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By Harold Pease Ph D
Special to Anza Valley Outlook 

The Mayflower Compact facilitated Pilgrim starvation


Last updated 11/30/2018 at 12:23am

The pilgrims realized that some kind of governing document was needed for the new colony, “as human nature is prone to disunity and differences that could be disruptive of peace.” Gov. William Bradford described the circumstances under which the agreement was written.

“This day, (Nov. 11, 1620) before we came to harbour, observing some not well affected to unity and concord, but gave some appearance of faction, it was thought good there should be an association and agreement, that we should combine together in one body, and to submit to such government and governors as we should by c...

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