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Soldier's rations and Mode of Cooking them. The regular daily ration of food issued to the troops in the United States service, is three- fourths pound of fresh or salt beef; eighteen ounces of bread, or one and a fourth pounds of corn meal, and at the rate of one hundred rations of eight quarts of peas or beans, or, in lieu thereof, ten pounds of rice; six pounds of coffee, twelve pounds of sugar, four quarts of vinegar, and one and a half pounds of tallow, or one and a fourth pounds of adamantine, or one pound of sperm candles; four pounds of soap, and two quarts of salt. On a campaign, or on marches, or on board transports, the ration of hard bread is one pound. Fresh beef, when it can be procured, should be furnished at least twice a week; the beef to be procured, if possible, by contract. Receipts. Soldier's Soup for 25 Men.--Take 15 quarts of water to 25 pounds of meat, 2 small tablespoonsful of salt, half a one of pepper; about 2 pounds of rice, put in wh