To John Higgins 28 February 
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I have had a letter from Mr Mason, requesting me as a favour to pay my subscription half-yearly & at the dates of the 16th of Feb. & 16th of August.—1 Would you kindly do this for me.— Though on reflexion, I do not see, how you can earlier than Lady Day & Michaelmas.2 Perhaps you will be so good as to pay as soon as you receive the Rent & then it will be somewhere near the dates requested.
I hope that you will excuse this trouble & believe me, My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
You can, if you like keep back 5£ next Lady Day & thus pay as Mr Mason requests.—
Arranges to pay subscription on 15 Feb and 16 Aug as requested by Mr Mason.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1159,” accessed on 24 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1159