Not having any such remedy, they did not, as they could not, resort to it.
After numerous delays and detentions caused by its enemies, the expedition sailed from Southampton, 22 November, 1633.
With these were associated a number of artisans, mechanics, and labourers estimated at 250, the greater part of whom, it is said, were Protestants.
Cecilius Calvert carefully prepared and delivered to his brother Leonard, whom he appointed governor, and to the two commissioners, Hawley and Cornwaleys, associated with him in the government of his province, a body of instructions for their conduct while on the voyage, and when and after they should reach their destination.
After a year's residence in Avalon, Sir George sailed south in quest of a more genial climate and a more kindly soil.