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Mayflower Compact

  • Type: Constitutional document

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.




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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1620/11/11 Francis Cooke Signer of the Mayflower Compact Aboard the MAYFLOWER, Francis Cooke signs of the Mayflower Compact "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". Provincetown Massachusetts
1620/11/11 Pilgrims Signer of the Mayflower Compact Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the MAYFLOWER, anchored in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor. Provincetown Massachusetts
1620/11/11 Gov Edward Winslow Signer of the Mayflower Compact Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the MAYFLOWER, anchored in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor. Provincetown Massachusetts
1620/11/11 John Howland (Mayflower) Signer of the Mayflower Compact Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the MAYFLOWER, anchored in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor. Provincetown Massachusetts
1620/11/11 Gov William Bradford Signer of the Mayflower Compact MAYFLOWER pilgrims drop anchor in Plymouth Bay. "We could not now take time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer." William Bradford Provincetown Massachusetts Beer

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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.

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