Mayflower Compact

Agreement Between the Settlers at New Plymouth

November 11, 1620

IN THE NAME of GOD, Amen. We, whose Names are under-written, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Soveraign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defendor of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our K[i]ng and Countrey, 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 our selves 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 Soveraign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Dom; 1620.

John Carver, Samuel Fuller, Edward Tilly,
William Bradford Christopher Martin, John Tilly,
Edward Winslow, William Mullins, Francis Cooke
William Brewster, William White, Thomas Rogers,
Isaac Allerton, Richard Warren, Thomas Tinker,
Myles Standish, John Howland, John Ridgdale,
John Alden, Steven Hopkins Edward Fuller,
John Turner, Digery Priest, Richard Clark,
Francis Eaton, Thomas Williams, Richard Gardiner,
James Chilton, Gilbert Winslow, John Allerton,
John Craxton, Edmund Margesson, Thomas English,
John Billington, Peter Brown Edward Doten,
Joses Fletcher, Richard Britteridge, Edward Liester.
John Goodman, George Soule

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