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General Orders,

No. 399.

WAR DEP'T, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, December 21, 1863. Ordered, That the County of St. Marys, in the State of Maryland, and the Counties of Northampton and Accomac, in the State of Virginia, be and they are hereby annexed to the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, under the command of the General commanding that Department.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.

General Orders,

No. 400.

WAR DEP'T, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, December 28, 1863.

The following Joint Resolution by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, is published for the information of all concerned: JOINT RESOLUTION to supply, in part, deficiencies in the appropriations for the public printing, and to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for bounties to Volun

teers.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, to supply deficiencies, in part, in the appropriations for the public printing, the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

That the sum of twenty millions of dollars, or so much thereof as may be required, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the payment of bounties and advance pay: Provided, That no bounties except such as are now provided by law, shall be paid to any persons enlisted after the 5th day of January next.

SEC. 2. And be it further resolved, That the money paid by drafted persons under the "Act for enrolling and calling out the National Forces, and for other purposes," approved third March, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States, and shall be drawn out on requisitions, as in the case of other public moneys; and the money so paid shall be kept in the Treasury as a special deposit, applicable only to the expenses of draft and for the procuration of substitutes. For these purposes it is hereby appropriated.

Approved, December 23, 1863.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.

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