Proceedings of the enemy on the Eastern Shore.
of yesterday publishes a new proclamation from the prolific pen of General H. H. Lockwood
, who, at the head of his Vandals, is now lording it over the good people of the two counties of the Eastern Shore of Virginia
We publish it below.
He has also issued a proclamation for taking the vote of the people on the question of attaching themselves to the State of Maryland
, or to Pierpont
's caricature of a Goveinment in Wheeling
The force of the enemy in Accomac
is four thousand and in Northampton
They have at present five steamers in Pangoteague creek, which makes up from the Chesapeake
into Accomac county!
Whereas, under the proclamation of Gen. Dix
, the people of Accomac
have laid down their arms, and are entitled to the protection of the Federal Government
; and whereas serious inconvenience might arise from the suspension of the laws and authorities therein; and whereas the functionaries were elected previous to the passage of the so called ordinance of secession, whereby this people put themselves in hostility to the Federal Government
; and whereas the responsibilities and duties of said functionaries were sought to be changed by an oath of allegiance to a pretended.
Government in rebellion against the Federal Government
; therefore, I, H. H. Lockwood
commanding in said counties, do, by virtue of authority vested in me, authorize Judges, Magistrates, Sheriffs, &c., &c., to continue in office and discharge, &c., in accordance with the Constitution of the United States
, the laws of Virginia
, previous to the Ordinance of Secession, except so far as modified or changed by any subsequent act of the Legislature sitting in Western Virginia
, and the laws passed by said Legislature subsequent to said act.--Provided, always, that all such persons, before exercising said functions, appear before me and take the oath of allegiance to the United States
. Henry H. Lockwood