Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.56 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...d to all through the ages.
It was adopted by our colonial cruisers during the revolutionary war, and during the war of 1812, 1813 and 1814 seventy-four British merchant vessels were captured by the United States Navy under direct orders from their Navy Department and President Madison.
Such depredations only became piratical, in the minds of the Federal Government, when their own interests were jeopardized...
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