Miles Standish, Captain of the Pilgrims - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Miles Standish, Captain of the Pilgrims

By John Stevens Cabot Abbott

  • Release Date: 2014-06-09
  • Genre: Biographies et mémoires


This is the digital edition of John S.C. Abbott’s ‘Miles Standish, Captain of the Pilgrims’ first published in 1898. 

Miles Standish (c. 1584 – October 3, 1656; also known as Myles Standish) was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony. One of the Mayflower passengers, Standish played a leading role in the administration and defense of Plymouth Colony from its inception. On February 17, 1621, the Plymouth Colony militia elected him as its first commander and continued to re-elect him to that position for the remainder of his life. Standish served as an agent of Plymouth Colony in England, as assistant governor, and as treasurer of Plymouth Colony. He was also one of the first settlers and founders of the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts.

CHAPTER I. The Pilgrims in Holland
CHAPTER II. The Voyage
CHAPTER III. Exploring the Coast
CHAPTER IV. The Landing
CHAPTER V. Life on Shore
CHAPTER VI. The Indians
CHAPTER VII. Exploring Tours
CHAPTER VIII. Menaces of Famine and War
CHAPTER IX. The Weymouth Colonists
CHAPTER X. The Sickness of Massasoit and End of the Weymouth Colony
CHAPTER XI. Domestic and Foreign Policy
CHAPTER XII. Increase and Growth of the Settlement
CHAPTER XIII. The Courtship of Miles Standish
CHAPTER XIV. The Trading-Posts Menaced
CHAPTER XV. Removal to Duxbury
CHAPTER XVI. The Standish Monument