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 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 in 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.

William Bradford’s transcription of the Mayflower Compact

        • John Carver
        • William Bradford
        • Edward Winslow
        • William Brewster
        • Issac Allerton
        • Myles Standish
        • John Alden
        • Samuel Fuller
        • Christopher Martin
        • William Mullins
        • William White
        • Richard Warren
        • John Howland
        • Stephen Hopkins
        • Edward Tilley
        • John Tilley
        • Francis Cooke
        • Thomas Rogers
        • Thomas Tinker
        • John Rigdale
        • Edward Fuller
        • John Turner
        • Francis Eaton
        • James Chilton
        • John Crackston
        • John Billington
        • Moses Fletcher
        • John Goodman
        • Degory Priest
        • Thomas Williams
        • Gilbert Winslow
        • Edmund Margeson
        • Peter Browne
        • Richard Britteridge
        • George Soule
        • Richard Clarke
        • Richard Gardiner
        • John Allerton
        • Thomas English
        • Edward Dotey
        • Edward Leister

The written information appearing above comes from this webpage.

top image: The Signing of the Mayflower Compact in 1620 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, painted 1899