The Mayflower Compact

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, etc.

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.

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