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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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From Epicurus to Christ: A Study in the Principles of Personality

William De Witt Hyde - Christianity - 1904 - 308 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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would do that. What I do about slavery and the coloured race, I do because I believe it helps...
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The Silent Partner, Volume 10

Business - 1914 - 538 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 some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery...
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The Forms of Public Address

George Pierce Baker - Oratory - 1904 - 508 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 25 the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Craftsman, Volume 8

Gustav Stickley - Architecture, Domestic - 1905 - 958 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. What I do about slavery...
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The History of Nations, Volume 24

Henry Cabot Lodge - World history - 1906 - 766 pages
...emancipate the slaves, he said : " 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 do that." After this period of suspense and anxiety came the battle of Antietam. Construing...
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The Negro and the Nation: A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement

George Spring Merriam - African Americans - 1906 - 482 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." In fact, the last was the course which he eventually took. This letter...
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Pions to quarks

1907 - 638 pages
...at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, 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. If I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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A.D. 1830

Ester Singleton - World history - 1908 - 598 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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." * But a year of desperate and indecisive conflict had shown to the North...
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The American Historical Magazine, Volume 3

United States - 1908 - 796 pages
...statesmanship of Douglas. In his reply to strictures of Greeley upon his moderation, August 22, 1862, he said : "My paramount object is to save the union and not...without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." While there seems to be...
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The Lincoln Centennial Medal: Presenting the Medal of Abraham Lincoln by ...

1908 - 102 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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