THE CALL

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THE WORLD'S TEMPERANCE CONVENTION

WHEREAS, At a Meeting convened in the City of New York, on the 12th of May, 1853, preparatory to a WORLD'S TEMPERANCE CONVENTION, in the City of New York, during the World's Fair, it was Resolved, That such a Convention be held in said City on the 6th of September next; and Whereas, The undersigned were appointed a Committee of one from each State, Territory, and Province, to call such Convention;

Therefore, In fulfilment of our appointment, and with the full conviction of the wisdom and utility of such a Convention, we do hereby heartily issue an invitation to all Temperance Associations and Organizations, based on the principle of entire abstinence from the use and sale of all intoxicating liquors as a beverage, to appear, by their Representatives, at METROPOLITAN HALL, in the City of New York, on the 6th day of September next, at 10 o'clock A.M., with a view of continuing in session four days, holding public meetings, and transacting such business as may come before them; more especially in reference to the enactment of a prohibitory law, like the Maine Law, by the Governments of all States and Nations. And we do furthermore extend our invitation to the Friends of Temperance in every part of the World, assuring them of a cordial welcome to the meeting, and an opportunity to exhibit fully the advance of the cause in their own respective districts.

REUBEN H. WALWORTH, New York,

B. D. PECK, Maine,

THOMAS E. POWERS, Vermont,

THOS. B. JONES, New Hampshire,

C. L. McCURDY, Massachusetts,

A. C. BARSTOW, Rhode Island,

NATHANIEL HEWITT, Connecticut,

T. B. SEGUR, New Jersey,

E. W. JACKSON, Pennsylvania,

JOHN W. EVANS, Delaware,

GEORGE SAVAGE, Dist. Columbia,

CHRISTIAN KEENER, Maryland,

J. H. COOKE, Virginia,

T. S. JAMES, Arkansas,

S. F. CARY, Ohio,

W. HANNAMAN, Indiana,

B. S. EDWARDS, Illinois,

ISAAC LITTON, Tennessee,

CH. EGINTON, Kentucky,

HENRY C. KNIGHT, Michigan,

JOHN GRIDLEY, Wisconsin,

A. BULLARD, Missouri,

M. D. DIMITRY, Louisiana,

C. S. AMES, Minnesota,

C. LOOMIS, Texas,

CHARLES MASON, Iowa,

C. M. BRIGGS, California,

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C. F. DEEMS, North Carolina,

J. B. O'NEAL, South Carolina,

J. H. LUMPKIN, Georgia,

DANIEL CHANDLER, Alabama,

W. H. KING, Mississippi,

HUGH ARCHER, Florida,

GEO. ABERNETHY, Oregon,

JOHN DOUGAL, Canada,

SAM. L. TILLEY, New Brunswick,

GEORGE CHRISTIE, Nova Scotia,

JOHN ARBUCKLE, Prince Edward's Island.



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