ferred 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 and Mr. John Humphrey deputy-governor.
Committees of five each on the part of the planters and the adventurers at home were appointed to arrange matters and settle differences.
The adventurers' committee were Matthew