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November 11, 1620 [This was November 21, old style calendar]

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

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