Who was called “Captain Shrimp”?

The undersized Miles Standish was given the nickname “Captain Shrimp” by fellow colonist Thomas Morton.

Standish (c. 1584-1656) was the military leader of the Plymouth Colony, founded in Massachusetts in 1620.

Morton (c. 1590c. 1647), leader of the rival colony of Merrymount, ridiculed the austere habits and strict religious beliefs of his Pilgrim neighbors.

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