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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: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ... - Page 406
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - 1902 - 448 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - History - 1870
...letter written and published by him in the second year of the civil war, the same President 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...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 116

1862
...who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save...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
...government, we copy these sentences from the President's letter to Horace Greeley, of August 22 : — " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...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
...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
...who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save...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 - 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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The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History ...

George Washington Bacon - Biography - 1865 - 183 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

john minor botts - 1866
...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 - 395 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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