Doc. 32.-Gov. Pierpont's proclamation.
Executive Chamber, city of Wheeling, June 22, 1861.Whereas, by an ordinance of the Convention of the people of Virginia, which assembled in this city on the 11th inst., entitled “An ordinance for the reorganization of the State Government,” it was, among other things, ordained that “the delegates elected to the General Assembly on the 23d day of May last, and the Senators entitled under existing laws to seats in the next General Assembly, and those who may be hereafter elected to fill vacancies, who shall qualify themselves by taking the oath or affirmation” thereinafter set forth, “shall constitute the Legislature of the State, to discharge the duties and exercise the powers pertaining to the General Assembly,” and it being by the same ordinance further ordained that the General Assembly shall assemble in the city of Wheeling, on the 1st day of July, in the year 1861, and proceed to organize themselves, as prescribed by existing laws, in their respective branches:-- Now I, Francis H. Pierpont, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do, by this my proclamation, summon the Senators and members of the louse of Delegates, thus composing the Legislature of the State, to assemble at the United States District Court room, in the city of Wheeling, at noon, on the 1st day of July, 1861. Given under my hand and seal, at the city of Wheeling, this 22d day of June, in the year of our Lord 1861, and the 85th of the Commonwealth.