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By the Governor of Virginia.--a proclamation.

--Whereas, vacancies have occurred in the Convention of Virginia by the resignation of Williams C. Wickham, the member elect from the county of Henrico, and by the death of John N. Hughes, the member from the county of Randolph, and of Valentine W. Southall, the member from the county of Albemarle; and, also, by the expulsion from the Convention of Caleb Bogges, of the county of Lewis; Wm. G. Brown and James C. McGrew, of the county of Preston; John S. Burdett, of the county of Taylor; James Burley, of the county of Marshall; John S. Carlile, of the county of Harrison; Marshall M. Dent, of the county of Monongalia; E. B. Hall, of the county of Marion; Chester D. Hubbard, of the county of Ohio; Jno. J. Jackson, of the county of Wood; Geo. McPorter, of the county of Hancock; Chapman J. Stuart, of the District composed of the counties of Doddridge and Tyler, and Campbell Tarr, of the county of Brooke:

Therefore, the Sheriffs of the said counties and districts are hereby required to hold an election in each of said counties and districts, at the several places of voting prescribed by law for a member, or members, as the case may be, of the Convention for each of said counties and districts to supply the vacancies aforesaid. The election to be on the 24th of October next.

Given under my hand as Governor, and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond this 19th day of September, 1861, and in the 86th year of the Commonwealth.

John Letcher.

By the Governor.

George W. Munford,

Secretary of the Commonwealth.

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