and Messrs. Adams
met at the governor's house and the orders regarding allotments of land and a general letter of instructions to Endicott
were acted upon.
Meetings were held June 11, June 17, and July 28.
At this last the governor proposed a ship of four hundred tons be bought, in which he ventured one-eighth.
He also advised that for the advancement of the plantation and to 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 commissioned to purchase the ship Eagle
, of which he took one-eighth.
Meetings were held October 15, 16, 19, 20, at which Cradock
presided as governor.
On October 20, 1629, the 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
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
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