The election of the Hon. B. F. Perry to the position of United States senator, on Monday last, with such unanimity for the long term, is one of the best evidences of the loyalty of the Legislature and people of the State that could be given to the administration at Washington, and we are sure it will be so regarded there. It will reassure and strengthen the hands of President Johnson in his great and noble work of reconstruction. It will, moreover, materially aid and strengthen the conservative party at the North who are doing such good service in battling against radicals of New England.
As regards the eminent fitness of Governor Perry for this position there is but one opinion, we are confident among our people. Throughout his public career, which has been marked by distinguished ability, he has been a consistent conservative statesman. His appointment as Provisional Governor in the darkest hour of our misfortunes, was hailed by the whole people of the State as an act of wisdom and patriotism on the part of President Johnson, and their representatives have set the seal of their approbation of his gubernatorial course by electing him to the highest office in their gift.