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First Congress.

Richmond, Va., April 18, 1863.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

I hereby transmit for your information, in executive session, a communication from the Secretary of State, in response to your resolution of the 13th inst., and setting forth generally the reasons upon which I have deemed it expedient to send a commissioner to Russia.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 18, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, covering an estimate of the amount required for the use of the Surgeon General before the close of the current fiscal year.

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

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 18th, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, in response to your resolution of the 4th inst., relative to the case of Surgeon J. E. Dixon, a prisoner of Johnson's Island.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 18, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your information, in secret session, a communication from the Secretary of State, in further response to your resolution of February 28th, asking for copies of such portions of the correspondence between the State Department and our commissioners abroad as can be communicated without detriment to the public service.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 18, 1863.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, in response to your resolution of the 2d