FRANK J. GRIMKE.
those of us who have profited by the words of wisdom that have fallen
from his lips and the influence exerted by contact with him. His services
here have been a vast accession to a cause alread3r moving forward with
assured success. Remembering his work and the good deeds left behind
him, and how he has, by the measure of unselfish devotion taught us,
by precept and example, the wa\- to be lifted up and strengthened, we
make this feeble attempt to pay reverential respects, and extend the meed
and honor of praise and true regard of him whom we shall ever know as
our friend and benefactor. In the language of another:
" For seven 3'ears, he, with a pulse that felt for human needs,
And eyes that saw among the meanest weeds
Plants that through civilization, 3'et might bless
The world with flowers and fruit of usefulness,
And all he spake accorded with his deeds."
We sincerely commend him to those to whom he goes, in the land of
flowers and sweet perfumes, of generous and hospitable people. May he
find warm hearts, devoted friends and helping hands, to remind him of
those to whom he now says, " Good friends, for a while, farewell."
F. F. Shadd,
President of the Meeting.
As a preacher, Mr. Grimke stands foremost in our
country. He is an eloquent divine, and speaks with ease
and grace. President James McCosh, of Princeton Col¬
lege, said of him: "I have heard him preach, and I feel as
if I could listen to such preaching with profit from Sab¬
bath to Sabbath; and I rejoice to find that the colored
people of Washington have such a man to minister to
Mr. Grimke's reception in Jacksonville, Florida, as the
pastor of the Laurel Street Presbyterian church, was com¬
mented upon in this wise by the Southern Leader, whose
editor, J. Willis Menard, is himself scholarly and eminent.