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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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St. Nicholas, Volume 33, Part 2

Mary Mapes Dodge - Children's literature - 1906
...to be pursuing,' as you say, I have not meant to leave anyone in doubt. . . . 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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St. Nicholas

Mary Mapes Dodge - Children's literature - 1906
...to be pursuing,' as you say, I have not meant to leave anyone in doubt. . . . 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 History of Nations, Volume 24

Henry Cabot Lodge - World history - 1906
...Tribune, who criticised him for failure to emancipate the slaves, he said : " 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 leaving...
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The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Helen Nicolay - 1906 - 307 pages
...doubt. . . . My paramount object in this struggle is to save {he 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 leaving...
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The Civil War: The National View

Francis Newton Thorpe - History - 1906 - 535 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 History of North America, Volume 15

Guy Carleton Lee, Francis Newton Thorpe - Indians of North America - 1906
...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 Negro and the Nation: A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement

George Spring Merriam - African Americans - 1906 - 436 pages
...Constitution. . . . 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 United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the Final ...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1906
...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 Appeal to Arms, 1861-1863, Volume 20

James Kendall Hosmer - United States - 1907 - 354 pages
...deserving also to be treasured as a masterpiece of virile, sinewy English: " My paramount purpose 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 leaving...
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Pions to quarks

1907
...at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, 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. If I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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