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Postby dadman » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:08 am

1620 the Mayflower Compact ~ America's first founding document

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 Honor 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 Politic .. 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 hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod .. the 11th of November .. in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James .. of England .. France and Ireland the eighteenth .. and of Scotland the fifty-fourth . . . . . Anno Domini 1620

01 Mr. John Carver 02 Mr. William Bradford 03 Mr Edward Winslow 04 Mr. William Brewster 05 Isaac Allerton 06 Myles Standish 07 John Alden 08 John Turner 09 Francis Eaton 10 James Chilton 11 John Craxton 12 John Billington 13 Joses Fletcher 14 John Goodman 15 Mr. Samuel Fuller 16 Mr. Christopher Martin 17 Mr. William Mullins 18 Mr. William White 19 Mr. Richard Warren 20 John Howland 21 Mr. Steven Hopkins 22 Digery Priest 23 Thomas Williams 24 Gilbert Winslow 25 Edmund Margesson 26 Peter Brown 27 Richard Britteridge 28 George Soule 29 Edward Tilly 30 John Tilly 31 Francis Cooke 32 Thomas Rogers 33 Thomas Tinker 34 John Ridgdale 35 Edward Fuller 36 Richard Clark 37 Richard Gardiner 38 Mr. John Allerton 39 Thomas English 40 Edward Doten 41 Edward Liester

Having undertaken .. for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honor of our King and Country . . . . . Anno Domini 1620

okay .. so we no longer do the king george thing (for good reason) .. but that does not negate the prior two mentioned items


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