President Pierce appointed Colonel Steptoe as governor to succeed Brigham Young and his appointment was duly confirmed by the Senate. Owing to the peculiar conditions existing in Utah, the governorship of that territory was considered one of the most important appointments in the hands of the President, yet the appointment of Colonel Steptoe received the highest commendation from the press and the people generally who were familiar with the requirements of the office.
Letters of President Pierce to Colonel Steptoe
MLA Source Citation:Manring, B. F. Conquest of the Coeur d'Alene, Spokane and Palouse Indians. The Washington Historical Quarterly, Vol. 3 No. 2, 1912. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 25 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/utah/letters-of-president-pierce-to-colonel-steptoe.htm - Last updated on Mar 1st, 2013
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