To the Senate of the United States:
In compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 30th December, 1839. I communicate the report** of the Secretary of War, containing the information called for by that resolution as far as it relates to the Department under his charge.
M. VAN BUREN.
** Relating to the manner in which the public funds have been paid out by disbursing officers and agents during 1838 and 1839.
Martin van Buren, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/201008