Martin R Delaney 10/1874
The Independent Republican Convention. This body assembled in Charleston on Friday last, Oct. 2nd. Twenty counties were repre? sented. Hon. T. C. Dunn, of Horry, was elec? ted President, and delivered a stirring address on assuming the chair, explaining the purpose of the movement and showing the causes for dissatisfaction in the Republican ranks. The actual business of the Convention was not reached until Saturday morning, when the committee on platform and rules made its re? port. The platform and rules are identical with those adopted by the Cbambeilain Radi? cals, including the civil rights clause in the platform, and these documents were unani? mously adopted as the sentiments of the "bolters." The next thing in order was the selection of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Gov? ernor, which was a mere formality, as the nom? ination had been chosen in caucus. Judge John T. Green, of Sumter, was nominated for Governor, and Maj. Martin R. Delaney, of Charleston, for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. An executive committee was elected, and - other matters of detail arranged. The following resolutions were adopted, setting forth the animus of the movement, and appealing to the white people for support: Resolved, That the Independent Republican movement is not hostile to the domination of the Republican party in South Carolina, but is designed to maintain its'integrity against the corrupt "rings" which control it, and at the same time protect the common interests of the whole people of the State. '?? Resolved, That while maintaining the integ? rity of the Republican party in South Carolina, we cordially invite the whole people of the State to support the nominees of this conven? tion as the only means of preserving their com? mon interests-?especially requesting the Con? servatives that having persistently declared that tneir desire was only for good government, without regard to partisan politics, they will now artest the sincerity of their declarations by marching with us, shoulder to shoulder, for the triumphant election of Green and Delaney, and the certain redemption of the State from the corrupt "rings" which have desgraced the Republican party, and trampled upon the in? terests of Republicans and Conservatives alike.