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Colonial Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History, ed. Donald S. Lutz (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund 1998).
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The complete text, with the original spelling, is taken from Bartlett, Vol. i, 1636 to 1663, 69.
April 28, 1639
This is the document drawn up by the dissenting minority that withdrew from the settlement at Pocasset (see the discussion of the Providence Agreement ). It is not an oath but rests on the agreement among the people, implying popular sovereignty. It was drawn up in Pocasset before they left.
Pocasset. On the 28th of the 2d [month], 1639
It is agreed.
By vs whose hands are underwritten, to propagate a Plantation in the midst of the Island or elsewhere; And doe engage ourselves to bear equall charges, answerable to our strength and estates in common; and that our determinations shall be by major voice of judge and elders; the Judge to have a double voice.
[Signed by William Coddington and eight others.]