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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.

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