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Provisional Congress.

Executive Department,
Richmond,
August 10, 1861.

Hon. Howell Cobb, President of the Congress.

Sir: I herewith transmit to the Congress a communication from the Hon. Secretary of War, asking for an appropriation, herein named, for the support of the military hospitals.

Jefferson Davis.


Executive Department,
Richmond,
August 15, 1861.

Hon. Howell Cobb, President of the Congress.

Sir: I herewith transmit to the Congress a communication from the Hon. Secretary of War, asking for an appropriation of one hundred and thirty thousand dollars to provide for cooks and nurses to minister to the sick and wounded of the Army.

Jefferson Davis.


Executive Department,
Confederate States of America,
Richmond,
August 17, 1861.

The Hon. Howell Cobb, President of the Congress.

Sir: In reply to the resolution of Congress of the 15th inst., calling upon me to furnish that body with the official reports of the various battles fought by our armies since its last adjournment, I have the honor herewith to submit the report of the Secretary of War concerning your resolution.

Jefferson Davis.


Executive Department,
Richmond,
August 21, 1861.

Hon. Howell Cobb, President of the Congress.[1]

Sir: In response to the resolution of the Congress of August 17, 1861, I herewith transmit all the official information[2] which I have in relation to the subject of inquiry. Letters of an un-


  1. See also message of August 23, 1861, page 128.
  2. Relative to the hanging of two sentinels of the South Carolina troops by Federal forces, and treatment of Confederate prisoners by Federal authorities.