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Second Congress.

Richmond, Virginia, December 15th, 1864.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of State, covering further copies of his correspondence with our commissioners abroad, referred to in my message of the 7th inst.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, December 19, 1864.

To the House of Representatives.

In response to your resolution of the 19th ult., I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, relative to contracts for supplies to be paid for in cotton in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., December 19, 1864.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, relative to a further foreign loan, and recommend his proposition to your favorable consideration in secret session.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., December 19, 1864.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

In response to your resolution of the 25th ult., I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, which conveys the information desired relative to trials and convictions under the act to punish drunkenness in the Army.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., December 20, 1864.

To the House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit the reports made by the Heads of the Treasury and War Departments, in response to your resolution of the 6th instant, making various inquiries relative to the subject embraced in the act of February 6, 1864, entitled "A bill to impose regulations upon the foreign commerce of the Confederate States to provide for the public defense."