to be had, as we are informed there is, the like doe I wishe for a Tun weighte at least of silk grasse, & of ought elce yt maye be usefull for dyinge.
The company's first general letter of instructions to Endicott was dated at Gravesend, April 17, 1629.
Among other matters it mentions wee may not omitt to pray you likewise to give all good accomodacon to or present Governor, Mr. Matthew Cradock, who, with some prticuler bretheren of our Company, have deepeley engaged themselves in their prs 1629, when a bark was built.
It is more probable, however, that bark was built at Salem, under Endicott's directions or his predecessors, at Cape Ann.
It was not till 1629 that Cradock sent six shipwrights, as mentioned in the letter of April 17, 1629, to Endicott.
That the prominent men of the Bay Company appreciated Cradock's support of the enterprise cannot be shown more strongly than by this extract from John Humfrey's letter to Isaac Johnson: Mr. Craddocke indeede would have stucke