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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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Henry Ketcham - Presidents - 1901 - 435 pages
...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 ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and...
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"Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: A Complete Collection of the Funny and ...

Alexander Kelly McClure - 1901 - 512 pages
...editorial written by Horace Greeley, the President wrote : "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; and...
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American History Told by Contemporaries..., Volume 4

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1901 - 20 pages
...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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Abraham Lincoln: With Twenty-four Illustrations

William Eleroy Curtis - 1902 - 397 pages
...would save the Union," he said, frankly. " I would save it in the shortest way under the Constitution. 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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The Cambridge Modern History, Volume 7

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes - Enlightenment - 1905
...sooner the national authority can be restored, the nearer the Union will be to '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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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln: Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham ...

John George Nicolay - 1902 - 578 pages
...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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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 pages
...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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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 pages
...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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Henry Ward Beecher, Volume 3

Lyman Abbott - Congregational churches - 1903 - 457 pages
...1862, Mr. Lincoln had written to Mr. Greeley that ever memorable letter in which he declared that his paramount object in this struggle " is to save the...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the skves, I would do it...
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The True History of the Civil War

Guy Carleton Lee - 1903
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. 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; and...
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