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By the Governor of Virginia.
a Proclamation.


Whereas it is provided by law that "whenever a majority of the members of both Houses of the General Assembly shall, after their adjournment sine dis, desire to convene the same in conformity to the Constitution, they shall make application in writing to the Governor under their own signature, and the same shall be deemed a proper application by the Governor; and he shall thereupon convene the General Assembly at such time and place as shall be designated by a majority of said applications;" and it appearing by the papers hereto annexed that the Governor is requested to convene the General Assembly on this 1st day of April, 1862: Therefore, I, John Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, by virtue of authority vested in me by the Constitution of the State and the law aforesaid, do hereby proclaim to the Senators and Delegates of the General Assembly that they are required to convene at the Capitol, in the city of Richmond, on this day, at 11 o'clock to legislate further for the interest of the Commonwealth, as they may deem necessary and proper.

Given under my hand as Governor, and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this first day of April, 1862 and in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth.

John Letcher.

By the Governor:
George W. Mufford,
Sec'y of the Com'th.

to his Excellency John Letcher, Governor of Virginia:
the undersigned members of the Senate and House of Delegates of Virginia, respectfully request that you will convene the general Assembly, to meet on this 1st day of April, 1862.

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