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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 181
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - History - 1870
...said, " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Liberalism (Religion) - 1862
...sentences from the President's letter to Horace Greeley, of August 22 : — " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 116

1862
...they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Liberalism (Religion) - 1862
...Horace Greeley, of August 22 : — " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and i? not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Letters on the American Republic, Or, Common Fallacies and ..., Volume 4

Joshua Rhodes Balme - Freedmen - 1863 - 290 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them, ily paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." And yet, forsooth, according to Peter Sinclair and the pro-Federals,...
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Annual Register

History - 1863
...they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...at the same time d'Slruy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object io this struggle it to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy...without freeing any slave. I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 440 pages
...slavery, I do not agre* with them. * My paramount olfject is to save the Union and not rttVr to tare or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave. I would do it — and if I could save it by freeing all the »Inve9» I would do it — and if I could eavo it bv freeing some...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Presidents - 1865 - 842 pages
...they could at the same time destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

JOSEPH H. BARRETT - 1865
...they could at the same time destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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