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 advancements 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 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 hereunto 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, 1620.

The following list of signers is organized into columns of Morton (1669) with the numbers and titles of Prince. The names are given their modern spelling according to Morison (1966).

*Mr. John Carver                             *Mr. William Bradford             * Mr. Edward Winslow
*Mr. William Brewster                     *Mr. Isaac Allerton                  *Capt. Myles Standish
*John Alden                                       *Mr. Samuel Fuller                  *Mr. Christopher Martin    *Mr. Christopher Martin                *Mr. William Mullins               *Mr. William                        *Mr. Richard Warren                       *John Howland                         *Mr. Stephen Hopkins
*Edward Tilley                                 *Mr. John Tilley                       *Francis Cooke                      *Thomas Rogers                              *Thomas Tinker                       *John Rigsdale
*Edward Fuller                                 *John Turner                           *Francis Eaton                      *James Chilton                                 *John Crackston                      *John Billington
*Moses Fletcher                               *John Goodman                       *Degory Priest                      *Thomas Williams                           *Gilbert Winslow                      *Edmund Margeson
*Peter Browne                                 *Richard Britteridge                *George Soule                        *Richard Clarke                               *Richard Gardiner                   *John Allerton
*Thomas English                              *Edward Doty                           *Edward Lester

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3 thoughts on “Mayflower Compact

  1. hisgospel Post author

    That was a different time. This isn’t about “equal rights” in this post, it’s about the fact that
    this is one of the things that proves the U.S. in the beginning was based on
    Christian values. Something that many people today are trying to ignore.
    Because if we ignore our beginnings we can do things like kill babies and
    say it’s not a person, but a fetus. It is important to understand where we came from
    and the reasons. You might read my article on Religious freedom.
    On the front page go to Febuary 2012 it’s there. God bless

    Reply

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