Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Seward” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
He says in his private letter:
In my previous dispatch of this date I have instructed you, by command of her Majesty, to make certain demands of the Government of the United States.
Should Mr. Seward ask for delay in order that this grave and public matter should be deliberately considered, you will consent to a delay not exceeding seven days.
If at the end of that time no answer is given, or...
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