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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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Complete Works, Volume 11

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount qbject 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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Discovery of America

Jacob Abbott - Indians of North America - 1860
...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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Lincoln and His Cabinet: A Lecture Delivered Before the New Haven Colony ...

Charles Anderson Dana - United States - 1896 - 72 pages
...(vol. vi, p. 152), the main part of his most admirable letter of August 22, 1862, to Horace Greeley : 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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History of the Republican Party in Ohio, Volume 1

Joseph Patterson Smith - 1898
...addressed him by Horace Greeley, in part as follows: 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; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it;...
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Early Speeches, Springfield Speech, Cooper Union Speech, Inaugural Addresses ...

Abraham Lincoln - American letters - 1899 - 167 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, the Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 pages
...The 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 slaves, 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, the Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 pages
...The 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 slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850: 1862-1864

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899
...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 LIFE OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD

FREDERIC BANCROFT - 1899
...progress in the nineteenth century ?"' Lincoln's letter of August 22,1862, to Horace Greeley, declared: " 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 Leading Facts of American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1899 - 414 pages
...that time its slaves were not to be set at liberty by the final proclamation. The President said : " 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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