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The Mayflower Compact

adopted on 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, &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 CarverMr. Stephen Hopkins
Mr. William BradfordDigery Priest
Mr. Edward WinslowThomas Williams
Mr. William BrewsterGilbert Winslow
Isaac AllertonEdmund Margesson
Miles StandishPeter Brown
John AldenRichard Bitteridge
John TurnerGeorge Soule
Francis EatonEdward Tilly
James ChiltonJohn Tilly
John CraxtonFrancis Cooke
John BillingtonThomas Rogers
Joses FletcherThomas Tinker
John GoodmanJohn Ridgate
Mr. Samuel FullerEdward Fuller
Mr. Christopher MartinRichard Clark
Mr. William MullinsRichard Gardiner
Mr. William WhiteMr. John Allerton
Mr. Richard WarrenThomas English
John HowlandEdward Doten
Edward Liester

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