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Second Congress.

Secretary of War, covering copies of "the reports of Generals Taylor, Price, and Magruder, with the report of General Smith appended, of their military operations in the Trans-Mississippi Department during the last eighteen months."

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., February 8th, 1865.

To the House of Representatives.

In response to your resolution of the 11th ult., I herewith transmit a communication from the Postmaster General, which conveys the information requested relative to the number of persons exempted as contractors to carry the mails on routes less than fifty miles in length, so far as the records of his office enable him to furnish it.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 10, 1865.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, covering an estimate for an additional appropriation required by the Navy Department.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 15, 1865.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

In partial response to your resolution of the 24th ultimo, I herewith transmit communications from the Secretary of the Navy and the Postmaster General, relative to the number of white men between the ages of 18 and 45, and of negroes, whose services are necessary to their respective Departments.

The Secretary of War has been called on to furnish reports on this subject from the several bureaus specified in your resolution, which will be transmitted when received.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., Feb. 15, 1865.

To the House of Representatives.

In further response to your resolution of the 25th ultimo, I herewith transmit for your information a communication from