with hi know habit of malin fow
pniltoral ra.ll on hi' patlililonurf, which
fropuoncy, In Mr. Tiltun'i nit, i ibown
in luttcri wrltlon to hor husb'ind during
hit abiinc-i in tho WmI: thi.s Icttcni
ItltitiK ovijom o that durint; a period ot
rlvii or (i wiKik twelvo dillerenl pt'tnrul
i nll en Mri '1 ilt'iii ivi-f made by llev.
II. W. UuecLor, wni.b al.t becma no
ticobbly infre'jUAtit uti 'I'll'.on a return to
bin iKHl.B.
0. That previnua t" tl afurcikid
ciiiMi.vAi. tsrito r
oo of tho retiont which Mra. Tilton a,
lt;rt for Ii ti r nricurAKmnunt I inch ox
cvptional attcntiona I rum l'.uv. II. V.
linuchcr wm tho la'.t It. -it rhi bad been
much diitrcii.il with minora uaintt hil
mural purity, and wiibr.l to r-jrivince him
ho could r.oivo iua iii Ini-ai and retut
bit ol.(.ittiop, mii J that !ic qoulil'inipiro
iti Mm, by hi-r purity ui I t leNty, .n tn
erftailnc; rcipoct fur th ofamti illRnlty'of
womanhood, l'an'-ui to th-s Autumti ol
l.-Od ho maintainiid. wi:li Chrntmn firm
ti4, towardf tier pator thn potttiun of
rtiitan', aiwayt r.l'iiin h.a amuroui
pliM, which Wurtf truii; and clt r.-pentod,
and in a lo'.ttr to her hutbabd ditud Keb
ruary u, lJj, he wr.'.o at follou : "To
lovfl I pruimworthy, but to abuio tho (.-lit
it nn. Uuro 1 am rtroG);- Ho detuuu
itrationi or fnicinaliont
:alhK u: to -iL.i
my woiinrihood,'
1. That tbn tint tuipiciun that cronwl
lh mind, of Tbodora Tilton that Hv.
Henry iti JiMjchor wn abuiintr, or
nilifht f.'Uo, tbn allW-tlon and reveronco
winch Mr. Tntun t urn toward hr paitor
wai an nnpr"p, r aroan kivur by Ilcecher
to iln.Tillun wb.i' hiuUijfl by lmr tula on
thu lioor ,.f hit libmr, uvcrlou'iPi: an cri
i; r h v i n . Mr. T.lti n, a few hour alter
wardii, nlkod ut hit hitc an explaliMton
if her pennin.lun ,t r li liberty, wheru
at tho nt ti ret do. mi tbo fact, but then
intifiiracd it, sml laid abn bad spoken
:hidinc;ly to lJuochur ccticcrnilic; It. On
ipo'.Ler occr.non, Tlltua, after latvlni; 1.5
:iouto mrly in tbo morning, riturnod to it
;n n iborl titno, and uii,i; to hit tud
cbainler, found the
IIUOH I.OCkKll,
and wben, nn knocicim; at tbo door it
was opened by -Mrs. Tilton, and needier
wai fonn witbln apparently much con
fuiei and exhibiting a Hushed irn. Mrs.
Tilton afterward tnaloa plauilble ex
planation, which, from the contlJtnco ro
poiod in hor by her huibtnd, wan by him
deomed ictiafa'ctory.
8 That in tbo ipiini; of lfTO, on Til
tor. a return from a winter alliance, bo
noticed in his wild ruch evidence of an
abiurption of hor mind in llitoilipr that
in a abort time an catrangement took
pi lco botv.'udn her buiband and barielf, in
coi.iuijiicnco of which tho runt Into tho
country oarlier than usual for lmr lum
mer aojourn. After an abnonco ol mroral
wuoki ibo voluntarily roturned to her
homo in llrooklyti, on tbo ovonloc of
July 3, 170, when, and then and there,
within fow houra uitur her arrival, and
alter emetine; from bur husband
A hOLKMK fltUMIkK
that ho u auld do llov. II. W. Uuechor
no barm, nor commutiieato to him what
ho was about to suy, tho madu a circum
tantial confuiiion to hvr buiband of thu
criminal facta herombffuro itatud, accum
paniod with cltatiotH Irom lloechor's ar-
(jumeuU and raiiioniiiijs with her to over
count hor long-maintained scruple aaiutt
yielding to bit deiru, and declaring tint
rlio had committod no wronc; to nor nui-
bund or to hor marriage vow, nuotini;, in
rupport of this opinion, that hor pastor
bud rupoatodly asiurod hor that ho was
tpotlri und curuto, which sho bollevud
linrioil to uo. rtnu uirinur sit.. on wint nur
mxual tommurcu with him bad novor
procodd from low or vulvar tbouKbls,
either ou her part or bis, but always from
tmro atloctlon ami niirn rouirious iovo.
Sho "lated, furthormoro, that Mr. Beocher
habitually charactorl.od their intimacy ty
tho torm "neet-bidlnp,'' and bo would
sutler pain and sorrow if bin hidden socrots
wore over mdo known, Hbu sad that
hor mind was often burned by tbo tlocelt
ueccunry for her to practice in order to
nrovcntdUcovury.Mid that her conscience
had muny tim8
IMl'KLLKI) "IKK
in throw off this burdoii ol enforced
falsehood by tnakinu a full confession to
hor husband, no that sho would no longer
bo livinir boforo him a perpetual lio. In
nnrtlcular. tho said that Mio bad boutl ou
tho point of making tills cnnfoa.lon a few
months nrovioiiBly, dutlni: a sovoro 111-
noil, wben she fearod sho mlht die. Sho
also that Iloocbor has assured
hor rcpoatndly that no jovou ner ueuer
than ho had ever luvcu any umni uiui.n,
,i .hn full lustilled before Ood in her
intimacy with bim, save, necessary, tbo
docilt which accompanied It, and nt which
llm fri'intcntiy sillltfrou ill nor minu,
D That after tho abovo nainod conloj
(ton of Mrs. Klmubulh It, Tilton, sho r'
t lift, in i in dm eountrv to await such ac
i l.,n liv hnr husband as bo mlclit foe lit
in takns wberniinon. after many con-Uler
Rtlonn, tho chief of which waa that sho
lm t not voluntarily enno ami ay, nut ou
boen artfully misled through rMlilous
ruveroucu for Uev. Henry Y ard lioeoiiur
CAIRO, ILLINOIS. TH (TRSDA V.
lier dplfilual itllldn, tonether, aln, Iro n a
dwlto lo protwt bis family fr-nn "- rs
'(sfjantn, '
lit l"M r'iNlioVI Ii
tho wtolic, a.id Iih ft'Jilrcaai to lu wilo
Micb k I 'tt'.'t of nlUctloii, lender liciit anil
and ro' ' ci -ii lm f. I t.nild rtialorn her
wiMiruli .1 ,..rit, iitoi t neb did purllilly
I roiliic.i tliit result.
