Biographical Sketches of Eminent American Statesmen, with Speeches, Addresses and Letters

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EDITORIALS
Approving of the Nomination of GOVERNOR PERRY for Congress.

The Democratic Convention of the Fourth Congressional District, which assembled in Columbia on Monday, unanimously nominated the Hon. B. F. Perry as the Conservative and Democratic candidate.

To this honorable distinction Mr. Perry is justly entitled. Before the war, and up to the time that the Republican party, by its acts, gave evidence that its purpose was the subversion of the Constitution, and not the restoration of the Union, Mr. Perry was a staunch Union man. After the war he was appointed Provisional Governor of the State, and discharged the. delicate duties of his office with tact and discretion. Upon the assembling of the Legislature he was elected United States Senator; but, like Governor Manning and the Hon. James B. Campbell, was refused his seat. At that time the drama of Radical reconstruction was about to begin.

Mr. Perry is a gentleman of large experience in public affairs, and his strong will and high character will make him a fit representative of South Carolina upon the floor of Congress. Nor will the people of his district forget that Mr. Perry, although elected from the Fourth District, will represent the Conservatives of the whole State. From the Radical members we have nothing to expect. Mr. Perry will, in fact, be the mouth-piece of South Carolina Conservatism. A more honorable position no man could desire to fill.

Mr. Perry can be elected and we believe that he will. All that is needed is organization and work. Wallace, the Radical candidate, is notoriously weak, and with

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