Martin R Delaney 10/1874
The Independent Republican Candi? dates.?Judge John T. Green, the candidate of the Independent Republican Convention for Governor, is a native of Sumter, was always a Union man, and has, since the war, been an honest and consistent Republican againat whom the Ring seems to be unable to Dring any other complaint than he would vote for the Civil Rights bill, if he were in congress, a fact which will certainly make him more ac? ceptable to the colored people, and which can? not possibly do the whites any barm in the Gubernatorial capacity. Martin R. Delaney, the candidate for Lieu? tenant Governor, is a black man, a native of Virginia, thoroughly educated, and in every respect a deep thinker, able writer, and prac? tical scholar. For many years he was engaged in the edi? torial capacity, advancing the interest of his race, and at one time a copartner of the cele? brated Fred Douglas. He was also engaged in many important exploring expeditions of a scientific nature, in which he gained consider? able reputation. Since he has taken part in politics in South Carolina, he has always held the most liberal views, working incessantly for the harmony of the races, and giving his colored friends the best of advice. He strongly favors minority representation and cumulative voting, and has shown himself in every way the trust and ablest friend of his race in the State. With his ability he also combines honesty, which is the crowning point of all the rest.?Orangeburg Times.