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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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An Interview

Daniel Webster Church - Social problems - 1910 - 188 pages
...I do not agree with them. My paramount purpose is to save the Union, and it is neither to save nor 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 of the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some...
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Fifty Years of Public Service: Personal Recollections of Shelby M. Cullom ...

Shelby Moore Cullom - Illinois - 1911 - 530 pages
...they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object it to tave the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery....I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps...
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The Five Great Philosophies of Life

William De Witt Hyde - Conduct of life - 1911 - 328 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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Fifty Years of Public Service: Personal Recollections of Shelby M. Cullom ...

Shelby Moore Cullom - Illinois - 1911 - 534 pages
...is to tave the Union, and not either to tace or deitroy tlavery. 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 do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps...
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The Civil War

Frederic Logan Paxson - United States - 1911 - 268 pages
...the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery," he wrote. "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it. And if I could save...could save it by freeing some, and leaving others alone, I would also do that." On the constitutional side, if any slaves were to be freed nothing short...
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Selections from the Letters, Speeches, and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1911 - 170 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 do it ; and 25 if I could save it by freeing some...
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A Short History of the American People

Edna Henry Lee Turpin - United States - 1911 - 546 pages
...letter : " 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." At last he decided that it was " a fit and...
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A Study of Greatness in Men

Josephus Nelson Larned - Genius - 1911 - 328 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 do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences: Four Periods of American History

Hilary Abner HERBERT - Antislavery movements - 1912 - 280 pages
...1862: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it 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." Indeed, Congress had, in 1861, by joint resolution declared that the...
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A Students' History of the United States

Edward Channing - United States - 1912 - 684 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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