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" 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 others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 181
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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The Life of John Marshall, Volume 4

Albert Jeremiah Beveridge - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 704 pages
...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...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union." l Pickering, the incessant, in one of his many and voluminous letters to Marshall which...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves 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, and the colored race, I do because it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to...
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The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

John Syrett - History - 2005 - 282 pages
...shortest way under the Constitution." And if that meant not disturbing slavery, then so it would be. "What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help save the Union. I shall...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...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...race, I do because I believe it helps to save this Uuion ; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving nite the whole people of Ireland, to abolish the memory of all past dissentions, and the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union....
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - Enlightenment - 2007 - 472 pages
...save it by feeing all the slaves 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...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help save the Union. ......
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves, 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...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union....
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...that. What I do about slavery, about the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do...help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will...
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Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American ...

Deak Nabers - History - 2006 - 239 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves 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...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union....
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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War ...

James F. Simon - History - 2006 - 324 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves 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...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union."...
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