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To the people of the 7th Congressional District, composed of the counties of Campbell, Amherst, Nelson, Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Buckingham.

--Fellow-Citizens: I am a candidate to represent you in the Congress of the Confederate States. The briefness of the time between now and the election, and the difficulties and anxieties of the times, alike forbid a canvass. Suffice it to say that, if elected, my whole energies shall be devoted to the advancement of your interests.

Your fellow-citizen.

Shelton F. Leake.

Charlottesville, Oct. 7th, 1861. oc 9--dt6N*

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