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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 England, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, e&.

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, covenant 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 subscribed 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. Stephen Hopkins

Mr. William Bradford Digery Priest

Mr. Edward Winslow Thomas Williams

Mr. William Brewster Gilbert Winslow

Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson

Miles Standish Peter Brown

John Alden Richard Bitteridge

John Turner George Soule

Francis Eaton Edward Tilly

James Chilton John Tilly

John Craxton Francis Cooke

John Billington Thomas Rogers

Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker

John Goodman John Ridgate

Mr. Samuel Fuller Edward Fuller

Mr. Christopher Martin Richard Clark

Mr. William Mullins Richard Gardiner

Mr. William White Mr. John Allerton

Mr. Richard Warren Thomas English

John Howland Edward Doten

Edward Liester

Source: The University of Oklahoma Law Center http://www.law.ou.edu/hist