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The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
gular adequate mode of civil policy should be speedily adopted, and in compliance with the recommendation of the general Congress, ordain and declare a form of government of Virginia. 2. And, whereas, a Convention held on the first Monday in October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, did propose to the people of the Commonwealth and amended Constitution or form of government, which was ratified by them 3. And, whereas, a Convention, held on the first day of August, 1851, did propose to the people of the Commonwealth an amended Constitution, which was ratified by them. And, whereas, the General Assembly of Virginia, by an act passed January 14th, 1861, did provide for the election by the people, of delegates to meet in general Convention to consider the propriety, among other things, of changing the organic law of the State; and of submitting the same to the people for ratification or rejection; 5. We, therefore, the delegates of the good people o