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First Congress.

Executive Chamber,
Richmond,
September 16th, 1862.

To the House of Representatives of the Confederate States.

I transmit herewith for the information of the House, in secret session, the report prepared by the Secretary of State, in response to the resolution of the House, adopted on the 1st inst.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., September 19th, 1862.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your information several communications from the Secretary of War, in answer to your resolution of the 21st August, asking copies of the official reports of all the battles fought since the adjournment of Congress.

Jefferson Davis.


[To the House of Representatives.]

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Postmaster General in answer to your resolution of the 13th inst., asking "the reasons which have thus far prevented the carrying of the mails from the States east of the Mississippi to the State of Louisiana, west of that river."

Jefferson Davis.

[Received September 20, 1862.]


[To the House of Representatives.]

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Commissary General in answer to your resolution of the 6th inst., relative to the supply of provisions furnished to the Army of the Peninsula, from the 4th of April to the 3d of May, 1862.

Jefferson Davis.

[Received September 20, 1862.]


[To the House of Representatives.]

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, in response to your resolution of the 16th inst., asking the amount required to meet claims upon the Government for vessels and other property seized by the naval