Roseland Cottage

The Moralist

Henry Bowen, employer of both Theodore Tilton and Beecher, also a victim of Beecher—his own wife Lucy had confessed to an affair with their pastor, on her deathbed. Bowen signed Moulton’s of the Tripartite Covenant along with Beecher and Tilton, swearing himself to secrecy. When the scandal broke in Woodhull’s newspaper, Bowen dropped a copy in the mail, thus making Woodhull guilty of smut-peddling for publishing and mailing obscene material.