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" I would do it ; if I could 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. "
The Century - Page 409
1889
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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...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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The Picture and the Men: Being Biograhical Sketches of President Lincoln and ...

Frederic Beecher Perkins - Cabinet officers - 1867 - 190 pages
...variation of assertion, of this object. " My paramount object," he said, " is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it — if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it —...
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The Annual Register, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - Books - 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...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 - 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...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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J.Q.HOWARD

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES - 1876
...August, 1862, President Lincoln wrote to Mr. Greeley: "My paramount object is to save the Union, and 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;...
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Annual Meeting of the Livingston County Historical Society, Volumes 1-15

Livingston County (N.Y.) - 1877
...protest of Greeley, made August 9, 1862, he said : "My paramount- object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slave, I would do it ; and...
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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - United States - 1879 - 353 pages
...THIRD TEAR OF THE WAR. 30. President Lincoln had said : " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; _,...
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The North American Review, Volume 131

North American review - 1880
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and, if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it...
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The North American Review, Volume 131

North American review - 1880
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and, if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it...
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Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

Atticus Greene Haygood - African Americans - 1881 - 252 pages
..." Broken eggs can never be mended, and the longer the breaking proceeds the more will be broken."] If there be those who would not save the Union, unless...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing <7//the slaves I would do it; and...
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