Grand gathering of patriots! : All friends of Lincoln and Johnson! All gallant veterans who have fought for our glorious Union; all who honor our brave soldiers; all who are determined that the majority shall rule, all who would negotiate an honorable peace with Grant, Sheridan, Sherman & Farragut as peace commissioners; ... all Americans, native and adopted, are requested to meet at Independence Square, on Saturday evening, October 8th, 1864 to testify their devotion to the Constitution and the Union! which armed traitors in some states, and unarmed sympathizers in others are trying to overthrow Let all the people come! and with united voices proclaim, that in spite of slaveholding nabobs and European despots our country shall forever remain a free land for posterity and a home for the oppressed of all nations! God and our country, freedom forever. The following eloquent and distinguished speakers will address the meeting: Hon. Andrew G. Curtin, ... and other distinguished speakers. A grand display of fireworks will take place on the adjournment of the meeting in the square. / By order of the National Union City Executive Committee, John G. Butler, chariman of Committee on Town Meetings.