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eases, or has anything to transport. A private soldier, from the army, named-- --, was detailed to act as conductor and mail messenger on the train between the two places: and they transported the mails as they pleased, under the impression that they were benefitting the Post-Office Department, as well as themselves, in carrying the mails. I endeavored to get the regular mail train run to Fairfax Station, or such portion of it as was necessary to convey the mails and soldiers; but Mr. Vandergrift, the Superintendent of the road, informed me that it was impracticable, from the fact that they had no turn-table at Fairfax Station, and that it would be dangerous to run so long a train backwards (ten miles) in the night. There has been a great deal of complaint about the Winchester mails, and while at Tudor Hall, I learned that it arose from a want of connection with the Manassas Road by the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Very respectfully, [Signed,] W. E. M. Word, Special