Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Seward” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...ould turn them out. It is not improbable that neither France nor England would have taken so fierce a stand if the Trent affair had happened in the latter part of 1864. Whatever may have been Mr. Seward 's opinions on the subject of the Trent matter, and though he made a faint attempt at making an argument, yet, with that astuteness that characterized him in all his foreign intercourse during the war...
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