191.-Louisville (Ky.) peace resolutions, adopted August 17, 1861.
Whereas,--(the preamble sets forth that there is no mistaking the position of Kentucky
in the present civil war, as she is unalterably for peace.)
, That while this State desires to be true to the Union
, she also desires to be at peace with all the States.
, That we earnestly desire the restoration of peace to every part of our beloved country, and as the speediest and surest method of effecting that result, we appeal for a cessation of the war now being made on the Union
, That we behold a dissolution of the Union
a remedy for no evils, but an aggravation of all.
, That we do not see how peace, enduring and substantial, is to be attained by the
establishment of two independent governments within the present Union.
, That we deprecate the attempt being made to produce by force the disruption of the Union
, That, for the purpose of restoring peace, all patriotic men abandon sectional parties at the North
and the South
, and that the rights of the Government
should not be abandoned while it dictates to an armed rebellion.
, That the neutrality of Kentucky
but forshadowed her love of peace, and that all negotiations looking to the constitutional settlement of all sectional differences, and to the preservation of the Union
, shall have her hearty cooperation.
, That we are unwilling that any foreign power shall own the mouth of the Mississippi
, or any ports of the United States
, and therefore are unalterably opposed to a dissolution of the Union
; that we are for our country, now and forever, whether assailed by. foreign or domestic enemies.
The seceders' resolutions.