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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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History of the United States of America: 1861-1865. The civil war

James Schouler - United States - 1899
..." My paramount object in this struggle," as he declared in an oft-quoted letter to Horace Greeley, "is to save the Union, and is not either to save or...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could 1 Andrew of Massachusetts, May 14, 1861. 2 " We wait...
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History of the United States of America Under the Constitution: 1861-1865 ...

James Schouler - United States - 1899
..." My paramount object in this struggle," as he declared in an oft-quoted letter to Horace Greeley, "is to save the Union, and is not either to save or...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could 1 Andrew of Massachusetts, May 14, 1861. * " We wait...
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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction; Or, The True Genesis of a Wonderful Man

James Harrison Cathey - 1899 - 7 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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The Leading Facts of American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1899 - 402 pages
...final proclamation. The President said : " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without ' sl would do it; and if I could "^ u fay freeins a" the sUv do it f T > I could save it by freeing...
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Ups and Downs of an Army Officer

George Augustus Armes - Etats-Unis - 1900 - 784 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, and...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...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, Volume 2

Frederic Bancroft - 1900
...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 Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - Presidents - 1900
...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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The Genesis of Lincoln: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

James Harrison Cathey - 1899 - 307 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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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 204 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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