Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday April 8, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, April 8, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Eastman and I on the invitation of judge Bush one of Tiltons counsel attended the Beecher trial today. It was intensely interesting to see Beecher in the witness stand. He seemed to me like a great frank, good natured boy who had been imposed upon and had just awakened to the fact. His denials of important points in Tiltons and Moultons testimony were most earnest and impressive. Tilton sat there the incarnation of pride and conceit driven to the wall and fighting for life. I had a glimpse of Moulton, a most forbidding face and my only wonder was that it could have ever won the confidence of a man like Beecher. Was very tired when the court adjourned at 4. Rode out to see Girard and his wife but they had gone out visiting. Wrote home and to Mr. Huntington acknowledging the receipt of his order for half fare tickets for Lucy from Omaha to San Francisco.

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