No fort as yet bears the name which your Board of Selectmen has so generously proposed for the larger fort now in progress in Plymouth harbor, nor had any ambition of my own ever suggested to my mind the possibility of becoming in that manner associated with such a work. I am deeply sensible of the honor; and, while I feel that it does not properly belong to me, I can only leave to you and your associates the final decision, with the single suggestion that it would seem to me more fitting the occasion to connect the name of Edward Winslow, who was the first Governor of the Plymouth Colony, with one of the fortifications of the harbor of Plymouth, than the name you propose, even if I were a hundred times more worthy than I know myself to be.The two forts here referred to were subsequently named Fort Andrew and Fort Standish. The largest and most important one was named after the Governor of the State, and the smaller one in honor of the Puritan captain of the colony, Captain Miles Standish. On the 17th of March, the Governor wrote to H. P. Sturgis,
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