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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 Negro and the Nation: A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement

George Spring Merriam - African Americans - 1906 - 436 pages
...He wrote : " I would save the Union, I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. . . . My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...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 Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Helen Nicolay - 1906 - 307 pages
...have not meant to leave anyone in 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...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time: His Cause, His Character ..., Volume 1

Robert Henry Browne - United States - 1907
...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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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Letters and telegrams, Gasparin to Meade

Abraham Lincoln - 1907
...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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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Letters and telegrams, Gasparin to Meade

Abraham Lincoln - 1907
...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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The Friendly Craft: A Collection of American Letters

Elizabeth Deering Hanscom - American letters - 1908 - 364 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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American History: For Use in Secondary Schools

Roscoe Lewis Ashley - United States - 1908 - 557 pages
...wrote, " I would save the Union. I would save it in the shortest way under the Constitution. . . . My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...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 doit;...
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The Great English Letter Writers, Volume 1

William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - Letter-writing - 1908
...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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Recollections

Washington Gladden - 1909 - 445 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; and...
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Address Delivered Before a Joint Convention of the Senate and House of ...

Henry Cabot Lodge - 1909 - 24 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; and...
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