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on's Roxbury party began the journey about April 26th, the Blessing of the Bay sailing from Boston with their goods about the same time. At least twelve families went in this party, and on May 14th the men of the party signed a declaration and agreement for a town government. I have not read this document, but apparently we had here another Mayflower compact. They obtained a deed of their lands from the Indians on July 15, 1636. On May 31, 1636, according to Winthrop's history, The Rev. Thomas Hooker, pastor of the Church of Newtowne, and most of his congregation, went to Connecticut. His wife was carried in a horse litter; and they drove one hundred and sixty cattle, and fed of their milk by the way. This party went, as we all remember, to Hartford, which, however, had been settled in part from New Amsterdam in 1633. The Bay path left the Roxbury-Dedham road at the north end of Jamaica pond, whence it led nearly westward into Newtowne, and crossed the Charles just above New