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The question then recurring on the substitute of Mr. Sexton, of Texas, for the section relative to mail contractors, which leaves the law on that subject pretty much as it now stands, it was rejected. Ayes, 31; noes, 41. The bill was then engrossed, read a third time, and passed. Ayes, 47; noes, 26. The bill reads as follows: "The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That so much of the act ' to organize forces to serve during the war,' approved February 17, 1864, as exempts one person as overseen or agriculturist on such farm or plantation upon which there were, at specified times, fifteen able-bodied field hands, between the ages of sixteen and fifty, upon certain conditions, is hereby repealed. "2. No exemption or detail shall be granted by the President or by the Secretary of War, by virtue of said act, except to persons lawfully reported by a board of surgeons as unable to perform active service in the field; to persons over the age o