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of the act of Congress "in relation to the arrest and disposition of slaves who have been recaptured from the enemy."

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, February 5, 1864.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit communications from the Secretaries of the Treasury and of War, which convey the information asked for in your resolution of the 13th ultimo, relative to the amount of money forwarded to the Trans-Mississippi Department since the adjournment of Congress, and to the adjustment of claims against the Government for articles illegally impressed and not paid for at the time.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 8, 1864.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, in response to your resolution of the 15th ult., requesting to be informed "by what authority Gens. Sam Jones and Imboden have prohibited the transportation of food from the military districts in which they are located to the city of Richmond for private use and consumption."

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 8, 1864.

To the House of Representatives.

In response to your resolution of the 12th ultimo, I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, relative to the "domestic passport system" now enforced upon citizens traveling in some parts of the Confederate States outside of the lines of the armies.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., February 8, 1864.

To the House of Representatives.

In response to your resolution of the 12th ultimo, I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, stating that the records of the War Office "do not

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