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

...this very delicate matter. He states to Lord Lyons as follows: Your Lordship will now perceive that the case before us, instead of presenting a merely flagrant act of violence on the part of Captain Wilkes , as might well be inferred from the incomplete statements of it that went up to the British Government, was undertaken as a simple, legal and customary belligerent proceeding by Captain Wilkes, to ar...

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