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The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movements on Richmond — the fighting around Richmond. (search)
By the Governor of Virginia. --Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the General Assembly of this State by the resignation of James H Carson, late the Senator for the District composed of the counties of Frederick, Clark, and Warren: Therefore I, William Smith, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby proclaim and make known that elections will be held in the said counties on the fourth Thursday in May next for a Senator to fill the vacancy aforesaid; and the Sheriffs of the said counties are hereby required to cause elections to be held in their respective counties on the day and for the purpose mentioned. Refugees from the said counties, and citizens thereof now in the military service, will also be allowed to vote. Officers will cause polls to be opened in their respective military encampments, according to law. Given under my hand as Governor, and under the lesser seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 21st day of March, in the year 1864. Wm Smith. By