Nevertheless, they were resolved to go so Thomas Hooker and his congregation sent their furniture by boat and they began walking, with their families and their livestock, the hundreds of miles. It took them a fortnight to travel this distance, partly because there were no roads or paths on their journey and partly because they traveled at a leisurely pace, allowing their livestock to graze freely along the way. They named their new settlement Hartford.
After a time other groups of people settled the area, creating the towns of Wethersfield and Winthrop. At first, they were still considered as part of the Massachusetts colony but before long they went about setting up a republic of their own and drew up their own set of rules that they would govern themselves by. One change they made is that they did away with religious tests so that a man did not have to be a member of any church to have the right to vote. They did all this without mentioning the King or Governor in any of their writings. They eventually became the colony of Connecticut.
*Year 4, Week 1