A Contemptible Piece of Business The residence of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, No. 82 Columbia street, was some nights since besmeared with a black, oily substance, and the front, of stone brown, has been much disfigured in consequence. The windows as well the walls were daubed, but no further injury appears to have been done to the premises. The adjoining house, No. 84, was also damaged in the same way. The substance is of such a nature that it cannot easily be removed, and when scraped off, will leave a stain. The family of Mr. Beecher being absent from the city, he stays at the house of a friend. – Brooklyn paper.
(Liberator, Dec 5, 1862, pg 3)