From the Richmond Whig, 3/3/1862, p. 3, c. 3
ADJUTANT AND INSP'T
RICHMOND, March 1, 1862
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
"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
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
Adj. And Inspt. General.
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DEPARTMENT OF HENRICO,
RICHMOND, VA., March 2nd, 1862.
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
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.
L. R. PAGE,
Asst. Adj't. Gen.