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The Inauguration

Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
June 20, 1863

THE INAUGURATION – This will be a big day in the city of Wheeling. Already the hotels are filled with people who have come to witness the inauguration of the Governor of the new State of West Virginia. For the benefit of the public we re-publish the following order of arrangements for the occasion:

1. The Governor elect, members of the Senate and House of Delegates elect, and State officers of the State of West Virginia, and the Governor and State officers of the State of Virginia, are respectfully requested to meet at the McClure House at 9 o’clock, A. M.

2. The 4th and 5th Regiments of West Virginia militia, fully armed and equipped, will parade on Fourth Street, the right of the Fifth resting on Monroe street, at 8 o’clock A. M. After forming the brigade and receiving the General Assembly and officers of the Government at the McClure House, the column will march by the following route, viz: Along Market to John street, thence to Main street, thence to Second street, thence to Chapline street, thence to Market street, thence to Union street, thence to Fourth street, thence to John street, thence to Fifth street and thence to the Linsley Institute.

3. In front of the Linsley Institute, Gov. Peirpoint will deliver his valedictory, and introduce Hon. Arthur I. Boreman the Governor elect of West Virginia, who will deliver his inaugural address.

4. At the conclusion of his address Gov. Boreman will cause the national flag to be raised over the Linsley Institute, the temporary Capitol of West Virginia, and a national salute of thirty five guns will be simultaneously fired.

5. After the two Houses of the General Assembly shall have retired to their respective chambers, the brigade will move to their parade ground and be there dismissed.

6. Citizens are requested to close their places of business between the hours of 8 A. M. and 1 P. M., and display the national flag.

An order appears elsewhere calling upon the militia to appear at the Court House in pursuance of the above programme.

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