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itary Affairs had received many letters approving the provisions of the bill. General Grant wrote that the system, as now proposed, is a good one; that it may be subject to modifications which can be made by orders; that it is an admirable system to be adopted by all our armies. General Hooker said he regarded the bill as unexceptionable. General Sykes, commanding a corps in the army of the Potomac, said: In its main provisions it is identical of Order Eighty-five, of this army, August twenty-fourth, 1863. The system established in those orders has been tested, and found highly satisfactory. General Sedgwick, commanding the Sixth corps, of the army of the Potomac, said of the bill: It is essentially the same as now organized in this army, and has been found to work admirably. General French, another corps commander of the army of the Potomac, says: The system, as embodied in the bill, is almost practically perfect. General Pleasonton, who commanded the cavalry of the army of the