Mayflower Compact

(November 21, 1620)

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 of another, convenant 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 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 subscibed 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.
Mr. John Carver

Mr.William Bradford

Mr. Stephen Hopkins

Digery Priest

Mr. Edward Winslow

Mr. William Brewster

Isaac Allerton

Miles Standish

John Alden

John Turner

Francis Eaton

james Chilton

John Craxton

John Billington

Joses Fletcher

John Goodman

Mr. Samuel Fuller

Mr. Christopher Martin

Mr. William Mullins

Mr. William White

Mr. Richard Warren

John Howland

Thomas Williams

Gilbert Winslow

Edmund Margesson

Peter Brown

Richard Bitteridge

George Soule

Edward Tilly

John Tilly

Francis Cooke

Thomas Rodgers

Thomas Tinker

John Ridgate

Edward Fuller

Richard Clark

Richard Gardiner

Mr. John Allerton

Thomas English

Edward Doten

Edward Liester