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                  The Mayflower Compact (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, &c.

Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour 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 of 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 Cape Cod the eleventh 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 Miles Standish John Craxton Mr. Christopher Martin
Mr. Stephen Hopkins Peter Brown Francis Cooke Richard Clark
Mr. William Bradford John Alden John Billington Mr. William Mullins
Digery Priest Richard Bitteridge Thomas Rogers Richard Gardiner
Mr. Edward Winslow John Turner Joses Fletcher Mr. William White
Thomas Williams George Soule Thomas Tinker Mr. John Allerton
Mr. William Brewster Francis Eaton John Goodman Mr. Richard Warren
Gilbert Winslow Edward Tilly John Ridgate Thomas English
Isaac Allerton James Chilton Mr. Samuel Fuller John Howland
Edmund Margesson John Tilly Edward Fuller Edward Doten
      Edward Liester



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