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First Congress.

Richmond, Va., April 21, 1863.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

I herewith transmit for your information, in secret session, a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, in response to your resolution of the 11th instant, inquiring as to the terms on which cotton has been sold in foreign markets under cover of certificates referred to in his report dated January 10th, 1862. From the report it appears that cotton has not been thus sold.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 21, 1863.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

I herewith transmit for your information, in secret session, a communication from the Secretary of War, in response to your resolution of the 11th instant, in reference to the revocation of restrictions upon commerce across the Rio Grande.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 23, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, covering copies of certain reports of the battle of Murfreesboro.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 23, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration, in secret session, a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, submitting an estimate of the amount required to meet the charges upon exchange for the sum recently appropriated for the use of the Navy Department abroad.

I recommend an additional appropriation of the amount for the purpose specified, or such provision as will secure to the Department the use of the appropriation in funds current at the place where required.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 24, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication