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

...te government. If the Captain of the Trent knew all these facts and was aiding and abetting Mason and Slidell in any treasonable acts against the United States, then his vessel became liable, and Captain Wilkes , in assuming the authority to let the ship and passengers pass free, was guilty of a violation of a grave principle of international law; he could as well open a neutral ship's hatches, and take from...
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