Statistics for occurrence #1 of “France” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
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Messrs. Mason and Slidell were not ambassadors; they were simply commissioners from an unrecognized country of insurgents, and it was uncertain whether they would be received or not by France or by England
It was necessary that the administration should place itself in the right before the people, and for this purpose Senator Sumner was selected to defend the government on the floor o...
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