From the Richmond Whig, 3/3/1862, p. 3, c. 3

RICHMOND, March 1, 1862

                 No. 8

I. The following Proclamation of the President, is published for the information of all concerned:


"By virtue of the power vested in me by law, to declare the suspension of the privileges of the writ of habeas corpus, in cities threatened with invasion:

"I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, do proclaim that Martial Law is hereby extended over the city of Richmond, and the adjoining and surrounding country to the distance of ten miles. And I do proclaim the suspension of all civil jurisdiction, with the exception of that of the Mayor of the city, and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, within the said city and surrounding country, to the distance aforesaid.

In faith whereof I have hereunto signed my name and set my seal, at the city of Richmond, on the first day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.

(signed)            JEFFERSON DAVIS.

II. Brig. Gen. J. H. Winder, commanding the department of Henrico, is charged with the due execution of the foregoing proclamation. He will forthwith establish an efficient military police, and will enforce the following orders:

All distillation of spiritous liquors is positively prohibited, and the distilleries will be forthwith closed. The sale of spiritous liquors of any kind is also prohibited, and establishments for the sale thereof will be closed.

III. All persons infringing the above proclamation, will suffer such punishment as shall be ordered by the sentence of a Court Martial, PROVIDED that no sentence to hard labor for more than one month shall be inflicted by the sentence of a regimental Court Martial, as directed by the 67th article of War.

By command of the Secretary of War,
Adj. And Inspt. General.

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RICHMOND, VA., March 2nd, 1862.

              No. 1.

I. By virtue of the authority conferred by General Orders No. 8, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, March 1st, 1862, Capt. A. C. Godwin is appointed Provost Marshal of the City of Richmond, and the adjoining and surrounding country for the distance of ten miles.

II. All distillation and distribution of spiritous liquors is prohibited by the Proclamation of the President, the Provost Marshal will take immediate and effective steps to enforce this Order, and all persons found transgressing, with by the distillation, sale, giving away, or in any manner disposing of spiritous liquors will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

III. All persons of every degree except those in the service of the State or Confederate States, having arms in their possession will deliver the same to the Ordnance Department, on or before the 5th March, 1862. Otherwise they will be seized and taken possession of by the Provost Marshal. All public arms in the public service will be receipted for, and all private arms will be paid for.

By order of Brig.-Gen. JNO. H. WINDER, Com'dg. &c.
Asst. Adj't. Gen.


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