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By the Governor of Virginia.
a proclamation.

the Convention of this State having required that the Constitution and Schedule which they adopted should be submitted to the people for their ratification or rejection, and that the aggregate vote for and against the same, and for and against the qualification of the right of suffrage, should be made known by proclamation of the Governor. Therefore, I, John Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby proclaim and make known that the following is the result of the vote as exhibited by the official returns:

For the Constitution and Schedule18,983
Against them18,311
Majority against their ratification672
For the qualification of the Right of Suffrage16,514
Against it9,201
Majority for the qualification7,317

The Constitution and Schedule are therefore rejected, and it being provided that the qualification of the right of suffrage should become a part of the Constitution if adopted, and that having failed, the qualification is also of no avail.

Given under my hand as Governor and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this second day of May, 1862, and in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher.

By the Governor:
George W. Munford,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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