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

... Among the most outspoken of the members of the Federal Cabinet in regard to the violation of neutrality by the British Government in permitting the Confederate cruisers to escape its vigilance, was Mr. Gideon Welles , the Secretary of the Navy. He had appealed to Congress time after time to appropriate money to enable the Navy Department to build a class of vessels that would make it possible for him to put a s...
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