October 30, 1862, Peoria Morning Mail (Illinois)
Let democrats from all parts of the district be present in this city on Saturday next, to join in the great democratic demonstration on that afternoon and evening.—Hon. Wm. A. Richardson, R. T. Merrick, and others, will be present, and the largest mass gathering ever held in the district should be the result. Come and bring your wives, daughters, and friends with you. Let the occasion be one which will be long remembered with pleasure by democrats, and with horror by abolitionists.