45. the Kentucky resolutions, adopted September 12, 1861.
, That Kentucky
's peace and neutrality have been wantonly violated, her soil has been invaded, the rights of her citizens have been grossly infringed by the so-called Southern Confederate forces.
This has been done without cause; therefore--
Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
, That the Governor
be requested to call out the military force of the State
to expel and drive out the invaders.
, That the United States
be invoked to give aid and assistance, that protection against invasion which is granted to each one of the States by the fourth section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States
, That Gen. Robert Anderson
be, and he is hereby requested to enter immediately upon the active discharge of his duties in this military district.
, That we appeal to the people of Kentucky
by the ties of patriotism and honor, by the ties of common interest and common defence, by the remembrances of the past, and by the hopes of future national existence, to assist in repelling and driving out the wanton violators of our peace and neutrality, the lawless invaders of our soil.