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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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Discovery of America

Jacob Abbott - Indians of North America - 1860
...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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Lincoln and His Cabinet: A Lecture Delivered Before the New Haven Colony ...

Charles Anderson Dana - United States - 1896 - 72 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 save it by freeing some and...
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The Student's American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1897 - 523 pages
...Greeley urged. In reply to the latter's letter, he wrote (August 22, 1862): "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 leaving...
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Life of General George Gordon Meade: Commander of the Army of the Potomac

Richard Meade Bache - United States - 1897 - 596 pages
...either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." He saw now that the logical necessity of the edict for the manumission...
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The Words of Abraham Lincoln, for Use in Schools

Abraham Lincoln - 1898 - 270 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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A Students' History of the United States

Edward Channing - United States - 1898 - 615 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 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 Republican Party in Ohio, Volume 1

Joseph Patterson Smith - 1898
...Greeley, in part as follows: My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to st unnerved him; that he was going to his alma mater to renew the most cherished associations 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

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 189 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 Gettysburg Speech, and Other Papers

Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 - 1899 - 98 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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Life and Public Services of Edwin M. Stanton, Volume 2

George Congdon Gorham - Cabinet officers - 1899
...August, 1862, Mr. Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley : — 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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