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Governor's Message. Executive Department,Richmond, Va., Sept. 7, 1863. Gentlemen of the Senateand House of Delegates. In this crisis I have deemed it advisable to convene you in extraordinary session, in order that the freshly chosen representatives of the people may consult and devise such measures as will be calculated to meet the existing emergency in public affairs. The war has now been in progress for more than two years and a half, and has been presented against us with a ferocity unparallel in all past struggles between contending parties. It has been conducted upon the avowed principle of subjugating in either by force of arms or by visiting upon our people the horrors of famine, Hence it is that foiled and defeated again and again upon the field of battle, they have adopted the policy of desolating our farms, destroying our crops, burning our dwellings, stealing and carrying away our property, leaving our wives and children to perish by the slow torture of st