previous next


Sequestration act.

--Having been appointed by the Judge of the District Court of the Confederate States of America, for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Receiver for the District designated in the sub-division of said Eastern District of Virginia, made by said Court as No. 1, and comprising the counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Alexandria, (including the town of Alexandria,) Prince William, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, and Greene, I hereby notify every attorney, agent, former partner, trustee, or other person holding, or controlling, within said District, any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, goods or chattels, rights or credits, or any interest therein, of or for any alien enemy of the Confederate States of America, speedily to inform me of the same, and to render to me an account thereof, and, as far as practicable, to place the same in my hands. Any one such person willfully failing to do so, will be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and liable to be indicted, convicted, fined, and imprisoned, and to be sued by the Confederate States, as provided by law. And I also notify each and every citizen of the Confederate States speedily to give information to me (as is required by law) of any and all lands, tenements, and hereditaments, goods and chattels, rights and credits, within said District, and of every right and interest therein held, owned, and possessed, or enjoyed by or for such alien enemy.

My office is at Warrenton, Fauquier county, Va., Francis L. Smith,

oc 12--eod4w Receiver for District No. 1.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
United States (United States) (4)
Warrenton (Virginia, United States) (1)
Loudoun (Virginia, United States) (1)
Fauquier (Virginia, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Francis L. Smith (1)
Madison (1)
Greene (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: