Statistics for occurrence #1 of “William Clayborne” in chapter 11 of George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition.:

... slowly, there is yet evidence, that commerce with the Indians was earnestly pursued under the sanction of the colonial government. An attempt was made to obtain a monopoly of this commerce by William Clayborne , whose resolute and enterprising spirit was destined to exert a powerful and long-continued influence. His first appearance in America was as a surveyor, sent by the London company to make a map...

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