10. Tiiai in Doeomhi 1170, illll'ereiioeit
aro'ab-itvt jnThoodui' ilt n and Henry
V. Ilw.bi r anil -i rt. i .-.ner, in consu
iiioni.ii wl. ruof, and ut tbo wlnb ol Mrs.
I.H.,ilinlli ll. l iilon, i:priie"e.i in writiiuj
in a iaier put into tbo bnndi of rmiicn
ll Moulton, with a viow to prociiiu u
lmr iiiuiiluiin Interview lintwien 'lilt' ii and
Itiiuihor, ftn b an Interview was nrrai;timl
and rarrn d out by Moulton at hia thou
ri'tideiieo on Ulililoti stroet, Hew her and
Tilton tncntini; and spt-nklb thuii and
thero for tbs Urit timo unco it rs. Tillnn'a
innftisioti of lit inoutlii bctoro. Thu
paper In Moulton' bands was n statement
by Mrs. Tilton of the eubatanco of tbo con
fession which tho bad brfura mado, and of
hor wish and prkjor for to:oncl!Ution and
pearo between hor paitor and bcr hut
baud. This paper furnished to lloochor
bU first knowledyo which ho budasyit
rtcqired that Mrt. Tilton bad roado such
a confoiiion. At this Intarvlow botwoen
lleocher and Tilton, parrnlttion was
- iur;bt by Ueecber to consult with Mr.
Tlltuti oti that itmu ovenlnp. This pur
ri.iniuri being Kranted, Uuechor departed
from Mr. MoJllon t h ' He, and in iul a
half-hour returned tbitbor, oxprctlni; bis
rumuriio and tbamr, and deularlni; that
hn life and work n cined brought tn a
sudden end. I. filer in tbo i no overling,
Tilton, on returning to hia bourn, tound
in. win: wxci'iaa,
ktidlnrcat ditre!S, saying that what
she bad meant for peace had only givun
piin kiid anguiib, and that llei-cber bad
lirrt uallud on her, tloclaring that tho had
slain bim, ar.d that lm would probably bo
trit.il boforo a council of ministers unlen
bo would givo bim a written paper lur
hia protoctinn. Whert-upon sho aai J ho
dictated to bur, and ibo copiu l in bar own
w.-i'.mir, it lultablu paper fur bim to uio to
clear hiiniull bufuro council of tuimitert.
.Mrs. Tilton htivln; kept no copy of thla
papr bar hutbucd aikud her to mako a
distinct stctutueiit in writing of bor dniign
and ingamng in giving it, whereupon sb
wroto at followt :
l)K KMMKK 30, l7l) .Midniu'ht. Jl Dfur
Hil-bJiid: I duiirc tn loatc with ynii.'fjcrnri
truiiitr lo bed. a alateinetit that Henry Ward
lt.iclifrcalli.il upon iim thN rveniiig and
iUfd Inc.' II 1 would
IlKfltVn HIM
:i..tint uuy ai i uutiun in a coiiuril of mini"
li I-, jnd I ti'plled tiilcmiilv I Woiild, in
tli nn 'i-f r u ant niiiiT ieron tlian my
liu-lciml. He illi'iirv Ward llci-cljcr, die
lute I a letter, which 1 ciijileil a. in) own, lo
In iicil lit him a a'.'ain-t an) otber ai cii-cr
ec. pi nit buMiand. Till" letter Ma- dc
Hjiinl lo indicate Mr. Itercher airalnt all
other per-un' aave only jourfcll. I waa
r-a'l) to '--ivc bim thii Irt'ti r. heiaii-e lici, il.l
with uilii m letter Int our hands adi!rc !
lo liim, dated licceinbcr , had ah in k liim
load and elided hia tl-rfnlnet-. 'ou and I
:n e lcd-c I to do our lie-t tuatoid piiMicut .
(mil -l jilt a -pecdv end to tall further aun
Urn. Attcttluuiltl).
Kl.lCBHTII.
On tbo tiuxtday, namely, DoCHiiiuar 31 ,
l"7o, Moulton, on being informed by
Tilton of the abovo named transaction by
lleocbcr, called on him, lleecnor, at bis
revidanco, and told bim reconciliation
seernod suddenly madu impossible by
libeller's nefarious act In procuring tbo
bitter which Mrs. Tilton bad thus been
improperly persuade 1 to mako falsely.
lioecher Dromplly, tnrougu .viuuilun, ro
turned trio letter to Tiltun, with an ex-
presii. n ol sbami and sorrow for hiiTing
procured It in thu manner be did. Tbo
letter wa. at follow. .
HxcKMiiKlt I'l, 1-7n. 'Wearied Willi im-
I 'irtUlittv uii'i weiikcneu ny sicKiie.i, I ifave
the letter Implicating my lrletid. Henry
Ward Heei her, under a-iurance. that that
would rciiiovo all llll!cullle between mo
and my huiband. That letter 1 now re-
oke. I wi- persuadcil to ll, alino-t foreeil
when 1 waa. In a weakemd tato of mind.
I rrarret it. ami iccall ull It. ftiitcinent-.
(-lani'li I.. II. 1 It ro.v.
1 dcairt' toa oxt'licitly, Mr. lleechcr baa
never ollcred any
JMI'ltlil'KIt hOI.K'ITATIciS",
but ba alay. trealed me ina manner lie-
onilic-' a ( liri-tian nod eli'leman.
1-lue.li Ki.u.viiKiii ii. Tilton.
