U.S. Congressional documents were published in the American State Papers from 1789-1838. The contents are discussed on the American State Papers pages posted by the Library of Congress and Davidson College. The American State Papers are generally considered the predecessor publication to the United States Congressional Serial Set.
Electronic sources for the American State Papers include:
- The Library of Congress - browse or search through the links on the left (free).
- Lexis - the database for the U.S. Serial Set includes the American State Papers (LEGIS;SERSET).
has a complete digital edition (subscription only).