By the Governor of Virginia.
Executive Department.Richmond, July 16th, 1861.
In the Requisition for the Militia
, called for by the President
of the Confederate States
, and embraced in the Proclamation of the Executive
of the 13th inst., the following classes of persons will be exempted from the call
First.--All Operatives employed in the manufacture of Arms.
Ammunition, and other Munitions of War, and of Woolen Goods
for the Troys, and the per one superintending such Operatives, whether the manufacture before the Confederate
or for the State of Virginia
Employees of the Southern Express Company.
In each case one person or persons employed must obtain the certificate of the Military Officer
or Department him or them before the exemption will be allowed.
Second--All officers of Banks
and their Branches who shall be certified by the President
thereof to be necessary for carrying on the operations of the institution.
Third--Overseers of Farms, who shall produce the certificate of their employer or other authorized agent, that they are so employed.
Fourth.--All Millers necessarily and personally employed in any Grist Mill, upon the production of a certificate of their being so employed, by some Justice
of the Peace of their county or corporation.
Fifth.--The Police of the cities of Richmond
upon the production of a certificate of their office from the Mayor
of such city or corporation
Sixth.--Persons necessary to the operation and running of Railroads, and the repair of their rolling stock; also, those necessary to the operation of Telegraph Lines, upon the production of certificates from the Presidents
or Superintendents of such Railroads, or the Managers
of such Telegraph Lines.
In addition to these exemptions, persons are authorized to obtain members of Volunteer Companies for the War
out of the ranks of the Millda Companies
, under the Proclamation of the Executive
calling for three thousand men, until that number are obtained; and when such a Volunteer Company is organized, the persons enrolled therein are to be exempt from Militia u y, upon producing the certificate of the Captain
of such Company.
All officers enrolling the Militia
, or mustering them into service, are hereby ordered to allow the exemptions herein mentioned, and give a written discharge to those who may have been enrolled or mustered into service, when satisfied that the parties are entitled to exemption.
All papers publishing the Proclamation calling out the Militia
, will publish this order.