At tho limn of lleochor's returning tho
aboro document to Tilton through Moul
ton, lloccher requested Moulton to call at
hi residence, ou Columbia street, on tho
noit day, which he did on tho evening of
January 1, 1871. A long intorviuw then
ensued, in wmcn ncccnor expressed to
Moulton great contrition and remorie (or
hit provious criminality with Mrs. Tilton,
taking to blmsulf abnuio for baring mis
used bis eacrod ullicn at a clergyman to
corrupt her mind, expreiiing a determina
tion tJ kill himsnlf in caao of exposure,
and begging Moulton to tako a pen and
rcceivo from bis (Ileocher't) lips an apol
ogy to be conveyed to Tilton, In the hope
that sucli appeal wouiu securo nitons
forglvonoss.
U ho apology which lletcbor dictated to
Muulton win as followt :
In trii-t with 1'. 1. Moiillpn : M) Dear
l'lieiid Moulton I uhh, through on, 'I hco
iimv 'I'lltoiiV for"licnci'. and I bumble mv
sellbel'ore bim a I Ui before inV i oil. lie
would lime beena better man In mi circum
Htancea tli.m 1 have been. ! can atik iioth-
Inir I'M i'iit thiit no win rememiicr all tlie
other liieHits that Would acho. I will not
plead lor ni) .ell. I even wiaii tuat I were
dead. Hut other lim.t live to auil'er. I
will die helnre an) one but myaelf .hall be
luciilpatetl. All my thotiimW uro running
out towaidn my I'rlcinl ami to ward the poor
chllil 1MH',' luei'tt ami pra.wng wiin uer
luldcd baud., bhu I. yulltlo-. Klnnod
iigalii'-t.bcai'lii'.' thetrauaxics'ioiiot anuthcr.
Her loiglvenes" I nave. I
lll'MIILV I'll IV
to (lod to ut it into the heart of her bus
bum! to lorhc mo,
I hau trtibicii tniii to .Moulton in cuini-
dence. IlKNItv WAitli lliiilli:ii.
In tbo abovo documunt, the last son.
tonco and aignaturu aro In tbo handwrit
ing of llov. Heury Ward Hoechor,
It. That Mm. Tilton wroto tho follow
irig lottor to a frlond :
174 l.l INO-ION STltKKT. llHOOKI.YN,
.Imiiiiir)' f, IS7I.- Deur r'rlend : A cruel
coiipirney uih neen lonneu against uiy
lm. band, In which my mother, and Mrt,
needier nave tieen elilel actoiv.
Votiiv, truly,
(Signed) Ki.i.tiiBi'ii It, Tn.ra.N.
l'J. That tbo following month, -Moulton,
wishing to bind Tilton and lloochor by
mutual expressions of good spirit, oliclted
from tbeni tbo following correspondence.
HitonKi.YX. t'eli. 7. 1S71. Mvtlearnicndi
In'M'veral coiiveitallona with you, youbiue
aiilved about my leellngH toward lleciher,
and yeateiday you aaid tbo time had come
when you would llkn to receive from ine an
ciireiilon of this kind In writing. I any,
therefore, very cheerfully, that nntwlth
stindlug tho great aulletlng which lie Ikh
cauo.d to Kllzalictli ami mynulf, 1 bear 1 1 i nt
no inallce, aliall iln him no wrong, and ahull
illreOllllteiiiilleo eieiy project, by wlinliwi.
ever propoaed, lor unv evim.iirit of lilt
apeiet to the public, and, If I know myaell
J ut ull, mall umleator lo net toward Mr.
4 t
ftp--
llri in i a I whiiI'I I'"' bun in nn I ,r . ir
cuiii'l.iin a. nil to .ii'l in" Imi hi I" old
Hint tour omi
ii(i')l) il H"l:is
ii tlii, biv I,, I un In In. in r ni'iii'l
It' Ml.'-Ill ill I lliulll "llici t I H ll tin li.li hid.
Kid yum , alii ' ii'in.tii ly ,
(.xiKiicd) TiiKouiMii: Tit. Km.
To I'ninls Muiilton,
On tho amo day Ilittjclior wroto t"
Moulton tho following:
PF.tiHt'tltV 7, 1 HT I . My Hinr I'rloii'l
Jlnllltuii: 1 .nil iclail to iid lull a bnl,
etc .Mun , uuny friend" b fioil ralcd in
I to inc. but to iiniicoftiininiiaa In- tteraiteii
the opoiirtimlly and llif wudum l,. -ene
moan ton Inn. ii bnc al-o pmveil
'I'lieoilnri llielld and I'll abeilr- Doe
(toil loot, iloivil Irnlll li'.'tVcil on lliree in),
happier i inuliirr. that iiioio m eil a li leml
lll.ill Un -cr In il mil mi i lit I III Uion ol (Ind'a
intent of mciiiy In ull licit chi II one of tin -c
li.i-In )oti a true and proved liirinl. Imt
old) In )oil aro wv till), umlcil. Would lo
l. ml, who orders all lieartK, that, bt thl.
kind mediation, Theodore, Illl.tlioUi and
I could be luadi) IHetidt n.-ilit. 'I'lleodiire
fWlll,lliUu tliourdcittuaUaa(ll UtU a iliw,
Iliit baa be MoT profsfU HlfflWclr eanjiKle: ol
tlio lioblcat thliig.r 1 wonder If Hllzil'ietli
knoiva bow geiifroii'ly bo lias eirrietl bim
aell toward, me. Of courpe, I can never
ajn'.ik with heratfuiti wllhout hcrperiiiUa'oii
and I dunut l.noo thai even then It would
lie In t.
Mr. Moulton, on tbo inmn day, asked
Tilton if bo would porinit llsoclier to ad
dress n
I.KTTItKTO MM. TUTOK,
and Tilton replied in the alHrmatlvb,
whereupon HsK'L"r wreto as followt.
lIltiHjM.VN. KcS 7. !S7I.-My Dear Mra.
' Tilton ; When I iw you lat I did not .
