Early migration to Utah and its settlement by the Mormons were aided by stalwart friends. Typical of these was Col. Thomas L. Kane of the U.S. Army, a cultured and courageous man, devoted to truth and justice. In financial, political and civil affairs he served as a good-will ambassador. Present when the Mormon Battalion was called in 1846, he obtained permission for the Mormons to remain on Indian land, and in 1858 assisted in a peaceful settlement of the Johnson army episode. Throughout his life he was their staunch friend.
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