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1620

THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT

 

November 11, 1620

In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereigne Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland king, defender of the faith, etc., having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and the honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe, by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill body politick, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the generall good of the Colonie unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cap-Cod the llth of November, in the raigne of our sovereigne lord, King James of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth and of Scotland, the fiftie-fourth. Anno. Domini, 1620.

 

Mr. John Carver Mr. Stephen Hopkins

Mr. William Bradford Digery Priest

Mr. Edward Winslow Thomas Williams

Mr. William Brewster Gilbert Winslow

Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson

Miles Standish Peter Brown

John Alden Richard Bitteridge

John Turner George Soule

Francis Eaton Edward Tilly

James Chilton John Tilly

John Craxton Francis Cooke

John Billington Thomas Rogers

Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker

John Goodman John Ridgate

Mr. Samuel Fuller Edward Fuller

Mr. Christopher Martin Richard Clark

Mr. William Mullins Richard Gardiner

Mr. William White Mr. John Allerton

Mr. Richard Warren Thomas English

John Howland Edward Doty

Edward Liester

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