<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]