Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ave pleased them better if the Federal government had adhered to the first impulse, and refused to give up the Commissioners.
This, of course, would have brought about a war between England and the United States , which would most likely have insured the temporary independence of the insurgent States; for with England's navy to back the South we could not have maintained the blockade, and all our available fo...
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