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ty of the malls in that direction, we deemed the matter of sufficient importance to justify an investigation, and consequently made the proper inquiries at the Post-Office Department, and were permitted to copy the subjoined communication. It shows that the officials have not been neglectful of the wants of our soldiers, who are the real sufferers by the detention of letters from their friends at home, while the causes of complaint are beyond the Department's control: Richmond, Oct. 14, 1861. H. Sr. Geo. Offutt, Esq., Chief of the Contract Bureau. Sir: --In accordance with your instructions of the 8th instant, I left this city on the morning of the 9th, and arrived at Fairfax C. H. on the morning of the 10th. The train from Tudor Hall to Fairfax Station has been all the time since that part of the Railroad was rebuilt, under the immediate control of the Chief Quartermaster, Major W. L. Cabell. In fact, it is now called the "Quartermaster's Train," and he pays fo