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Frederick County Election

Union or Secession
  • Frederick County Election Ticket, February 4, 1861
Two of the candidates for the Virginia Convention from Frederick County had tickets printed for the use of voters on February 4, 1861.
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  • To the Citizens of Frederick County
    To the Citizens of Frederick County
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Frederick County Election Ticket, February 4, 1861

"Virginia, Frederick County, Ticket. . . .," 1861, Broadside, 1861 .V8 BOX, Special Collections, Library of Virginia.

Frederick William Mackey Holliday, a future governor of Virginia, and William L. Clark were candidates in the February 4, 1861, election to represent Frederick County in the Virginia Convention. They supported secession and printed these tickets that voters could take to the polling place, where the law required that they vote viva voce, by voice vote for all to hear. On election day, Robert Young Conrad and James Marshall, both opponents of secession, defeated Holliday and Clark.