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The Daily Dispatch: September 8, 1863., [Electronic resource], Governor's Message. (search)
Virginia Legislature. --In response to the proclamation of the Governor, the two Houses of the General Assembly of Virginia convened in extra session at the Capitol yesterday. The Senate was called to order by Lt. Governor Montague, and was afterwards organized by the election of the following officers: Clerk Shelton C. Davis, of Richmond city; Sergeant-at-Arms, John A. Jordan, of late of Wight; Doorkeeper, Francis V. Sutton, of Richmond city. After the organization of the Senate was effected the message of the Governor was read and the body adjourned. In the House the old Clerk, Wm. F. Gordon, Esq., read the Proclamation of the Governor convening the Legislature. An election for officers of the House then took place, with the following result. Speaker, Hugh W. Sheffey, of Augusta; Clerk, Wm. F. Gordon, of Albemarle; Sergeant-at-Arms, Robert W. Burke, of Augusta; First Doorkeeper, Samuel Freeman, of Richmond city; Second Doorkeeper, George W. Wilson, of