Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 146, page 429 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...one ahead of their Constitution and the laws of nations, and they passed a law modifying the issuance of letters of marque and reprisal, that they should prey upon the property of the citizens of the United States , excepting certain States--excepting Kentucky and Tennessee--holding that out as a bait, as an inducement to get them in.
I do not think; therefore, when we approach the subject fairly and square...
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