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respondence is desired, I have not deemed it proper to add anything which was prior or subsequent to those dates.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., January 29, 1864.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration, in secret session, a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, to which I invite your special attention.

I recommend an appropriation of the sum specified for the purpose indicated.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., January 30, 1864.

To the House of Representatives.

In response to your resolution of the 21st inst., I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, showing the present state of the question pending between the two Governments, of the Confederate States and the United States, relative to the exchange of prisoners.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Jan. 30, 1864.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication from the Secretary of War, covering an estimate[1] of an additional sum needed by the Engineer Bureau.

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

Jefferson Davis.


February 3, 1864.

The Senate and House of Representatives of the Confederate States.

The present state of the Confederacy, in my judgment, requires that I should call your attention to a condition of things existing in the country which has already been productive of serious evil, and which threatens still graver consequences unless an adequate


  1. Of amount required to pay claims for the loss of slaves by impressment, etc.