I )iei t to ever see juu ajfalii, or to In- alle
many nay.. Omi n Minn r io me man
Were in) own thought. '1 be friend whom
lod .cut to ine, Moulton, ha pfovod aliovti
all frleuiN that I eier had able und willing
tn help me in Una terrible vnieietiey ol my
lile. Ills baud 11 was that lied up tlie atorin
that ai remlv lo burat on our bc.nl.. Vou
b.nc no Iriend, Theodore excepted, who
ha It In bla imwer to .erveyou mi vllally,
aud who will do It with atlch delicacy ami
honor. It doe my sore heart good to aoc in
Moulton hu iiiile'i.'iicd reaped and honor
for joii. 1 1 would kill II I thoiiubt other
uUc. lie will he at trim a fiien I to your
honor and lmiiiicn aa a brother could be
to a at'lcr. In him we hate a common
ground. Vou and I may mi et in liim. '1 h j
jia-t i. tided ; hut la there no future? No
h r. higher, boiler future .May not thl.
friend .land a. a prict In tlm new -.me-tuart
of reconciliation, and mediate
IIKIWKKN TIIKOImjUK
and my mogt unhappy .ell? Do not, by my
eariie'tnea. fail ot It. You bettclc lli m')
judKinetit, l Line put ini.elt wholl) ami
gladly 111 Moultou'a iiaudt, and there I unlet
mevt juii. Tlil" U tent with Theo-loreV
con.ent, but be ba not read it. ill ymi
reliirn ittoliie by hia own hand? 1 am eri
oarnc't In :hi' wi.h, lor all our aakiH, s
tLi li a Utter ought not to be -ubject to aeu
a cli meo ot mijtarji.ige. our unhapjiv
Iriend, II W. Hki:i IlKK.
13. That nbout a year after Mrs. Til
ton's confeailon bor mind remained in a
tiled opinion tbat her criminal relations
with ileecher had not ben morally
wrong, so strongly had bo impressed her
to tho contrary; but nt length a chango
took place in her conviction on thia nub
Ject, at noted In tho following letter ad
drotfol to bur husband:
Srtiiiti.iiiiE, Juno 1-71. My Detr
Tbeodnre: To-da). through minl.tr) of
Uatbeline daiiut. a'cliaraeter of IMIoni ny
pirt liate ben oiieiletl lur tbn lirrt Ulna 111
uiy i xperiente. so that I aee cleany my bin.
It waa it htiii J kiit-iv I u.i. lined, ! .nrl'ijr it
to
i. now TO t'A-atON.
A tlrtiiou. women "boutil iheik llidiiinly
an aliporliioi' loc. but It ape.ir''d to mu in
-inli la. litrbt that tin love Idt and re-
e.el could harm no one. nut two too. I
liav believed uiifjlterin,'ly until I o'clock
thla afternoon, when the heavenly vltlon
dawned upon me. I ace now, as neter be
lore, the wrong I have done you. an I batten
Immediately to ak .tour pardon, with a
penitence tv nlncero that henceforth, tl lea
aon remains, you may tnitt me Implicitly.
Uh, inv dear Theodore, tlioii'.'b your opin
ion, arc not rcatlul or con'i tiial to my unit,
vet m own integrity and puri'y are -acred
and holv tlilngt to mo. Itleat (lod with mo
for Citlierine Gaunt, for all Hire leadings of
an all-wl-e and loving l'roildenee. Ye.
now 1 Icel ipilte prepired to reueiv mj mu--liago
otv with you. to keep It n. the
.-aviotn ieiUiretli, wiio lonkcth at eye ami
heart. Never ueiore could I tay tin-.' When
oii) earn tow aril ine with true Icchng, be
ap-ured of the tried, puiilied and rc-turcd
lot c of Ill.l.AIIK'III.
Mrs. Tilton followed tbo abovo loiters
with theso ;
.iL'I.Y 4, 1-71. My Dear lluibaml : May
vou never need the ill-elpttuu of being mis
lead In u'ootl wniiieii at 1 watby agoou man.
(No it'ilc). I would liioutn greatly If mv
life wa to be known to fithrr ; h'i bead
would be bowed Indeed lo the grave.
(No date). Do not think my ill health It
nn account of ni) in aud iti di-covcry; ,M
in. and llfciecord I have carried 'to my
rtn lour. No. my pro-iratioti l owing to
the sull'crlna' I have cau-ed you.
I t. Tbat nbout ono year aftor -Mri. Til
ton's confoMion, and about a lmlf-yoar
aftor Mr. Ilcocber's continuation of tbo
lame, Mrs. 0, VToodliiil, then a total
struugor to Tilton, cavo that ho had been
presented to hor in thu company of
frionds a few daya previous wroto In tho
World', Monday, May 'J'.', lr71, tbo fol
lowing statement:
I know ol one man, a public teacher of
eminence wlm live in concubinage Willi
the wilo of another public teacher ol aliuo-t
ciiuul eminence. All three euncur in do
iioiiiicllig the ort'eme. agalii.t morality. I
aliall make ll in) builiie.. to aualjo aunie
ol ttie-e Uvea. lgnod
ictoiii WodUHUM..
New Yoik, JluytfJ, 1871.
On tbo dav of tbo publication of tho
abovo rani 'in tbo 'World,' Tillon re
ceived from Mrs.Woodbull a rcquoit to
call on imperative buiinejt at her oillco,
and on Rolug thlthor a copy of tho abovo
card was put In bU bands by
MM. WoOl'lll'M.,
who cald that ''thn partiea referred to
therein wero ltov. Ilonry "Ward lioecher
and tho wife of Theodore Tilton."
Following thia announcement .Mm.
AVoodbull detailed to Tilton, with veho
homont speech, tbo wicked and injurious
Btory which alio published in tho year
following. Meanwhile, Tilton, desiring
to guard against any
TKMITATION TO MBS WOUUII U I.I.
to publish tho grossly distorted version
which sho gavoto Tilton, and which tho
alturwariU attributed lo him, ho fought
by money, porsonal service! and kindly
attentions to lntluonco her to tuch good
will toward hlnuolf and family an would
remove all dtipoittiuti or riiuire on bcr
part to allliot bun un sucn publication
Tilton' ellbrts and assoclullort with Mrt
Woodhull ceasad in April, 1B72, and tlx
month ufterwards, namtily, November
il, Wi, tho publwhed a scnndal which
ho had labored to ,uppr.
15, Hut on thlt day thnroafter ltev,
Thuina It. Iloocher, of Klmlrn, N. V.,
wrote as followt :
riMini. S'. v. IK. lS7'.lr
Woodhull onl) earile out Henry' pluloao
phy, agalntt which I nconloil ni) pi'ote.t
twenty year ago.
111. Tbat In MVv. Ib73, tlio publlca
tion, by otioof lleueliorn'H jiarlr.ori', of n
tripartito cuvciiant between :i, u. iiuven
.JULY , 187!.
