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The Mayflower Compact


IN The Name of 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, &c. 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 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 Offices, 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    Edward Tilley    Degory Priest    William Bradford    John Tilley    Thomas Williams    Edward Winslow    Francis Cooke    Gilbert Winslow    William Brewster    Thomas Rogers    Edmund Margeson    Issac Allerton    Thomas Tinker    Peter Browne    Myles Standish    John Rigdale    Richard Britteridge    John Alden    Edward Fuller    Georoe Soule    Samuel Fuller    John Turner    Richard Clarke    Christopher Martin    Francis Eaton    Richard Gardiner    William Mullins    James Chilton    John Allerton    William White    John Crackston    Thomas English    Richard Warren    John Billington    Edward Dotey    John Howland    Moses Fletcher    Edward Leister    Stephen Hopkins    John Goodman

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