Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Paymaster Semple” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19.:

...for information. In Flag-officer Tattnall's triumphant defence will be found this statement [see Scharf's Confederate States Navy, p. 235]: To the constructor, Mr. Porter, I applied through Paymaster Semple , for information on the subject, who swears positively that he obtained the constructor's written report that the ship could be lightened to even seventeen feet, and would have stability to that draf...

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