Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Special: The Mayflower Compact

In the name of God, Amen. We, who have signed our names at the bottom, are the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord: King James, by the Grace of God, Great Britain, France, Ireland, King, Defender of the faith, etc.

We voyage for the Glory of God, the advancement of the Christian faith, and the honor of our King and country. We will start the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia. We, whether we like it or not, agree and combine into a civil government, for the better organization and perseverance of the colony. We agree to have fair laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and people in office, for the better of the colony. For this, we promise to submit and obey.

To prove we have seen and agreed to this document, we have signed our names at the bottom, at Cape Cod, November 11, under the rule of King James.

People who signed the Mayflower Compact:

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