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

...tions are briefly answered by himself in the affirmative, and only the fifth remains for consideration. But admitting that Mr. Seward's inquiries are correct, he does not refer to the fact that Captain Wilkes constituted himself a Court of Admiralty upon the high seas, and undertook to make a seizure of the persons contraband of war, and omitted to seize the vessel. If the persons seized were contraba...

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