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e arm that will not strike home in her cause now is palsied by coward fear. The troops are posted at Huttonsville. Come with your own good weapons and meet them as brothers! [L. S.] Given under my hand, and under the seal of the Commonwealth, this 14th day of June, 1861, and in the 35th year of the Commonwealth. By the Governor: John Letcher. Geo. W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. To the People of Virginia: Whereas the Convention of this Commonwealth, of the 17th of April, 1861, adopted an ordinance to repeal the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the State of Virginia, and to resume all the rights and powers granted under said Constitution; and by a schedule thereto annexed, provided for taking the sense of the qualified voters of this Commonwealth, upon the ratification or rejection of said ordinance, and directed the Governor to ascertain the vote so taken, and without delay to make proclamation of the result, stating there