Item #1570 An Act: To Provide for Electing Members of a Convention, and to Convene the same. Passed January 14, 1861. SECESSION, VIRGINIA, Wm. F. Gordon, Jr.
An Act: To Provide for Electing Members of a Convention, and to Convene the same. Passed January 14, 1861
An Act: To Provide for Electing Members of a Convention, and to Convene the same. Passed January 14, 1861
An Act: To Provide for Electing Members of a Convention, and to Convene the same. Passed January 14, 1861
An Act: To Provide for Electing Members of a Convention, and to Convene the same. Passed January 14, 1861
Virginia's Legislature Calls for a Convention to Decide the Secession Question

An Act: To Provide for Electing Members of a Convention, and to Convene the same. Passed January 14, 1861

[Richmond]: [Virginia General Assembly], [1861]. First printing. Single sheet folded in half. Octavo. [iii] pages. Fine condition, with old folds and minor age toning.

The Virginia General Assembly calls for a specially elected state convention to consider secession from the United States.

This act directs the state's election commissioners and officers to provide for the election of a 152 member convention to decide the secession question, and includes an order for a separate poll "to ascertain the sense of the voters upon the question aforesaid" as well.

A rare original printing of this important act of the Virginia state government. OCLC locates just a single copy, at the Library of Virginia.

Ref. HAYNES 19704.


Item #1570

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