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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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Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

Atticus Greene Haygood - African Americans - 1881 - 252 pages
...with them. 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 <7//the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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The age we live in: a history of the nineteenth century, Volume 3, Part 2

James Taylor - 1882
...with them. 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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History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties ...

Robert Clemens Smedley - Abolitionists - 1883 - 407 pages
...Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not to save or destroy Slavery. 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 1 could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...with them. 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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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - Missouri - 1891 - 317 pages
...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 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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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1892 - 542 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is 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 leaving...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1893 - 116 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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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...same time destroy 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 Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 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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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...with them. 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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