Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
March 13, 1863

Wheeling Intelligencer
March 21, 1863

New State Meeting in Wetzel County.

Forks Of Fishing Creek.
Wetzel County, Va.
March 13, 1863.

Editors Intelligencer:

Gents: - You will please favor us with an insertion in your paper of the following:

In pursuance of previous notice given that there would be some two or three gentlemen of your city here to-day, for the purpose of addressing us on the very important question of our New State, there was a large and respectable meeting of our citizens had; and after waiting until a late hour, and being informed that those gentlemen could not be here, we repaired to the Baptist Church, and then and there, on motion of Levi M. Low, the meeting was organized by calling Dr. H. Jolliffe to the Chair and appointing James Savage Secretary. Dr. Jacob Young and William D. Walker, Esq., of New Martinsville, being present, they very appropriately and satisfactorily addressed the meeting; after which the meeting adjourned, and a great many went on their way home rejoicing, and many who had heretofore been opposed to our New State went their way more seriously considering the matter, and will in all probability go to the polls on the 26th and cast their votes in favor of it.

H. Joliffe, Chairman.
James Savage, Secretary.

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