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By the Governor of Virginia. --A Proclamation.--Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the representation of this State in the Congress of the Confederate States, occasioned by the resignation of the Hon. Robert H. Whilfield, late the representative from the district composed of the counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne, Nansemond, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Sussex, Surry and Greensville, and the city of Norfolk: Therefore I, William Smith, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby proclaim and make know that elections will be help in the said counties and city on Monday, the 10th day of April next, to supply the said vacancy; and the sheriffs of the said counties and the sergeant of the said city are hereby required to cause elections to be held, each in his respective county or city, and officers commanding military encampments and posts are authorized to have such elections held on the sard 10th day of April next for a representative to fill the vacancy aforesaid Give