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The Mayflower Compact

The text of 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, etc.

Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and 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 of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together in 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 11th 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 Domini 1620.

(William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, ed. Samuel Morison, 75-6.) See the Mayflower Compact in William Bradford's hand.

John CarverEdward Tillyigery Priest
William BradfordJohn TillyThomas Williams
Edward WinslowFrancis CookeGilbert Winslow
William BrewsterThomas RogersEdmund Margeson
Isaac AllertonThomas TinkerPeter Brown
Miles StandishJohn RigdaleRichard Bitteridge
John AldenEdward FullerGeorge Soule
Samuel FullerJohn TurnerRichard Clark
Christopher MartinFrancis EatonRichard Gardiner
William MullinsJames ChiltonJohn Allerton
William WhiteJohn CraxtonThomas English
Richard WarrenJohn BillingtonEdward Doten
John HowlandMoses FletcherEdward Leister
Stephen HopkinsJohn Goodman
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