The pilgrims gained access to the present port of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and decided to develop an agreement that would give them an attempt at legal status. This is how the British recorded the details of the agreement: the pact they signed was an event of the utmost importance. It was the basis of freedom based on law and order, and that tradition has been consistently maintained. They developed a form of government called the first true constitution of modern times. It was democratic, a recognition of the freedom of law and order and the gift to any person the right to participate in government while promising to obey the laws. But what was really wonderful was that they had the strength and strength of the character to stick to it and live from that day on. Some governments are better than others. But any form of government is better than anarchy, and any attempt to bring down the government is an attempt to destroy civilization.  The original document was lost, but there are three versions of the 17th century: printed in Mourt`s report (1622), , which was reproduced in Purchas his Pilgrimes (1625);  handwritten by William Bradford in his Journal of Plimoth Plantation (1646);  and printed by Bradford`s nephew, Nathaniel Morton, at the New England Memorial (1669).  The three versions are slightly different in formulation and spelling, majesty and punctuation.  William Bradford wrote the first part of Mourt`s relationship, including his version of the Compact, so he wrote two of the three versions. The text of these two versions is quite similar, unlike Morton`s. Bradford`s manuscript is in a safe in the State Library of Massachusetts.
 It also led, according to some reports, to the original Thanksgiving story. The treatise and narration of the events that resigned to it was first published in 1622 by John Bellamy (1596-1653) in London in a short pamphlet, typically known as The Mourt Relationship. Bellamy had a permanent connection to the separatists and printed a number of other contracts related to the colony of New Plymouth. The title, Mourt`s relationship, is supposed to be a bad name. Mourt`s name probably refers to George Morton, who was a member of the Leiden separatist community before he left for America. Morton seems to have lagged behind in managing some of his remaining affairs. It is likely that he put pressure on this publication and that his participation in its publication is in some way the source of the imputation. Later, he crossed the Atlantic with his family and joined the community in America. His son Nathaniel Morton became one of the great historians of Plymouth Colony. However, it is likely that the authors of the pamphlet were William Bradford (1590-1657) and Edward Winslow (1595-1655). He recorded the events of the first year and a half of experience of the separatists who traveled to America. For a taste of his disciplined but fascinating tone, this is the description given by the authors of Massasoit and his men: the pilgrims had initially hoped to reach America with two ships in early October, but delays and complications meant that they could use only one, the Mayflower.