Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Thomas Jefferson” in chapter 61 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
The Government of the United States cannot defend themselves against the weakest naval power, much less against a strong one, and we must, perforce, rely on that old system, so much in vogue in Thomas Jefferson 's time, of paying tribute, as we did from 1804 to 1815 to the Barbary powers, to prevent them from preying on our commerce and carrying our citizens to captivity.
We had experience enough during ...
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