Proclamation by the Governor.


Springfield, Monday Evening, April 17, 1865.

The following proclamation by the governor has just been issued to day:

To the People of the State of Illinois:

The funeral ceremonies of the late lamented Chief Magistrate are to take place at the Executive Mansion, in the city of Washington, at 12 o'clock M., on Wednesday, the 19th last. The acting secretary of state has invited the various religious denominations throughout the country to meet in their respective places of worship, at that hour, for the purpose of solemnizing the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Responding to the spirit of the announcement, I call upon the people of the state of Illinois, the home of her martyred son, to meet in their various churches and places of public worship, on that day, to observe in such manner as this painful occasion shall suggest, the solemn hour.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the great seal of the state to be hereunto affixed. Done at the city of Springfield, this 17th day of April, A.D. 1865.


By the Governor:
SHARON TYNDALE, Sec. of State.