Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 39 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...-of-war in those waters.
Worse than all, the most unfriendly feelings were manifested by the officials generally, from governor down to the lowest subordinate, in regard to the lawful operations of United States vessels.
It can easily be imagined, under such circumstances as these, how difficult it would be for a United States vessel-of-war to capture one of these sea-rovers, especially in the West Indie...
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