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OF THE

CONSTITUTIONAL CONTENTION

OF THE

STATE OF VIRGINIA.

RICHMOND:

PRINTED AT THE OFFICE" OF THE NEW NATION.
186 7.

COMMUNICATION

FROM

MAJOR-GEIEBAL SCHOEIELD

WITH

ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT,

State Of Virginia, Richmond, Va., Dec. 3, 3867.

To the President of the State Convention, Bichmond, Virginia:

Sir: I have the honor to furnish herewith, for the information and action of the Convention, the following papers:

1st. Official copies, as published in General Orders from the War Department, of the Act of Congress passed March 2nd, 1867, entitled, "An Act to provide for the more efficient government of the rebel States," and the acts supplementary thereto, passed March 23rd and July 19th, 1867; which acts of Congress constitute the authority under which the Convention was called, and deline its powers and duties. (A.)

2nd. A copy of General Orders No. 77, current series, from these Headquarters, giving the names of the delegates elected to the Convention, according to the returns of the officers who conducted the election. (B.)

3rd. Letters from Frederick S. Tukey, a candidate for delegate to the Convention from the election district composed of the counties of Augusta, Albemarle and Louisa, protesting against counting the ballots cast for James C. Southall, in the magisterial district of Augusta county, and claiming a seat as a delegate to this Convention; together with the report of Mr. Thos. P. Jackson, President Board of Registration of Augusta county, on this subject. (C.)

4th. A letter from Messrs. IN. A. Sturdivant, Marmaduke Johnson, Thomas J. Evans, Alex. H. Sands and William Taylor, protesting against counting the ballots cast in the First, Second and Third Wards of the city of Richmond, on account of the manner in which the election was conducted in those wards, and asking that they may be awarded seats in this Convention in place of James W. Hunnicutt, John C. Underwood, James Morrissey, Lewis Lindsay and Jos. Cox, with my reply thereto. (D.)

oth. A petition irom certain citizens of Montgomery county, asking that the election of A. H. Flanagan as delegate to the Convention be set aside. (E.)

6th. Letters from John B. Eastham, of Louisa county, Samuel K. Seay, of Amelia county, and Robert S. Beasley, of Greene county, delegates elect to the Convention, tendering their resignations as such, with copies of my replies thereto. (F.ly

7th. Copies of my replies to inquiries addressed me in reference to the eligibility to election as delegates to the Convention. (G.)

I shall be pleased to furnish the Convention with all information, and copies of all papers and documents in my possession, which may be required by you in your deliberations.

Yery respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Brevet Major-General, U. 8. A.

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