Presentation to Governor Andrew

June 24, 1864

This article tells of a gathering at “the colored church of which Rev. Leonard Grimes is the pastor.  They assembled to present Gov. Andrew with a portrait of himself.  The portrait was done by Wm. H. Simpson, artist, and framed by Jacob Andrew, both young colored men, and “their joint work elicited deserved admiration.”  William Wells Brown presided at the meeting, and the presentation was by William Cooper Nell.   The presentation was a surprise to the Governor, who attended only because he had been invited, and knew nothing of the purpose.

(A longer account of this meeting appears in the July 1 edition.)