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From Washington.

Washington, Aug, 30.
--The War Department has issued the following: "An act of Congress makes the holding of correspondence with, or giving aid directly or indirectly to, the enemy, punishable with death, or other punishment directed by court-martial. The public safety requires the enforcement of this article. It is therefore ordered that all correspondence or communication, written or verbal, printed or telegraphic, respecting operations of the army or military movements, either by land or water, or respecting troops, camps, arsenals, entrenchments, or military affairs, by which direct or indirect intelligence may be obtained without the sanction of the General commanding, be and are absolutely prohibited from and after the date of this under. Persons violating this will be proceeded against."

The Post-Office Department orders the abolition of Kentucky post-offices at Hickman, Columbus, Paducah, and all post-offices and post-routes west of the Tennessee River, except the route from Russellville viz Cadis and Mayfield, and from Eddifield to Oliver. All post-offices on those routes will be continued except Aurora.

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