Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
March 19, 1863

Wheeling Intelligencer
March 16, 1863

New State Meetings at Grafton.

There will be New State meetings at Grafton on the 19th and 21st inst., at which will be liberally discussed the merits and advantages of the New State question by W. T. Willey, Wm. G. Brown, Saml Crane and others. The questions involved deeply interest us all in a social, moral and pecuniary point of view. Let there be a general outpouring of our people, Come one, come all to the rescue.

By order of Committee of Common sense and your interest.

Grafton, March 14, 1863.

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