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n by the soldiers in the service of the United States may be transmitted through the mails without the prepayment of postage, under such regulations as the Post-Office Department may prescribe; the postage thereon to be paid by the recipient. Mr. Van Wyck, of New-York, moved as a substitute: That the colonel of every regiment now or hereafter to be in the service of the United States, shall appoint the chaplain of his regiment, and in case there be no chaplain, then any person he may deem compef receiving letters and papers to be carried to the post-offices and mails of the United States: That the appointment referred to in the first section of this act shall, by said post-master, be filed in the office of the Postmaster-General. Mr. Van Wyck's amendment was rejected, and then Mr. Colfax's amendment was adopted. Mr. Burnett offered as a proviso to be added to the end of the bill: That the military force hereby provided for in this act, shall not be employed in subjugating and ho