Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Seward” in chapter 47 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...uld soon have been obliged to abandon their cruising, even if their vessels escaped capture. The argument enforced by war vessels is better than diplomacy, which has not such support; and, although Mr. Seward had duly instructed all the diplomatic and consular representatives of the United States, these gentlemen could never satisfactorily answer tile question, Why don't you send your Navy to repress the ...
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