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 1841

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John Johnson

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John Johnston

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John L. Cline

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John Lybrook

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John Spears

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Letter from the Governor of the State of Missouri, transmitting an act of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri for ascertaining and settling the northern boundary line of that state; together with a memorial of the Legislature of said state on the same subject

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Letter from the Second Auditor of the Treasury, transmitting statements of the disbursements of money, goods, or effects, for the benefit of the Indians, during the year ending the 30th of September, 1840.

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Lieutenant John L. Cline

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Littlejohn Wilkins, John Lynch, William P. Ford, and Alexander Patrick

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Message from the President of the United States to the two Houses of Congress, at the commencement of the second session of the Twenty-seventh Congress : State of the Union, 1841

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting, in compliance, in part, with a resolution of the Senate, a report from the Secretary of War respecting the defences of the country.

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Obed P. Lacey

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Peter Sky, an Onondaga Chief

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Peter Sky, an Onondaga Indian

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Petition of a number of citizens of Chatauque County, New York, praying that the treaty with the Seneca Indians may not be enforced in regard to those who may be averse to emigration.

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Petition of a number of citizens of New York, praying that the treaty with the Seneca Indians may not be enforced against those who are averse to emigration.

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Petition of a number of citizens of New York, praying that the treaty with the Seneca Indians may not be enforced in regard to those who may be averse to emigration.

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Randolph Carter

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Report : Claim of D. Skinner

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Report : Claim of G. Hinant

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Report : Claim of W. Dickinson

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Report from the Secretary of the Senate, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a list of private claims which have been before the Senate since the commencement of the Fourteenth Congress, with the proceedings of the proceedings of the Senate thereon

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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 during parts of the years 1839 and 1840

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Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, showing, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the excess of the appropriations over the estimates for the years 1837, 1838, and 1839, with the causes of such excess, &c.

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Report from the Secretary of War, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, in relation to the number and kind of troops stationed on the western frontier, and the necessity of an additional military post on the same

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Report from the Secretary of War, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, in relation to the payment of claims under the treaty with the Stockbridge and Munsee Indians.

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Report from the Secretary of War, transmitting a statement of the appropriations and expenditures for that department during the year 1840, and the balances remaining in the Treasury at the end of that year

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Report : Mr. Smith

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Richard Perry

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Thomas Wilson

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Treaty with the Seneca Indians. Memorial of Benjamin Ferris, in behalf of the four yearly meetings of Friends, of Genesee, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, remonstrating against any appropriation being made to carry out the treaty with the Seneca Indians.

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William Parker, a Seneca Indian

Submissions from 1842

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Additional land office in Iowa

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Alexander Brightwell

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Annex Cherokee territory to the Coosa and Huntsville land districts, and removal of the office from Mardisville (To accompany Senate bill No. 1.)

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Boundary between Missouri and Iowa. Letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting the information required by the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 28th ultimo, in relation to the boundary line between the State of Missouri and territory of Iowa.

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Cadwallader Wallace

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Charles Howe

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Charles Howe

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Cherokee Indians. Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 18th ultimo, relative to the affairs of the Cherokee Indians

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Choctaw Academy. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information called for on the 14th of February last, in relation to the Choctaw Academy for the education of Indian youths, established at the Great Crossings, in Kentucky

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Civil and diplomatic appropriations of 1842

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Claims against the Pottawatomie Indians. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information called for by the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 11th ultimo, relating to the settlement of claims of citizens of the United States against the Pottawatomie Indians.

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Claims of certain companies of Missouri volunteers (To accompany Senate bill no. 67.)

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Colonel Hitchcock -- Cherokee Indians.

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Cornelius Wilson and James Carter. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 590.)

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Correspondence -- Secretary of War and commanding officer in Florida. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the correspondence between the War Department and the commanding officer in Florida, since the 1st of January last.

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David M. Hughes, Charles Shipman, and John Henderson (To accompany bill H.R. no. 225.)

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Defence of the State of Georgia. Documents submitted to the House of Representatives, relating to the defence of the State of Georgia against the Indians in Florida, by the Hon. Mark A. Cooper

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Depredations by Indians and United States troops in Georgia

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Depredations in Florida, by U. S. Army, in 1814 (To accompany bill H.R. no. 398.)

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Disbursements to the Indians. Letter from the Second Auditor of the Treasury, transmitting copies of the accounts of persons charged with the disbursement of money, goods, or effects, for the Indians, &c.

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Ellen Duvall.

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Ephraim Sprague

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Estimates of appropriations for 1843-1844. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting the estimates of appropriations for the half calendar year ending 30th June, 1843, and for the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1844

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Expenditure in 1841 -- Florida Indians, &c. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting Information required by the resolution of the House of Representatives of 24th May, 1841, respecting the expenditure of $15,000 for expenses of the delegation of Indians, west of the Mississippi, to the Florida Indians; also, the expenditure of $100,000 for the benefit of such Seminole Indians as surrendered for emigration.

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Extra pay to General Scott. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information required by a resolution of the House of Representatives of 28th ultimo, in relation to extra compensation allowed to General Scott, in addition to his full pay, &c., as a major general of the army of the United States, &c.

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George Catlin

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George Mayfield

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George M. Bedinger

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Georgia militia claims -- services against the Indians in 1836 (To accompany Senate bill no. 17.)

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Heirs of Cornelius D. Gooch

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Heirs of Michael Cryder

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Indian Appropriations. Report to accompany bill no. 77, "making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes, for the year 1842;" which was reported to the House on the 25th January, 1842

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Indian hostilities in Florida. Message from the President of the United States, upon the subject of a system of defence for the Territory of Florida, &c.

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Isaac Van Camp.

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Jacob Houseman

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James C. Watson (To accompany bill H.R. no. 351.)

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James Morrow and Jonathan Tipton (To accompany bill H.R. no. 238.)

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James Ormond

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John E. Hunt and others

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John H. Kenzie -- Indian reservations, to alienate (To accompany bill H.R. no. 349.)

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John Johnston (To accompany bill H.R. no. 218.)

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John McKinley.

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John Monroe

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John P. Baldwin

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John P. Hickman -- administrator of (To accompany bill H.R. no. 223.)

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John P. Russ, executor of Wiley Jones

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Johnson Patrick. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 589.)

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Joseph S. Martin

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Lieutenant Colonel Brant.

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Louisa E. Trickel (To accompany bill H.R. no. 246.)

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Message of the President of the United States to The Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Twenty-Seventh Congress : State of the Union, 1842

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Murders on the Neutral Ground. Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to a resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 22d ultimo, calling for a report of the names of American citizens lately murdered by the Indians on the neutral ground, in the Territory of Iowa, &c

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Pauchita Garcias

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Payments made to Joseph M. Hernandez and general Duncan L. Clinch. Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 2d instant, respecting allowances to Joseph M. Hernandez and General Duncan L. Clinch.

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Pay seven companies Georgia militia (To accompany bill H.R. no. 380.)

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Perrysburg, Ohio -- claimants to town lots

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Petition of Citizens of Pennsylvania

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Portius F. Parsons.

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Randolph Carter

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Relief of citizens of Arkansas who lost their improvements by Indian treaties (To accompany Senate bill no. 70.)

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Removal of the Cherokees west of the Mississippi.

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Removal of the Winnebago Indians

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Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating statements of the funds of the Chickasaw Indians.

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Report in relation to depots established in Arkansas, by C. A. Harris, for emigrating Indians

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Report : Memorial of D. Welch

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Report : Memorial of J. Phillips

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Report : Mr. Tappan

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Report : Mr. Wright