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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.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.