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First Congress.

amount of money which will be required will depend upon the extent to which the articles needed may be obtained, and as I cannot hope to get more than a small part of that which a reply to the resolution required me to enumerate, I have not attempted to convert the articles into their probable money value. Estimates have been prepared and will be laid before the Congress showing the appropriations which it is deemed proper to ask, in view of the public wants and the possibility to supply them, as well as of the condition of the finances of the Confederate States.

Jefferson Davis.


To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit to Congress the report of the Postmaster General, and invite attention to the recommendation contained therein.

Jefferson Davis.

March 5, 1862.


Executive Department, March 6, 1862.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a report from the Secretary of War, in answer to a resolution of the House Of Representatives of the 4th inst., which I referred to the Department for the information therein contained, or for copies of the reports called for if they had been received.

Jefferson Davis.


Executive Department, Richmond, March 7, 1862.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

I transmit herewith a report[1] from the Secretary of the Navy, ad interim, in answer to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 6th instant.

Jefferson Davis.


Executive Department, Richmond, March 7, 1862.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

I transmit herewith a report from the Secretary of State, ad interim, in answer to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 6th inst.

Jefferson Davis.



  1. Relating to certain foreign (French) vessels in Chesapeake Bay, and whether these vessels are probably here for the purpose of exporting cotton or tobacco from the Confederate States.