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Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 [no.8]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03614.02.01 Author/Creator: Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 Place Written: Washington, District of Columbia Type: Printed document signed Date: 30 May 1839 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.6 x 19.1 cm Order a Copy

Signed by Secretary of War Joel R. Poinsett. "No. 8" Presidential appointment of Reynolds a "Cadet in the service of the United States . . . ." [Appointment to West Point]

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