Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Mayflower Compact

"In ye name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britaine, Franc, and Ireland king, defender of the faith, etc.

Haveing undertaken, for ye glorie of God, and advancemente of ye Christian faith, and honour of our king & countrie, a voyage to plant ye first colonie in ye Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutualy in ye presence of God, and one of another, covenant & combine our selves togeather into a civill body politick, for our better ordering & preservation & furtherance of ye ends aforesaid; and by vertue hearof to enacte lawes, ordinances, acts constitutions, & offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet & convenient for ye generall good of ye Colonie, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witnes wherof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cap-Codd ye 11th. of November, in ye year of ye raigne of our soveraigne lord, King James, of England, France, & Ireland ye eighteenth, and of Scotland, ye fiftie fourth. Ano: Dom. 1620."

John Carver Edward Tilly Digery Priest

William Bradford John Tilly Thomas Williams

Edward Winslow Francis Cooke Gilbert Winslow

William Brewster Thomas Rogers Edmund Margeson

Isaac Allerton Thomas Tinker Peter Brown

Miles Standish John Rigdale Richard Bitteridge

John Alden Edward Fuller George Soule

Samuel Fuller John Turner Richard Clark

Christopher Martin Francis Eaton William Mullins

James Chilton John Allerton William White

John Craxton Thomas English Richard Warren

John Billington Edward Doten John Howland

Moses Fletcher Edward Leister Stephen Hopkins

John Goodman Richard Gardiner

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