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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 of Horace Greeley: Founder of the New York Tribune, with Extended ...

Lurton Dunham Ingersoll - Journalists - 1873 - 688 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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - Bookbinding - 1873 - 444 pages
...same time destroy 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 Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes

James Quay Howard - Presidents - 1876 - 260 pages
...Lincoln wrote to Mr. Greeley: "My paramount object is to save the Union, and 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 sonte and leaving...
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Commentaries Upon International Law, Volume 1

Robert Phillimore - International law - 1879
...President said : ' My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not cither t'i 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 save it by freeing some and...
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A Critical Review of American Politics

Charles Reemelin - United States - 1881 - 630 pages
...Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862. In it he writes :— " 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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1873 - 444 pages
...same time destroy 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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Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

Atticus Greene Haygood - African Americans - 1881 - 252 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 <7//the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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The age we live in: a history of the nineteenth century, Volume 3, Part 2

James Taylor - 1882
...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 save it by freeing some and...
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History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties ...

Robert Clemens Smedley - Abolitionists - 1883 - 407 pages
...Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not to save or destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union...it, and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves I would do it, and if 1 could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What...
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Memoirs of Henry Richard, the Apostle of Peace

Lewis Appleton - Politicians - 1889 - 212 pages
...Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing one slave, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it. What 1 do about slavery and the coloured race, I do because it helps to save the Union...
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