Convention of 1861, General Records, Box 6
Archival Collections, The Library of Virginia
Resolutions adopted by the Convention of Virginia
29 June 1861
1st. Resolved, That the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia turn over and transfer to the Government of the Confederate States, for use during the war, all the machinery and stores captured by the Virginia forces at Harpers Ferry, now in possession of the State, reserving the right of property in the same.
2d. Resolved, That this Convention hereby ratifies and confirms the act of the Governor of the Commonwealth authorizing the use, during the war, by the President of the Confederate States or those acting under his authority, for the common defence, of all the public property, munitions of war &c; captured from the United States, reserving to the State of Virginia the right of property in the same: and the Governor is directed to preserve an inventory of all property thus turned over, in order that such of it as may be consumed, injured or destroyed may be the subject of just account between the State of Virginia and the Confederate States.
3d. Resolved, That the Governor of Virginia be authorized to allow the Confederate Government, on such terms as he may deem just and reasonable, the use of the Armory building at Richmond for operating said Machinery.
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Jno. L Eubank
Secretary of Convention