The Kentucky Senate votes for neutrality but resolves to hold with the Union
On the final day of a Kentucky legislature split between secession and union, the State Senate voted a resolution that stated "Kentucky will not sever connection with the National Government, nor take up arms for either belligerent party; but arm herself for the preservation of peace within her borders, and tendering their services as mediators to effect a just and honorable peace." This compromise kept Kentucky in the Union. (By John Osborne)
Orville J. Victor, ed., The History, Civil, Political, and Military, of the Southern Rebellion ... (New York: James D. Torrey, 1861), II: 171.