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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 William H. Seward, Volume 2

Frederic Bancroft - 1899 - 588 pages
...declared: " 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." 2 After such a candid statement it would have been very shallow hypocrisy...
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The Gettysburg Speech, and Other Papers

Abraham Lincoln - 1899 - 110 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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Abraham Lincoln

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 208 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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1861-1865. The civil war

James Schouler - United States - 1899 - 686 pages
...declared in an oft-quoted letter to Horace Greeley, "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 1 Andrew of Massachusetts, May 14, 1861. * " We wait beneath the furnace blast save it by freeing...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899 - 624 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 the slaves, I would doit; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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History of the United States of America, Under the Constitution, Volume 6

James Schouler - United States - 1899 - 870 pages
...declared in an oft-quoted letter to Horace Greeley, "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 1 Andrew of Massachusetts, May 14, 1861. 2 " We wait beneath the furnace blast The pangs of transformation...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln for Boys and Girls

Charles Washington Moores - Presidents - 1900 - 156 pages
...Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. ... 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 have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty;...
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Slavery and Four Years of War: A Political History of Slavery in ..., Volume 1

Joseph Warren Keifer - History - 1900 - 386 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 some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." ' But Abraham Lincoln...
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The Life of William H. Seward, Volume 2

Frederic Bancroft - 1900 - 594 pages
...declared : _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 save it by free* ing some and...
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Life of William McKinley, Our Martyred President: With Short Biographies of ...

Bp. Samuel Fallows, Samuel Fallows - President - 1901 - 550 pages
...Sept. 22, 1862. Just a month before, exactly, he had written to the editor of the New York Tribune : "My paramount object is to save the union, and not...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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