Message of President Martin Van Buren nominating Joel R. Poinsett to be Secretary of War
To the Senate of the United States.
Conf—I nominate Joel R. Poinsett, of the state of South Carolina, to be Secretary of War of the United States, the said office being now held by Benjamin F. Butler whose appointment will expire, by the terms thereof, so soon as a person duly appointed shall have accepted & entered on the duty
thereof of said office.
Washington March 7. 1837.