FROM THE UNION.
The formidable military power that the President marched into Utah was the peace-maker—the sole peace-maker—which calmed the noisy turbulence of the Mor-mon rulers, and impelled their emigration from Salt Lake City. It may suit the purposes of partisan agita-tors to represent the hegira as a stipulation of Young with Dr. Kane upon a pledge that the army should re-main immured in the bleak and barren fastnesses of the mountains where it was ; but the pretence is too prepos-terous even for partisan credulity. No person in Utah, official or unofficial, has, or ever had, authority from the President to limit his constitutional power to dispose of the army wherever his duty to the laws and to the pub-lic service require; and we venture to affirm that this point has been expressly and zealously protected in all instructions that have been issued in regard to Utah.
The President could not himself consent, under any circumstances, to divest himself of the right to order the army wherever his constitutional obligations might require him to march or station it; and it is not possi-ble that he should have allowed any agent whatever to pledge him to such an unconstitutional and preposterous stipulation as that now pretended by the partisans who are determined to cavil at his policy in Utah. We do not believe for a moment that any officer of the United States in that Territory has undertaken to pledge him to any such stipulation; nor do we believe that even Dr. Sane, a mere private citizen, without power or au-thority of any sort, has made any promises, on his indi-vidual responsibility to such an effect. But if Dr. Kane has made any pledge of the sort, it was wholly unau-thorized and inadmissible. The mission of Dr. Kane was purely personal and individual—made at his own impulse and on his own responsibility. He was a per-sonal acquaintance of the President, and possessed his esteem, and hence, we believe, took with him letters of introduction to officers of the army from Mr. Buchanan as from an individual.
But he went neither as agent of the President nor as officer of the Government; neither as secret agent nor as public officer; but simply on an individual, self-im-posed mission, as a private citizen, philanthropist, well-wisher of the Mormons, or what you will. He took no message from the President other than the President had publicly announced in regard to the Mormons; and whatever assurances he may have given the Mormon leaders of the pacific intentions of the President were such as were publicly advertised by the President in his official proclamation—such as any other person from the States might have given the Mormons with equal confi-dence and authority.
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