notice of him in the Theosophist. But now that he is gone, and will be on the 22nd, hundreds of miles away at sea; and that no suspicion of fraud can be brought against either of them, the time for the experiment has come. He thinks of putting her to test — he will be tested himself.
Thus, my faithful friend and supporter, keep yourself prepared. As I will recommend Eglington [sic] to recommend in his turn, to Mrs. Gordondiscretion and that the good lady may feel inclined to carry it on too far and take it a la lettre, I furnish you beforehand with a bull
a la lettre means "literally" in French.
bull refers to a statement or decree.