Settlers were living at Salem as early as 1626 and Endecott, with a considerable immigration, arrived in 1628.
But Endecott's rash action endangered the whole enterprise, which required at this stage the extreme of prudence.
Instead, they sent out an expedition under Captain Endecott, to punish the Pequots.
There were some, like the Brownes whom Endecott sent out of the colony, that were even unwilling to surrender the prayer book.
Did Endecott remember, we wonder, a certain incident connected with the royal ensign at Salem?