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th of every part of the River Merrimac, from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. The grantees associated to themselves Sir Richard Saltonstall, Isaac Johnson, Matthew Cradock, Increase Nowell, Richard Bellingham, Theophilus Eaton, William Pynchon and others; of whom nearly all united religious zeal with a capacity for vigorous actiest. Such were the Conclusions which were privately circulated among the Puritans of England. At a general court, held on the twenty-eighth of July, 1629, Matthew Cradock, governor of the company, who had engaged himself beyond all expectation in the business, following out what seems to have been the early design, proposed thethe expenses of the first year. There was nothing to show for the adventure, but the commonwealth which it helped to found. Of ships for transporting passengers Cradock furnished two. The large ship, the Eagle, purchased by members of the company, took the name of Arbella, from a sister of the Earl of Lincoln, wife to Isaac John
y the government at Salem, produced an early harvest of enemies: resentment long rankled in the minds of some, whom Endicott had perhaps too passionately punished; and when they returned to England, Mason and Gorges, the rivals of the Massachusetts company, willingly echoed their vindictive complaints. A petition even reached King Charles, complaining of distraction and disorder in the plantations; but the issue was unexpected. Massachusetts was ably defended by Saltonstall, Humphrey, and Cradock, its friends in England; and the committee of the privy council reported in favor of the adventurers, who were ordered to continue 1633 Jan. their undertakings cheerfully, for the king did not design to impose on the people of Massachusetts the Chap. X.} ceremonies which they had emigrated to avoid. The country, it was believed, would in time be very beneficial to England. Winthrop and Savage, 1. 54—57, and 101—103. Prince, 430,431. Hutch. Coll. 52—54. Hubbard, 150—154. Chalmers