MEN OF MARK.
REV FRANK J GRIAIKE, A. B.
Learned and Eloquent Presbyterian Divine — Touching Memorial on
Leaving Washington, District of Columbia.
MR. GRIAIKE'S parents were named Henry and Nancy-
Grimke. He was born in Charleston, South Car¬
olina, November 4, 1850. His mother was a slave. On
the death of his father, howev.er, a change took place,
when he was only a few years old. The children were all
left free and placed under the guardian care of his father's
oldest son, E. Alontague Grimke, who faithfully discharged
his duty towards them until Frank was abo^t ten years
old, when this guardian undertook to enslave them, which
made some complications of course. Although a boy,
Frank determined that he would not submit to such an
outrage. He ran off and went into the Confederate army
as the valet to one of the officers, in which position he con¬
tinued for about two years. On visiting Charleston one
day with the regiment to which he was attached, and
which was stationed in Castle Pinckney, a fort in the har¬
bor, he was suddenly arrested just as he was about to step
into a boat on his return to the fort, and thrown into jail,
or what is known as the work-house in Charleston. Hero