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First Congress.

I recommend an appropriation of the amount and for the purpose indicated.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 4, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, covering reports from the Surgeon General and the Chief of Engineers, in response to your resolution of the 22d ultimo.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 4th, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, forwarding the report of the Chief of Ordnance, in partial response to your resolution of the 10th of September, 1862.

Jefferson Davis.


Executive Office,
Richmond,
February 7, 1863.

To the House of Representatives of the Confederate States.

I have this day received the following resolution —

Resolved, That the President be requested to inform this House whether private property of citizens not in the Army has been seized and confiscated by his order or not; and if it has been, for what offense and under what law such seizure and confiscation have been ordered —

and reply that no private property of citizens, either in or not in the Army, has been seized and confiscated by my order.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 7, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration, in secret session, a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, submitting an estimate of the amount required to carry into effect the act entitled "An Act to authorize a foreign loan."

I recommend an appropriation of the amount and for the purpose specified.

Jefferson Davis.