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By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. --Whereas, the Convention of this Commonwealth, on the fifth day of December, 1861, adopted a Constitution for the State of Virginia, to which is prefixed a Declaration of Rights, and on the sixth day of the same month a Schedule, which is annexed thereto, and in said Schedule the Governor is required to announce the fact and publish the same; Now, therefore I, John Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby proclaim the following to be a true copy of the said Declaration of Rights, Constitution and Schedule, to be submitted to the qualified voters for ratification or rejection, as prescribed therein. Given under my hand as Governor and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 12th day of December, 1861, in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher. By the Governor George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. A Declaration of Rights. Made by the Representative