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uced by Mr. Wilson on the sixth July passed on the eighteenth, and was approved by the President on the twenty-second of July, 1861. No. Ii.--The Bill to increase the Military Establishment of the United States. In the Senate, on the sixth of July, 1861, Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, agreeably to notice given on the first day of the session, introduced a bill to increase the regular army. The bill provided, that there be added to the regular army nine regiments of infantry, one regiment o President approved the bill on the twenty-fifth of July, 1861. No. V.--The Joint Resolution to approve and confirm certain Acts of the President of the United States, for suppressing Insurrection and Rebellion. In the Senate, on the sixth of July, 1861, agreeably to notice given on the fourth, Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, introduced a joint resolution to approve and confirm certain acts of the President. The resolution was read twice and referred to the Military Committee. On the eight
Doc. 16.-the passage of the Potomac. General Patterson's report. headquarters Department Pennsylvania, Martinsburg, July 6, 1861. Colonel E. D. Townsend, A. A. General U. S. A., Washington City: Sir: I telegraphed my intention to cross the Potomac on the first instant. I now have the honor to report my movements since that date. I left Hagerstown on the afternoon of the thirtieth ultimo, the earliest day my command could take the field in a proper condition for active service, intending the following morning to enter Virginia with two columns, (at Dam No. Four and at Williamsport,) to be united the same day at Hainesville, the location of the rebels. Owing to the danger and difficulty attending the fording at Dam No. Four, I placed all the force at Williamsport. My order of march for the second instant, is given in the accompanying circular. The advance crossed the Potomac at four A. M., all taking the main road to Martinsburg with the exception of Negley's briga