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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 age we live in: a history of the nineteenth century, Volume 3, Part 2

James Taylor - 1882
...return to the Union.' Mr. Lincoln, in his letter to Horace Greely, of the 22nd August, 1861, said — ' 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 Works of James Abram Garfield, Volume 2

James Abram Garfield - Presidents - 1882
...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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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - 1883
...THIRD TEAK OF THE WAR. 30. President Lincoln had 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 save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; _,...
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Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South

Timothy Thomas Fortune - African Americans - 1884 - 310 pages
...there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I <lr> not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave / would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it ; and...
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Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South

Timothy Thomas Fortune - African Americans - 1884 - 201 pages
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to nine the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave / would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the (laves I would do it; and...
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Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South

Timothy Thomas Fortune - African Americans - 1884 - 201 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to nave the Union, and in not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave / would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the ilaves I would do it; and...
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Four Years with the Army of the Potomac

Régis de Trobriand - United States - 1888 - 757 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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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...was," erased, with some reluctance, by not save the Union unless they could at the same time CHAP.VIII. save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be...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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Eben's Sprachmeister: Handbuch der englischen Sprache für den Schul- und ...

Carl Theodor Eben - English language - 1890 - 432 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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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - Missouri - 1891 - 317 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 slaves I would do it ; and...
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