Appointment of Major Ben McCullock as Governor of Utah- A Northern Man to be Governor of Nebraska

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“Appointment of Major Ben McCullock as Governor of Utah- A Northern Man to be Governor of Nebraska,” New York Daily Times, 28 April 1857, p. 1.
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Baltimore (MD) Sun
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New York Times
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Appointment of Major Ben McCullock as Governor of Utah- A Northern Man to be Governor of Nebraska
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Leah Suhrstedt
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Appointment of Major Ben McCullock as Governor of Utah- A Northern Man to be Governor of Nebraska.

Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun.

WASHINGTON, Sunday, April 26.

The delay in the appointment of Governor for the Territory of Utah has been occasioned by the difficulty of finding a suitable man who would accept the post. It has been offered to and declined by several gentlemen. Before Major BEN. McMULLOCH accepted the post of Marshalship of Texas he been consulted by some of his friends upon the subject of this Governorship. It was thought that as a man of character, courage, address and humanity he would be able to meet and master all the difficulties of the situation. He then expressed a willingness to accept the office if he should be appointed. But Senator RUSK and others, who were deeply impressed with the importance of securing the services of Major McCULLOCH in the construction of the wagon road from El Paso to Fort Yuma, could not spare him for service in Utah. But it now appears from a paragraph in the Union that the Government is obliged to resort to Major McCULLOCH as the most suitable man for the place, whose service they can command.

It is probably, therefore, that the “Saints” will soon be provided with a “Gentile” as their Governor, instead of their “Prophet, Priest and King.” BRIGHAM YOUNG cannot be stripped of his priesthood, nor of his gifts for prophecy, by the secular authorities, but his political and military rule will be modified by its subjugation to the authority of Governor McCULLOCH and General HARNEY. That a conflict will take place between the United States authorities and the Mormons is not improbable.

It is decided to remove Gov. IZARD, of Nebraska. His removal has been delayed by the charges preferred against him, and the propriety of affording him an opportunity to refute them. But all charges affecting his moral character have been withdrawn, and he will be superseded in a few days. It has been stated that a Southern man, as heretofore, would be selected as Governor of this Territory. But, inasmuch as Southern men have been appointed to Kansas, and as a Southern man will be selected for Utah, it is believed that a Governor for Nebraska will be taken from the North.
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