Affection for Priscilla

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5/20/2010 at 9:23 AM

Standish and his wife Rose embarked with the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Rose died the first winter. Bradford noted Standish's dedication in tending the sick that harsh first winter, when half the passengers died. Standish remarried soon after (notwithstanding his legendary affection for Priscilla Mullins, later Priscilla Alden). Standish continued to serve Plymouth for many years, not only as military captain but also as treasurer and assistant governor

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