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First Congress.

Executive Department, April 1, 1862.

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the Confederate States.

I herewith transmit the report[1] of the Secretary of the Navy, which I recommend be considered in secret session.

Jefferson Davis.


Executive Department, April 1, 1862.

To the Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir: I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives a communication from the Secretary of War, affording, as far as practicable, the information sought by the "resolution of inquiry adopted by the House of Representatives in regard to the disasters at Forts Henry and Donelson," &c., and replying to the "additional resolution of the House of Representatives," adopted March 31, 1862, calling for the official response of General A. S. Johnston to the interrogatories propounded to him in regard to those subjects; and also for a copy of the supplementary report of General Pillow in regard to the affair at Fort Donelson, &c.

Jefferson Davis.


To the Hon. the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir: I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, covering additional estimates for clerks to be employed in the offices of the Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Depositaries of the Confederate States, and I recommend that the appropriation be made of the sums and for the purposes specified.

Jefferson Davis.

[Received April 1, 1862.]


To the Hon. the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir: I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives a communication from the Secretary of War, in reference to a "resolution of the House," requesting the President to furnish to the


  1. In compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives requesting a report on the plan and construction of the Virginia, the reasons for applying the plan to the Merrimac, and what persons rendered especial aid in designing and building the ship.