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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or 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... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 191
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History ...

George Washington Bacon - Biography - 1865 - 183 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object. is to savetke Union, and not either to tave or 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 freeing some and...
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The Great Rebellion: Its Secret History, Rise, Progress, and Disastrous Failure

John Minor Botts - Etats-Unis - 1866 - 402 pages
...the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. " My paramount object is to save the Union, and 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 save it by freeing some and...
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The Democratic Speaker's Hand-book ...

Campaign literature - 1868 - 395 pages
...time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. fy paramount object is to save the Union ami nut either to save or destroy slavery. if I could save...without freeing any slave, I would do it — and if I could Save it by freeing all the slaves, 1 would do it — and if 1 could save it by freeing some and...
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Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1870
...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 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 freeing some and...
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Annual Register

History - 1870
...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 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 freeing some and...
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Commentaries Upon International Law, Volume 1

Robert Phillimore - International law - 1871
...by him in the second year of the civil war, the same President said : ' My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...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 freeing some and...
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The Life of Horace Greeley: Editor of "The New-York Tribune", from His Birth ...

James Parton - 1872 - 548 pages
...they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...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 Life of Horace Greeley: Editor of "The New-York Tribune", from His Birth ...

James Parton - 1872 - 548 pages
...at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle it to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy...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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A Representative Life of Horace Greeley

L. U. Reavis - Journalists - 1872 - 579 pages
...agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not cither to savo or 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 freeingsome and leaving...
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The Life of Horace Greeley: Founder of the New York Tribune, with Extended ...

Lurton Dunham Ingersoll - Journalists - 1873 - 688 pages
...they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing ail the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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