never substituted, i mem that the negro must climb bis
own ladder' if be ever males the mount of distinction.
I think I hazard nothing in the assertion that, notwith¬
standing the superficial friendship feigned by many for the
negro, when some political object is in contemplation where
his aid is sought, that the majority of the whites, so far as
our State is concerned, have failed to prove themselves the
intrinsic and disinterested friend of the negro.
ffombastic gass, grandiloquent words, and llippant-tongue
sophistry, during a political campaign, is no evidence of
genuine friendship. We want facts, attested and sustained
le- such indubitable attestations as will admit of no doubt,
and square, right, practically demonstrated and uncondi¬
tional philanthropy must constitute the moter nerve in .this
matter. Put without reviewing this subject m detail, as
there is none more sensitive, I pass on, with the hope ^i'
witnessing an early reformation. I would not have voir
either to understand that I am Speaking of those allied
with the Democratic party, absolutely, for I include in. this
catalogue a regular caravan of dough face Republicans, who
have stuck like blood-.-uieking leeches to the black man m
times of political excitement, but scorn him in times of
peace and quiet.
Their treachery to the negro has nearly ruined this State.
Some of them have done more to damn the principles of
progress, than they could undo in a thousand years. Put
there are noble exceptions in their ranks, among whom we
might enumerate grand and great names, who have expended
their talents and strength in the advocacy ^i tin) principles
which have been incorporated in the organic law of the land.
(.rod has seen this exhibition of perfidy, however, much
clearer than we have, and in his own good time his-negative
will foil the acutest ingenuity of evil designing men. Had
Governor I'mlloek been true to the negro as the negro was
to him, he would have been still in the Executive chair, re¬
spected, honore 1 and admired. Had we sent a negro to the
I. mted States Senate in lwO, as T labored so hard to secure.