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Mayflower Compact
(circa 1620)


      IN THE NAME GOD, AMEN.  We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, 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 northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil 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 equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; 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 Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini, 1620.

John Carver William Bradford Edward Winslow William Brewster
Isaac Allerton Myles Standish John Alden John Turner
Francis Eaton James Chilton John Craxton John Billington
Joses Fletcher John Goodman Samuel Fuller Christopher Martin
William Mullins William White Richard Warren John Howland
Steven Hopkins Digery Priest Thomas Williams Gilbert Winslow
Edmund Margesson Peter Brown Richard Britteridge George Soule
Edward Tilly John Tilly Francis Cooke Thomas Rogers
Thomas Tinker John Ridgdale Edward Fuller Richard Clark
Richard Gardiner John Allerton Thomas English Edward Doten
Edward Liester      



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