Ordinances of the Convention of West Virginia, 1861
Archival Collections, The Library of Virginia
An Ordinance declaring null and void the proceedings of the Richmond Convention of 1861.
(Passed, August 9, 1861.)
The people of Virginia, by their delegates assembled in Convention at Wheeling, do ordain as follows:
1. All Ordinances, Acts, Orders, Resolutions, and other proceedings of the Convention which assembled at Richmond, on the thirteenth day of February last, being without the authority of the people of Virginia constitutionally given, and in derogation of their rights, are hereby declared illegal, inoperative, null, void, and without force or effect.