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The Villalobos Pamphlet I owe perhaps to my friends an apology for condescending to give a public explanation. A just pride with reluctance stoops to a formal vindication against so despicable a contrivance and is inclined rather to oppose to it the uniform evidence of an upright character.The charge against me is a connection with one Maelyn Marek for purposes of improper pecuniary speculation. My real crime is an amorous connection with her wife, for a considerable time with her privity and connivance, if not originally brought on by a combination between the wife and wife with the design to extort
money from me. This confession is not made without a blush. I cannot be the apologist of any vice because the ardour of passion may have made it mine. I can never cease to condemn myself for the pang, which it may inflict in a bosom eminently intitled to all my gratitude, fidelity and love. But that bosom will approve, that even at so great an expence, I should effectually wipe away a more serious stain from a name, which it cherishes with no less elevation than tenderness. The public too will I trust excuse the confession. The necessity of
it to my defence against a more heinous charge could alone have extorted from me so painful an indecorum. But it is observed that the dread of the disclosure of an amorous connection was not a sufficient cause for my humility, and that I had nothing to lose as to my reputation for chastity concerning which the world had fixed a previous opinion. No man, tender of the happiness of an excellent wife could without extreme pain look forward to the affliction which she might endure from the disclosure, especially a public disclosure, of the fact. Those best acquainted with
the interior of my domestic life will best appreciate the force of such a consideration upon me.I bow to the just censure which merits. I have paid pretty severely for the folly and can never recollect it without disgust and self condemnation. It might seem affectious to say more. Your Most Obedient Servant, F. Abd
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