Roseland Cottage

The Fixer

Frank Moulton, long-time friend of the aggrieved husband Theodore Tilton, was the self-appointed manager of the scandal. He drew up the “Tripartite Covenant,” which swore each signer–Bowen, Beecher, and Theodore Tilton–to secrecy, and to refrain from spreading rumors about each other. Mark Twain, who spent a day observing the trial, was mistaken for Moulton by spectators in the courtroom.