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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 - Page 355
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

1910
...save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about...would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I believe that what I am doing hurts the cause. I shall do more whenever I believe that doing more...
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History of the United States: From the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 4

Jesse Ames Spencer - United States - 1866
...save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about...I do not believe it would help to save the Union." From the purport of this letter it may be gathered, that the president was fast tending to that change...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

Literature - 1889
...save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, 1 do because I believe it helps to save the Union ; and what I forbear, 1 forbear because 1 do not...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Liberalism (Religion) - 1862
...could save it by freeing all slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. " What I do about...slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it will help to save this Union ; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Liberalism (Religion) - 1862
...could save it by freeing all slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. " What I do about...slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it will help to save this Union ; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 116

1862
...save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the coloured race, I do because I believe it helps to save this Union, and what I forbear, I forbear because...
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Annual Register

History - 1863
...save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the coloured race I do because I believe it helps to save this Union, and what I forbear, I forbear because...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 8 pages
...slave, I would do it — 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 others alone, I...would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I believe doing more...
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HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

HENRY J. RAYMOND. - 1864
...slave. I would do it— 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 others alone, I...would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I believe doing more...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...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 others alone, I...believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do lrs» whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall...
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