Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- March 28, 1868Second Ward Grant Club
Many Republican citizens of the Second Ward met in Saint George's Hall, 226 South Clark Street, on Saturday evening.
Mr. August Kopsel acted as chairman, and explained the purpose of the meeting to the assembly, namely, to organize a Grant Club.
It was decided that A. Neuhaus, Philipp Becker, Joseph Keller, C. N. Hawley, and William F. Naulty should serve as a committee on permanent organization and report at this session.
While the committee was deliberating, Captain N. T. Gassette and Alderman DeWolf addressed the meeting, emphasizing the necessity of organizing in every ward, to win the coming election.
Thereupon the committee returned and reported the following as officers of the club:2
President, A. Kopsel; vice-presidents, C. W. Hawley, Joseph Kellogg, Calvin DeWolf, C. Herrick, and George Lafflin; secretary, Henry Speer; treasurer, Philipp Becker; executive committee, G. Carter, C. B. Farwell, C. W. Schell, Joseph Butler, Hugh Reed, John Schroeder, Dr. David Dodge, Arthur Dixon, August Neuhaus, Dr. D. C. Blake, Jacob Koch, Dr. Leslie, and Charles Gay.
The report of the committee was adopted unanimously.
Mr. John Lyle King, Mr. A. C. Hesing, Mr. E. S. Solomon, and Mr. C. W. Hawley made eloquent speeches in behalf of the candidacy of General Grant for the presidency of the United States.
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