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First Congress.

Richmond, Va., Feb. 19, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, in reference to the settlement of the claims of deceased soldiers, in response to your resolution of the 12th inst.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 19, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, in response to your resolution of the 18th instant, in regard to the number of quartermasters on duty in the city of Richmond.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., February 19th, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, in response to your resolution of the 10th inst., asking for information "in regard to the quality and abundance of iron and coal to be obtained in the place in Alabama at which it is contemplated to establish a cannon foundry, &c."

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., February 19th, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of the Navy in regard to the destruction of the enemy's sloop "Hatteras," by the Confederate States steam sloop "Alabama," to which I invite your attention.

The conduct of the commander, officers, and crew is commended to your favorable notice.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., February 20th, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, covering a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in response to your resolution of the 6th

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