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By the Governor of Virginia. --A Proclamation.--Whereas, by reason of the presence of the public enemy in the county of Nansemond, the regular terms of the County Court cannot be held at the Court House, therefore, by virtue of authority vested in the Executive by law, I, William Smith, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby require the Justices composing the County Court of Nansemond county to hold the sessions of said Court at South Quay Church, in the said county, as long as the reason for the change hereby authorized shall continue. Given under my hand as Governor, and under the lesser seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 12th day of January, A D 1864, and in the 88th year of the Commonwealth. Wm Smith. By the Governor: George W Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. ja 15--c3t
Most of the citizens who could, have left the city. A majority have come South. They are scattered along the various railroad lines throughout Georgia. Some have been sent to Nashville, and others have been permitted to retire into the interior of Tennessee. All males under conscript age are retained within the lines. Females are permitted to pass the line. All the men remaining are required to answer to their names at 9 A. M. every day. Among these I may mention Dr. P. D. Sims, Dr. Smith, Rev. Thomas McCollie. There are many others. These worthy men, when could not. In their distress the loyal citizens, as the ancient persecuted Christians, had all things common. They nobly divide with each other to the last. Almost without exception the negroes have gone to the Yankees. Negro guards are stationed along the streets, demanding passports of every passing citizen. Lawson Bugger, Capt. Spiller, Allison, the Marshal, are on a steamboat shipping in provision for the en