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John S. Carlile
John S. Carlile


On June 13, 1861, at the first session of the Second Wheeling Convention, John Carlile presented "A Declaration of the People of Virginia," a document that called for the reorganization of the government of Virginia on the grounds that due to Virginia's decision to secede from the United States, all state government offices had been vacated.

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First Session of the Second Wheeling Convention
Declaration of the People of Virginia Represented In Convention In Wheeling
An Ordinance for the Reorganization of the State Government
Proceedings of the First Session of the Second Wheeling Convention
Editorials on the Declaration of the People of Virginia


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