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

...orized by, and conducted according to the law of nations. It involves the following inquiries: First--Were the persons named and their supposed dispatches contraband of war? Second--Might Captain Wilkes lawfully stop and search the Trent for these contraband persons and dispatches? Third--Did he exercise that right in a lawful and proper manner? Fourth--Having found the contraband persons on...

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