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.