Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Chile” in entry essex-the of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:
...the frigate Phoebe, with one or two consorts, to attempt her capture.
Porter heard of this from an officer who was sent into the harbor of Valparaiso, Chile, with prizes.
He also learned that the Chile an authorities were becoming more friendly to the English than to the Americans.
In consequence of this information, Porter resolved to go to the Marquesas Islands, refit his vessel, and return to t...
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