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First Congress.

Whiting in relation to running the blockade of Wilmington, North Carolina," I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, covering copies of the reports referred to.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Dec. 16, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

In response to your resolution of the 10th instant, I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War relative to the exemption of mail contractors "under the act of April 14, 1863," and to the action of the Department upon the subject.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Dec. 16, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication from the Attorney General ad interim, submitting additional estimates for the expenditures of the Department of Justice.

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

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Dec. 16, 1863.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.[1]

I herewith transmit for your consideration, in secret session, a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, covering a report in relation to foreign cotton loans.

I recommend the ratification by Congress of the accompanying contract[2] for a second foreign loan, and of the issue of the cotton certificates made for the use of the Navy Department.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Dec. 17, 1863.

To the House of Representatives.

In partial response to your resolution of the 11th instant, I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, cov-


  1. A duplicate of this message was transmitted to Congress later in the day, inclosing additional papers.
  2. With Emile Erlanger & Co., Paris.