Ladies raise money for Leonard Grimes’ Twelfth Baptist Church

“The Twelfth Baptist Church of this city, of which Rev. L. A. Grimes is Pastor, have with the liberal aid of many of our
citizens in this city and vicinity, together with the untiring perseverance of the Society, raised and paid towards their meeeting-house nearly six thousand dollars.  They have not been able to finish their house, and have worshipped nearly two years in their vestry. The cost of finishing the house will be about fifteen hundred dollars….. The Ladies of this Society are preparing to hold a Fair, to assist in finishing said church. … Said church is located on Southac street. …. Donations may be sent to the house of L.A. Grimes, the Pastor, No. 18 Grove Street.   In behalf of the Sewing Society, ”   Signed by Octavia J. Grimes, President, Charlotte Knowles, Secretary, Martha Thursten, Treasurer.    Boston, Oc. 10, 1853.      (Liberator, October 21, 1853, pg 3)