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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. "
Southern Historical Society Papers - Page 218
1889
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 420 pages
...I have always supposed to be right. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves I...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

1910
...'understanded of the people.' 'My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it. If I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and...
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History of the United States: From the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 4

Jesse Ames Spencer - United States - 1866
...question of slav ery was wholly subordinate to this end and aim. " My paramount object is to save tlie Union, and 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...
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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 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 slaves, I would do it ; 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 save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all slaves, I would do it ; and...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 116

1862
...slavery, I do not agree with them. 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 ;...
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Annual Register

History - 1863
...slavery, I do not agree with them. 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 ;...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 496 pages
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, and not...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it — if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it —...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 8 pages
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, and not...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it — if I could save it by freeing all .the slaves, I would do it —...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...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 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...
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