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Mayflower Compact

Mayflower Compact, 1620

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, etc.

Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith and 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 of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to 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 hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11 of November, in the year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth Ano. Dom. 1620.

Signers: John Carver, *William Bradford, *Edward Winslow, *William Brewster, *Isaac Allerton, *Miles Standish, *John Alden, *Samuel Fuller, Christopher Martin, *William Mullins, *William White, *Richard Warren, *John Howland, *Stephen Hopkins, Edward Tilley, *John Tilley, *Francis Cooke, *Thomas Rogers, Thomas Tinker, John Ridgdale, *Edward Fuller, John Turner, *Francis Eaton, *James Chilton, John Crackstone, *John Billington, *Moses Fletcher, John Goodman, *Digery Priest, Thomas Williams, Gilbert Winslow, Edmund Margeson, *Peter Browne, Richard Britteridge, *George Soule, Richard Clarke, Richard Gardiner, John Allerton, Thomas English, *Edward Doty, Edward Leister

* Denotes those with proven descendants.

Order as given by Nathaniel Morton (1669) and Thomas Prince (1736)

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