The yeas and nays were then taken on accepting the report of the committee of conference; and it was agreed to — yeas, seventy-three; nays, forty-seven.
The bill was approved by the President on the twenty-fourth of February, 1864, and General Grant was immediately nominated and confirmed Lieutenant-General.
No. Lx.--The Bill to amend the Act for Enrolling and Calling out the National Forces.
In the Senate, on the fifth of January, 1864, Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, introduced a an, Medical Director of the army of the Potomac.
The bill, he said, had been sent to medical directors of armies, and to several generals, and the Committee on Military 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 unexcepti