Statistics for occurrence #1 of “State of Virginia” in chapter 1 of Col. Robert White, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.2, West Virginia:
...acated by Mason and Hunter.
By authority of the legislature, $27,000 in specie deposited in the Exchange bank at Weston was seized and taken to Wheeling.
A resolution favoring the division of the State of Virginia was at first voted down in the Senate.
The proposition to form a new State, to bear the name of Kanawha, was, however, already very strong, and a convention was called to carry out this plan.
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