Democratic Mass Convention.
JUNE 17th, 1863.
SPRINGFIELD, May 28, 1863.
The Democratic State Committee, in compliance with general democratic popular wish, that a mass convention of the party be held during the coming month of June, for the purpose of consultation and deliberation upon the state of the country, and to give expression, in authoritative form, to the views of public policy in regard to the present national crisis, entertained by the Illinois democracy, hereby designate Wednesday, the 17th day of June, for the holding of such a mass convention, at Springfield.
The committee earnestly urge that every county in the state be represented, by the largest possible numbers.
Prominent representative men of the democratic party of other states have been invited to be present, to confer and counsel with the Illinois democracy at the proposed convention; among whom are:
Gov. SEYMOUR, of New York;
Hon. WASHINGTON HUNT, of New York;
Hon. George C. Pugh, of Ohio;
Hon. S. S. COX, of Ohio;
Hon. THOS. A. HENDRICKS, of Indiana;
Hon. DANIEL W. VOORHEES, of Indiana.
All the leading democratic orators of our own state, will be present.
Let the democratic people come — from the north, the south, the east and the west. Let them come from the fields and the work-shops, from the counter and desk, and, in general democratic re-union, send forth to the country the opinions and the wishes of the Illinois democracy in regard to the dangers which environ the Constitution and the Union, bequeathed to us, as sacred trusts, by our fathers.
WM. C. GOUDY,
H. K. S. OMELVENY,
GEO. L. KIMBERLY,
E. D. MARSH,
J. M. PITMAN,
JOHN L. MCCORMICK,
W. D. LATSHAW,
GEO. H. VARNELL,
JOHN G. POWELL,
Dem. State Committee.