II W Iteecher and Thoodore Tilton, Iwl
tlie pre of tlm nrtuntry to rbargo that
Tilton had committtnl ntiln-t lleechcr
.-ofn i benmiia wront; wlileb I'ttncbor bad
pardoned, hernia' tbo truth wat tho r
V"i; and to rntnetly thlt tuibliu luipros
lion, Mr. Monltnn rwpitaileil llenohor to
I!- a auititblii card, rellovltig Tilton
ui i injiitle. In niitwtjr to this rn
' "i
ll.IK, 11 K l'l. tlAUKII.
Mnliarruiin'nu whieb ttrnvAiiled l,n
nv.ng kiiylbing witnout being hlmaeir
it.,Jur iirpibiun. Tiltun limn propoaed
t , prepuni a tanl "I Ida own, cintiiiiiini;
a I tw line-' from thn rncently piotnl npul
";y, f-r tbn Jiur voti ol allowing llmt
lluitn' bnr, inalend ol baring bad oeenainn
tn torsive Tilton, bad bad orrnilrin t
bo fortttveu by him. Ilnneher than wrote
a latter to Moulton, which nn lining
shown to Tilton waa sucrtful in appeal
ing to Tilton' feeling, lleeohor aai 1 in
it, undor date of Sunday morning;, June
1, 1873:
Mr Dear Kr.tnk: I am determined to make
no more rebalance. Thendore'e tempera
nuiillt -ncli that tbo future, even lltctmior
arllv earned, would be ali-olulcly wortbleta,
ami 1 1 iiderin in liable it any hour of the day
in lift niiiigeii tn Mutiny an ine uevieet
ublcb wo -avnl oui'aelvcif. It i only lulr III,
"bolini K H...I in. tiiililicilion of the
card he propii'e-.wotild lev.. im nortaiitr
hall before. Tile nviecinciit, inimeiv, mu
trieirlite eovenaiil, wiwrnade alter ip lei.
tcrthroiuch uu to htm (vi.: the upuioKt )
ni written, lie bad bad It
a year, ii
bad condoned bl wlfe'n l.mlt. Iinli.nl on
j lined upminip, with the titmo.t carnctti, ..4
ami .vilonnilty. not to betray bit wife, tmr
b nvc hi children to a bllxb't with -in Ii a
mail il T. I'. '1 lu re It mi possible aalvntlon
lor any that depand upon turn. Willi .1
.;iongnalure he doeanm know how to gov.
em it. There It no u-e in tryliur further.
1 have u strong Icelin upoii me, ami ll
brlnir a i.'reitt peace, that I am spending mv
Ufl -uiiilay and ppMehlii;: my lat -erniun
Tbo hojieluetiiuai of spirit which tho
foregoing letter portrayed on tho part of
iti writer lod Tilton to reconsider thu
question of dofonditig himself .at tho cost
of producing initcry to Ileocher, which
downi.lnatiun by Tilton to allow tlm pre
vailing oalumMies against hiiniolf to go
unanswered wai further strengthened by
the tnllowltg nolo ncoived by him two
dayt thereafter from tbb otUce of tbo odl.
tor of l!HKhnr a J.mrnal :
"1 Kl.T I iftli "irei I. June l.lu;:i. My
Dear I In odore ; Ma) I tell nii Irankly
when I nw ynu 1 i-t you did not .ccm tn be
the noble v ciijult m ill wlm inpired m wiinn
afl'eclinn -o lii tliv veal. ago. oil Were
viHdin,' to mi act which I could not help
thinking would lm
nitiioHoitAiiM: a.vi rr.itriMuf.
and nlthotigh it ia e.i-y for me to nukf
every allovvanec for 1 Irciiiiutaiii e- that had
n rtn'i Jit yen lo tueli alrciiy, I Wat dread
full) -hoiked. Mv dear Theodore, let me,
a an old friend vvboto hoart It wrung by
..111 terrible autferlng Mid aorrow, tell yoii
that )oil were then acting Ijnobly, and that
toil can never nave true peace of minu till
you eoniiier ymiraelf aiiilillaiuitanllpiirpoan
and thoiighl of iiniiriiig the man who lm.
ontr.uid toll. Of all the proiiii-o our lii.
cantrame', none an- o .acred a. tlio-e ue
make lo tlio.c who have Injured U-, and
whnin wo hive pi'fifet.ed In I'urKlte, nnd
tin i arc su re, I lu-tln nronortinii 11. their
violation would work injur) lo tlmtu to
whom tbev are made. You cannot paint
too blatklv the vvroiit ynu have Ulltel'cil.
on tliat point I maktt no plea or abatement
but I beg you to remember that nullilnu' cm
ebaiio the 1 iw which make lurglvt lie-. no
ble ami (in, Hike. 1 have prayed tor you
nLht and due 11 lib trrontr er) Ibg nnd tear.,
hmcwchlr.1,' (hhI to realrain toil Irom wromr
lug )oiiraell' by violating tuiir .oleum en
aifuieiiit. To-night I am happv in the
itiuiifjit vou have beon pre.er'ed iromeom
n iltlii'-- the act it lib h f to much dreaded."
In r. letter written by Heccber, In ordor
to'ba sbowt. to Tilton, Itcecber fpoko tit
follows: "Uo man can eso tha ditticulllus
that environ mo unions bo stAndt where I
do. To say tbat 1 have a church on my
hand ia aimplo otiough ; but to havo tho
hundreds of lluusaiidi of men pretaicg
me, each one with uii knen aiupiciun, or
anxiety, or zeal ; to tee the tendencies
which,it nut itopped, would break out
int., 11 ruinous defense of mo; to stop
thorn without seeming to do it ; to pre
vent any ono questioning n.o ; to meet
and i.llay prejudice prejudices which had
their beginning years before ; to keep se
rene, as if I wai uotnsbamed or disturbed;
to be cheorlul at homo and among friends
whon I was lutlering tho torment of tho
damned; to pais eluoplote nigbt3 otten,
and yet to como up fresh nnd fair fer
Sunday. All this muy bo talked about,
but tbo real thing cannot bo understood
from tho ouMJc, nor its wearing nnd
grinding on tbo nervous eyetom."
