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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 Leading Facts of American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1899 - 414 pages
...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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History of the United States of America Under the Constitution: 1861-1865 ...

James Schouler - United States - 1899
...declared in an oft-quoted letter to Horace Greeley, "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 1 Andrew of Massachusetts, May 14, 1861. * " We wait beneath the furnace blast save it by freeing...
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Early Speeches: Springfield Speech, Cooper Union Speech, Inaugural Addresses ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1899 - 167 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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History of the United States of America: 1861-1865. The civil war

James Schouler - United States - 1899
...declared in an oft-quoted letter to Horace Greeley, "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 1 Andrew of Massachusetts, May 14, 1861. 2 " We wait beneath the furnace blast The pangs of transformation...
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The Life of William H. Seward, Volume 2

Frederic Bancroft - 1899
...declared: " 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 United States from the Compromise of 1850...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899
...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 doit; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Slavery and Four Years of War: A Political History of Slavery in ..., Volume 1

Joseph Warren Keifer - Slavery - 1900
...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 some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." ' But Abraham Lincoln...
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Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - 469 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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Great Southerners: Being a Series of Short Sketches of Statesmen ..., Volume 1

Will Thomas Hale - Southern States - 1900 - 252 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 afterwards veered, doubtless through the instrumentality of the antislavery...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...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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