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ALDEN, John, magistrate of the Plymouth colony, born in England in 1599 ; died in Duxbury, Massachusetts, 12 September 1687. He was hired as a cooper at Southampton, where the "Mayflower" was undergoing repairs, and signed the compact in her cabin in 1620. He married Priscilla Mullens in 1621, and the incident of his courtship has been made the subject of one of Longfellow's longer poems. His wisdom, integrity, and decision won for him the confidence of his associates, and, although the youngest of the pilgrims, he became one of the most important members of the colony. The "Mayflower," shown in the engraving, was a vessel of 180 tons.
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