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First Congress.

Richmond, Va., April 29th, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, in reference to your resolution of the 25th instant, asking for a copy of the finding of the court of inquiry in the case of John H. Mitchell, C. S. N.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 30, 1863.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

I herewith transmit for your information, in secret session, communications from the Secretaries of the Treasury and of War, in response to your resolution of the 7th inst., of inquiry relative "to the sale or hypothecation of cotton, or cotton certificates or bonds, in Europe."

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 30, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of the Navy in reference to a recent act of Congress establishing a "Volunteer Navy."

I concur with him in the opinion that the injunction of secrecy should be removed from the law.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., April 30th, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication from the Secretary of War, submitting an estimate of the sum needed to pay for a submarine telegraph cable at Charleston, S. C.

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

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., May 1st, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

In response to your resolution of the 29th January and the