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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) to Thomas Bocock

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02950 Author/Creator: Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Letter signed Date: 1 April 1862 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25.3 x 21 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02950 Author/Creator: Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Letter signed Date: 1 April 1862 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25.3 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Text written for Davis by his private secretary, Burton Harrison. Indicates he is sending a communication from the Secretary of the Navy (not included) related to the budget for prosecuting the Civil War. "I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, conveying information sought by a 'Resolution of the House' requesting the President to communicate to the House what additional sums of money, if any, are in his judgment necessary to the departments of War and Navy in order to secure a successful prosecution of the War and effective defence of the Confederate States, during the time for which Congress at is present session should make provision." After the war, Harrison became a prominent New York attorney and Democratic politician. Bocock, a former U.S. Congressman, was speaker of the Confederate Congress.

Background Information:

Full Transcript: Executive Department
April 1st, 1862,
To the Hon
The Speaker of the
House of Representatives,
Sir
I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives a communication from the Secretary of the ...Navy, conveying information sought by a "Resolution of the House" requesting the President to communicate to the House what additional sums of money, if any, are in his judgment necessary to the departments of War and Navy in order to secure [2] a successful prosecution of the War and effective defence of the Confederate States, during the time for which Congress at its present session should make provision.

Jefferson Davis
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People: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Harrison, Burton Norvell, 1838-1904
Bocock, Thomas S., 1815-1891

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: FinanceEconomicsCivil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaNavyGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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