N.H. Governor Signs Thanksgiving and Compact Day Proclamations

Post date: Nov 27, 2008 9:55:02 PM

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.