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" If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could do 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. "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ... - Page 394
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
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Annual Register, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - History - 1870 - 714 pages
...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 Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 116

1862 - 620 pages
...unless 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...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 - 486 pages
...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...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 Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Liberalism (Religion) - 1862 - 520 pages
...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 - Freed persons - 1863 - 304 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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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History and Politics of the Year ...

History - 1863 - 798 pages
...unless 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...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 Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 462 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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The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History ...

George Washington Bacon - Biography - 1865 - 206 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object. is to savetke Union, and not either to tave 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 save it by freeing some and...
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The Great Rebellion: Its Secret History, Rise, Progress, and Disastrous Failure

John Minor Botts - Secession - 1866 - 416 pages
...the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. " My paramount object is to save the Union, and 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 the slaves, I would do it : and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Democratic Speaker's Hand-book ...

Campaign literature - 1868 - 424 pages
...time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. fy paramount object is to save the Union ami nut either to save or destroy slavery. if I could save...without freeing any slave, I would do it — and if I could Save it by freeing all the slaves, 1 would do it — and if 1 could save it by freeing some and...
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