Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Adams” in chapter 51 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...vernment had, apparently, realized at last the importance of having a powerful Navy, by which alone it could maintain its position among the nations of the earth. Mr. Seward's earnest letters and Mr. Adams ' strong protests may have had some influence upon the British Government in deciding them to carry out the terms of their Foreign Enlistment Act, but there was a stronger argument in the heavy ships...
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