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The Mayflower Compact – signed 11/11/1620

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, &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 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.

Signers:

John Alden, Isaac Allerton, John Allerton, John Billington, Richard Bitteridge, William Bradford, William Brewster, Peter Brown, John Carver, James Chilton, Richard Clark, Francis Cooke, John Craxton, Edward Doten, Francis Eaton, Thomas English, Moses Fletcher, Edward Fuller, Samuel Fuller, Richard Gardiner, John Goodman, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland, Edward Leister, Edmund Margeson, Christopher Martin, William Mullins, Digery Priest, John Rigdale, Thomas Rogers, George Soule, Miles Standish, Edward Tilly, John Tilly, Thomas Tinker, John Turner, Richard Warren, William White, Thomas Williams, Edward Winslow, Gilbert Winslow

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Mayflower  Compact

In the name of God, Amen.  We whose names are

under-written, 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 our

selves 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 eleventh 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.

Anno Dom. 1620.

On this date, 11/11 in 1620 the Mayflower Compact was signed by 41 men.  It was held as law until 1691.

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