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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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Civil War Stories

John Thomas Bell - United States - 1903 - 189 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...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 leaving...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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 all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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 all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Encyclopedia Americana, Volume 16

Frederick Converse Beach - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1904
...them. My paramount objection 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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From Epicurus to Christ: A Study in the Principles of Personality

William De Witt Hyde - Christianity - 1904 - 285 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 all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Forms of Public Address

George Pierce Baker - Oratory - 1904 - 472 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 all 25 the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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Northern Rebellion and Southern Secession

Elbert William Robinson Ewing - Electronic book - 1904 - 383 pages
...then the war should not touch slavery. Writing in August, 1862, Lincoln said, "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I ccmld save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it. What I do about slavery and the colored...
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Specimen Letters

Albert Stanburrough Cook, Allen Rogers Benham - American letters - 1905 - 156 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 Craftsman: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine in the Interest of ..., Volume 8

Art - 1905
...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 some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery...
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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 8

Abraham Lincoln, Richard Watson Gilder - Illinois - 1905
...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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