Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Wilkes” in chapter 4.16 of Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2.:

... how watchful I was to keep him in an amiable frame of mind, and so to lessen the chance of his throwing the Trent on my hands. When all was finished I went on board the San Jacinto and reported to Captain Wilkes that I had not taken the Trent as a prize, as he had instructed me to do, giving certain reasons, which satisfied him; for he replied, inasmuch as you have not taken her, you will let her go or proc...
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