Chaplaincy of the Senate

 Rev. Leonard A. Grimes, a colored Baptist minister of Boston, is a candidate for the

chaplaincy of the Massachusetts Senate. As he is acknowledged by all to be competent

for the post, we earnestly hope he will be elected. The opportunity is again presented

Massachusetts to lead in the great cause of humanity. We desire Mr. Grime’s election

because it will be a recognition of the right of the black man to the elevation to important

offices. We trust, Mr. Manning, and all other good friends of freedom will join in this

good work. We therefore hope to be able next week to record the election of the

Rev. Mr. Grimes. — Christian Register. 

                                        (Liberator, January 6, 1865, pg4)