History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

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<June 24> practised the same deeds, and in order to finish the controversy, said  and affirmed that I both taught and acted in the same manner but  publicly proclaimed against it in consequence of the prejudice of the people  and fear of trouble in my own house. By this means he accomplished  his designs, he seduced a respectable female with lying and subjected  her to public infamy and disgrace. Not contented with what he  had already done he made the attempt on others and by using the same  language seduced them also. About the early part of July 1841 I  received a letter from Pa., in it was contained information  setting forth that said had a Wife and two or three Children then  living. this I read to him and he acknowledged it was true. A very  short time after this he attempted to destroy himself by taking poison  but being discovered before it had taken sufficient affect, and proper  antidotes administered he — recovered. The impression made  upon the minds of the public by this event, was, that he was so ashamed  of his base conduct that he took this course to escape the censures of a  justly indignant community. It might have been supposed that after  this he would have broken off his adulterous proceedings, but to the contrary  the public consternation had scarcely ceased before he was again deeply  involved in the same wicked proceedings, and continued until a knowledge  of the fact reached my ears. I immediately charged him with the whole  circumstance and he candidly acknowledged the truth of the whole.  The foregoing facts were established on oath before an Alderman of the  the affidavits are now in my possession. In order that the truth might be  fully established I asked to testify before an Alderman whether  I had given him any cause for such aggravating conduct. He testified  that I never taught him that illicit intercourse with females was under any  circumstances justifiable, neither did he ever hear me teach any thing  but the strictest principles of righteousness and virtue. This affidavit is also  in my possession. I have also a similar affidavit taken before the City Council  and signed by the members of the Council. After these things transpired,  and finding that I should resist all such wicked conduct, and knowing that  he could no longer maintain himself as a respectable citizen, he has seen  fit to leave and that very abruptly. I have been credibly  informed that he is colleaguing with some of our former cruel persecutors the  Missourians and that he is threatning destruction upon us; and under these  circumstances I consider it my duty to give you information on the subject  that a knowledge of his proceedings may be before you in due Season.  It can be proven by hundreds of witnesses that he is one of the basest of liars  and that his whole routine of proceedings while among us has been of the  basest kind. He also stated here that he had resigned his Commission  as Major General to the , whether this be true or not I have no knowledge  I wish to be informed on the subject, that we may know how to act in regard  to the Legion. A short time ago I was told by a friend of mine (not a member [p. 1347]
June 24 practised the same deeds, and in order to finish the controversy, said and affirmed that I both taught and acted in the same manner but publicly proclaimed against it in consequence of the prejudice of the people and fear of trouble in my own house. By this means he accomplished his designs, he seduced a respectable female with lying and subjected her to public infamy and disgrace. Not contented with what he had already done he made the attempt on others and by using the same language seduced them also. About the early part of July 1841 I received a letter from Pa., in it was contained information setting forth that said had a Wife and two or three Children then living. this I read to him and he acknowledged it was true. A very short time after this he attempted to destroy himself by taking poison but being discovered before it had taken sufficient affect, and proper antidotes administered he — recovered. The impression made upon the minds of the public by this event, was, that he was so ashamed of his base conduct that he took this course to escape the censures of a justly indignant community. It might have been supposed that after this he would have broken off his adulterous proceedings, but to the contrary the public consternation had scarcely ceased before he was again deeply involved in the same wicked proceedings, and continued until a knowledge of the fact reached my ears. I immediately charged him with the whole circumstance and he candidly acknowledged the truth of the whole. The foregoing facts were established on oath before an Alderman of the the affidavits are now in my possession. In order that the truth might be fully established I asked to testify before an Alderman whether I had given him any cause for such aggravating conduct. He testified that I never taught him that illicit intercourse with females was under any circumstances justifiable, neither did he ever hear me teach any thing but the strictest principles of righteousness and virtue. This affidavit is also in my possession. I have also a similar affidavit taken before the City Council and signed by the members of the Council. After these things transpired, and finding that I should resist all such wicked conduct, and knowing that he could no longer maintain himself as a respectable citizen, he has seen fit to leave and that very abruptly. I have been credibly informed that he is colleaguing with some of our former cruel persecutors the Missourians and that he is threatning destruction upon us; and under these circumstances I consider it my duty to give you information on the subject that a knowledge of his proceedings may be before you in due Season. It can be proven by hundreds of witnesses that he is one of the basest of liars and that his whole routine of proceedings while among us has been of the basest kind. He also stated here that he had resigned his Commission as Major General to the , whether this be true or not I have no knowledge I wish to be informed on the subject, that we may know how to act in regard to the Legion. A short time ago I was told by a friend of mine (not a member [p. 1347]
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