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The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
By the Governor of Virginia a proclamation. --The General Assembly having passed an act to change the time for holding the general elections of this State, and having prescribed that the elections for members of the General Assembly and for Commissioner of Public Works for the first district shall take place on the fourth Thursday of the present month (March), and for members of Congress on the first Wednesday in November next; therefore I, William Smith, Governor of the Commonwealth, do hereby proclaim that the officers whose duty it is to hold said elections in the several counties and corporations, and in the several military camps in which troops from this State are stationed, shall hold said elections at the times and places prescribed by law, and I hereby call the attention of all the people of the Commonwealth to the copy of the act hereto attached. Given under my hand as Governor, and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 1st day of March, 1865, and i
ict, on the fourth Thursday in March, in the year 1865, and so on the same day for each succeeding district every two years thereafter; and for choosing electors of President and Vice-President of the Confederate States on the first Wednesday in November, in the year 1867, or such other day as Congress may determine, and every sixth year thereafter: Provided, that upon the order for a special election of electors of President and Vice-President of the Confederate States, under the requirements oConstitution or laws of Congress, the election shall be held on the day specified by the officer of the Confederate Government whose duty it is to order such election, and for the election of Representatives in Congress on the first Wednesday in November, in the year 1865, and on the same day in every second year thereafter. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Commonwealth to prepare a synopsis of the several laws relating to elections, showing the duties and obligations of superintend