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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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