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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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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...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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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - Missouri - 1891 - 317 pages
...President 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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Horace Greeley, and Other Pioneers of American Socialism

Charles Sotheran - Socialism - 1892 - 343 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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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1892 - 542 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 save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1893 - 116 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 save it by freeing some and...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...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 Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 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 save it by freeing some and...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...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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American Liberty: Patriotic Addresses

Rev. W. D. Simonds - United States - 1894 - 216 pages
...— - - M y 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 treeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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Life Sketches of Eminent Lawyers, American, English and Canadian: To which ...

Gilbert John Clark - Law - 1895 - 752 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...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; atad if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it;...
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