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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 and His Presidency, Volume 2

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
...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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Civil War Stories

John Thomas Bell - United States - 1903 - 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...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 leaving...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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 Forms of Public Address

George Pierce Baker - Oratory - 1904 - 472 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 25 the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Encyclopedia Americana, Volume 16

Frederick Converse Beach - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1904
...them. My paramount objection 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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From Epicurus to Christ: A Study in the Principles of Personality

William De Witt Hyde - Christianity - 1904 - 285 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 Silent Partner, Volume 10

Business - 1914
...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 some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery...
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Northern Rebellion and Southern Secession

Elbert William Robinson Ewing - Electronic book - 1904 - 383 pages
...the war should not touch slavery. Writing in August, 1862, Lincoln said, "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I ccmld save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it. What I do about slavery and the colored...
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Specimen Letters

Albert Stanburrough Cook, Allen Rogers Benham - American letters - 1905 - 156 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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