Statistics for occurrence #1 of “President Franklin Pierce” in chapter 1.35, section c.1.35.125, page 298 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:

...lleague was Mr. Slidell; who afterward figured so prominently in the Trent affair. It was during this time that he was tendered a position on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States, by President Franklin Pierce , an offer which was declined, he preferring to devote his time to private practice—for be it understood that Mr. Benjamin, of Louisiana, stood second to no lawyer in the land. In the Senate...

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