free of the company and laws made for its government.
His oath as governor was administered by a Master of Chancery, Sir Charles Caesar, March 18, 1628-9, and Cradock as governor administered the oaths to the deputy-governor and assistants.
The governor presided at meetings of the company previously held on March 2, 1628-9, and on the 3d, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, on which date the governor, with a committee to assist him, was chosen to divide the lands in New England.
Meetings were held March 23 and April 30, 1629, May 11,13, on which date Mr. Cradock was chosen governor 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