By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation.
--Whereas a vacancy has occurred, in the representation of this Commonwealth, in the General Assembly, by the resignation of James G. Paxton
, the Senator
for the District
composed of the counties of Bath
, and Rockbridge
: Therefore, I , John Letcher
of the Commonwealth
, do hereby require the Sheriffs of the said counties to hold elections in their respective counties, on the 12th day of December next, for a Senator to fill the vacancy aforesaid.
Given under my hand as Governor, and under the less seal of the Commonwealth
, at Richmond
, this 18th day of November, A. D. 1861. and in the 86th year of the Commonwealth