Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Wilkes” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...orized by, and conducted according to the law of nations.
It involves the following inquiries:
First--Were the persons named and their supposed dispatches contraband of war?
Second--Might Captain Wilkes lawfully stop and search the Trent for these contraband persons and dispatches?
Third--Did he exercise that right in a lawful and proper manner?
Fourth--Having found the contraband persons on...
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