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red a substitute in the person of the Rev. E. E. Orvis, attorney-at-law, a clergyman of the Reformed Baptist Church, and Allen conformed to all the requirements of the Government, in having his substitute regularly enlisted in the company of Captain Cropper, an artillery company then organized. The principal in this transaction returned home, believing that the substitute whom he had paid and placed in the service for the war would protect him from all claims whatever of the Government on the score of military service. The unhappy Allen, however, was not at the end of his troubles, as the sequel will show. The War Department, after mustering Capt. Cropper's company into service, disbanded it, and ordered all the members of it, between the ages of 18 and 35 years, to join another artillery company. Therefore, the Rev. Mr. Orvis, although paid by Allen to serve as his substitute for the war, insists that the action of the Government has released him from all obligations of service,