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August 8, 1862

Point Pleasant Register
August 14, 1862


IT having been made known to me that owing to the prowling hands of armed rebels, and the close proximity of the public enemy, it is extremely hazardous to hold the Courts for the county of Wayne, at the Court House thereof, by virtue of the authority in me vested, by the 11th section of chapter 161 of the Code of Virginia, I Francis H. Pierpoint, Governor of the State of Virginia, do hereby appoint the town of Ceredo in said county of Wayne, as the place where the various courts of the said county shall be held so long as the causes shall continue to have made this proclamation necessary. Due notice will be hereafter given by proclamation, of the restoration of the sessions of said courts to the county seat of said county as established by law.

Given under my hand and the less Seal of the Commonwealth, at the City of Wheeling, this 8th day of August 1862, and in the 87th year of this Commonwealth.

By the Governor,
L.A. HAGANS, Sec'y. of the Com.
Aug 14w4.

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