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Letter by flag of truce.

--By orders issued by Brig.-Gen. John H. Winder, commanding this department, all letters intended to be sent to the United States by flag of truce must be mailed at his office, where they are subjected to examination, and if deemed unobjectionable are forwarded. All letters must have on them either a three cent piece or U. S. postage stamp, and they must not exceed a page in length, or contain any allusions to political or military matters. Letters to be dispatched by flag of truce accumulate so rapidly that if they are written of the usual length the would never find time to wade through them.

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