November 18, 2009 at the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord, Governor Lynch signed the annual Thanksgiving Proclamation.
New Hampshire Mayflower Society Governor Dean Dexter of Concord, drew up the wording, and Deputy Governor John Payzant of
New Castle, and Captain Heather Rojo of Londonderry, were present for the photo and handshake in the Executive Chambers.
The Mayflower Society’s role is to honor the memory of our Plymouth ancestors and to fulfill this mission through genealogical
research and promoting our colonial history. Photo by Carolyn Payzant.
Present at the New Hampshire State House was Society Captain Heather D. Rojo and Immediate
Past Society Governor Walworth Johnson, Jr., where Governor John Lynch, right, signed the 2008 Compact Day Proclamation
on November 19th. The New Hampshire Society traditionally invites the state’s chief executive to annually commemorate the
signing of the first founding document of what would become a new nation. According to Governor William Bradford the Compact,
itself, was signed in the cabin of the Mayflower at what is now Plymouth Harbor on November 11, 1620(old style), November 21
(new style). The Mayflower Compact was the main governmental charter of Plymouth Colony until it was absorbed into
Massachusetts in 1691.
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