Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Seward” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...the Confederacy be consummated.
In fact, everyone seemed for the moment to have lost their judgment in the joy of the capture of Mason and Slidell.
Even the wisest men in the Cabinet, including Mr. Seward , did not at first realize the situation.
The President alone kept his mind clear, and did not commit himself in any way that could prejudice the case.
Yet it was very plain to able jurists that...
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