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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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The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and ...

James Trager - Reference - 2010 - 944 pages
...Lincoln August 22 in a letter to Horace Greeley of the New-York Tribune, "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 do 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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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance
...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 leaving...
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What's Your Red, White, and Blue IQ?

Stephen J. Spignesi - Reference - 2004 - 240 pages
...quotation from the left with the American from the right who said it. 1. "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would do that. ... I have here stated my purpose according to my official duty, and I intend...
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One Wheel, Many Spokes: USA by Unicycle

Lars Clausen - Travel - 2004 - 274 pages
...in August of 1862, it was about the survival of the United States. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. Slavery and the fate of the Southern plantation was one issue; the 1850s...
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Annie, Between the States

L. M. Elliott, Laura Elliott - Juvenile Fiction - 2004 - 488 pages
...Lincoln's "paramount" objective was to save the Union. He said, "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." When support for the war began to wane in the North in 1862. Lincoln...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 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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Citizen Lincoln

Ward McAfee - History - 2004 - 229 pages
...answered Greeley in a letter reprinted in the Washington National Intelligencer. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it.... What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe...
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The Civil War: Primary Documents on Events from 1860 to 1865

Ford Risley - History - 2004 - 320 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 African-American Soldier: From Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell

Michael Lee Lanning - History - 2004 - 319 pages
...stating, "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 leaving...
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An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War

Charles Pierce Roland - History - 2004 - 289 pages
...letter: "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 leaving...
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