Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.1 of Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government:
...acy of one of the usual weapons of war, was unbecoming the head of a government.
To have executed it upon a helpless prisoner would have been a crime intensified by its cowardice.
Happily for the United States , the threat was not executed, but the failure to carry out the declared purpose was coupled with humiliation, because it was the result of a notice to retaliate as fully as might need be to stop such...
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