. No one knew better than he the real value of the privilege of voting and knowing it he treated it with the respect which is its due . . . . Since I saw Mr. Higginson cast his vote, I have never failed to take off my hat when casting mine.
In 1892, Colonel Higginson's devoted sister Anna died, and he wrote, It was a touching thing thus to close the half century of our family's residence in Brattleboro, where they went in 1842.
But the gradual disappearance of early friends never visibly depressed him. He lived in the present, and when disappointed in a contemporary wrote in his diary, Thank God, there are always children!
The lecture habit was assiduously pursued, and on the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus, 1892, he wrote, I give a Columbus and musical address in New York on October 21, for which I am to be paid $250, twice the biggest fee I ever get for a speech.
This celebration took the form of a concert, the handbill stating: In the course of the pro