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miles of insulated copper wire, with batteries, &c., have been made and sent to the army, for field operations, at a cost of $1,763.56. Operators and watchman have been employed at a cost of $1,695.23, of which $1,515.70 has been paid. --Contracts were made with the Texas Telegraph Company and with the Arkansas State Telegraph Company, for building and operating lines and sending Government dispatches to distant portions of the Confederacy. The first was to have been completed by the 10th of December. There are in the Confederate States 2,579 post-roads established by law. Of these, contracts have been prepared, in duplicate, and sent in letters of instruction to postmasters for execution by the contractors on 1,872 routes, and 533 of the number have been returned properly executed. The Department has encountered many difficulties in its efforts to secure efficient postal service, and the causes of failure to obtain contracts upon a large number of routes are given in detail i