The Serial Set is a compilation of U.S. Congressional publications published by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives about the bills and resolutions involved in lawmaking. It also includes reports of executive departments, government-funded institutions, and other independent organizations. Documents in the Serial Set are arranged in numeric series chronologically (not topically). This collection offers detailed contemporaneous documentation of political, military, and governmental activities related to indigenous peoples of the continental United States and Alaskan territory during the 19th century. These government documents were scanned from the print collections of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the University of Oklahoma Libraries. They were identified using Steven L. Johnson’s bibliography, Guide to American Indian Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899, published by Clearwater Publishing Company in 1977. Permission for use of descriptive subject annotations was granted by ProQuest LLC as successor in title to ownership of this publication. Individuals responsible for creating the database are Marilyn K. Nicely, Retired Law Librarian for Native American Digitization at the University of Oklahoma Donald E. Pray Law Library; Steve Beleu, retired librarian, Oklahoma Department of Libraries; Jeffrey Wilhite, Documents Librarian at the University of Oklahoma Libraries; Elaine B. Bradshaw, Librarian and Digital Repository Manager, University of Oklahoma Donald E. Pray Law Library; and student workers, Sarah K. Capps and Jared Johnson.

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Submissions from 1839

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Motion submitted by Mr. Linn, in relation to the occupation and settlement of the Oregon Territory.

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Negroes, &c., captured from Indians in Florida, &c

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On the Relief of F. Laventure et. al. [

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Petition of a number of citizens of Illinois, praying the establishment of a land office at "Kishwaukee," in that state

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Petition of a number of citizens of the State of Alabama, praying to be allowed pre-emption rights to any unlocated public lands, in lieu of others of which they have been deprived

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Report : Claim of Choctaw Indians

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Report : Claim of G. Humphreys

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Report : Claim of J. Baldridge

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Report : Claim of J. Baldridge

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Report : Claim of J. Bulow, jr.

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Report : Claim of J. Dukes

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Report : Claim of J. Richey

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Report : Claim of J. Scott

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Report : Claim of R. Robertson

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Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating a report from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, showing the operations of that office since the 17th December, 1838.

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Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, on the State of the finances; also an estimate of appropriations for the year 1840.

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Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a statement showing the annual receipts and expenditures of the Government since the year 1817

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Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a statement showing the number of acres in the states of Alabama and Mississippi, embraced in the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

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Report from the Secretary of War, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, in relation to the payment of the claims of the Alabama volunteers, for horses lost in the service of the United States in the late campaign against the Seminole Indians

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Report from the Secretary of War, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, in relation to the termination of the commission for the adjudication of claims under the Cherokee Treaty of December 29, 1835, and the expenses of the same

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Report from the Secretary of War, transmitting, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a statement of the expenses incurred in negotiating and concluding the Cherokee Treaty of December 29, 1835

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Report from the Secretary of War, transmitting, in compliance with the act of May 1, 1820, a statement of the appropriations and expenditures for that department during the year 1838.

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Report from the Secretary of War, transmitting, in obedience to the act of June 30, 1834, a statement of all persons employed in the service of the Indian Department during the year 1838

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Report on Indian Depredation Claims

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Report : Petition of J. Hernandez

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Report : Petition of J. Kennedy

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Report : Petition of J. McCartney

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Report : Petition of M. Hagan

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Report : Petition of R. Banks

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Report : Petition of W. Smith

Submissions from 1840

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Adam Hall

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Alexander Watson

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Alford Gandy

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Allen Gentry

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Amanda M. Dade

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Arms for inhabitants of Iowa

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Arthur R. Owens

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Benjamin Murphy

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Boundary of Missouri and Iowa

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Britton Evans

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Burlington and Des Moines transportation company

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Captain James Hunter -- widow of

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Charles Sumption

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Chickasaw fund. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a statement of the funds of the Chickasaw Indians, as required by the act of 20th April, 1836.

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Conrad Widrig

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Dade Institute

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David W. Sleeth

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Doctor Wheeler Randall

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Documents from War Department

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Documents relating to the claims of certain companies of Missouri volunteers, for payment for their services in the years 1829 and 1836

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Documents relating to the claims of Wallis and Arthur, and others, for compensation for rations furnished to, and the use of wagons, &c. by, the Missouri volunteers, who were called into the service of the United States, in 1836, against the Sac and Iowa Indians

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Documents relating to the confirmation of the claim of Jonathan Carver to a tract of land

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Documents relating to the construction of certain roads in the Territory of Iowa

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Elisha Mooreland and others

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Elisha Moreland and others

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Estimates -- Florida War. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting estimates of appropriations for the continuance of the Florida War.

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Estimates -- Indian Department -- for 1841. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 543.)

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Exchange school lands granted to half-breed Sac and Fox Indians

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Expenditures in suppressing Indian hostilities in Florida. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information required by the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 7th of July last, in relation to the amount of expenditure in suppressing Indian hostilities in Florida, &c.

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Finance and estimate of appropriations for 1841. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting his annual report on the State of the finances; also an estimate of appropriations for the year 1841.

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General Duncan L. Clinch

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General John Cocke

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George Mayfield

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George M. Bedinger

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George W. Paschall

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Helen Miller

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Henry Bush

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Hyacinth Lassel

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Indians -- Cherokees.

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Irwinton Academy, Alabama

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Isaac McHenry

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Jacob Baugh

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Jacob Haas

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James S. Calhoun

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James Shields

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James W. Andersons

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John Brown

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John G. Bibb

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John H. Robinson

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John L. Scott

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John Lybrook

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John P. Baldwin

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John Richey

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Joseph P. and George W. Johnson

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Joseph Paxton

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Joseph W. Knipe

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Land to soldiers -- old fourth regiment

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Letter from the Second Auditor of the Treasury, transmitting the accounts of persons charged with the disbursement of moneys, goods, &c., for the benefit of the Indians, for the year ending September 30, 1839, together with the names of sub-agents, &c..

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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives of the United States, calling for information concerning the inland trade with Mexico.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, in answer to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 10th instant, calling for statements of the quantity of public lands which have been sold, and remaining unsold since 1830, which have been in market for periods of 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years

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Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to a resolution of the House of Representatives of 24th ult., in relation to troops employed to guard the payment of annuities to Indians on the Des Moines River

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Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to a resolution of the House of Representatives of 9th instant, respecting the progress which has been made in the settlement of claims for horses lost in the Creek and Seminole Wars

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Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 23d ult., in relation to horses lost by the Tennessee volunteers in the Florida War, &c..

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Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 9th instant, in relation to claims growing out of the Florida war

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Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 23d ultimo, respecting the interference of any officer or agent of the government with the Cherokee Indians in the formation of a government for the regulation of their own internal affairs, &c..

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Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 24th ultimo, relative to the plan proposed for the defence of the western frontier; also, what tribes of Indians inhabit the country immediately west of Arkansas and Missouri.

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Letter from the Secretary of War, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, recommending an appropriation for the removal and subsistence of a number of Stockbridge and Munsee Indians.

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a plan for the reorganization of the Indian Department, in compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 2d of March last

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a statement of the appropriations and expenditures for the year 1839, and of the balances unexpended

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a statement of the names, &c., of persons employed in the service of the Indian Department during the year 1839