Over the course of the next 150 years, these dedicated Christians in New England wrote up about 100 different compacts, covenants, and constitutions. Like the Mayflower Compact, they reflect the Christian motivation of these early Americans. For example, in 1643, for the first time, for mutual protection, delegates from the colonies joined together and signed the New England Confederation.
Here is what they said was the singular reason for their coming into these parts of America as stated in the New England Confederation: “We all came into these parts of America, with one and the same end and aim, namely, to advance the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Kennedy, D.J. and Newcombe, J. (2001). What if Jesus Had Never Been Born? [ebook]. Thomas Nelson, Inc, Nashville. Location 1155.