Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Welles” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20.:

...folk papers of March 6th gave out that the new vessel had proved to be a failure and a great disappointment to her projectors. I doubt much whether they relied upon our statements, for on March 7th Mr. Welles , Secretary of the United States Navy, wrote to Captain John Marston, United States Navy, commanding at Fortress Monroe: Send the St. Lawrence, Congress, and Cumberland immediately into the Potomac ri...
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