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West Virginia was made on Thursday last in Washington city, and sums up in the thirty-eight counties heard from 28,341 for the amendment and 572 against it. These figures include 7,828 votes given by soldiers, of whom 6,101 were within the limits of West Virginia at the time of voting, and 1,717 without those limits. The following is the proclamation of Lincoln admitting the new "State" into the Yankee Union: Whereas by the set of Congress, approved the 21st day of December last, the State of West Virginia was declared to be one of the United States of America, and was admitted into the Union on an equal with the original States in all respects whatever, upon the condition that certain changes should be duly made in the proposed Constitution for that States and Whereas proof of a compliance with that condition, as required by the second section of the act aforesaid, has been submitted to me: Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby, in pursuance of the act of Congress aforesaid, declare and proclaim that the said act shall take effect and be in force from and after sixty days from the date hereof. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Foes at the city of Washington this twentieth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-seventh.
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