Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.35, section c.1.35.125, page 298 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
...d the ownership of immense properties in California.
For his legal services in this controversy he received the largest fee on record at that time, $25,000.
Mr. Benjamin in 1852 was sent to the United States Senate from Louisiana, and five years later he was re-elected.
His colleague was Mr. Slidell; who afterward figured so prominently in the Trent affair.
It was during this time that he was tendere...
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