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In 1628, he is named as one of the eight chief new adventurers to Persia and East Indies, and holding £ 2,000 of stock; and he served on committees of the company for several years.
In 1628, he, with Winthrop, Johnson, Dudley, Goffe, and Saltonstall, had joined with several from Dorset and Devon in the planting of that part of New England between the Merrimac and Charles rivers.
As such an associate his name appears in the first charter of the colony, which passed the seals 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 commissio