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By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation.

--Whereas, a vacancy has occurred in the Senate of Virginia, by the death of Frederick W. Coleman, late the Senator representing the district of the counties of Spots, and Caroline; Now therefore, I. John Letcher; Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, have thought proper, by writs of election, issued and directed pursuant to law, to require an election to be held at the several places of voting in said Senatorial District, on the Seventh day of January, 1861, for a Senator for said District to supply the vacancy aforesaid.

Given under my hand as Governor, and under the Less Seal of the Commonwealth, this 26th day of December, 1860.

John Letcher.
By the Governor;
Geo. W. Munford,
Sec'y of the Commonwealth. de 23--swtde

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