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stated that the joint resolution was prepared in accordance with the judgment of the Executive, of the Navy Department, and of the War Department. Mr. Grimes moved to amend the resolution by adding: That there shall be paid to each enlisted able or ordinary seaman an advance, as a bounty, of three months pay, to be refunded to the treasury from any prize money to which such enlisted man may hereafter be entitled. The amendment was agreed to, and the bill as amended passed. On motion of Mr. Higby, of California, the House referred the resolution to the Committee on Military Affairs, with leave to report at any time. On the nineteenth, Mr. Deming, of Connecticut, from the Military Committee, reported the resolution without amendment, and it was passed without a division. It was approved by the President on the twenty-fourth of February, 1864. No. Lxii.--The Bill to establish a Uniform System of Ambulances in the United States. In the Senate, on the twenty-third of December,