special business of the General Court meeting was the election of a new governor, deputy, and assistants consequent on the transfer of the government to New England. Mr. John Winthrop was elected governor and Mr. John Humphrey deputy-governor.
Committees of five each on the part of the planters and the adventurers at home were appointed to arrange matters and settle differences.
The adventurers' committee were Matthew Cradock, Samuel Aldersley, Nathaniel Wright, Thomas Hutchins, and Capt. John Venn.
Cradock was elected an assistant, and as such attended other meetings of the company held in England.
November 20, 1629, a meeting was called to plan for the payment of £ 1,200, disbursed by Cradock.
November 25 and 30 and December 1, 1629, General Court meetings were held, and the last date Cradock became one of ten to undertake the joint stock of the company for seven years, it being in arrears some £ 3,000 or more, the undertakers to provide a sufficient number of ships to sai