In case of the death of Endicott, Mr. Skelton or Sharpe was to assume command.
In case of Sharpe's sickness, Henry Haughton was to act as Cradock's agent, but Haughton died the first year.
Capt. Israel Stoughton, in a letter to his brother, Dr. John Stoughton of London, dated from Dorchester, N. E., May, 1634, writes, Mr. Patrickson, Mr. Cradock's agent, happily came in the spring.
This may refer to Capt. Daniel Patrick, who was at Watertown, and killed at Stamford, Conn., in 1643.
June 14, 1631, Philip Ratcliffe, a servant of Mr. Cradock, was convicted of malicious and scandalous speeches against the government and the church at Salem; he was censured, whipped, lost his ears, and was banished the plantation.
Of this affair Thomas Morton, in his New England Canaan, represents Ratcliffe as Mr. Innocence Faircloth, sent over by Mr. Matthias Charterparty, an injured man whose chief offence was asking payment of his debts in his sickness.
Ratcliffe, Morton, and Si