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First Congress.

Johnston of his operations in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana," and of the report of Lieut. Gen. J. C. Pemberton of the battles of Port Gibson, Baker's Creek, and the siege of Vicksburg, to which is appended a copy of the correspondence of the Department with him relative to some points of the report which were thought to require explanation.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Jan. 11, 1864.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith submit for your consideration a communication from the Attorney General, containing an estimate of an additional sum required by the Department of Justice.

I recommend that an appropriation be made of the amount specified for the purpose indicated.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., January 11, 1864.

To the House of Representatives.

In partial response to your resolution of the 11th ult., I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, showing "the number of officers and men, including the police and mounted guard, employed in executing the conscript law" in the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Further information on the subject will be furnished when received.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., January 12, 1864.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, submitting "the condensed estimates of appropriations required for the support of the Government for the period from January 1 to June 30, 1864, inclusive.

It was intended that these estimates should accompany my message[1] of the 7th ultimo, but they seem to have failed to reach the committees.

I recommend that appropriations be made of the sums specified for the purposes indicated.

Jefferson Davis.