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Given under my hand and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 27th day of June, 1862, and in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth.

JOHN LETCHER.

By the Governor:

GEORGE W. MUNFORD,

Secretary of the Commonwealth.

[12.]

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, June 27, 1862.

Honorable G. W. EANDOLPH,

Secretary of War, C. S. A:

SIR: The inclosed proclamation of General Heth has been sent to me from Montgomery County. As I am satisfied that such a publication could never have been authorized by your Department, I send it for your inspection and such order in regard to it as you may think proper to issue.

I am, truly,

JOHN LETCHER.

[Indorsement.]

Inform the Governor that proclamation was revoked by General Loring, and General Heth has been ordered to Chattanooga.

[G. W. RANDOLPH.]

[inclosure.]

PROCLAMATION.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY,

New River, Salt Sulphur Springs, Va., June 9, 1862.

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

This is to give notice to all in the counties of Greenbier, Monroe, Alleghany, Botetourt, Roanoke, Montgomery, Mercer, Giles, Pulaski, and Bland, between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five, and subject to military duty under the conscript law, who may have deserted or who have never reported for military duty, that unless they report to these headquarters within five days after receipt of this proclamation they will be shot as deserters wherver they may be found. All men in the above-named counties subject to military duty under the said law who may have been exempted by boards of magistrates or medical examinating boards, in accordance with the bill passed by the General Assembly of Virginia February 10, 1862, are required to report for duty, and if necessary, be examined by surgeons in the C. S. Army, the bill by which such were exempted being abrogated by the conscript law. This does not include such men as have been exempted by certificates of exemption from surgeons or other officers of the Army of the Confederate States.

By order of Brigadier General Heth, commanding:

R. H. FINNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[12.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE CAPE FEAR,

Wilmington, N. C., June 27, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond:

DEAR SIR: Last night the English steamer Modern Greece, in attempting to enter New Inlet, off Fort Fisher, got aground. She is