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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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American History: For Use in Secondary Schools

Roscoe Lewis Ashley - United States - 1908 - 690 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 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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American History Told by Contemporaries..., Volume 4

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1909 - 770 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, 1 would also do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 77

American literature - 1909 - 992 pages
...stated his position and explained his policy with absolute lucidity. " 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." Like statements were made to others in formal and informal utterances,...
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Lincoln the Leader: And Lincoln's Genius for Expression

Richard Watson Gilder - 1909 - 126 pages
...stated his position and explained his policy with absolute lucidity. "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." Like statements were made to others in formal and informal utterances,...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln for Boys and Girls

Charles Washington Moores - Presidents - 1909 - 144 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...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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Lincoln's Birthday: A Comprehensive View of Lincoln as Given in ..., Volume 8

Robert Haven Schauffler - 1909 - 414 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: The Evolution of His Emancipation Policy, an Address ...

Paul Selby - Slavery - 1909 - 40 pages
...of that year, when he declared: "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 Leading Facts of American History, Part 1

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1910 - 558 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, August 22, 1862. the loss of General AS...
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

abraham lincoln - 1910 - 694 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 also Ao that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because ilieve it helps...
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American Public Addresses

Joseph Villiers Denney - 1910 - 348 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...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 I could save it by freeing 189 190 AMERICAN...
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