(181387). B. Litchfield, Connecticut; d. Brooklyn. Orator; author; lecturer. Son of L. Beecher*; minister (Presb.) at Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis, Indiana; at Plymouth Ch. (Cong.), Brooklyn, New York, 1847; issued hymnal; made antislavery speeches; accepted evolution and Higher Criticism; was sued for adultery, but acquitted; withdrew, with his ch., from Cong. Assoc. 1882.
P. Hibben, Henry Ward Beecher; an American Portrait (New York, 1927); L. G. Crocker, Henry Ward Beecher's Art of Preaching (Chicago, 1934).
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