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U.S. Congressional Serial Set

With more than 15,000 volumes published, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is a comprehensive look at how America evolved through the eyes of Congress.

Example of an expedition report

Commodore Perry's Expedition to Japan and the South China Sea is one of the most popular publications in the Serial Set.  The art in this 3 volume publication is exquisite.  Please note, there are House and Senate versions of each volume. 

Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854.
Serial Set Vol. No. 802, Session Vol. No.12, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, H.Exec.Doc. 97 pt. 1.

Please note that Commodore Perry's reports cover several volumes.  so the Senate Executive Document has the same title, but a different document number and is also part 1. 769 S.exdoc.79

Volume 2  is 770 S.exdoc.79 entitled Perry's expedition to China Seas and Japan, 1852-1854, vol. 2: Agriculture, natural history, etc. while the House version has the same title and is 803 H.exdoc.97

Volume 3 is 771 S.exdoc.79 entitled Perry's expedition to China Seas and Japan, 1852-1854, vol. 3: Astronomical observations, with charts

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