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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 Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 397
1889
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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - Missouri - 1891 - 317 pages
...the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle irto 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 slaves I would do it ; and...
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1861-1872

William Henry Seward, Frederick William Seward - 1891
...that end. As he himself tersely stated his position: "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 — if I _ could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it,...
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Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-times: Some Personal Recollections of War and ...

Alexander Kelly McClure - Presidents - 1892 - 462 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 to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by administration and the Republican party....
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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 12

1899
...could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this straggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I conld save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it...
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A School History of Georgia: Georgia as a Colony and a State, 1733-1893

Bill Arp - Georgia - 1893 - 182 pages
...letter to Horace Greeley, in August, 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 do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and if...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...sooner the national authority can be restored, the nearer the Union will be " the Union as it was." 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 all the slaves, I would do it...
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American Liberty: Patriotic Addresses

Rev. W. D. Simonds - United States - 1894 - 216 pages
...subordinated Liberty to Union. In August, 1862, President Lincoln wrote Horace Greeley as follows: — - - M y paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union,...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by treeing all the slaves, I would do it...
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The Presidents of the United States 1789-1894

James Grant Wilson - Presidents - 1894 - 526 pages
...on 22 Aug., Mr. Lincoln said : " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, 1 would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing some...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 237 pages
...destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle 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 ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865, Volume 64

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1894 - 237 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save t/ie Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and...
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