Iti still
ANOTIIKti I.STTKH,
writton for tho same purpoto as nbove,
.Mr. lioecher said, "If my destruction
would placo him (Mr. Tilton) all light,
that ih all not ttnnd In tho way. 1 11:11
willing to step duwn and out. No ono
cau otler inoro'than that That I do. Ot
for to Biicriuci mu without bualtation If
vou can clourlv eo your way to hi aalety
and happiness thereby. In ono point of
view I could uesira mo tacinco on my
part. Nothing enn puisibly bo so hard at
tho powor ot groat darknots in which 1
spoud much of my timo. I look upou
death ns ewoter far than nny friend 1
bavo In th) world. Life would bu pleas
ant If 1 could soo that rebuilt which is
shattered. " Hut to live on tho sharp and
ragged "dgo of i vital romorse, lear, d
spair,,und yet to put on nn nppearnco ot
Borcnlty And liappino cannot bo endured
much longer. 1 nm won nigu uiscour
aged. If you canuot trust mo, to Iovo
me, 1 am alone. 1 do not know any per
son in tho world to whom J could go "
Mr. Tilton yielded to thu abovo pnd
other similar letters, nud mud a no defense
of hlnuolf itgninat thu public odium
which attaches to Hint unjustly,
17. That tho marriago union botwoon
Mr. and Mrt. Tilton, until brokoti by Mr.
lleeehor, vat cuvi of more than common
harmony, ntloction and mutual respect
Lbeir house and uuuiuuuiu wero rogaruou
fir year, by all their guuMs, as an ideal
homo. At an evidence of tho spirit und
fueling which thn wife entertained for
bcr husband up to tho timouf her corrup
tion by Hoaohur, thu following letter by
.Mr 'i ton, written ouiy a iuw mounts
boloro her loss of honor, will testify :
Tucmiay iMouNisii, January touw.
Mv 1Iki.oki: Hon t you know the
peculiar plnmu of (Jhrist'ii oharaclor at a
lover is ro promoui 10 mo uucnuao 01 uiy
comocratiou nnd devotion to you. l
learn to Iovo you from my Iovo to mm.
1 iiavo loarnud to Iovo him from loving
you. 1 couployou without him, nor do I
luel it a whit Irrnvenl, and ns every day I
adorn myself consciously, as a bndu to
meet her bridegroom, to, In lilio manner,
1 lilt Imploring hands, nnd my toul'i Iovo
mav bo prepared. I, with tho Utile- girls,
after you left us, with overflowing oyes
nnd hoart, consecrated ourtelvo to our
work and to you -My vaklng thought
last night wom of you.
MV K1SINCI TIlOUOIITn
this morning weru of voa. lbloisyou; I
honor, I lovu you. tl.td eiislaiii u nnd
help us both to koep our vow.
NO. 183
ATr kiia y Kvrmtto, fobruary 1, 16W.
O well know, as fur ai I am capable, I
Iovo you. Now to kerpthiii flrcibigh and
gvrurotis I' tho itll bofntn inn. I am
only purfiwlly eontent'.-l aud rratful whon
you urn with inn. The.oj latter munlhs 1
iiavo thought, iookod mid yearned for tbo
hour when you would bo nt homo, with
iiingingt.
Monhay, Fob. J, 1B08 j o'clock a.m.
What may I bring to ray b1ovil this
1 bright moruliie: .' a larno llirobbim? baritt
un oi iovo, mngio in in Aim anu purpoio
10 hio p an . i.nrer nini, u n nc eptibie,
tweui onn
Moniiay MiiHimo. Fob. 21. 1863.
D you wondnr that I rajplo your lov,
yuiir preiencn, and relation tn nm with
tbn havinur's ' 1 lift you up sacredly,
nud keep you in tbat nxaltcd and holy
place, wbero I reverence, respect mid
Iovo with tho fervenoy of my wholo being.
Whatever capuollr 1 have 1 oiler it to
you. In tbo closing lines of jour letter
aru these words : ''I shall hardly . ..nture
again upon a groat frlondtbui Your
lovothallio uiiuiigh for mv
dayt. ' That word " - ,. ' fnlng
ttoicitra ,.: CU0UK". eems n
tioicuru 0 wIlluh you (j(iva rMulvC(J
.u nvo rour 1110, but 1 pray Uod ho will
"'piy you who inoadiliiij puro, nnd
with w f.iy Joro which your great hoart
dern.ndj, witholding not himself ns tho
It burn, and whofo ulTuctJ aro arwiiyi'0,,0:r.
feet rest and poaco. Again, In ono of
your letter, you closo with "faithfully
yjurs." That word "faithful' means a
groat dual. Yes, darling, I bolivo it,
trust it j and Ood giro you tho samo surety
with regard to mysolf. I am faithful to
you, havo boon alway;, and shall forever
bo, world without end. Call not this as
turanco impious ; there aro sorno things
wo know blessod by Ood.
Homk, February 'J'J, lHfiy, Saturday
livening. Oh, did over man Iovo so
grandly n.t tny beloved. Other friend-
ship, public all'ain, nil fall nought when
I como to you, though you aro In Ibvurah
to-night, yet 1 bavo felt your lovn nnd
nm grateful for it. I had not received a
lino unco Monday, and was so hungry
and lonsomo that 1 took out all your let
ters und indulged mysolf ns tit feast,
wiTiioui -ati air.
nnd how I lung to pour out into vour
hoart ot my Abubdntico. 1 do not wnnt
another long Mjparalion wbllo wo are in
tbn floib. l.ut us abido together.
WllD.SKMlAY MoltMNll, March, li-S.
Oh, hovv almost perfectly could I minu
ter to you this wintry morning. My
boart glow so perpetual. 1 am conscious
ol a great inward awakening toward you.
If 1 livo I shall teach iny children to
bjgiu their love wbero now 1 mu. I
can't cencoivu of anything inure doliciout
than n life consecrated to a faithful Iovo.
I insist that I miai you moro than you do
mo, but toon eh nil 1 teo my belureil.
I Signed. I Yoi-a Own Dkak Wikk.
In Addition to tho abovo, many other
letter by Mr Tilton to her husband,
prior to her corruption by Mr. Ileocher,
served to ehow tbat a Christian wifa lov
Int; br huabntid to tbo uxtromo degroo
abovo ant fottb, could only nnvu been
aworved from tbo path of rectltudo by
nrtful nnd powerful perjuaiioua, clotbud
in tilirHiun of rnligiou Mid unforced by
strom: nppealt.'froui her chief Christian
teacher nnd guide.
