Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Wilkes” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...ery plain to able jurists that the position we held on account of the capture of Mason and Slidell was not a defensible one, and the first act of the Government should have been to disavow the act of Captain Wilkes , and order him to proceed to the nearest British port and land the party he had arrested. It no doubt would have been very humiliating to Captain Wilkes, but that was not to be considered. A ...

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