By the President of the Confederate States of America.
Richmond, March 1st, 1862.
- I. The following Proclamation of the President is published for the information of all concerned:
‘"By virtue of the power vested in me by law to declare the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in cities threatened with invasion, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, do proclaim that Martial law is hereby extended, over the city of Richmond, and the adjoining and surrounding country to the distance of ten miles, and I do proclaim the suspension of all civil jurisdiction, with the exception of that of the Mayor of the city, and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus within the said city, and surrounding country to the distance aforesaid.
In faith whereof, I have hereunto signed my name, and set my seal at the city of Richmond, on this first day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.
[Signed,] Jefferson Davis."’
- II. Brigadier General J. H. Winder, Commanding Department of Henrico, ‘"is charged with the due execution of the foregoing proclamation."’ He will forthwith establish an efficient military police, and will enforce the following orders:
All distillation of spirituous liquors is positively prohibited, and the distilleries will forthwith be closed. The sale of spirituous liquors of any kind is also prohibited, and the establishments for the sale thereof will be closed.
- III. All persons infringing the above prohibition, will suffer such punishment as shall be ordered by the sentence of a Court Martial--provided that no sentence to hard labor for more than one month shall be inflicted by the sentence of regimental Court Martial as directed in the 67th Article of War.
General orders, no. 9.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
Headq'rs Dep't of Henrico,
- I. By virtue of the authority conferred by General Order No. 9, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, March 1st, 1862. Captain A. C. Godwin is appointed Provost Marshal of the city of Richmond, and the adjoining and surrounding country for the distance of ten miles.
- II. All distillation and distribution of spirituous liquors is prohibited by the Proclamation of the President. The Provost Marshal will take immediate and effective steps to enforce this order, and all persons found transgressing, either by the distillation, sale, giving away, or in any manner disposing of spirituous liquors, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
- III. All persons of every degree, except those in the service of the State or Confederate States, having arms in their possession, will deliver the same to the Ordnance Department on or before the 5th of March, 1862, otherwise they will be seized and taken possession of by the Provost Marshal. All public arms not in the public service will be receipted for, and all private arms will be paid for.
General orders, no. 1.
Headq'rs Dep't of Henrico,
- I. Officers in this city not on duty will immediately report and register their names at these Headquarters, corner of Broad and Ninth streets.
- II. Officers and soldiers in this Department must remain at their respective posts, and if found absent, without written permissions from the Commander of their posts, they will be arrested.