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By the Governor of Virginia.Applications having been made by persons in militia companies who are embraced in the proclamation of the 10th instant, to volunteer for service in companies now in the field to fill up the same; and it appearing to the Executive that the object of the President in calling for this force will be as speedily and effectually accomplished by permitting such change of service as by the mode heretofore prescribed: Therefore, I, John Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby authorize and require the following supplemental regulations to be carried out by the officers in command of militia, companies or detachments: Any person enrolled in any militia company, who shall designate to the officer in command the company now in service to which he is willing to be assigned, and shall, sign a written ebligation to be mustered into service is such company for the war, shall be allowed so to do. If the company selected is at the rendezvous to which the militia company is required to assemble, he shall be taken in charge of the officer commanding such company to that rendezvous, and be reported to the officer of the company selected. If at any other place of rendezvous, he shall be forthwith ordered to that point, and before he shall obtain a discharge from the militia company, he shall obtain transportation to the point designated, and produce the certificate thereof to his said officer. If, when he reports to the officer whose company he selects to be mustered in, the maximum number required for such company shall have been made up, he shall be assigned by the General in command to some other company not completed. Captains of militia companies or commandants of detachments who allow such changes of service, shall forthwith make out a list of the men to whom the change has been allowed, and the company and place of rendezvous to which they are ordered, and return the same forthwith to the Adjutant General, together with the obligation signed by each man, hereinbefore required. Given under my hand as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, at Richmond, this 11th day of March, 1862, and in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher.
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