About the Compact

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The modern compact was patterned after the orginal Compact of 1638 that formed the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.  It stated:

We whose names are underwritten do hereby solemnly in the presence of Jehovah incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and as He shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of His given in His Holy Word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby.

Portsmouth Compact

In the sprit of the original Portsmouth, RI Compact, a Four Portsmouths of the Atlantic Compact has been approved by all four municipalities.

Executed Compact_Feb.01.2014