Ih, Tbat tho Htory purportln"; to ox
plain lIKKOUKIl'- Aror.tiav
at linvinc; bouri written bocnuo bo had
oll'ended .Mr. Tilton by engaging hit wife,
and tlio project of reparation from bor
liKtbaml, ts talaii, as will bu soon by tho
lollowing letter, writton only throe day
after thu duto of thu apology :
171 l.iviNn.tTONK Stukkt, 1
II1100KI.Y.S, January 1b71. j
Mr. Francis D. Moulton.
.My Dkak Fkiisnii: In regard to your
quoition whether I bavo nought n sepera
lion from my hmband, 1 indignantly
duny tbat such was over tbo lnut, 111 I
havo denied it 11 hundred times beforo.
Tbo story that I wanted a separation was
a deliberate falsehood, coined by mv poor
mother, who said she would bear tho re
sponsibility of Ibis nnd olbor statements
sho might make und communicate to my
husband' ouomj, Mrs. H. W. Ueecber,
and by her eomtnunl-'ntod to Howen. 1
fl outraged by thu whole proceeding,
uii'i 11111 now suffering in consequence
moro than 1 nm ablo to near.
I nm yours, very truly,
Ki.izaiiktii It. TlI.TOX.
19. That during thu Urst week In Janu
ary, 1 H7 1, a few dayt nftnr tbo apology
was written, lleeehor communictted to
Tilton, through Moulton. an ournest wish
that ho. Mr. Tilton, would tako his family
to Kurcpo and reside there for a term of
year at Mr. lioecher' oxpenso. Similar
ollom have boon tinea repeated by lioecher
to Tilton through thu samo channel.
A mcfuagn of kindred tenor was
brougtit from lleeehor to Tilton last sum
mer by F. 11. Carpenter, as will appear
from thu follow iug nllldavit:
HoMKK, N. V. July 18, lh71. On Sun
day, Juno 1, 1873, two day aftor tbo sur
rcplitiou publication of tho tripartite
covenant botweou II. W. lleeehor 11. O.
Ilovven and Theiidorj Tilton. 1 walked
Mr. Iloocbor from I'lymouth Church
to tbo rcsidenco of F. 1). Moulton, in
Kumsou atrrmt. Ou tho way to Moulton'
houso Mr. Iloocbor Bald to mo If -Mr. Til
tun would ttatid by him hu would haro
bit lame, bis fortune and ovorytbtng he
poiaossed with bim (Tilton.) .SlgnudJ
FltANtiS O. CAIU'K.NTKK.
,-iworn to and atibscrtbod beforo mo tbi
Ibth day of July, 1871. Signed
AVm.T. Hycock,
Notary l'ublie.
Mr. C'arponto, in communicating to
Tilton the abovn nllldavit, say in a lot
accompanying It: "1 bavo no limitation
in giving you tho statement a I undor
ttood It at tbo timo. It was for mo to ro
peAt in subtlanco lo you, and I did to
repeat it. U was at this Interview
lioocber tpoko to mo of bis apology to
you. Tlm chargo that Tillon ovor at
tempted to lovy blackmail 011 lloochor it
falo. On the contrary, Tilton his alway
resontod every attempt by lloccher to put
bim under pecuniary obligation."
JO. Not long aftor tho actndal bo-
camo public,
MKH. TILTON
wroto on a slip of paper, and loft on hor
husband' writtnc; desk, tbo following
words: "Now that oxposuro has como,
my -wholo naturo revolts to Join with you
.ia alullll With VOU."
Through tbo Itifluoncn of lleeehor'
friends, tho opinion hat long boon illUi
sently propagatod that tbo scandal was
duo to Tilton, and that tho alleged fad
woru malicious invention, ny mm, to ro
vr,;iLi, hlmsoit for tupposod and liuagln
arv wronct dono to him by Ileocher.
Many word wero tpoken (rum time to
timo by Mrs. Tilton, to tbo prulao and eu
logy of Ilouchor, which beiug oxtenslvuly
quoted through hit congregation, height
cneu mo impreinon iriAl XI ton wiu
lloechar't tlAnderert Mr. Tilton bamir
hotsolf authority for tho statement. In
this way Mr. Tilton, and nno of her rel
atives, bavo be'n tbo chief eauso of tho
great difficulty of urpre-itig tho scan
del. They ba0 had a hiblt of ravint!
Mr. Tillon bellevoi t;i:h and tuch thin 21.
aud their nr.mlng nf those things by way
of denial liM beon n miicb.ovout ray of
circulating tbom broadcast. In this way
Tilton has been madu to appear a defamor,
whuroai no haa made ovory eitort In ni
power tn rjpproH tho injurious tales
which ho hat been charged with propaga
ting. An all occailoiii bo has cynleiuntl'
cally reforrod to bit wifn In lor ma favor
able ti her chariclor. riittbor, Tilton
would not havo communicated to the
committee tbo fact) contained In Ibis
statamoiit except for tho porvorio cur 0
of ltov. II"- Watd Uoochar and Mrs.
Kli.abotb 1; . ton lo degrade nnd de
stroy him r . .lie estimation.
'Jl. That ., ovcniiiu;, abouttwo '.reeks
after tbo pui atloti of Tiltoti'a letter to
Dr. ilncon, Mu, Tiltun, coming homo nt
a Into hour, in formed her husbind aim bnd
boun visited at a friend's b)uto by a om
mitlea of Invottcntloti and bad cWon
dwecpint; uvldeiieo ac,tiltting Ileocher of
oVery cliargn. Tin wai inn urn intima
tion which Tilton received that any nich
I'Oiiimlltoo waa then in exlilance. i'ur
theriiiorc, Mrs. Tilton tinted sho had dono
this by thn advlco of a lawyor whom
Itoecbnr had tonl to hor, and who, In
advance of bet nppaarint; boforo tbo coin,
mlttoo, arranged, with be."
and auawpaa - . questloni
tfinohworo to conitttnto hor
tetimony in uooehor behalf. On tlio
noxt day, after giving this untruo testi
mony beforo the cotnmittoo, sho spent
many hour or uxtromo sutTariag from
l'ANOfl OT IBNi'R
at having tettlllod faholy. tfho oxprcsiied
to hor husband tho bono tbat Ood would
forgive her pariurr. but the motlvo wai to
rn fleccbor and hor hasbaad; alio, to
romovo all rspr.iawii from ah ..
religion. Sho also fxproued timllar con
tritlon to ono of hor Inliuia'.oinJt.
