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Mayflower Compact

  • Type: Constitutional document



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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1620/11/11 Governor William Bradford Signer Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the Mayflower, anchored in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor. Provincetown Massachusetts
1620/11/11 Pilgrims Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the Mayflower, anchored in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor. Provincetown Massachusetts
1620/11/11 Edward Winslow Signer Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the Mayflower, anchored in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor. Provincetown Massachusetts
1620/11/11 John Howland (the Mayflower) Signer Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the Mayflower, anchored in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor. Provincetown Massachusetts

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Particulars for Mayflower Compact:
Art Type Constitutional document
Narrative Arts Factual concerned with what is actually true rather than interpretations of or reactions to it

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Original Language: English


Mayflower Compact

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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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