Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Clayborne” in chapter 11 of George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition.:
... were present in a strictly popular assembly.
The laws of the session are no longer extant; but we know, that the neces- sity of vindicating the jurisdiction of the province against the claims of Clayborne was deemed a subject worthy of the general deliberation and of a decisive act. For he had been roused, by confidence in his power, to resolve on maintaining his possessions by force of arms.
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