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 consent it was voted to transfer the government.
Meetings were held September 19 and 29; at the latter was discussed the legality of the transfer of the government, etc. The governor was commissioned to purchase the ship Eagle, of which he took one-eighth.
Meetings were held October 15, 16, 19, 20, at which Cradock presided as governor.
On October 20, 1629, the special business of the General Court meeting was the election of a new governor, deputy, and assistants consequent on the transfer of the government to New England. Mr. John Winthrop was elected governor a