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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the 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 if I could... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 169
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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The Life of Horace Greeley: Editor of "The New-York Tribune", from His Birth ...

James Parton - 1872 - 592 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle it to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...without freeing any slave I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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A Representative Life of Horace Greeley

L. U. Reavis - Publishers' catalogues - 1872 - 598 pages
...agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not cither to savo or 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 if I could do it by freeingsome and leaving...
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The Life of Horace Greeley: Founder of the New York Tribune, with Extended ...

Lurton Dunham Ingersoll - Journalists - 1873 - 744 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes

James Quay Howard - Biography & Autobiography - 1876 - 266 pages
...Lincoln wrote to Mr. Greeley: "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; and if I could do it by freeing sonte and leaving...
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Commentaries Upon International Law, Volume 1

Robert Phillimore - International law - 1879 - 864 pages
...President said : ' My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not cither t'i save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, 1 would also do that. What I do about slavery and the coloured race, I do because I believe...
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Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

Atticus Greene Haygood - African Americans - 1881 - 270 pages
...with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the 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 <7//the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties ...

Robert Clemens Smedley - Abolitionists - 1883 - 474 pages
...Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not to save or destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union...without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves I would do it, and if 1 could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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Mr. Punch's Victorian Era: An Illustrated Chronicle of the Reign ..., Volume 2

Punch (London, England) - Caricatures and cartoons - 1886 - 358 pages
...slavery. If I could LINCOLN'S TWO DIFFICULTIES. li\. "What? No Monty I t\o Men .'" save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would do also that. What I do about slavery and the coloured race, I do because I believe...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 9

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 594 pages
...true, as you remind me, that in the Greeley letter of 1862 I said : ' If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it ; and if I could save...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that ' ; I continued in the same letter as follows: 'What I do about slavery...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 9

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 612 pages
...true, as you remind me, that in the Greeley letter of 1862 I said : ' If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it ; and if I could save...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that ' ; I continued in the same letter as follows : ' What I do about slavery...
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