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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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Lincoln ...: A Brief Biographical Sketch of Lincoln, Fitting Appreciations ...

Edward Harold Mott - Presidents - 1909 - 48 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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From Poet to Premier: The Centennial Cycle 1809-1909. Poe, Lincoln, Holmes ...

Thomas Roberts Slicer - Biography - 1909 - 226 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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From Poet to Premier: The Centennial Cycle 1809-1909. Poe, Lincoln, Holmes ...

Thomas Roberts Slicer - Biography - 1909 - 226 pages
...with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time dcstroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object...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 Living Age, Volume 260

1909
...which he relentlessly kept under all other objects, even the suppression of the slavery he loathed. "My 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 slaves, I would do it,...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1909
...the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agreewith them. Myparamount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and...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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Lincoln's Birthday: A Comprehensive View of Lincoln as Given in ..., Volume 8

Robert Haven Schauffler - 1909 - 386 pages
...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, —...
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English Composition in Theory and Practice

Henry Seidel Canby - English language - 1909 - 404 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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Abraham Lincoln; the Tribute of a Century, 1809-1909: Commemorative of the ...

Nathan William MacChesney - 1910 - 555 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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Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1787-1900

Philip Sheldon Foner, Robert J. Branham, Robert Branham - History - 1998 - 925 pages
...emancipation proclamation, he did not reveal it in his public letter to Greeley. He wrote in part: "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 some and leaving others alone,...
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Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880

W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis - History - 1935 - 746 pages
...in August, 1862, his editorial, "Prayer of Twenty Millions," which drew Lincoln's well-known reply: "If there be those who would not save the Union unless...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 slaves, I would also do...
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