overnor for the year following.
On May 18 a court of the assistants was held, and on the 19th a committee of the governor and Messrs. White, Whetcomb, and Adams met at the house of the governor and decided on the allotment of lands.
This was confirmed May 21 and on May 22 the governor, deputy, and Messrs. Adams and Humphrey met at the governor's house and the orders regarding allotments of land and a general letter of instructions to Endicott were acted upon.
Meetings were held June 11, June 17, and July 28.
At this last the governor proposed a ship of four hundred tons be bought, in which he ventured one-eighth.
He also advised that for the advancement of the plantation and to induce people of worth and quality to go there with their families, that the government be transferred to New England.
The matter was referred to the next meeting, which was held on August 28 and 29, 1629, at the house of the deputy-governor, Mr. Goffe, the governor not being present.
By a general co