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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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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - Missouri - 1891 - 344 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 all slaves I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Horace Greeley, and Other Pioneers of American Socialism

Charles Sotheran - Allergy - 1892 - 372 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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American Liberty: Patriotic Addresses

Rev. W. D. Simonds - United States - 1894 - 246 pages
...— - - M y 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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would -also do that." These words — meaning nothing more nor less than that Union must take...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894 - 782 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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Complete Works, Volume 10

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 410 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 and...
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The Student's American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1897 - 696 pages
...letter, he wrote (August 22, 1862): "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that." He felt then that the times were critical, and that if he should issue...
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A Students' History of the United States

Edward Channing - United States - 1898 - 682 pages
...Constitution. . . . 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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." The true heart and singleness of purpose which animated Lincoln, as well...
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History of the Republican Party in Ohio, Volume 1

Joseph Patterson Smith - 1898 - 1180 pages
...Greeley, in part as follows: My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to st unnerved him; that he was going to his alma mater...whose deepening interest had followed every step of hi alone, I would also do that. * * * I shall try to correct errors when shown to he errors, and I shall...
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Life and Public Services of Edwin M. Stanton, Volume 2

George Congdon Gorham - Cabinet officers - 1899 - 566 pages
...his labor with them was in vain. As late as August, 1862, Mr. Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley : — My paramount object is to save the Union, and not...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. ... I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty,...
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The Leading Facts of American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1899 - 614 pages
...said : " 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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Letter to Horace Greeley, Aug. 22, 1862. 1863.] THE WAR IN THE EAST....
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