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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 95 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 54 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 49 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 44 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 40 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 38 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 35 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 34 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 22 2 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1861., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for John Letcher or search for John Letcher in all documents.

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Proclamation by the Governor of Virginia. The following Proclamation was issued yesterday by Governor Letcher. The entire military force of the Commonwealth will respond with alacrity to the order: By the Governor of Virginia.a Proclamation. Whereas, seven of the States formerly composing a part of the United States,he powers granted by her people, and it is due to the honor of Virginia that an improper exercise of force against her people should be repelled: Therefore, I, John Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, have thought proper to order all armed volunteer regiments or companies within this State forthwith to hold themselvselves for efficient service. Such companies as are not armed and equipped will report that fact, that they may be properly supplied. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed, this 17th day of April, 1861, and in the 85th year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher.
Governor Letcher's reply to Secretary Cameron. Executive Department, Richmond, Va., April 16, 1861. Hon. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War: Sir: I received your telegram of the 15th, the genuineness of which I doubted. Since that time I have received your communication, mailed the same day, in which I am requested to detach from the militia of the State of Virginia "the quota designated in a table," which you append, "to serve as infantry or riflemen for the period of three months,ished to the powers at Washington, for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the Southern States, and a requisition made upon me for such an object — an object, in my judgment, not within the purview of the Constitution, or the act of 1795--will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war, and having done so, we will meet it, in a spirit as determined as the Administration has exhibited towards the South. Respectfully, John Letcher.
f excitement. We are all ready and prepared for any emergency. The gallant Weisiger has his Troop encamped at Amelia Court-House. The Amelia Rifles and Grays will be in to-day. Capt. E. Harvie, of the Southern Confederacy Army, is with us, drilling the companies. Our boys are all elated at the prospect of a brush with the troops of "Old Abe." The flag of the Southern Confederacy is flying from the top of our Court-House, the quarters of the troops, who are awaiting the orders of Gov. Letcher. We are all truly glad to see the old Governor coming out so fully for Southern rights; and it is with pride we have received the firm, determined bearing of our gallant representative, Lewis E. Harvie, in the Convention. We have watched his course all through, and feel proud of him; he fully represents us as a people; what he speaks, we endorse. There is no and people in the old Commonwealth more fully and ably represented than we are; he is a type of the sentiments of our entire peop