The State Elections
The elections for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor
, and Attorney General
, members of the General Assembly, members of Congress, and Commissioner
of the Board of Public Works for the Northwestern District
, take place on Thursday next.
For the office of Governor there are now but three candidates, Messrs. Hubard
having formally withdrawn.
Those still in the field are Col. George W. Munford
, of this city, Col. Thomas S. Flournoy
, of Halifax
, and Gen. William Smith
, of Culpeper
For Lieutenant Governor
a number of gentlemen have been named, mostly by newspaper correspondents.
Two have been authoritatively put forward, viz: Samuel Price
, of Greenbrier
, and General J. D. Imboden
, of Augusta
General John Echols
, of Monroe
, and James W. Sheffey
, of Smythe
, have been nominated in the papers.
For Attorney General
, J. Randolph Tucker
has no opposition for re-election.
For Congress and for the Assembly the candidates are abundant, and the canvass has been as animated as the state of war will permit.
A number of counties being at this time in the enemy's lines, the elections for them will be made under a special law for the purpose by soldiers in the army from those counties, and refugees also voting wherever they may be. The exigency of the State
occasions a curious feature in present campaigning.
We find civilians electioneering in the army, and military leaders canvassing among the civilians at home.
There is no lack of men to serve in field and council.
Our good old mother, indeed, is the more troubled that she has not places for many of her sons eager to serve her. But all have the consolation of knowing that, if no humbler position is obtainable, that unsuspected, unreproached, unsullied, and eminently honorable post of private in the country's service is open to all!