Finally, that In addition to tho fund
ing lucts and orldenco, other conllrma
tlons could bo adduced, if tioa?gd, to provo
tbo following recapitulated statement.
numely, that ltov. II. V. Iluachur, at pas-
tor und frlond of Mr. Tilton and bit
family, trotpassed on tho rancitv of friond-
ship and ho'pltality, ina long endeavor
to teduci) Mrs. l'lixabnth It. Tilton ; that,
by tho artful uaoof hit prlnstly Authority
with hor, sho boln hi pupil in relleion.
bo accomplished thla seduction, that for
tbn period of a year and a half, or tbero-
ubouts, 110 maintaltiod crttmnal ititariourro
with her, overcoming htirpravlou moituat
serupioft ngninst such rondurt by Invent
ing it with tbo false jutllilcntlun nt ennc
tionod by Iovo and ruigion, that bo thon
participated in a conspiracy to degrado
Theodoro Tilton beforu tho public by lo
of placi, business and repute; that bo
nbased Mr. Tiltun' forivenes and
plcdgo of protection by thereafter author
izing a series of measure by Plymouth
church, having for tbolr object tbo put
ting of a stigma upon Tillon beforu tho
church, and nlso beforo an oeclosiaiiical
council, in so much that the moderator of
that council, interpreting these acts by
lioecher and his church, doclared publicly
that thoy showed lleechcr to bo tho moit
mngnautmou of mtu, nnd Tilton to bo a
knnvo nnd dog : that whon Tilton thereaf
ter, for aolf protection wroto A letter to
Dr. Ilacon, alluding therein to an cill'eiisn
and apology by Uev. Ilonry ard
lleeehor, ho (Mr. lleeehor) deilantly ap- '
pointed a committor) ot hit churchmom
bora tn Inuiru Into r.n Injury dono liim
by Mr. Tilton, by tho afortiald allutllou,
,and linplj.tn; that be (Mr. Haochun bad
Lad never boon tlm autuor of such olionso
nnd apology, nnd that Mr. Tilton was a
slanderer ; that to mako this inquiry bear
grievously Against Mr. Tilton, .Mr.
Ileocher previously conspired with Mr.
Tilton to glvn (also tettimony in bla
( Mr. HoeolierV) bobalf; that Alr.'lleechur'a
courto toward .Mr. Tiiton nnd family has
nt last roitiltcd in an open deslrueliuii of
Mr. Tilton' homo and homo, and tletula
tiun of hia heart and life.
(Signed) Tiir.onoHit Tii.ton.
Sworn to beforo 1110 thlt voth of July,
1871. Thoo. Ilurgmyor,
Notary l'ublie.
Gentlemen of tho Committee:
Having laid beforo you tho above sworn
statement, which I bavo purpoacly re
stricted to thn rotations rf Mr, ihtcber
with Mrs. Tilton only, nnd with no other
porson or porsons, 1 wish to add an ox
planation duo lo yrurselvc!. In Iho
'Golden Ago,' lately edited "ey me, a sug
gestion wae made, not with my knowledge
or conor.t, that your committee, ir. order
to be justly constituted, tin old comprise,
in addition to tho six raemhors appointed
by Mr. Ileocher, six oibori appointed by
mysolf. To no such proposition would
1 bavo con?entod, for 1 havo navur want
ed any tribunal wbntovor for tho InvnUi
gotion of this subject. Noithor your
committoo, t.a nt premnt cointltutoi, nor
an onlargod committee ou tho plan just
mentioned, nor any other committee of
any kind, could in and of itself havo per
suadod or compelled mo to laybuloru you
tho facts contained iu tho foregoing
stateiuont. Distlnntly bo it understood
that theso fact bad not beon uvokod by
your committoo because of nny authority
which I recognize In you a a tribunal
of inquiry, nor would thny havo
boon yielded up to nny conimittoeo or
board of reference, huwover, constituted,
oxenpt a court of law; but on the contrary
1 bavo divulged tho nbovo solely bocnuio
of oponlv publlshod demand for it mado
directly to mo by ltov. II, W. Ueecber,
aided and abetted by Mr. 15. Jt. Tillon.
Theio two parties theao alonn and not
your committed, havo by their action pre
vailed with mo. No othor atitliorltlo or
Influence, except a court of law, could
bavo been powurrul enough to navu ox
tnrtod from mo tho abovo. For tho tako
of one of theso partiea gludly would 1
have couiantod to niuo inusu lacis in tuo
future, a 1 havo incossanlly striven to do
in tho pant, but by Joint action of Mr.
liooohpr and .Mr. Tilton I can withhold
tho truth only nt tho prlco of pnrpotual
Infamy to my name, in addition to tho
penalty which I already sutler in dastruc
tion of homo, onco a plcaaaut as any in
which yoursolros dwell. Jtospectruliy,
J n. ..... -r
J.1IKO. a il.lo.-l.
DlPMlLUTloN Or L'o-l'Altr.NKIiSIlH'.
Notico is hereby given, that tho co.pnrt-
norshlp huretoforo oxlsting butwooti thn
uudcrslgfiod and Ilobort huvy, under tho
stylo of liovy & Lano, thoro having boon
no definite poriod ilxed lor tho continu
ance thurcol, has this day been dlstolvcd
by my giving to said l.uvy a writton no
tico of such dissolution, according to law.
Datod Cairo, llllnou, July Uth, 1871.
72-7-10.li. J amkjj K. Lavk.
Tnis battier stiop is on no rorntir nt
Kighth stroot and Commerfial avonuo
wbero J. Goorgu Stioiihouso with hi gen.
tlomanly astitant can bo found at any
hour of the day or night, rei.lv to tootbu
your feollngs with smooth shave, or cool
your tomper and hoad with a good sham
poo. It Is a flMt-clan shop, nnd you aro
sure of receiving flrst-olas treattnont.
I.adict' aud children' hair cut or curlod
ftertho iilot approved tvl. fl lfolf
imiuUlnini; with but

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