Another ship arrives in Jamestown, bringing more women and the letter to Temperance Jocelyn dreads. With the influx Yeardley proposes setting up a governing assembly for the colony but Meredith is afraid Verity will return to England and relieved when she agrees to stay and the Sharrows are horrified to learn that Massinger intends to under-cut all the tobacco planters with his sales prices. Alice appeals to Henry, who unites all the planters into a collective with an agreed fixed price, approved by Yeardley. Defeated in this respect Massinger, backed by Redwick and Farlow, has another plan - to bring African slaves to work for him. Temperance, shocked by her husband's collusion in the matter, agrees to keep Jocelyn's secret but a celebratory harvest dance is interrupted as Massinger brings his slaves to Jamestown.