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estimate of the amount required to be appropriated for these objects during the year 1865.

I invite your special attention to the subject.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., February 28, 1865.

To the Senate and House of Representatives.

I herewith transmit for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, covering copies of several additional reports of military operations.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., March 1, 1865.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

I have received the following resolution adopted by you in secret session on the 12th January last:

"Resolved, That the President of the Confederate States be requested to communicate to the Senate, if in his opinion it be not incompatible with the public interests, the contemporaneous correspondence and documents mentioned in the letter of the Secretary of War of the 3d inst., communicating a copy of the report of Genl. Joseph E. Johnston, called for by a resolution of the Senate."

In response, I herewith transmit for your information copies of my own correspondence with Genl. J. E. Johnston during the time he commanded the Army of Tennessee in the field, as well as of the correspondence had with him by the Department.

The letter of the Secretary of War of this date, covering the papers forwarded by him, explains the delay in responding to your resolution.

Jefferson Davis.


Richmond, Va., March 3, 1865.

To the Senate of the Confederate States.

I have this day received a copy of your resolution of the 1st inst., as follows:

"Resolved, That Major General Stephen D. Lee, having been appointed Lt. General under the act of Feb. 17, 1864, and having been relieved from the discharge of the duties in the command to which he was appointed, cannot be confirmed by the