The Patriots Daily Bites of American History:The Protestant Reformation Series 25, Volume 4:Mayflower Compact
PEARL LEONA STURGIS·SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 25, Volume 4
Harvard University American History, Frank Frederick.
The migrates knew they were Pilgrims when they left Holland. The Historian Leader, William Bradford later wrote:
“The sailing from Plymouth, England was delayed and it was not until September the Mayflower sailed with 35 christians and 67 strangers. The destination was probably the mouth of the Hudson River in the North East corner but when they sighted Cape Cod in November it was too late in the year to go on.
They chose a sight that John Smith had labeled “Plymouth” on the map.” Since they were outside the London Company’s territory they knew once they went ashore they would be without a government. They drew up an agreement on the ship before they reached the shore. The Mayflower Compact which 41 passengers signed was like the Church Covenant by which the Pilgrims formed congregations except it set up a civil government pledging allegiance to the King. This Compact was signed in late November. Then on December 21,1620, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
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, and by Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the faith, having undertaken for the Glory of God and the advancement of the christian faith, and the honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of the Virginia Plantation, do by these present, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one 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 thereof 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.
Signed by 41 passengers on the Mayflower Ship.
(to be continued)
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