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.
Submissions from 1841
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Submissions from 1842
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.