Head-Quarters, 13th Army Corps,
Department of the Tennessee,
Oxford, Mississippi, Dec. 9th., 1862.
TO THE PEOPLE OF WEST TENNESSEE:
To enable the people of West Tennessee to send Representatives to Congress, and re-establish civil government among them, under the Constitution and laws of the United States, notice is hereby given, that an election will be held in the Eighth Ninth, and Tenth Congressional Districts of the State of Tennessee, on Wednesday, the twenty-fourth day of December, 1 A. D., 1862, for the election of Representatives to the Congress of the United States of America, and such County and State Officers, as, under the laws of the State of Tennessee, the people were entitled to elect at the time of the breaking out of the rebellion.
The election will be conducted, as nearly as may be, in conformity with the laws in force regulating the same, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty. Judges and Clerks of election, will be chosen by the legal voters in each Election Precinct, one of which Judges will administer to the other Judges and Clerks so chosen, the oath required to be administered to Judges and Clerks of Election, before entering upon their duties as such, by the laws in force at the time aforesaid, and will, in turn, have the same oath administered to him by one of the said Judges.
The Polls will be opened at ten o'clock a. m., and close at four o'clock p. m., and when Judges and Clerks of Election are not chosen by the qualified voters, District and local Millitary Commanders will appoint them, and cause the Polls to be opened and votes received.
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: December 9, 1862 - March 31, 1863. Volume: 7. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1979. Page number: 3.
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