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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 Abraham Lincoln, Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - Presidents - 1900
...agreewith them. Myparamount 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 Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 3

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My prime 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 of the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Constitutional History of the United States, 1765/1895: 1861-1895

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My prime 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 of the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some...
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The American Negro: What He Was, what He Is, and what He May Become; a ...

William Hannibal Thomas - African Americans - 1901 - 440 pages
...continuance in the selfishness of man. " My paramount object," said he, " is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery; if I could...slave, I would do it, and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Yet he was mindful to say, " If God wills that...
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Life of William McKinley, Our Martyred President: With Short Biographies of ...

Samuel Fallows - President - 1901 - 441 pages
...had written to the editor of the New York Tribune : "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 do it by freeing some and leaving...
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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 204 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 ' us could save it by freeing some...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - Presidents - 1902 - 448 pages
...they could at the same time destroy Slavery, I do not agree ffith 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 Cambridge Modern History, Volume 7

Sir Adolphus William Ward - History, Modern - 1905
...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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Abraham Lincoln: With Twenty-four Illustrations

William Eleroy Curtis - 1902 - 397 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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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln: Condensed from Nicolay and Hay's Abraham ...

John George Nicolay - 1902 - 578 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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