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By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation.

--Whereas, in the about to be held in this State, for Electors and Vice President, and for members of Congress of the Confederate States, and also for of the State Convention and of the House of Delegates and Senate to supply vacancies now to the Executive that some of to make said elections are in the possession of the enemy, or and that in consequence of such may be impracticable to hold said places authorized by law; and the and the Convent on having made such emergency. Now therefore Governor of the Common do hereby prescribe the follow elections, subject to of the Legislature or the Convenient.

elections, if, from any came from the action of the enemy, it be the election at any place de the same, any person may vote at any other place votes may be taken. And in the if the election cannot county of the district, any voter vote in any other county of the die may be taken.

in which no election can voter of the county or district may in the Commissioners at the Court county or corporation, or to the at which he be opened for authorized to be held for he show that he is Commissioners shall cause his were in his county.

is to make returns of at the conclusion of the separate polls to the Secretary .

such special polls the same proceeding had, and under the regulations .

returning officers may not find for the reasons aforesaid, to meet at by law, they may return the their custody to the Secretary of .

under my hand as Governor, and Seal of the Commonwealth, this 11th day of October, A. D. in the eight-sixth year of the Common.

John Letcher.
By the Governor.

Sec'y of the Commonwealth.

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