Journal of the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Nebraska: title varies, 1855-1936, Lincoln, var. state publishers, 1855-1936, all publ.
(The area now comprising the State of Nebraska entered the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854 Congress created a Territory of
Nebraska that was much larger than the Nebraska of today; containing also large parts of present-day Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and the Dakotas. In
1863 Nebraska was reduced to its present size by the creation of the territories of Utah and Colorado. The first Nebraska Territorial Legislature met
in January of 1855. Pursuant to an enabling act of the U.S. Congress in 1864, the first statehood legislature met in July of 1866. However, due to a
dispute over the original statehood constitution, which sought to limit the franchise to whites, formal statehood was not finally enacted by Congress
until March 1, 1867. Since a constitutional amendment of 1934, the Nebraska Legislature, uniquely among the states, has been unicameral.)