THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT
November 11, 1620


In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereigne Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britaine, 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 Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of 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 equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; 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 Raigne of our Sovereigne Lord, King James of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland, the fiftie-fourth, Anno. Domini, 1620.

Mr. John Carver

Mr. Stephen Hopkins

Mr. William Bradford

Digery Priest

Mr. Edward Winslow

Thomas Williams

Mr. William Brewster

Gilbert Winslow

Isaac Allerton

Edmund Margesson

Miles Standish

Peter Brown

John Alden

Richard Bitteridge

John Turner

George Soule

Francis Eaton

Edward Tilly

James Chilton

John Tilly

John Craxton

Francis Cooke

John Billington

Thomas Rogers

Joses Fletcher

Thomas Tinker

John Goodman

John Ridgate

Mr. Samuel Fuller

Edward Fuller

Mr. Christopher Martin.....

Richard Clark

Mr. William Mullins

Richard Gardiner

Mr. William White

Mr. John Allerton

Mr. Richard Warren

Thomas English

John Howland

Edward Doten

Edward Liester

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