Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in article 6 of The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...efusing to exhibit the passenger list, and the papers of the vessel.
There can be no doubt he knew they were carrying highly important dispatches, and were endowed with instructions inimical to the United States .
This rendered his vessel (a neutral) a good prize, and I determined to take possession of her, and, as I mentioned in my report, send her to Key West for adjudication, where, I am well satisfied, ...
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