By the Governor of Virginia.
Whereas, Volunteers are simultaneously tendering their services, in person, from all parts of the State, without waiting for orders, as they were required to do by a former proclamation, and are repairing to Richmond, without previous notice, at great expense to the Commonwealth, and before suitable provision has been made for their accommodation, and before their services are required these are, therefore, to require all companies not now in Richmond and not ordered here or elsewhere, to remain at their homes, holding themselves simply in readiness for service, until ordered by competent authority.
All persons engaged in making artillery harness or other equipments, or on any other special duty
for the State, are exempted from military service, without express orders to the contrary.--And no company will be mustered into service unless the complement of men prescribed by law shall have been obtained.
Given under my hand, &C.
George W. Munford,
Sec'y of the Commonwealth.