THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT
In the name of god. Amen. We the undersigned, Loyal Subjects or our dread
Sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, Great Britain, France and Ireland,
King, defender of the Faith. Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, advancement
of Christian Faith, the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first
colony in the norther parts of Virginia; do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually
in the Presence of God and one an another, convent and combine ourselves together in to
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, 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 , 11 November
in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland,
the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty forurth, Anna Domini, 1620.
Plymouth Pilgrams, Puritan separatist, left Plymouth England, September 16,
1620, on “ Mayflower “ reached Cape Cod November 19, 1620, On December 26
103 passengers landed at Plymouth , half of which died during the harsh winter.
Abstract;; 04/29/18 Harrison H. of 2000 issue of The World Almanac.
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