Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Welles” in chapter 13 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...session of all the tributaries of the Mississippi, and finally of the great river itself to the sea. Mr. Bates' ideas were not at first considered practicable; even the veteran Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Welles , who is credited with a vast knowledge of naval matters, seemed to doubt, and stated that there was with many great incredulity as to the utility and practicability of the use of gun-boats on the Wes...
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