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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, X: a ride through Kansas (search)
by Lane on sympathizers with the Free-State cause. To his mother he wrote:— A new and important town in Kansas is threatened with the name of Quindaro, which means a Bundle of Sticks, after the Indian wife of the projector. This I deprecate and suggest Quincy—after old Josiah, as a substitute. Also I have urged your name of Sumner. The trouble of these family names is that by and by there must be Christian names to distinguish them, there will be so many. Fancy a town of South-Wendell Phillips or Wm. Lloyd-Garrison-4-corners, or Rev. Gen. Thos. Wentworth Higginson Centre! On September 24, Mr. Higginson wrote home from Topeka:— I got here yesterday afternoon after six days ride and walk (chiefly the former) across the prairies of Kansas. A few of the fort teams came with me, the rest of the train will be in to-day and to-morrow. . . . We camped out five nights which I enjoyed on the whole, though only in the last night did we have wood enough for the Maine style<