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While Roger Williams was at Salem he seems to have had dealings with Cradock, through his agents, Mayhew and Jolliffe; and for a debt of £ 50 or £ 60 they took payment of his house there, which is still standing at the corner of North and Essex streets, Salem, and known as the Witch House.
In 1639, John Stratton of Salem, gent, conveyed all his interest in lands at Cape Porpoise (the present northeast boundry of Kennebunk Harbor) to Richard Saltonstall and Rev. Hugh Peters, that was not already sold to Matthew Cradock, merchant.
Under date of February 27, 1639, Cradock wrote Winthrop.
Among other matters he mentions that he understands there is voluntary contribucions towrds a Colledge in Cambridge, which I must confess is a worthy worke.
I pray your worship bee pleased to moove the Court to cleere that debt dewe to me by the Country, out of which money I ame content and doe freeley geeve fyftey pounds to the sayd Colledge & for the advansement ther